The Antonio Pacelli Ultralite has a soft lightweight upper which makes it the lightest jig shoe on the market.
However it is not just the leather that makes them so light. We have redesigned our Concorde heel to the Concorde Lite heel so it is much lighter while keeping the same amazing sound that dancers expect from the Concorde heel.
There is also no 'toe puff' at the toe which creates a much lower profile when seen from the side which helps accentuate the toe when pointing.
The thinner leather upper means there is absolutely no breaking in time, no blisters and no waiting for the sole to soften.
This shoe is proving extremely popular with Open Championship Irish dancers.
Due to the lightweight nature of this jig shoe we do not recommend it for less experienced dancers or those who require more support.
Due to the lightweight nature of these jig shoes they will not last as long as our other models as they have been designed to be extremely lightweight, flexible and responsive to the dancer. You should be expecting to replace these every 6 months, or even sooner if you are very hard wearing on shoes. Unfortunately this is the compromise for having such a light weight, flexible shoe. If you want a more durable model but still flexible out of the box then we would recommend the Ultraflexi jig shoe.
The Ultralite jig shoe is only available with Liberty Tips and Concorde Lite Heels.
The Liberty tips are an Open/Championship level tip and are worn by many of the world's top dancers.
They are made from a mixture of high performance materials, all tightly compressed together to create a very compact, dense material.
The sound of the Liberty tip is a clear, crisp sound with a high resonance which is unique to the Liberty tip. It produces a higher frequency than our Concorde tip and the Liberty tip is often described as a 'gun shot' due to its sharp sound on impact.
All of our tips have a large 'Toe Stand' square at the front to make toe walking and getting on your toes easier.
The Concorde Lite heel is the latest innovation from Antonio Pacelli. It is much lighter than our standard Concorde heel but gives the same outstanding performance and sound.
It is an Open/Championship level heel made from the same composite materials as our Concorde Tips, which is a mix of several ingredients, all tightly compressed together to create a very high density material.
The Concorde Lite heel also has a curve on the inside of the heel to improve the accuracy of heel clicks and ensure a nice 'shot gun' sound when clicked.
Click here for the Ultralite Sizing Guide
Also available with White Straps click here
23 January 2014
Amazing. My daughter LOVES them. They are so light! I have seen these on other top dancers before didn’t know where to get them online. Definitely recommend!
13 March 2014
I love them. They are so much lighter than my current pair of Rutherfords. My heel clicks sounds great even though the heel feels really light.
28 March 2014
Thanks so much. They look beautiful. I can’t wait for my daughter to see them she will be so surprised.
23 March 2016
These shoes are simply fantastic! Though it took about 2 months to get accustumed to their weight after my previous ones (Ultraflexi with Ulster tips and heels which were perfect for a primary dancer), I just love them! They have incredible and loud sound, the clicks are great. Competing alone in a huge sport hall, my teacher and my parents were able to hear every single step I made! Thank you!
Joshua Ruddock, Senior Men’s World Champion 2016
2 September 2016
I came to your Wembley Store to purchase a new pair of heavy shoes and ended up buying the Ultralite Heavy Shoes. I wore them on stage at the World’s 3 weeks later. Never in my Irish dancing career have I been able to get heavy shoes stage ready in such a short amount of time with such little pain. The soft leather made them really easy to control my whole foot and had very little resistance when arching. The Liberty tips and Concorde heels also made for a really loud, crisp sound on the stage. Needless to say, they were effective, and definitely helped me in achieving the Senior Men’s World title this year in Glasgow.
Aine Murphy- Belfast
2 May 2017
I absolutely love these shoes!
The best pair of jig shoes I have ever had on my feet. I usually take a couple of months to break in heavy shoes and be able to complete toe stands but with these shoes I literally had them on my feet twice and I was able to get up.
Both myself and my dancing teacher were in shock as I really feared that I wouldn’t have them broken in on time.
They are very comfortable shoes which take to the shape of your feet, this makes them feel very secure.
The sound from the tips and heels is second to none. Although they have stretched slightly due to the leather used they don’t feel that they are too big or anything.
The dual layer insole is great as it absorbs the shock when dancing. They are lovely to dance in and feel very light on my feet.
I really wish I could have tried these shoes sooner than I did as they really are the best pair of jig shoes I have put on. I will certainly be recommending these to anyone!
Aine - Belfast
3 May 2017
We are thrilled with the Ultra-Lite shoes! I bought them for both of my daughters (aged 9 and 6 and both open championship dancers) and will never buy another brand!
The sound from the heels and tips is far superior to any jig shoes we have had previously, we can really notice the difference.
The girls have found them to be extremely comfortable and needed no ‘breaking in’ as the leather is so soft and they have commented that they feel much lighter and less cumbersome than their previous shoes.
In fact, the girls dancing teacher commented at class on Tuesday evening that going forward, if anyone is buying new jig shoes, they should buy the Ultra-Lite as when the dancers point their toes in their jig shoes, the Ultra-Lite gives a beautifully shaped point.
Thanks so much – we will certainly be buying them again!
Maureen - UK
Due to low staffing levels, we can't not exchange an order. Instead please return it for a refund and reorder the item you need online.
Please send your return directly to our warehouse address:
14 Hallmark Trading Estate
We suggest sending the parcel on a tracked service so you have a tracking number and proof of posting. We cannot accept responsibility for any items lost in transit. You will have to contact the courier company you used to claim for a lost parcel.
Click here for more information on our reduced service levels during this time.
The information below is still relevant so please do take the time to read before sending any items to us.
We are happy to refund any purchase within 30 days as long as the item has not been worn or soiled (please note that this excludes show shoes and any products made to your bespoke requirements - in these instances we strongly recommend that you are confident about the sizing before ordering).
We do extend our returns period over the Christmas period to cover early purchases which then need to be exchanged or refunded.
We recommend that you test the fit of any pumps or jig shoes on carpet to avoid marking the soles. Please note that we cannot refund shoes that have been worn at a dance class unless faulty.
If you need to return an item for a refund please click here to print off a returns form to complete and return with the parcel
Please include a copy of the delivery note or invoice which came with the parcel and note on it what action you would like us to take.
The customer is responsible for the cost of return unless the item was sent out incorrectly or is faulty.
When returning incorrect or faulty items please note we will only refund return postage up to the value of the original postage paid for the order. Please, therefore, do not return items using a postage service such as an express courier service which costs more than the original outbound postage from us.
We do recommend that you send any return on a tracked delivery service as we are unable to exchange or refund until it is received by our returns department.
Top Tip: If you are in a hurry for the replacement item then we recommend that you reorder the correct item(s) from our website and then send the incorrect item back for a refund!
**Please note that these times may be affected by delays due to Covid **
Delivery Region and Country
Delivery time (in working days)
United Kingdom Delivery Region
|Isle of Man||2 to 3|
|United Kingdom||2 to 3|
|Northern Ireland||2 to 3|
Channel Islands Delivery Region
|Guernsey||2 to 3|
|Jersey||2 to 3|
Ireland Delivery Region
|Ireland||3 to 5|
Mainland Western Europe Delivery Region
|Belgium||3 to 5|
|Denmark||3 to 5|
|France||3 to 5|
|Germany||3 to 5|
|Italy||3 to 5|
|Luxembourg||3 to 5|
|Monaco||3 to 5|
|Netherlands||3 to 5|
|Portugal||3 to 5|
|Spain||3 to 5|
Rest of Europe Delivery Region
|Albania||3 to 5|
|Austria||3 to 5|
|Belarus||3 to 5|
|Bosnia/Herzegovina||3 to 5|
|Bulgaria||3 to 5|
|Croatia||3 to 5|
|Cyprus||3 to 5|
|Czech Rep||3 to 5|
|Estonia||3 to 5|
|Finland||3 to 5|
|Gibraltar||3 to 5|
|Greece||3 to 5|
|Hungary||3 to 5|
|Latvia||3 to 5|
|Liechtenstein||3 to 5|
|Lithuania||3 to 5|
|Macedonia||3 to 5|
|Malta||3 to 5|
|Norway||3 to 5|
|Poland||3 to 5|
|Romania||3 to 5|
|Russian Federation||3 to 5|
|Serbia/Montenegro||3 to 5|
|Slovakia||3 to 5|
|Slovenia||3 to 5|
|Sweden||3 to 5|
|Switzerland||3 to 5|
|Turkey||3 to 5|
|Ukraine||3 to 5|
USA and Canada Delivery Region
|Canada||5 to 7|
|United States||5 to 7|
Australasia and Japan Delivery Region
|Australia||5 to 7|
|Hong Kong||5 to 7|
|Japan||5 to 7|
|New Zealand||5 to 7|
|Singapore||5 to 7|
|Taiwan||5 to 7|
South Africa Delivery Region
|South Africa||5 to 7|
Rest of the World Delivery Region
|Everywhere Else!||5 to 12|
Please note if you ask us to leave your order somewhere on your property (e.g. in the porch, hide under hedge) so no signature is taken, then you will not be able to claim for a lost parcel in the event of it going missing.
We are happy to comply with your instructions but we do recommend that if you are unable to sign for the parcel that you get it delivered to a friendly neighbour.
If you are not in then a ‘called while you were out’ card will be left.
You can then arrange to get it redelivered to your address or collect from your local post office or sorting office.
Hotel deliveries can be difficult due to the busy nature of their receptions desks and the number of hotel staff required to either handle or store the parcel before it arrives safely with the guest.
Due to this we advise that, wherever possible, you do not select a hotel as the delivery address for your order. If you do nominate a hotel please be aware that unfortunately we cannot accept responsibility for the parcel once the parcels tracking shows it has been successfully delivered to a hotel reception.
We also advise that you make the hotel aware in advance that you are expecting a parcel and that you liaise with them directly regarding collecting your parcel after it has arrived at their reception.
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.
The measurements given are for the foot length we recommend for each size and DOES NOT indicate the length of the jig shoe.
Please note that this is a guide and does not guarantee the correct fit.
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.
If you have a wide foot then go up half a size. You can find some examples here.
**We recommend that the Ultralite should be fitted extremely snuggly so we would suggest going for the smaller size if choosing between two sizes.**