These shoes are super comfortable even though I chose a high heel and the style is super fashionable and cute! I’m super excited to try them out on the dance floor.
***Note: Our social dances are usually at a club that has a separate dance floor from the bar, but I mistakenly wore these off the dance floor and now the suede bottoms are slightly ruined, but this has nothing to do with the shoe itself, and they're not totally ruined; I can still wear them dancing!***
I purchased these Valeria Dark Chocolate beauties at Bailame Dance Festival in Minneapolis three weeks ago, and I love them! I'm a 9.5 and I'm not sure if size may vary based on the shoe, but these particular ones are true to size, I found. (I got to try them out because there was a table at the event.) Soo affordable for such a great shoe!
I get tons of compliments on these every time I wear them, and they're comfortable too! I do have really, really sensitive feet, so I can dance in these for about 2-3 hours before I need a break. 10/10, and I will be purchasing two more pairs of Yami shoes, at least! (I'm putting a pre-order in, today.)
Love, love, love these.
I love these shoes. Very comfy. Classy. Love the color and they keep my toes feeling strapped in. I just wish there was an additional hole to tighten around my actual foot/ankle, but I can put another hole in the strap. Otherwise, perfect!
Yami does it again!! These are gorgeous, however I will need to exchange for 1/2 size smaller. I typically wear a 7.5 in Yami which is my normal shoe size, but need to size down in these. No biggie! The material is so soft. I worried because I have a wide foot but there is a nice give to this shoe. Very Satisfied as usual
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I’ve been looking for a good classic shoe and this shoe is a great fit. This would be a good shoe for any experienced dancers as well as beginners. I love detailed reviews to help me get the best fit for my feet, so I hope the rest helps anyone reading this make a decision.
Sizing: I’ll start off by saying I have normal to slightly wide feet. This shoe felt great brand new, maybe even a hair snug. After wearing these for a couple of months, they have stretched a bit (as expected) and fit perfectly now. The knot on top is a faux knot (yay!) so you won’t get that bulge that typically hurts on knotted shoes. I ordered a 6.5 in this shoe (fit perfect) and my street shoe size is a 7. I have the Micaela shoe in a size 7 and those fit perfect. I ordered the Pro-Flex in a 6 and 6.5 and while the shoe did not fit me due to strap issues, the 6 would have fit best if the straps had fit properly. With this shoe, I would recommend going one half size lower than your street shoe size if you have normal to wide feet due to how the straps lay and narrow in at the toe. If you have really narrow feet, I would go one whole size down. If you have pretty wide feet, I’d probably order your regular shoe size. Hope this helps other people that have other Yami shoes with sizing!
Comfort: I love the Yami brand as they have metatarsal pads sewn into the shoes. I have a Morton’s neuroma in one of my feet and my ortho doctor is in favor of the metatarsal cushions to help relieve some of the pressure. The only thing I will say is that overtime the metatarsal pad does compress down from all of the pressure, so for me personally I have to rebuy shoes more often for foot health reasons. Overall has the same comfort standard as other Yami shoes.
Con: The only con I could think of is the lack of flexibility of the shoe. The perfect shoe would be a combination of the Pro-Flex and the Performer shoe. When I point my toes in this shoe, you can’t really tell at all and the tip of the shoe bar...
I got my Celia in gold at a congress and I’m extremely happy with them! Very comfortable, cushiony and stylish - I gather compliments, dance the night away and don’t feel even remotely tired. Street sole makes them versatile, I wish there were more models in street sole to choose from!
Always excited when I receive a new pair of Yami shoes ! I tend to like lace up shoes as I need a lot of ankle support and have narrow ankles. These are perfect ! Not only are the extremely comfortable but they give me a lot of ankle support and are super cute. I was a little concerned that they might not lace up tight enough so the owner suggested adding a few extra holes and did that for me before they were shipped to me so I didn’t have to take them to a shoe maker. Outstanding customer service ! Any questions I have someone always gets back to me promptly and in this case went above and beyond to address all my concerns. You don’t find this type of customer service anymore as most people you can’t get on the phone and have to wait a day or so to get an email back. I will be a long time customer for sure! Love Lolita💜
I normally wear a 10 but my foot is a little wide so I ordered the 10.5 and it fits perfectly. I also paid $10 extra to upgrade to the street sole option instead of suede (definitely worth the upgrade). This is by far the most comfortable dance shoe I’ve ever purchased. I will only buy my dance shoes from yami from now on.
Beautiful finish, quality materials, light and comfortable! I could have a slightly wider shoe but still amazing.
Love the design and additional padding under ball of foot.
Love that I can change the width of the shoe.
Will definitely look out for you at future events to buy more...
Awesome looking and the most comfortable dancing shoes
I bought three pairs. I love my shoes! I will definitely buy my next pair with them again.
Love my Yami shoes!! As a beginner in dance, I didn’t quite know what shoes were appropriate for comfort and quality purposes until I was referred to Yami Dance shoes. The padding at the balls of your feet as well as the ankle makes it super comfortable for me when dancing at socials or during classes. My feet thank you!
The ProFlex Copper shoe is a beautiful performer shoe, great flexibility and padding. Break in time was very short, just wear with socks first and you are good. Elegant and classy! Just need to order a size smaller.
Wish it had come a little sooner, but that’s just me being impatient. The quality so far looks great and I cannot believe how much more comfortable they are than every other pair of dance shoes I have.
Not only are these super comfortable, very supported for my ankle. I have worn them several times and I always get compliments on how pretty they are. I am so glad I purchased these beautiful shoes!
Ultra comfy and padded. Help me to stand correctly on the balls of my feet to spin. So pretty too!
I had originally bought these during the Christmas sale but the ones I ordered in a size 9 were too big. I am originally a size 9. I gave those to a friend and she loved them So, I reordered a size 8.5 and they fit perfectly. I also want to say that I have a wide foot. Super comfy on the dance floor.
These shoes are amazing. Snug fit but not overbearing. I have 2 pairs with different heel heights for different occasions. I love them. Yami shoes are soooo comfortable!
I have flat feet & plantar fasciitis, so it’s imperative I find a comfortable & supportive shoe. These are absolutely it & I can’t thank the Yami team enough for the great customer service I received @ the DC Congress in June 2019.
Not only are my shoes fashionable, but they are so comfortable! The best part is the pillow for the balls of the feet. Luv luv
Talking about beauty and comfort coming together. This is how I describe this shoe. Impressive quality when it comes to the sawing and the materials used. The shoe has a very soft interior sole and a little pillow to support the metatarsals and provide comfort to the phalanges of the feet. Is true to size. It is a beautiful shoe.
I love my first pair of Yami shoes. We social dance several times per week. I needed a shoe with more support and padding, which these have. I am already thinking about buying another pair.
I was so excited to get my pre-order Valeria Dark Chocolate shoes!! They are beautifully crafted and look like shoes I would wear on a night on the town. Unfortunately, they are a little loose on the toe, which isn’t ideal for dancing. There isn’t any way to tighten or adjust them, so I’m sad that I can’t wear them, and because they were pre-ordered, I can’t exchange them :(
The shoes are stunning and also comfortable, thanks to a built-in cushion under the ball of your foot. The service is excellent - genuinely sweet people, and they help you get the best possible fit. The sales assistant advised me to down half a size for a snug fit and she was right. These shoes almost dance by themselves.
The absolute best fitting dance shoe. Ive spent so much money over the years on dance shoes but these Maggie Open Toe Dance Bootie are the only ones that I can move very well in and even practice in without them hurting my feet. great great fit. Nice and tight. Love love love them.
Beautiful shoes! I get so many compliments when I’m dancing!!! So comfortable!!! 💃🏻💃🏻
So far these are the most comfortable dance shoe that I own. And it’s a gorgeous shoe at that!
Perfect fit, comfortable and sexy! Street sole is an added bonus.
These shoes are fit perfectly to my feet and are incredibly comfortable. They do leave blisters until they are broken in but this is NORMAL for any shoes. Love these shoes and the customer support. I 100% will be buying from Yami again and will refer this company to my friends!
My special order was delivered quickly. Love my Yami Shoes, all 3 pairs. My new pair of shoes were delivered on a Friday and I went dancing that evening, was able to dance all night in my new shoes. Very comfortable!!!
I love these dance booties! So sexy and yet so comfortable. I custom ordered these with an outdoor sole and a cuban heel. I cannot handle a tall heel for health reasons and love the Yami gave me the options to have heels height choices. Not only do I love the look of these booties, but the best feature is that these boots are so comfortable. I can dance for hours without any issues!! Love these and highly recommend them! I have these booties in black and burgundy.
I custom ordered these shoes to have an outdoor sole and a 6mm heel. I love that I was able to order these shoes with so much customization. Truly a company that is working to support the customer's needs. I did contact customer service to discuss the best size and they were extremely helpful. I absolutely love my new dance heels. Super stylish and very comfortable. They are definitely snug fitted which is nice since they do not move around, but they still fit my wide feet. Yami shoes are the most comfortable dance shoes I have ever purchased.