Aris Allen Women's White Canvas Sneaker with Suede Sole - CLOSEOUT
- Aris Allen Women's Classic Canvas Dance Sneaker is a dance version of the classic tennis sneaker of the last century.
- Your favorite white canvas sneaker is now your favorite Women's swing dance shoes! An un-heeled style that looks cute with a skirt.
- Flexible Chrome Leather (Suede) Bottom Sole.
- Cushy footbed.
Now you can look like you're wearing sneakers without the knee-injuring potential that dancing on rubber soles carries.
The insole is removable so you can add your own or wear them with orthotics.
Our test group said that these fit a half size off and almost all went down one half size - so if you fit two sizes, it's best to go with the smaller of the two (say, if you fit 6.5 to 7; you will most likely fit the 6.5 best).
ABOUT CHROME LEATHER SUEDE SOLES:
Aris Allen Women's White Canvas dancing sneakers are made with Chrome Leather Soles (suede tanned with chromium salts) 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 chrome leather 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 chrome leather 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!).