Aris Allen Heeled 1940s Mary Jane Wingtip - CLOSEOUT
- Aris Allen Heeled Wingtip Mary Jane Swing Dance Shoes are a perfect copy of a vintage 1940s shoe!
- Dressy styling looks great with your favorite swing dance skirt.
- The insole is quite thick and squishy.
- The adjustable "set-it-and-forget-it" buckled ankle strap allows you to set your desired fit and slip the strap in and our of a "J" hook without needing to readjust it every time you wear the shoes.
- Made with suede leather soles which are perfect for dancers of all skill levels.
- Please note: the lovely scarlet/fuschia lining might turn your socks pink... hence the price :)
- The heel is approximately 3" tall and the base of the heel is 1 1/4" wide to keep you stable.
- The Suede Sole is quite flexible and the heel has a synthetic bottom that won't slow you down when it touches the floor during a spin.
- After trying these on many dancers, overwhelmingly they reported that these shoes run true to size.
- When asked, women who said, for instance, "I almost always wear a 7, but sometimes a 6.5", found that they were happiest with the size 7.
Because they are Mary Janes and have a strap across the middle, women of almost all widths were happy with the fit.
ABOUT SUEDE SOLES:
- These are made with Suede Soles which are wonderful to dance on but require occasional upkeep (it's usually a problem with catching the edge on a piece of hardwood that is sticking up on the dance floor).
- If you need to re-glue the suede many people just use crazy glue gel. We have also found that commercially produced shoe repair glue (available from the shoe repair shop in your local mall) works great.
- You're not supposed to wear suede soles outside - but every swing dancer knows that you can make suede soles faster by wearing them everywhere to get them dirty, then dance in them until they're shiny on the bottom.
- If you prefer them less zippy you can dull the "mirror finish" they can get by roughing them up with a wire brush periodically. Just remember that when they get wet in the rain they won't spin very easily (conversely - if they're too slippery just spill your drink on the floor and step in it!).