Shoes

There are two different types of shoes when irish danceing, the soft shoe and hard shoes.

Soft shoes are made of leather with long laces that go through the middle of the whole shoe. They can either be full sole, split sole, or a pad just on the toe. When competing the dancer wears shoes that are one or two sizes too small.

Hard shoes are made of leather and have a thick toe on the bottom that is made of either wood or fiberglass and a thick heel that is made of either plastic or fiberglass.

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