Aoife Pump

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This item has been discontinued... the sizes available are what we have left in stock!

Currently enjoying worldwide recognition and championship success, the AOIFE Irish dancing soft pomp is a master of its class.

The Inishfree Aoife Pump is a tight fighting children’s pump proving to be very popular with all age groups & experience dancers. The pump uses a unique arched structure with elastic side loops and additional eyelets which gives that super tight fight. It is a split sole pump which makes it very comfortable.


    • Hugs and moulds your foot giving an award winning arch
    • Short spilt sole allows a really flexible and neat fit, it’ll wear like a glove
    • Gives an incredibly professional and slim look with its short and pointed toe
    • Will not hurt and take any time to break in
    • It has a medical green ‘Poron’ Urethane ball and heel of the foot padding for superior cushioning, shock absorption and breathability
    • Its full grain leather will give a supple and quality look and increased longevity
    • Made in Ireland
Fitting the AOIFE pomp

In an ideal world we would recommend to get fitted by one of our many vendors but don't worry just follow our practical guidelines below and you'll be stepping out in confidence!

Aoife pomp's or split soled pomp's are generally favoured by advanced, professional and open dancers. If you are migrating from a full leather outsole pomp please be advised that the Aoife will fit neater and tighter, you want the foot to look slim, pointed and incredibly neat.

Aoife pomps should be worn a size smaller than your street size and remember that all our sizes are in UK sizes. The pomp should have no room at the toe and should be pulled up at the heel (very important) before lacing and shaping around the ankle.

The fitting of the pomp will feel tight initially but the soft and supple leather will stretch slightly. This is why a lot of really excellent dancers go down 2 sizes. They will essentially stretch the pomp to the fit and contour of their feet.

Selecting the correct size

If you don't know your USA or UK shoe size please use the chart below with the measurement guidelines.

If you are unsure of the shoe size you require, we recommend that you draw around your foot on a plain piece of paper and measure between its two longest points (heel to big toe) in centimetres.

How to measure your foot using a drawing

Place the foot on a blank piece of paper and draw around it, ensuring the pen/pencil is held vertically. Draw a line along the foot from the heel to the toe edge and measure. Clearly mark the length of the foot in centimetres.

Choose the size corresponding to that measurement from the table below.

For example:

Footh Length = 17.35cm
USA Size = Size 12 Child
UK Size = Size 10 Child

14.94 9 Child 7 Child
15.39 9½ Child 7½ Child
15.88 10 Child 8 Child
16.21 10½ Child 8½ Child
16.43 11 Child 9 Child
16.94 11½ Child 9½ Child
17.35 12 Child 10 Child
17.73 12½ Child 10½ Child
18.25 13 Child 11 Child
19 13½ Child 11½ Child
19.25 1 Child 12 Child
19.75 1½ Child 12½ Child
20.25 2 Child 13 Child
20.5 2½ Child 13½ Child
20.75 3 Adult 1 Child
21.25 3½ Adult 1½ Child
22 4 Adult 2 Child
22.25 4½ Adult 2½ Child
22.5 5 Adult 3 Adult
22.75 5½ Adult 3½ Adult
23 6 Adult 4 Adult
23.5 6½ Adult 4½ Adult
24 7 Adult 5 Adult
24.5 7½ Adult 5½ Adult
25 8 Adult 6 Adult
25.5 8½ Adult 6½ Adult
26 9 Adult 7 Adult
26.25 9½ Adult 7½ Adult
26.5 10 Adult 8 Adult
26.75 10½ Adult 8½ Adult
27.25 11 Adult 9 Adult
27.5 11½ Adult 9½ Adult
28 12 Adult 10 Adult
28.25 12½ Adult 10½ Adult
28.5 13 Adult 11 Adult

Soft Shoes (the AOIFE pomp)

The Aoife pomp is made at least a size smaller than normal to give it its unique arch and wonderful fit.

For a tighter fit most dancers will go down one to two sizes on our Aoife pomp. This is a personal choice about how tight you want the fit but do bear in mind that the leather will stretch slightly.

The Aoife patent pomp has a more firm feel and will fit a size smaller than your regular shoe size.