When it comes to Irish dance shoes, people generally think that breaking in a new pair of shoes is the most difficult part for a dancer. Breaking in is very important for hard shoes and it is definitely not easy. The dancer has to wear them as much as possible, whether by dancing, walking, or running and it is very uncomfortable in the beginning. Soft shoes, on the other hand, don’t require much breaking in. However, there is another difficulty when it comes to Irish dance shoes, and that is choosing the right ones! If you have trouble finding something suitable, here is a wide range of Irish dance shoes for you of both soft shoes and hard shoes. Before choosing a suitable pair, there are a few things to keep in mind: the correct size, the budget, the level of experience, and whether the dancer dances recreationally or participates in competitions.