Summary of Features
Flexible black suede sole
Easy toe walking when new
Poron shock absorbing insoles
The Antonio Pacelli Ultraflexi jig shoe has a flexible black suede sole and high quality leather uppers.
The sole of the Ultraflexi does not offer as much as support as our Superflexi model so we do not recommend them for beginners, very young dancers or dancers’ with foot problems.
The Ultraflexi comes with a U-shaped heel stiffener so the top edge of the back of the shoe, the part of the shoe which meets your achilles tendon, is softer and reduces the possibility of blisters and irritation when new.
All Ultraflexi jig shoes have a poron insole which is a medical grade material which has excellent shock absorbing properties which reduces the impact on the joints of the foot and lower body when dancing.
Other features of the Ultraflexi include a high grade strap and easy open/close buckles – important when you need to quickly change from soft to hard shoes during competitions!
Please note the sizing is in UK sizing and that sizes 8.5 and above are only available in a wide fitting. Orders for standard width in this size range will be despatched as wide fitting.
Tips and Heels
These Ultraflexi hard shoes come fitted with Liberty Tips and Concorde Heels.
The Liberty tip is an Open/Championship level tips and are worn by many of the world’s top dancers.
They are made from a mixture of high performance materials, all tightly compressed together to create a very compact, densey material.
The sound of the Liberty tip is a clear, crisp sound with a high resonance which is unique to the Liberty tip. It produces a higher frequency than our Concorde tip and the Liberty tip is often described as a ‘gun shot’ due to its sharp sound on impact.
All of our tips now have a large ‘Toe Stand’ square at the front to make toe walking and getting on your toes easier.
The Concorde heel is an Open/Championship level heel made from the same composite materials as our Concorde Tips, which is a mix of several ingredients, all tightly compressed together to create a very high density material.
They are a solid heel with a white nylon top piece which enhances the overall sound quality. They also have a curve on the inside of the heel to improve the accuracy of heel clicks and ensures a nice ‘shot gun’ sound when clicked.
JIG SHOE SIZING GUIDE
Please remember that while following the guidance below will help you get the correct size, the foot is a three dimensional shape and factors such as the depth of the arch will also affect sizing which we are unable to account for here. As such the sizing guide is not a guarantee that the size will be correct. Customers will be responsible for the postage cost of any exchange unless an item was sent in error.
On a general note, jig shoes should not be purchased too large as the ball of the foot needs to sit correctly in the shoe to be able to generate the required sound with the tips. Jig shoes which are too large also make toe walking and more advanced techniques very difficult. A little toe wiggle room is fine but the distance from the tip of the longest toe to the top of the shoe should be no more than 5-10mm (depending on the level of the dancer).
ANTONIO PACELLI JIG SHOES
We recommend that you order your normal UK school shoe or dress shoe size (Please see below for our UK/US/EU conversion chart). If you have a wide foot then we would suggest you go up half a size and order the wider fitting. Our wider fitting jig shoe has a rounded toe which gives more room for the toes.
|9||11||27||163mm – 167mm|
|9.5||11.5||27.5||168mm – 171mm|
|10||12||28||172mm – 175mm|
|10.5||12.5||28.5||176mm – 180mm|
|11||13||29||181mm – 184mm|
|11.5||13.5||29.5||185mm – 189mm|
|12||1||30||190mm – 194mm|
|12.5||1.5||31||195mm – 198mm|
|13||2||31.5||199mm – 201mm|
|13.5||2.5||32||202mm – 205mm|
|1||3||33||206mm – 209mm|
|1.5||3.5||33.5||210mm – 214mm|
|2||4||34||215mm – 218mm|
|2.5||4.5||35||219mm – 222mm|
|3||5||36||223mm – 226mm|
|3.5||5.5||36.5||227mm – 230mm|
|4||6||37||231mm – 234mm|
|4.5||6.5||37.5||235mm – 237mm|
|5||7||38||238mm – 241mm|
|5.5||7.5||38.5||242mm – 245mm|
|6||8||39||246mm – 249mm|
|6.5||8.5||40||250mm – 253mm|
|7||9||41||254mm – 257mm|
|7.5||9.5||41.5||258mm – 261mm|
|8||10||42||262mm – 266mm|
|8.5||10.5||42.5||267mm – 270mm|
|9||11||43||271mm – 274mm|
|9.5||11.5||44||275mm – 278mm|
|10||12||45||279mm – 282mm|
|10.5||12.5||45.5||283mm – 287mm|
|11||13||46||288mm – 291mm|
|11.5||13.5||46.5||292mm – 296mm|
|12||14||47||297mm – 300mm|
Then it may be useful to trace arond your foot to work out its length and then compare it to the above sizing chart.