If you’re looking for a durable and comfortable pair of Irish dance hard shoes, Corr’s Irish Shoes is the right place. We carry a great selection of Irish Jig Shoes that suits both beginners and advanced dancers. Irish dance hard shoes are also known as jig shoes, step shoes, heavy shoes, and treble shoes as they are named often after the specific dance they are used for.
How are Corr's Irish dance hard shoes made?
The initial idea behind Corr's brand was to create shoes that would provide dancers comfort and safety. These two features were very difficult to find on the shoe market, the dancers colliding with discomfort, injuries in addition to the usual traumas they receive in training. Since the founder of Corr's is a dancer, he set out to create shoes that would suit the needs of the dancers - safety, affordability, comfort, and great sound. Corr’s came with new dance shoe technology crafting the jig shoes any dancer would love. Corr's dance hard shoes are created using various techniques depending on the type of shoe. When it comes to Corr's Eco Power-Flexi Irish Dancing Jig shoes, they are great for inexperienced, beginner dancers who need support during the first dance steps. They are made using Corr's revolutionary Super-Shank™ and full insole that offers maximum arch support, while also ensuring flexibility to the dancer and full range of motion and movements.
How to break in the Corr’s jig shoes?
As probably all dancers know the toughest thing they need to do after buying a new pair of dance hard shoes is to break them in. Dancers got really creative when it comes to breaking in the shoes using various techniques from wearing the shoes all day and more. This makes them comfortable for the dancers later, prevents injuries, and of course, makes them softer, flexible, or, in other words, makes the shoes danceable. Breaking in the shoes is not a pleasant part of Irish dancing, injuries, bleeding, and blisters are the normality for the first days of dancing. Also, it gets difficult sometimes to break in the necessary parts of the shoes, to know which parts of the shoes need more attention, and to avoid the taco toes. Corr’s Jig Shoes, for example, Corr's Eco Power-Flexi Irish Dancing Jig Shoe is made of very soft leather that diminishes the dancer’s need to break in the shoes. Dancers can start dancing immediately without getting blisters, feeling uncomfortable, or damaging their shoes. Corr’s jig shoes are also crafted using a leather softener that helps stimulate the process and makes it easier to break in the hard shoes while keeping the quality. Thus, the process becomes much shorter in time but also easier, since the leather used is soft, and the very essence of breaking in the shoes is to soften the leather.