I've signed up for a combination group class where both silver-level smooth and rhythm dances get taught in one hour. I've found the smooth steps hard to accomplish in my latin sandals, so I'd like to get a pair of practice/teaching shoes to take this class in. I wear a 3 in a Supadance style. I am not digging any of their practice shoe styles. I've been looking at International - I bought the Heather in a 4.5 since it is a closed shoe - sending it back because I'm pretty sure it's too big. I like the fabric upper, otherwise. I bought larger than my latin sandal style because I thought since it's a closed shoe my toes might get squished, but I'm thinking I should just exchange the 4.5 for a 3 and see what happens. Those of you who wear a latin sandal AND have this style of practice shoe (in any brand, really) do you order a size up, or do you stay true to your latin sandal size? I looked up the Ray Rose shoes and found the Solstice. But it's a leather upper - and so I'm not sure what that would be like to dance in - a closed shoe... a closed leather shoe. Does one wear little sockies on the inside? It's "antibacterial," but I am still thinking it's going to get hot in there. Are the insides fabric? I don't want to be sliding around inside the shoe. So those are the styles I prefer. Any input into a practice/teaching/training shoe is appreciated! MODS: I know there are 200 shoe threads and I searched with a variety of keywords. These questions didn't pop up several search pages in, but if this thread should be merged because I have lousy search skills, apologies and thank you.