Rutherford Products is the leading producer of Irish Dance Shoes, Irish Dancing Shoes, Irish Dance Wear, and Irish Dance Accessories worldwide. We are the makers of the now famous Sound-blaster/Sandglass tips, and HyTech heels...the loudest heels and tips anywhere. They come standard on all on Rutherford Jig Shoes, and are the overwhelming "Choice of Champions". We are the inventor and leading maker of the popular Black Suede Super Flexi Jig Shoe...the most flexible jig shoe anywhere...and a phenomenal shoe for toe-walking. We sell only the finest quality products. We also are the leading N. American distributor of Hullachan Reel Shoes, and offer an outstanding collection of Ghillies including the Hullachan Reel Shoe, and Rutherford Black Suede Sole Ghillie.
Ryan & O’Donnell are a division of AE Struthers which is a family owned business that was founded in 1984. We have always been in shoes, successfully manufacturing and selling Highland Dance pumps, Gents shoes and Ghillie Brogues under our brand Thistle Shoes.
Several years ago we were presented with a challenge, to innovate Irish Dance shoes. We have created a new hard shoe that is much lighter and more durable. Our tips and heels are constructed using a honeycomb technique that offers both greater durability and lightness. All our shoes feature a class 1 medical shock dispersing insole. You combine this with fine Italian leathers and we have a shoe that is the lightest and loudest in the market place.
Ryan & O’Donnell are about creating excellence in footwear which is ‘designed for purpose’, offering supreme comfort, the correct support, unsurpassed sound definition, out the box flexibility and the ultimate shock dispersing system to help maintain healthy feet in such a rigorous sport as Irish Dancing.