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A sampling of what dancers, parents and teachers are saying about Corr's Irish Shoes ...
"Just a note to let you know that we received [my daughter's] new Split-Sole Champion Hard Shoes. [My daughter] had spent considerable time researching different companies, styles, etc. before settling on Corr's Split-Sole Champions. We read the comment section and thought well that is nice they put the complimentary remarks up. I need to apologize for my attitude towards the comment sections. [My daughter] tried the shoes on as soon as she returned home from school for the evening ... She put the shoes on, her face lit up and she started to dance around the room. She was able to get en Pointe immediately and couldn't believe how wonderful they felt, how loud they are and the support they have. Good Job to all involved in the creation of these GREAT shoes. Thanks for all your help!" - D. Munson (Cedar Rapids , IA)
"It has been one and a half years since my daughter switched to your hard shoes. We came to you at Nationals asking what made your shoes different from the other brands. You took the time to explain the make up of the shoe never once questioning my somewhat aggressive questions. My problem was that my daughter had been referred to an orthopedic surgeon two days before Nationals by our local emergency room. The reason? Her toes on both feet were jammed and it was painful for her to walk much less dance. We decided to try your shoes immediately knowing that we had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Yes, she wore the shoes in competition the very next day. Did she place? No, she did not, but she was able to walk off the stage and return to do a lovely soft shoe. In my mind, she had won. Ever since that time, she has worn your hard shoes and has beaten some of them up rather badly from a lot of use. She has not been to the surgeon nor the hospital for any foot problems since she has switched. So.... every time that I see you, I will quickly buss your cheek in thanks. My daughter now feels confident doing her toe stands and walks."- E. Blum (Stamford, CT)
"Hi, I just wanted to let know how much my seven year old has enjoyed her new shoes. Her [other brand] left her feet with rub marks and blisters sometimes with in thirty minutes of practicing. She practiced for over two hours (her doing not mine!!!!) without a mark on her feet. They have made a huge difference in her willingness to practice!!! She is thrilled with the sound she can make with them- I have to admit it can be a bit overwhelming at home on our hardwood floors!!!! I thought you'd like to know that you have made a big difference for my little girl! Thank you" - B. Coppersmith (Nashville, TN)
"Hello, I wanted to thank Julian for measuring my 11 year old this weekend at the Old Dominion Feis. We talked to him and would love him to come to Pittsburgh!! My daughter has been Irish Dancing for 2 years now! So now she has her very own first pair of Corr's hard shoes and let me tell you--they have made a major difference!! She has not complained -and to tell you the truth-she has put them on at least 5-6 hours in the past 2 days!! We used to beg her to put the [other brand] on for even 1 hour a day. We left the feis-and came home to dance class here in Pittsburgh!! Thank Julian for also taking the time to talk with us-and for noticing my daughter's trophies. It was her first feis to dance as a novice-and she came home with 3 trophies!! You can be assured we will continue to look for Corr's as her dancing shoes!! Thanks again." - The Longo's (Pittsburgh, PA)
"We received our order so quickly, thanks!! This is our second pair of Corr's hard shoes (the first pair having lasted an unprecedented 21 months!). We are excited to be trying out the Champion hard shoe ... already we have noticed that the shoes produce a much louder sound. Thank you again for your prompt and personal service." - Laura Cavanaugh (Hollister, CA) "The shoes indeed arrived today - so fast! The fit is just right. My daughter has already fallen in love with them ...They are so comfortable, and yet offer great support. She also commented that the sawn-off toe wedge is better positioned than she has had on previous shoes. Thanks for all your help. We are definitely converts to Corr's and will be spreading the good word!"  - W. Horwege (The Woodlands, TX)
"Hello Corr's! I just wanted to say thank you! I got my order today in the mail --- that was so fast! And, the order is perfect! The soft shoes fit "like a glove" and look absolutely beautiful!" - E. Fox (Brentwood, TN)
"I must tell you, we brag up your excellent shoes and superb service where ever we go! It is one thing to have a superior product..., it means OH SO Much More to have an excellent product AND excellent service to stand behind the product. Thank you for being people we have come to count on for our children's Irish Dance Needs!"
- R. Hurst (Virginia Beach, VA)
“I must commend all of you at Corr’s on your very personal, attentive, and rapid service … The 6’s were received yesterday, my daughter put them on and they fit her perfectly. She said they are as comfortable as bedroom slippers … she wore them to class and loves them. And, her feet look lovely in them … The split sole [ghillie] molds so well to her feet that the feet appear to be more arched now.”
– I. Rogoff-Barnes (Alpharetta, GA)
"...I want to say that the design of the shoes is *fabulous*--anyone who can come up with comfortable hard shoes and a ghillie that actually allows you to show your arch...well, that person has my vote. Even my mom, who has not had to deal with a light shoe for about a decade, said 'Oh, they make your feet look like a picture!'"
- H. Donnelly (Thousand Oaks, CA)
"All in all these shoes you make are the best I have ever worn, and believe me I have worn them all at one time or another...They fit great and have so since the first day I started wearing them.  I have won the last five championships in a row that I  have entered in, counting the Oireachtas, and got sixth in the nationals in Nashville this year, wearing them.  I have gotten a lot of compliments on how loud and distinct the heel clicks are, and how loud I dance now in general. They are very secure on my feet; I am not worried anymore about my reel shoes falling off as I have had happen before."
- R. Tew (Austin, TX)
"I just wanted to tell you that we just bought my daughter her 1st pair of Corr's hard shoes. I had never really seen them before but found the local dance store had them.  She had been wearing [another brand] which were getting tight. She tried on the Corr's and we were impressed right away. Her feet no longer hurt, she has no blisters and she danced right away in them. The leather is so soft. Her classmates mothers were impressed too. And most of all they passed the teacher test-she said they were "perfect". My daughter, her feet and I thank you for a great shoe."
- E. Shanahan (Hartford, CT)
"The shoes have arrived today! Thank you very much. I tried them on and they fit superbly. I have a pair of [other brand] and dancing in them is like killing my feet. But your champions are super comfy!! The placement of the tips is brilliant...That makes it a lot more healthy to dance in them."
- D. Dross (Germany)
"We have placed two orders with your company. To say that we are pleased would be an understatement! Your customer service is superb my sons shoes arrived yesterday and they fit him perfectly (he was thrilled!) (I have recommended your company to all of the families at our dance school)"
- J. Stevens (Euless, TX)
"I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with the service and products of Corr's Irish Shoes. My husband purchased my Ghillies through your company last year and I bought my hard shoes from you this past week. You were very thorough in your explanation of sizing and turned out to be absolutely correct: the shoes fit perfectly. I am also very impressed with the way they feel and the support they provide the feet. After all, you can't dance St. Patrick's Day if you're falling on your face because your shoes are too large or not flexible enough. I ordered on Wednesday evening as was afraid I wouldn't have them by Tuesday when I've got class, but here they are on Saturday and so perfectly lovely as well. Go raibh maith agat!" - Elysia "I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for the amazing service I received! Not only did my shoes turn up on time I could track them every step of the way right to my front door. The shoes are amazing, so comfortable to wear, a pleasure to dance in and most definitely the best dance shoes I have ever bought. I am part of a dance group that performs all of the UK and Europe and my last pair of dance shoes literally fell apart whilst we were doing a theatre show. We have another show tomorrow night and if it wasn’t for your excellent service I would be dancing in my socks!! Thank you so much, it’s such a pleasure to receive such excellent service ... Please keep up the good work!!!! -T. Bathgate (Absolutely Legless)
"WOW! the shoes arrived today, that's what I call service. My daughter and I were thrilled with the shoes, the fit and shape of the shoe is second to none. My daughter said it was the most comfortable pair of shoes she had ever worn ... I cannot stress enough how delighted I am to have made contact with a company who offers such a high level of personal, professional, friendly, helpful and efficient service. Not only that but you sell the best shoes in the world! What more could anyone ask?" - L. Boulter (Bristol, AVN - Great Britain) I received my shoes and socks today, and I just wanted to let you and your company know how completely satisfied I was with: Responding to my Emails - and - When I returned my original order for different sizes I received the corrected order extremely quick. It's not every day you get such good service from a company and I am very impressed. I will definitely be returning in the future and I will spread the word about your company and let people know how excellent you are!
Thanks a bunch!  - K. Soto (Feeding Hills, MA)
"How nice of you to respond personally to my suggestion! I had been intrigued with your company and shoe products since coming across them on the internet a year ago, and finally this fall had a chance to purchase the Champion ghillies for my daughter. She really loves them, liking not only the great padding, but their fit and traditional look. Two of her friends have now purchased them as well. Recently we began shopping for new hard shoes as her new steps include toe stands, and her current shoes just didn't have the room and flexibility to allow her foot to go up on toe properly no matter how we worked at them! We tried several other brands as well, but they just didn't fit quite right. I finally decided to order the Champion Split-sole Hard shoes from your company, and they fit her foot beautifully, with the support and flexibility combination that she needed. I am most impressed as well with the quality of the leather, and with the amount of sound she is now able to produce! Thanks again for a fine shoe!" - A. Joyce (Hilliard, OH)
"...yesterday evening I took a long hard look at the construction of the shoes ... and their differences in comparison to the [other brand] shoes I once wore. I am still amazed at all the attention to the slightest details that have been paid by you in the shoes creation as well as to the ever changing needs of Irish Dancers. I feel that you have developed a product that is truly a step above the rest ..."
- J. Schwarz (Mahwah, NJ)
“Thank you so much … I do hope you keep making the Economy Ghillies – they are wonderful! My students are very excited and the parents are thrilled! You are a great company with quality products and I am so glad that I am able to order from such wonderful people!! Thanks for everything!!!!!!”
C. Cafasso (Red Hook, NY)
"This is just a little note to tell you that we received our shipment of shoes yesterday ... they are really beautiful shoes [-] so much so that my son insisted on putting them on to practice in even though he is not feeling well at the moment ... He is absolutely thrilled with them. Thank you very much for everything and I will let you know how he gets on with them in the All Irelands ..."
- T. Prendergast (Limerick, Ireland)
"Thank you so much for getting my hard shoes out to me so quickly! They are perfect!!! I've practiced my slow jig twice & my fast jig once. I hit every single click (front and back) and the toe stands were perfect. The foot support is excellent ... The tips are short enough and tapered enough to treble with speed and precision. The very tip of the tips are angled differently than I have ever seen before (I have tried just about all kinds...including the fancy [other brand]). It is as if they were made perfectly for my feet. I have pain free toe stands now. I have about 85 Irish dancing students of my own. These are hands down, the best hard shoes I've ever worn! ... FYI, this is also the first pair of hard shoes I've worn and not gotten blisters in the first time I wore them ... thank you."
- S. Roumas, TCRG (Vacaville, CA)
"...bought a pair of your Performance soft shoes today ... I was so excited that I wore my shoes all the 3 hours home ... The first time I put them on at the feis and did my jumps, I thought they felt really cool. We enjoyed meeting you and you give great service. Thank you!"- B. Smoker (Honey Brook, PA) "Splendid! They fit perfect, they're very comfortable and what a great sound! The first time I wore them was like I danced forever with it! What a pleasure to use the right tool for what you're doing ... Keep on doing what you're doing now: Superb shoes for dancers!!!!!"
- A. Le Bel (Quebec, Canada)
"It is my first time ordering Corr's shoes and the communication is great." "Got your Champion shoes. Love them ... So easy to break in for dancers with foot and ankle problems!"
- C. Schroeder, TCRG
  Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance
  (Bethlehem, PA)
"The shoes arrived. I can't say how much my son loves them. He has been recovering from an injury to his leg and finally got to dance in them today. I can't tell you how very pleased he is with them. The sound is great and the way they feel on his feet is fantastic. No need to break them in to get a good arch!!!!!! I can put away the Neets Foot Oil. No need for it with these shoes. He has to wear orthotics in his street shoes and the extra support the  shank gives his arches is greatly appreciated and much needed. It will help to prevent further injury to his legs. Thank you. I have to compliment you on such a well made and finely designed shoe. We are looking forward to getting a pair of the new boys reel shoes in the near future. I don't think my son will ever dance in any other shoes but Corr's." - K. Nolan (Coram, NY)
"Thank you SOOOO much for the outstanding service! My daughter LOVES the hard shoes. She was able to get on pointe immediately, with her knees together and straight (that's new for her). They are so comfortable, that she was able to wear them for hours...without any problems. Congratulations on your exceptional product and service!"
- C. Martinez (Camarillo, CA)
"THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I competed in the Under 15 boys category at the 2003 North American Irish Dance Championships and I was freaking out because I had NO good hard shoes! I needed a new pair! I got Corr's the DAY BEFORE I danced and they were UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Thank you very very much!"
- K. Hatfield (Fullerton, CA)
"The 4.0's arrived yesterday and work perfectly. My daughter was already dancing in them last night without the normal "break-in" frustrations - and even without me asking her to practice! ... you've helped enormously in her preparation for the Nationals! I'm sure we'll be back in touch when she needs the 4.5's. Thanks again."
M. King-Gorwky (San Francisco, CA)
"They are a hit!! [She]'s been dancing in them for some time now today - she says they are "perfect"... She reports that the padding is "super great" and the leather is very soft, and that nothing is rubbing on her toes or heels to cause blistering. We used the extra eyelet for lacing, so they're very snug around the heel and ankle area, which is really nice. Her arch and point looks beautiful - the split sole and split padding make the arch so pronounced and graceful looking!" - A. Murray (Portsmouth, VA)
"I just wanted to get you some feedback on the Reel Champion shoe. Last Saturday I danced in competition using the Reel Champion shoe for the first time. During my first figure, coming down on a very vigorous and high impact jump, I rolled my right ankle. Had I been wearing my former reel shoe (a classic, zero-support style), I would almost certainly have been forced to stop, probably for the entire feis. But the support provided by the Reel Champion shoe turned what would have been a "feis stopper" into a minor incident. I completed the dance, and followed in rapid succession with a three- and an eight-hand, without significant pain and with no impairment at all. One of my long-running complaints about reel shoes is ankle rolls. I have experienced several while wearing my other reel shoes, and they always involve some modest injury and recovery. But the Corr's Reel Champion shoe has, I suspect, solved that problem for good. I love the shoe. It's a huge improvement. Thanks for your help getting me in the right fit." - C. Donnelly (San Francisco, CA)
"I got my shoes today and I think I must have been the happiest girl in the world at that moment when I opened the box and put my shoes on! They felt like a dream, danced like a dream and don't even really need any breaking in! I am so happy! ... You both, as well as your designers and craftsmen, really do make the best quality shoe. They feel like a cloud when you put them on. Thank you very much for everything."
- B. Martirossian (Cranston, RI)
"My daughter LOVES the gillies. The Performance gillies feel like they are molded to her arch and she is very excited about the "split" style and cannot wait to try them out! They are wonderfully comfortable and soft! They appear well stitched and the leather is strong but supple; and they should wear like a dream . Thank you very much for your time and assistance. And did I mention, I LOVE THESE SHOES!"
 - A. Barker (Portland, ME)
"Thank you so much for sending my new shoes via FedEx. They are amazing! They were completely worth the wait. I have been dealing with some foot problems and your shoes have really helped. I am looking forward to wearing them at Nationals. My teacher really likes the sound and is planning on ordering some for her son. Thank you again. You were so helpful and courteous to me." - A. McMillan (Sherman Oaks, CA) "Hello! I purchased a pair of Corr's ‘Champion’ split-soled hard shoes in December, and was immediately impressed. They are extraordinarily comfortable, and I haven’t had a single blister, which is something I’ve always dealt with. They are very loud, and also drastically improved my toe stands. Most of the girls in my dance class have switched to Corr's for these very reasons." - J. Bleth (McDonougsh, GA)
"She came home from school ... put them on and went right to the garage ... After 10 minutes ... she came in and said she loved them, comfort was great and she was right up on point. They fit like a glove ... just wanted to thank you."
- D. Campbell (Ontario, Canada)
"I received my shoes recently and just got to try them at class for the first time tonight! They are exceptionally comfortable, the sound is great and your customer service is wonderful."
- A. Burke (
Burea, OH)
"I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that my daughter's hard shoes arrived today ... she was thrilled to find that they needed almost no breaking in. She says they are the most comfortable shoes she has ever danced in!"
- C. Farrell (Loganville, PA)
"The Corr's ghillies I received are definitely the best pair of dance shoes I have worked with! The soft sole makes it much easier to point my toes. The increased flexibility I have in these ghillies due to the soles and the material of the shoe, as compared to other ghillies I have owned, has made it easier to stretch with my shoes on and has stopped the pain I would occasionally get in my previous ghillies. Additionally, I like the [padding] that was inserted in the bottom of the shoe. The first time I wore the ghillies, the pad[ding] was welcomed generously by my feet. Since then, the pad[ding] has conformed to my foot, creating a raised area at my arches and an indented area around my toes, supporting my foot to fullest potential." - B. Braun (Aurora, CO) "Dear Sir/Madam, I just wanted to thank you for providing us, the customers, with a wonderful opportunity to buy "Corr's 'Champion' Split-Sole Ghillie" ... I have already tried many shoes and I am truly convinced that yours are the best! None of the other shoe manufacturers offers such a wonderful shoe! Many people in my dancing school wear Corr's shoes and they find these are irreplaceable -the leather is so soft that they mould into our foot shape almost immediately. The inside padding is also amazing. Although I have been using intensively Champion Ghillie for a year, they haven't become floppy at all. Once again many thanks for producing them and be sure I will recommend your shoes to all people here in Poland and in my international dance school in Austria." - D. Smolen
“I got the shoes! Yay! They are very comfortable and have just the right mix of support and flexibility. They are not heavy, either! I love that the tips and heels are not as high as the shoes I have now, and it is very easy to stay on releve, unlike my other hard shoes … Thank you so much again!” – S. Cole (Richardson, TX) "Just had to tell you that my daughter LOVES the new split-sole ghillie and they fit her perfectly. The ball of her foot doesn't hurt anymore AND she can get up on her toes higher. They are fabulous. No other ghillie has leather so soft and flexible and the toe box is very comfortable without being bulky." - C. Beswick (Stanford, CA) "I have been wanting to e-mail you for days now ... I wanted to tell you that [my daughter] loves her shoes they are wonderful! Her classmates were amazed that she could go on toes the very first day wearing them. I am sure you will hear from more students ... thank you again!" - S. McKeown (Alta Loma, CA)
"Just to let you know our order arrived safe and sound. The shoes have been well received ... and we can already see a vast improvement after her lesson today ... so much confidence and up on her toes straight away! We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for your prompt and efficient service, which is even more outstanding considering you were at the North American Championships – Ordered Sunday and delivered Thursday the other side of the world ... Wow!" - R. Masters (Auckland, New Zealand)
"Thank you for helping my daughter get a great fitting shoe. You were
a pleasure to deal with I will highly recommend you to all my ID friends."
- J. Molloy (Wyckoff, NJ)
"Just thought I would let you know that my son loves them ...The other boys in his advance class and the teachers really liked the way the shoes looked on the feet."
 - G. Heaney (Spokane, WA)
 "I danced in my new shoes for the first time last Saturday and absolutely love them. Thanks again for your prompt attention. It has been a pleasure to work with you."
- M. Emmertson (Sandy, UT)
"We got the hard shoes today. She loves them. The look on her face was like "this is so cool." 
- B. Dodd (Athens, OH)
"I purchased a pair of flexi hard shoes from you last year at the Waterloo Feis and my daughter loves her shoes..."
- P. Bolomey (Long Island, NY)
"I got my shoes and am soo happy with them! I'm taking them to the Oireachtas, and hope to do well..."
- S. Flinn (Washington, DC)
"Just wanted to let you know our order arrived on Friday and my daughter is thrilled with your hard shoes! She was amazed at how padded and comfortable they were, and even wore them to class the next day with no problems whatsoever." - K.Rowley (Ontario, Canada)
"Thank you....I think your shoes are wonderful and I have encouraged my dancers to get them from you."
- J.Gunter (Metairie, LA)
"I got my shoes and I LOVE them. They are a perfect fit! Next time I need a new pair of soft shoes I will have to give yours a try. I really appreciate all your help. Your customer service is fabulous!"
- K. Lehmann (Tallahassee, FL)
"Thank you so much! The shoes arrived this morning and are every bit as wonderful as we had hoped!"
- F. Bennett  (Bedford, Great Britain)
"...I like the sound of the heels a lot...The shoe is really supportive, I like the fact that when I come down from a jump I don't feel a heavy impact with the floor. I also like the fact that I won't have to worry about my heel slipping off because it has [straps] like hard shoes. The leather is really flexible as well, and I don't think I've ever felt this comfortable in a pair of dance shoes!!! When I point in the Reel Champion I get a very good point right out of the box, looks great..." - J. Grimes (Rochester, NH)
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