Ava Pump



Deirdre UK
27 June 2018

My daughter absolutely loves these new pumps! She has had previous issues with pumps slipping down at her heel so the higher heel on these is great, she’s so happy she now has a pump that sits so well and secure on her heel! She also loves the cushioning inside, will definately be getting these again when she needs a new pair. Thanks so much, it was great speedy delivery too

Michelle, Essex
1 November 2018

My daughter loves them. She finds them very comfy. They have stretched slightly and have molded around her feet lovely. She has had hullachan reds and hullachan 3 also elites but these are by far her favourite

Thank you for all the help you gave her

Sophie, Hertfordshire
2 November 2018

My daughter is really pleased with her pumps. She finds them very comfortable, light and easy to dance in.
We had really good customer service from you at Antonio Pacelli as we weren’t sure about sizing, but we were reassured that the shoes would fit and adapt to the shape of the foot. And indeed they have. So thank you very much for your help!

Corinna, Co Westmeath
5 November 2018

Love them! Bought them for my two daughters. The fit & arch in them is beautiful. Took a week to stretch but very comfortable! Had halluchans & Aoife pomps previously but prefer these.

Thank you

Chloe, Isle of Wight
9 November 2018

I love them! They’re so comfy and soft, they didn’t take long break in. I would definitely get them again, I’ve recommended them to another dancer

Sylvie, London
21 November 2018

I had never worn these shoes before but now that I have, I really like them. They support my feet well and help me get higher on my toes.
Sylvie, age 11

Amy, Surrey
6 December 2018

My daughter absolutely adores her shoes! She says that they are very comfortable. They are a fab snug fit and she’s enjoyed practicing and competing in them. (Even got 2 1st places in them at the regionals last month!- so they have broke in well!!)

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Ava Sizing Guide

Ava Sizing Guide

Please measure the length of your foot and refer to the guidelines below for what size to order.

If you require advice on how to do an accurate measurement then please visit our Foot Measuring Page for useful tips and assistance.

This guide is designed for the intermediate dancer. You may want to go a half size larger if you are a beginner or for a smaller size if you are an open dancer.

The measurements given are for the foot length we recommend for each size and DOES NOT indicate the length of the pump as your toes should be slightly curled when first worn.

Please note that this is a guide and does not guarantee the correct fit. For more information on this guide and on fitting pumps correctly then please click here.

To use: Measure your foot and choose the closest size to that measurement. If your foot measurement is between lengths then adjust for your type of foot or preferred fit.
For example, if you have a wide foot, a high instep or are a beginner then go for the size above your foot measurement. If you have a narrow foot or like your pumps very tight to begin with, then go for the size below your measurement. You can find some examples here.

Ava Size

Foot Measurement

11 178
11.5 181
12 187
12.5 190
13 193
13.5 197
1 202
1.5 207
2 211
2.5 214
3 218
3.5 223
4 227
4.5 230
5 235
5.5 240
6 245
6.5 249
7 254
7.5 261
8 265

Please Note - Every dancer prefers their pumps to fit in a certain way. Some like them extra tight, others with a little room. Combine this with the fact that everyone's feet are unique in terms of width, length, arch type and height and you can see why pump fitting can be difficult. Hence we only offer this sizing chart as a guide rather than a guaranteed fit. 

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Product description

This new Ava pump from Antonio Pacelli is taking the Irish dance world by storm!

It has been designed with soft leather uppers which form to the foot very quickly but don't overstretch after extended wear. 

They have a pre-lasted arch shape so they hug the foot and show off the dancer's point beautifully! 

The Ava pump has a higher back (similar to the Hullachan H4) and is a great choice for dancers who have had issues with pumps falling down at the heel.

The pump has the same toe shape as the popular Hullachan range.

The Ava looks very tidy and neat on the foot and comes fitted with ankle eyelets and elastic side loops for a close elegant fit around the ankle.

The Ava is also fitted with high impact Poron insoles to protect your joints and is designed to absorb landing impact and reduce fatigue, allowing you to dance at optimal levels for longer. 

An amazing pump for Intermediate or Open dancers at a very competitive price. 

Summary of Features
  • Split black suede sole 
  • High impact Poron insoles
  • Seamless toe 
  • Pre-lasted arch profile
  • Elastic ankle loops
  • Higher secure heel

Click here for the Ava Sizing Guide

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