We are delighted to announce the launch of the latest Hullachan Irish dancing pump, the Hullachan Hug!
Hullachan Hugs offer Irish dancers a revolutionary new design concept, which creates the perfect heel shape - every time. Yes, every time!
It has been on secret test with dancers around the world and the positive feedback has been overwhelming. Our test dancers were amazed by how secure they feel on the foot and the confidence it gives them when they dance. Our test dancers also loved how they looked on the foot, with curved, beautifully shaped heel and a clean arch profile.
Our design team have replaced the leather at the back of the Hugs, with a new heel hugging material, which shapes around the dancer's heel to create a personalised fit and streamlined look, whatever the shape of your heel.
When you dance the shape of your heel is continually changing, depending on whether you are pointing your feet, leaping through the air, or up high on your toes. Hullachan Hug heels continually adapts while you dance, ensuring the pumps feel secure at all times, whatever the step.
You will be amazed at the difference.
Hullachan Hugs are fitted with our much loved Clever Insoles (TM).
Clever Insoles (TM), are exclusive to Hullachan and provide a unique, dual layer of cushioning and protection for the foot. This is essential if you are a committed Irish dancer, attending several classes a week and competing regularly.
Clever insoles absorbs over 90% of impact, protecting knees, hips and ankles from small strains which can impact your longer term performance. No dancer wants to step back from a competition due to injury, so let our Clever Insoles take the strain so you can focus on performing at your very best.
Please note that we have designed the heel pad to be removed if desired without damaging the pump. In our test half the dancers like the heel pad, the other half preferred to dance without it. As a compromise we have kept the heel pad but only lightly glued it so it can be easily removed. if your heel pad becomes accidentally detached then it can be reglued with a simple contact adhesive.
To celebrate this revolution in Irish dancing, we are presenting every pair of Hugs in a beautiful Hullachan Hugs box. So perfect for gifting to Irish dancers and a wonderful way to acknowledge a dancer's love of Irish dancing and the importance of dance in their life.
8 December 2020
Our Testers Loved The New Hullachan Hug!
‘‘Definitely the best shoes she’s had. Her words were - best shoes ever. She said they are very comfortable and she feels so confident dancing in them’ ~ Teegan-Rose
‘Extremely comfortable. Look very neat on the feet. The new material at the heel clings to the foot enhancing the look further. ’
‘They look really good. They look better than any other shoe I’ve had. The arch is really defined and the heel looks snug.’
‘We really love the heel, it still doesn’t sag, which is a huge bonus and still looks so beautiful on her foot. I can honestly say the pumps are the best she has ever had. Her teacher loves them on her feet.’ ~Dierdre
‘Very neat and pretty - arches are prominent, and heels are slimmer’ ~Ella
‘Impressed by the comfort around the toes and heel.’ ~ Millie
‘Its much easier to pull up on my toes and being up on point looks better in these shoes.’ ~ Zoe
‘I’m really loving the toe height I can achieve in the shoes.’
‘My daughter loves these pomps and will certainly buy them when they become available.’ ~Sue
‘I’m really happy with them, the heel is so comfortable on them and doesn’t drop down at all…I will definitely be swapping both my class and Feis pumps to the Hugs’ ~ Lily
14 January 2021
If I have not already thanked you then I would like to say that the New Hullachan pumps are fabulous, brilliant for my daughter who is flat footed
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 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.
Hullachan Hugs 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.