Molded foam insole is nice and soft.
Heel is about 2.25" high.
Buckle is attached with a piece of elastic so it has a little "give" when you're up on your toes and has a hook closure "quick release buckle" so you only have to buckle them once and unhook them to undo the strap.
ABOUT SUEDE SOLES:
We've found - by trying these on countless dancers - that these fit pretty much true to size. Because of their construction you may need a half size smaller than your usual size, but our test subjects did not need a size larger than their usual size.
Dancers with Narrow Feet: not happy Dancers with Average Feet: happy Dancers with Wide Feet: not happy