Aris Allen Black & Silver 1930s Heeled Oxford Swing Shoes - CLOSEOUT - *Limited Sizes*
- These Aris Allen Women's Lace-up Heeled Oxford Swing Dance Shoes are a perfect copy of a 1930s shoe.
- The original was a vintage pair of Ostrich Pumps in carmel brown with light pink ostrich inserts. We do not kill ostriches - so you're going to have to make do with our version :)
- Looks totally dead-sexy with all your swing dance clothes - skirts, dresses or pants.
- Women's Dance Shoes with Suede Soles, a Squishy Footbed and Lace-up closure.
- This style looks cute with either formal or casual wear and gives you that rare combination of a decent sized heel and a lace-up shoe.
- Please check the sizing recommendations before placing your order.
- Item #: 2072-BS
- This style, like the original it was copied from, has a very round toe.
- The heel is approximately 3" and the insole is quite thick and squishy.
- 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.
Because this style is made with a Blucher style construction - which means you can customize the width by loosening or tightening the laces - this style should work with most widths.
Most women know which two sizes they fit best (like 6.5 & 7 or 8.5 & 9). To figure out which size you'll fit in these:
- Narrow to Normal width = you'll probably wear the larger of the two sizes you usually fit.
- Wide feet = you'll probably fit one half size larger than the two sizes you usually fit (and because it is a round toed shoe, once in a while one whole size larger than your normal size). We've seen women with very wide feet look absolutely delicious in this model.
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!).