Sansha Pro Performance 11C Canvas Ballet Shoes

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Sansha Pro Performance/Perform 11C Canvas Ballet Shoes

Product Type:  Ballet Flats

Brand:  Sansha

Style Name:  Pro 11C

Style Number(s):  11C

MSRP:  $24.00*

Colors Available:  Flesh/Light Tan (caramel color)

Sizes Available:

Sansha 5 (Adult 3.5) to Sansha 15 (adult 13.5)

Widths: NN, N, M, W, X** (may not be correct – but waiting to hear back from Sansha on the definitive answer.  Post will be updated when I hear back!)

Upper: Canvas

Split sole: Leather

Manufacturer Description:

Ballet slipper

Built on the Pro1 last

Low vamp and back

Split-sole

Widths: NN, N, M, W, X

Canvas upper, Leather split-sole

 

Manufacturer’s Website: http://sansha.com

Kat’s Thoughts:

I’ve really liked that they’ve come out with a lower-vamp version of the classic Pro 1C!  Aside from the lower back and sides – there’s not a bunch different than the Pro 1C.  With the major exception of color.  Currently, it’s only available in light tan and in medium and wide widths (not sure if they’re coming out with other colors and widths).  But I think for most people – that’s okay for the widths only being medium and wide.

I suspect this shoe would be excellent for those with shorter toes and/or lower arches so your foot can be better seen.  I also think that, since most men do not have as visually high of an arch as ladies do (simply because most men’s feet are longer and it simply takes more length in the curve to make the foot look “banana foot”-esque, this might be a more flattering shoe than some of the other canvas shoes out there simply because of the lower vamp.  Many men’s shoes have a comparatively much longer vamp.  Fine for most – but if you’re not one of the “most” and you’d like a lower vamp shoe (and you’re a men’s size 11 or smaller) – this might be a shoe worth trying for you.  🙂

I think these shoes do run wide and a little long – just like the Pro 1C.  They do not come in half sizes, and Sansha has it’s own sizing chart/system that I have copied below.  The canvas is the exact same as used in the Pro 1C.

The “flesh” color is a fairly darker caramel tan.  It compliments most other companies shades of “caramel” and “tan”.

In general, stock on this shoe has been okay to good at Sansha – but I’ve only been watching the light tan that’s currently available. If you want a particular color/size/width combo and they’re out – try either a size up or a width difference.  If you get a wider or larger shoe – it is possible to wash and slightly shrink the shoe.  However this does take a little life out of the shoes. See my post on the 1C for guidance on doing that.

Sizing Info:  Sansha has it’s own sizes.  I’ve copied them below for easy reference (but the format didn’t translate nicely).

Sizing guide for ballet slippers:  (link:  https://nydancestore.com/1c-pro1c-43697.html)

Sansha size 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
EU size 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 40.5 41 42 43 44 44.5 45 46 47 48
US size C11.5 C12.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.5 10.5 11.5 12.5 13.5 14.5 15.5 16.5 17.5 18.5
UK size C12.5 C13.5 1 2 2.5 3.5 4 5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8 9 9.5 10.5 11 12 13 14 14.5

Material/Content:  Canvas with cotton lining and elastic drawstring and leather pads.  Two pieces of 1/2″ elastic are  sewn at just the heel.

Intro Date:  Unknown

Discontinue Date:  –

Other Notes: –
*A note about prices – while the MSRP is listed – it is just that.  Please remember that your local dance store also has to cover shipping costs, lights, rent, other utilities, and oh yeah – HUMANS!  When you go into a local dance store – please realize that you are possibly paying a premium for their expertise, knowledge, and having (most) products there on hand.  That’s not cheap.  Please don’t go “window shopping” there only to save a few bucks.  Especially on products under $100, it’s really not worth it.  Support your local store. Please.  When you do, you validate why store owners have physical stores and why they dedicate themselves to providing you with products and knowledge we can stand behind.

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