I purchased these shoes, again, after realizing that I had once before years earlier. I should have returned them, but life got busy, and now what I ordered to be my Jazzercise shoes, are now casual every day shoes. They don't hold up over time because they aren't made to do so. I also am disappointed that the cool design is simply for appearances, and actually doesn't add anything to the function of the shoe.
I work out with a Jazzercise that advertises these shoes, and aparently they only do so, because of a contract saying they would, not because they actually believe these shoes are the best. After this last purchase I realized that NONE of the instructors that teach the exercises classes in the studio I attend wear these shoes. I wish I would have paid attention sooner.