|One of my new loves Aug 19, 2013|
They fit like a charm, with or without toe pads. Sizing is closest to street size but you have to convert US size to European. They mold to feet and accomodate many different thicknesses of toe pads, its a matter of preference. I went with the pro pads and still had space enough for swelling. If you go with thin toe pads, you may be able to go down a half size from your street shoe depending how long you dance at one time to accomadate swelling. I have both the BRAVA and the ENCORE no draw strings and both fit at least for me in the same size and width. For me they are what I envision what a true pointe shoe should be. Sorry Gaynors, Capezio, Bloch, and Freeds you have nothing on RP Bravas and ENCORES.