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Leather versus Canvas: what’s the difference? Is one better than the other?

  • Nancy

    Leather is not as good as canvas becasue it does not show your arch off and they are harder to turn in.
    Canvas is a great shoe if you have a high arc like me it well really show it off and they are much easier to turn in.

  • Marissa

    I like leather because they don’t wear out as quickly.

  • Bex

    I think its personal preferance. I have both canvas and leather and prefer leather. At my class we have to wear leather so there isnt much room for thought. After dancing in leather i must say i find it easier to do so rather than canvas.

  • geane

    Leather lasts longer but they always get brown
    marks on them
    i havent tried canvas but dont buy silk only for shows it wears out in like half a term!

  • Kayley

    Leather is better because it fits like a glove and supports your feet. Canvas tends to wear holes in the toes.

  • Samantha

    i feel that leather is a much better option for a ballet shoe. canvas does not stretch as well and gets much dirtier, as it does not repel the dirt that leather does. canvas is also harder to clean.

  • Stephanie

    I like leather much better because it’s more comfortable. people say leather dosen’t wear out as quickly but it really depends on the brand.

  • Stephanie

    Oops! I meant to say I like canvas and that it’s more comfortable.

  • Elizabeth

    Leather lasts longer, but it’s not very flexible, and it sort of sticks to and squeaks on the floor.
    Canvas may not last as long, but it’s cheaper. It’s a lot more flexible and comfortable, and it shows off your arch.

    I’ve used both kinds and I definitely prefer canvas!!!

  • Carina

    If you dance on marley floors it’s better to wear leather, and if you dance on hardwood floors, canvas is better.