Soft leather upper, leather sole, " Techno " taps attached. Very good sound, quite sturdy and comfortable. Jason develops a tap shoe with Bloch! This is the first tap shoe available with a full build up straight out of the box, a double stacked sole and a tripled stacked heel for great depth and pitch of sound. The Jason Samuels Smith is a beautifully crafted Tap Shoe. Ideal for advanced tap dancing. Made in Thailand. Original Bloch dance product. FITTING GUIDE: For women, begin with two and one half sizes up from street size; for men, go up one half size from street size.