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Irish - Hardshoe
Which heavies ?
By irishsaoirsemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 249, member since Fri Jul 18, 2008
On Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:44 PM

Hi everybody,
I am looking for new heavies. I love my Fays, but it is time to change brands to something with more rounded toe area, as the Fays squeeze my toes together and it's not nice to dance in them anymore .

I am thinking about these brands:
Atlantic brog by Feis Faire
Flexi Pros (Feis faire too?)
Something like "belfast hard shoes" - don't have the right name
Or anything else you know,that may be good

Interested in how they fit, how is the sound, breaking in etc.
I have normal feet, no extra wide or so, just my toes need more space in the shoes :)
Thanks :)

1 Replies to Which heavies ?

re: Which heavies ?
By rosalinde Comments: 1973, member since Fri Jun 19, 2009
On Fri Apr 21, 2017 01:08 PM
I've Always worn Fays, but before my current pair I had Antonio Pacelli Novas (with Concorde heels and tips).

They were definitely a little wider than Fays (so more comfy), but the leather was very soft and in the end the shoes just collapsed and gave no support anymore.
I'm CRN so I don't do toestands, but the shoes were certainly broken in immediately and I could get on pointe without any training.
As far as sound, they were nice and loud, no issues there.