The Hullachan boys reel shoe has been designed to meet the demands of modern male Irish dancers.
Designed by Craig Coussins and Antonio Pacelli, it is lighter and stronger than any other boy’s reel shoe on the market. As any serious male dancer knows, the Capezio reel shoe has never been ideal. While the technology in girl’s pumps has dramatically improved over the years, the boy’s reel shoe has largely remained the same. Well no longer!
This is the first boy’s reel shoe which has been designed from the ground up to be a boy’s reel shoe, rather than adapting existing jazz shoes on the market.
The shoe is made from a higher grade of leather than the Capezio Boys Reel making it stronger and more resistant to tearing during training and competitions whilst still allowing maximum feel and control.
The heel area has been reinforced to provide a secure fit as well as ensuring the shoe has the strength to carry a Championship level heel.
We have also introduced for the first time, proper cushioning and shock protection into a boy’s reel shoe. As with all the new Hullachan Red range, the shoe is fitted with Clever Insoles, which are a dual layer insole which has both shock absorption properties to protect your joints as well as softness for comfort. This is covered in a Camberel lining which helps wick away moisture from the foot.
Hullachan boys reel shoes are also fitted with the Concorde Lite heel which is 30% lighter than our standard Concorde heel. This creates a more balanced shoe and allows you to dance at optimal levels for longer. In our tests, the Concorde heel Lite was louder than our original Concorde heel even though it’s lighter!
Another major difference is the sole of the Hullachan. The plastic front sole of the Capezio has been replaced with a black suede sole, similar to some of the girl’s pumps, allowing much more flexibility and a better point.
Try the new Hullachan Boys Reel and feel how different a shoe designed just for male Irish dancers feels. You will definitely notice feel the difference!
The Hullchan Boys reel are generous in fitting so we would suggest ordering 1.5 sizes smaller than your normal UK shoe size. (1 size smaller you have a wider foot).
e.g. If you are normally a size 8 UK with a standard width foot then order a size 6.5 UK. If you have a normally an 8 UK and have a wide foot then order then a size 7 UK.
TRADITIONAL BOYS REEL SHOE (LEINSTER OR CONCORDE HEEL)
We recommend that you purchase your normal school or dress shoe size. If you have a wider foot we suggest you add half a size.
CAPEZIO BOYS REEL SHOE
Due to the minimal structure of these shoes they can be difficult to fit. We recommend ordering your normal shoe size. Experienced dancers may want to drop half a size for a closer fitting and sharper toe shape when pointing.
Please use the chart below to assist in converting US and European sizes to their UK equivalent.
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