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The Essential Irish dancing pump is made from high-grade leathers and is a great beginner pump or for a dancer who wants a quality pump but is on a tight budget.
Made in a traditional design, the Essential pump has leather uppers, a full black suede sole, and a cushioned leather-lined foam insole for comfort while dancing.
PLEASE NOTE THE LARGEST SIZE WE MANUFACTURE IS AN ADULT SIZE 8
Click here for the Essential Pump Sizing Guide
Bridget, Co Mayo, Ireland
27 June 2018
These are great, they are so much better than the pumps she had before, they are really comfortable and great value for money, even the teacher commented on the quality of them
Jade, Nottinghamshire, UK
3 July 2018
We love our essential pumps, I think that they are a great quality. We did use the size guide, and have found the shoes to be a bit snug. however we will be purchasing these again when my daughter needs a new pair.
4 July 2018
My doughter wears the Essential pumps and she loves them (btw, i have Loop pumps and are the best!)! She said that they are soft and hard enough to make “rocks” at the same time. And mother thinks that value is GREAT!
2 November 2018
My daughter loves them, they look lovely and neat on her feet and her arch looks great in them, thankyou!
18 December 2018
Absolutely love these! They are so much better than I expected them to be, they are a real quality pump, will be buying again
19 December 2018
Great shoes! The quality is amazing! The leather is soft and they are all around fantastic shoes! Easy to break in without too much issue. Very comfortable to dance.
They lasted an entire dance semester (5 months) before becoming too stretched out to perform in. There is still a break in period but not nearly as bad as I have heard from other dancers. I measured and ordered 1 size down to a 5. Maybe I should have sized down one more and make them last longer?
7 December 2019
Thank you! It’s for my daughter,and she likes it very much.
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.
Essential Pump Size
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.