Sansha 603 Ovation
This is a very comfortable shoe, it breaks in and conforms to your foot quickly. The shank hits my foot right at the top of my arch. The heal isn't too short like many of the shoes I have worn before and stays nicely on my heal when I dance. The box doesn't get soft as quickly as the other more expensive shoes I've had, and the platform is easy to balance on. The satin does a pretty good job of not ripping until the shoe is nearly dead. I tried this shoe because it was less expensive than others, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I love to dance in them-easily my favorite shoe!