Quality has gone down
I have always purchased these tights for my high school majorettes. I recently bought 14 pairs so that each of the girls would have two pairs. It's a good thing I did as the first time they put them on, 5 of the 7 ripped a hole in the crotch as they were putting them on. My girls even buy a size bigger because it's easier for them to put them on in a hurry (a few are also cheerleaders and change right before halftime). I've never had this problem before, so I'm hoping maybe it was just a bad run of the tights.