24 April 2015
Very impressed with construction and comfort
Jennifer, Ohio, USA
1 October 2015
My son absolutely LOVES the new Hullachan reel shoes. He had broken his ankle last winter and was looking for something with a little more support - yet still capable of handling champ footwork. These shoes have been a perfect match. He loves the slightly wider heel because it gives him more stability. They are holding up quite well, especially considering the number of outdoor events he’s danced at this summer. Oh, and his clicks sound loud and solid - he couldn’t ask for a better reel shoe!
15 April 2016
My son has the shoes and has had no complaints. From a parents point of view I’m happy. They’ve lasted so much longer than the brand he’s always had and still look new all these months later. He used to be lucky to get 8 weeks out of shoes before. He’s a 16 year old open dancer who is pretty tough on his feet.
He wore them at competition straight away without any problems. They look smart on his feet and no blisters or moaning about new shoe breaking in. He thinks they are very comfy and the heels feel more secure and sound good. We recommended them to friends who’s sons are now wearing them.
I will def be buying more when the time comes and be telling friends with boys to do the same.
Whilst they are more expensive you Defiantly get what you pay for in quality and durability.
Thumbs up from us.
22 April 2016
My son LOVES his Hullachan Reel shoes. One of the problems he had with other brands was the size of the heel. Because they are not purpose-built, they are all essentially jazz shoes with a hard heel mounted post-manufacture. When he was smaller, this wasn’t an issue, but as his feet grew, this began to cause problems. The heel size wasn’t always proportionate to the overall shoe size - almost like the makers were using a few sizes of heels to fit 11+ different shoe sizes. His feet were always unstable, even with elastics. After coming back from an ankle injury, we knew we had to find something better. The heels on his Hullachan shoes, fit the shoe much better, providing a safer, more stable dance shoe. The Hullachans are also made from a slightly heavier leather, which provides more support while remaining flexible enough for championship-level footwork.
And regarding durability, we couldn’t be happier! They have lasted a full year, with minimal wear. My son dances at countless venues - outdoor festivals in the summer, St. Patrick’s Day events, 7 hours of dance class each week, etc. - and these shoes have survived the year with him!
21 November 2016
I bought these for my son last week. We love the design of the shoe (materials, durability)! The only issue we had with the shoes are that they are very narrow. We ordered a mens 7 and they were very narrow and a bit too long. Other than that, a very good shoe.
11 May 2017
My boy loves his reel shoes so much, that he now wants your jig shoes too, thank you so much for your help, I’m so thrilled with how much he loves his reel shoes, and now some of his friends are ordering them too!
1 January 2018
As far as fit and performance, these are wonderful shoes! My son really enjoys wearing them, and they’re feis-ready within days of taking them out of the box. He wears a size 2 in the Hullachan Jig Shoes, and a 1.5 in these, and has a normal width foot.
The one unfortunate thing about these Reel shoes is that they got holes in the toe area by a little after a month after he got them. So he put electrical tape over the holes and kept dancing. By 2 months there were holes on the sides and at the seams, too. His sister dances on the same surfaces as he does (and practices more
7 June 2018
Our son was more than happy to receive your Hullachan Reels and after some months in action, now we can say that we also are happy to invest so wisely.
Wearing your Hullachan, our son won 6 first prices on the Prague feis 2 weeks ago.
So thank you for the quality job you are doing!
All the best,
Maya, mother of an 11-years old Bulgarian dancer