When one of my large (team) coed cheerleaders came to me about trying these Riplaces, I was skeptical. I was worried about functionality and the safety of my athletes. I was afraid they would snap off in the middle of a stunt or tumbling pass or not hold the shoe tight to their foot. I said to have a few of the kids try them out to see how they were before the whole team wore them. Turns out, I had no need to worry. They were awesome and the kids loved them! We got them in our team colors and wore them preparing for and then competing at NCA College Nationals. Actually, our large coed WON nationals in them! So now they are part of our nationals uniform…going for back to back with the help of our Riplaces!