ARIS ALLEN WOMEN'S CANVAS SNEAKER #425-WB
These are a dance shoe version of the classic sports sneaker
so popular in the 20th century. They have a suede bottom sole
and a comfy removable insole. The footbed is removable so you
can add your own or wear them with orthotics.Light, comfortable,
and cute. The rubber foxing is sewn to the upper. Not only do
they look adorable with a skirt - these are perfect for dancers of all skill levels.
Aris Allen is known for making vintage style swing dance shoes and reproduction models that are more authentic equipment for dancing swing than ordinary ballroom shoes are, their philosophy being that your dancing will look more authentic if you wear the same style of shoes the inventors of the dance were wearing.
Sneakers are the most comfortable thing you can dance in - but rubber bottom shoes will eventually harm your knees. The answer? Suede or leather soles.
Fits true to size.
- Narrow width feet: were ok with the fit
- Medium width feet: happy
- Wide width feet: not happy (but see below about replacing the very thick insoles)
- When asked, women who said, for instance, "I almost always wear an 8, but sometimes a 7.5", found that they were happiest with the size 8 - but our returns show that the 2.5% of women who return these and buy a 2nd size almost always go down a half size.
- Women who said "I almost always wear a 7.5, but sometimes an 8" were happiest with the 7.5.
These are average width - only women with very wide feet did not like the width. We have heard from several women with wide feet that they took the ultra-thick insoles out and replaced them with ultra-thin insoles which apparently makes them much roomier.