I bought these shoes for line dancing, primarily indoors. I wanted flat shoes but I don't like a split sole. These were perfect! I did need to wear them outside a few times to rough up the soles and now they are just the right amount of smooth for turns and slides. I didn't find that they would be better than ordinary sneakers for dancing outside on concrete or grass but I personally don't need the shoes for that. I would recommend them and would buy them again.