Leo researched the anatomy of the body and the physics of dance and molded them into dance shoes that worked in harmony with the dancer to achieve optimum performance. These tap shoes feature: Oxford style for the more professional tapper, soft man made leather upper for pure comfort, tailored stitching for a clean sleek look, toe box and heel counter for support and stability, thicker 1/4'' to 1/2'' sole for strength and confidence, Leo's Utratone taps for the big, bold sound, leather outsole with hidden stitch for longevity. Material: Leather.