The sole is flexible to help you feel the floor. These look fabulous with anything; pants or skirts.
Please note:It's rare, but we have found that sometimes the buttons come off. Because of this we've discounted this model substantially just in case you have to pay a cobbler to repair it. Because we have posted this warning we will not replace these with a new pair if there is a button problem of any kind.
The molded foam insole is nice and soft and is removeable so you could easily add your orthotics if you wanted.
ABOUT SUEDE SOLES:
We've found - by trying these on countless dancers - that our test subjects either wore their normal size or needed a half size smaller than their normal size. So if you normally wear a 7 you might fit a 7 or 6.5. If you normally wear a 9.5 you might want to purchase a 9, etc.