Aris Allen Men's EEE Extra-Wide 1930s Black Captoe Dance Shoe
These are great dance shoes because of the slideable sole and heel, and the comfort you need in a shoe that's going to be on the hardwood all night.
ABOUT THE ARIS ALLEN RAW SOLE:
ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE SHOES:
They are absolutely 100% handmade. The cutting of the leather is done by hand - not stamped out, the glue is put on with a brush, not a machine, and the sewing, while done with a sewing machine, is done one at a time. You can even see the occasional pencil mark! This means that the shoe on your foot is the product of a craftsman who sees the shoe from start to finish. This also explains why you will find the occasional imperfection. They are made one at a time.
We find that these EEE width shoes run a half size larger than our regular captoes. So you'll probably want to order one half size smaller than your usual men's dress shoe size. (Whenever we are at large dance events and a guy says that the length is correct but the width is too tight, we go down a half size and hand him the EEE captoe).
About “Blucher” construction: The style of captoe chosen for this shoe is a Blucher, meaning that unlike most dress shoes they are constructed to open and close across the foot with laces (rather than being stitched down at the base of the laces) to allow you to adjust the fit to your liking. This means they easily fit a variety of widths, from slightly narrow to average to slightly wide. If you need much wider, see our EEE width Captoes.