The shoes look like a more finished dance shoe to go with Gabriela's colors. As stated above the taps are plastic. I had no problem removing the plastic coating that came when new. I don't think silver sparkle tap shoes are very accurate, but they do look cute and you can visually see the "taps" as the shiny silver color. I think over time the silver will become scuffed and worn, we already have scuffing and have not done a whole lot with them.
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