How many times have the laces come undone? No problem! SoDanca has added a detail that solves this menacing problem..they've sewn in a strip of elastic across the instep. Want the traditional look of the ribbon tie? The eyelets are still there and the ribbon is included. A hefty tap offers lots of sound and non-slip pads are positioned behind the front tap. The feel is soft enough to make you think it's real leather. ***Size Note: order 1/2 size larger than street street shoe.