Aris Allen "Spat Style wingtip duotone"
Aris Allen "1940s Spat Style wingtip duotone Lindey Hop Swing Shoes". For all dances like Lindey Hop, Swing, Tango, Salsa en ballroom.
Black & White Spat Style Wingtip
The Aris Allen Men's Black & White Wingtip Leather Dance Shoes are 100% Handmade with high quality leather.
The Men's Wingtip Dance Shoes feature the Aris Allen Raw Leather Sole which allow you to spin and slide while providing excellent balance.
The Wingtip dance shoes are styled after an authentic 1930s dress shoe (think Fred Astaire) which means they can be used as dress shoes or dance shoes.
The Aris Allen Men's Black & White Wingtip Leather Dance Shoes are designed for the intermediate / advanced dancer - but they're also great as a second pair for beginners... the "fastness" of the sole forces you to "find your center" immediately.
A note about the Men's Black & White Wingtip Leather Dance Shoes--
These dance shoes 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, 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. These are not stamped out, they are made just a few at a time.
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.
The footbed is lined with foam so it's much more comfortable than many ordinary dress shoes.
Aris Allen Raw Leather Sole - which is made from flexible hard leather that gets "faster" over time by repeatedly absorbing the natural humidity in the air (especially at a dance) and drying. Aris Allen's philosophy is that your dancing will look more authentic if you wear the same shoes the dance was invented in.
The Aris Allen Raw Sole is either sanded or varnished and after a few hours of wear they become "raw" on the bottom and perform a lot like Chrome Leather (suede) which allows you to spin and slide, and still control the floor.
If you find the sole has picked up dirt from the floor and is slowing down, just shuffle your feet on the sidewalk once or twice to refresh it.
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