How to Lace Irish Dance Soft Shoes

IDM unravels the mystery behind the Irish Dance soft shoe. 

If you cringe when trying to figure out how to lace a new pair of soft shoes -- check this out!

Our resident shoe expert - Betsy from Ballinvilla Products provides this helpful HOW TO on lacing soft shoes. One of the popular shoes - Rutherford Product's Cavan pump is used in this demo. Find these shoes at or

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