We are very proud of our Inishfree Aoife pomp and regularly get queries from home and abroad about how to best wear and lace our bestselling Irish dancing soft shoe.
3 times World champion dancer Brogan McCay, who wears our Aoife pomp, kindly assisted us along with Maoliosa Bond from Fasinatin Rythmn in Derry to produce this informative video.
Aoife Irish Dancing Soft Pomp
Our short clip, which you can view here online, will guide you through the correct lacing of our split sole pomp.
The feedback so far has been great – both beginners and teachers are finding this clip very helpful.
Let us know what you think.
For the last 20 years, The Flex 55 has been the Best SELLING Jig shoe for INISHFREE. Loved in the UK, the FLEX 55 Irish Dancing Hard Shoe is best regarded for its durability and requires no breaking in. You’ll love it so much you won’t want to break- up with it!
We know buying hard shoes is quite literally a hard job, so whether your preference is for soft leather, a hard wearing shoe, great tips or simply a comfortable shoe, at Inishfree we know the FLEX 55 will tick all these boxes.
From our factory in Cootehill, Co. Cavan, we have a longstanding tradition of manufacturing to the highest standards.
Each FLEX 55 hard Shoe will be made by hand and above all with great pride and passion. Each shoe features
- Superior quality soft yet firm leather
- Black Suede Outsole
- Fiberglass Toe tip
- Fitted Ankle Strap
- Flexible outsole that bends with the foot
- Poron heeled insole for superior comfort
So take a lesson from us and be proud of what you wear. With INISHFREE expect quality and unrivalled value for money and above all accept nothing less.
With FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on all orders over €100 that’s just the perfect excuse to road test a pair today!!!
Sean nós dancing is currently enjoying a great revival amongst a new generation of Irish dancers. This form of Irish SET Dancing (different to Step Dancing) is a more relaxed free-form of dancing where most of the work is done by the feet being kept close to the ground and where the arms move freely and the body is encouraged to relax.
A near extinct style, it was revived in Connemara in the mid 70′s and soon the younger generation in the form of Roisin Ni Mhainin and later Seosamh O Neachtain took up the style and popularised it among a wider and younger audience.
Sean Nós dancing is characterised by its ‘battering’ style of dancing, commonly danced in hard-sole shoes and where dancers create intricate rhythms but avoid high kicks, leaps and toe walks. Sean Nós Irish dancing hard shoes therefore need to have heavy leather soles so that on a wooden floor they give the best sound and match well with the acoustic instruments. They must not have a sharp or metallic tip so that the shoe is audible while not demanding they be the centre of attention.
INISHFREE’s traditional SET10 Irish dancing hard shoe continues to be very popular among female dancers who need a little height on the heel but who require a flat, sharp and crisp leather outsole. We have just launched a new Men’s style called MAKEM which features a traditional Gibson shoe and NEW discreet ‘Phenolic’ toe and heel tips for a richer sound.
All INISHFREE products are manufactured to a very high standard from our factory in Cootehill, Ireland and are a Guaranteed Irish product.
We loooove new trends here at Inishfree and we are delighted to be now making the super shiny Inishfree RED PATENT Irish Dancing Soft Pomp .
As worn by our very own Siobhan Phelan on SKY’s ‘Got To Dance’ we think the simplicity of her dress and the burst of colour on her feet is really beautiful.
We wonder if it is a sign of things to come. Would you wear a pair of pink patent pair Irish Dancing Shoes or maybe even a green patent pair for St Patrick’s day??
We better get sewing…
ProFlex Irish Hard Dance Shoes
We have just released a new hard dance shoes.
The Pro Flex is Inishfree’s NEWEST Championship jig shoe. It is a superior world class shoe suitable for all competitive and open dancers. It has a dynamically NEW shorter high density fiberglass toe tip and an outstanding New ‘Hi-Tec’ fibre heel for louder clicks and crisp heel drops.
The tip is squared off for toe stands and the heel has a slight inner curve to ensure precise and louder clicks. The Pro Flex is finished off with a black suede outsole.
Comes highly recommended by Inishfree.