Tried these on in the store but they had ran out of my size so ordered online. The shoe that arrived was not the same as the one I saw in the shop! The shoe that arrived looked exactly the same except for a few minor details. The shoe should come in a little cube shaped box - mine came in a regular sized box. They should be so flexible that they can be folded in half - mine were an actual hard shoe which could not be folded. They should NOT have a copper coloured binding on the ends of the bow or gold coloured stitching on the bottom of the sole. Please double check the product you receive against what I have mentioned. Had to take mine back to a shop and exchange for the pair advertised online and in the shop. The shop assistant said the pair that I received even had the same product code as the ones in their store. Perhaps a leftover pair from previous style before it had been developed to this current style? The "real" shoe is otherwise amazing. Can also be bought directly on Butterfly Twists website for a tad cheaper.