Latest NewsWe were delighted to recently craft a pair of our dancing shoes for The First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, presented above by Riverdance lead dancers Maria Buffini and Padraic Moyes prior to a special performance of Riverdance at The Gaiety Theatre, 18th June, 2013 (more ...). We believe in creating the Highest Quality Irish Dancing Footwear and are the worldwide leaders in the manufacture of High Quality Irish Dancing Shoes. We were the original and official shoemakers of Dancing Shoes for Riverdance (See Article Irish Sunday Press, February 12, 1995).
Formed in 1980 by Dan Fay (who had been making shoes for nearly 55 years previously), we believe in creating the highest quality Irish Dancing footwear. To achieve this, all our shoes are handmade by craftsmen in our own workshop in Dorset Street, Dublin Ireland. They have been worn by many a champion and we supply our shoes worldwide to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, Canada, United States of America and throughout the rest of the world.
From years of experience in manufacture of quality Irish Dance Footwear, our shoe range are customized to maximise your potential, provide durability, with varying degrees of support and flexibility required allowing you to concentrate on your dancing. Furthermore all our hard shoes are made entirely with 100% calf leather. This soft supple leather gives the shoes terrific flexibility, an essential factor for Irish Dancing and puts our shoes at a unique advantage. Other standard features on all our hard shoes include the flattened toe for support and balance when performing toe-stands, click heels for increased sound and tone during heel clicks, reinforced high density heels or high-tech heels for terrific sharp sound and durability, and our specially formulated millenium tip with many years of improvement and fine-tuning delivering an excellent sharp sound, yet very tough and durable.
In Ireland we manufacture many shoe styles to suit all levels, including the original Fays Super Flexi leather sole with increased support for the feet through the leather sole. For intermediate and advanced dancers, we recommend Fays Ultra Flexi black suede providing maximum flexibility and shortest breaking in time. The Ultra Flexi is our most popular choice among the champion dancers.Patrick's site.