The Aris Allen Raw Sole
Designed by swing dancers for swing dancers. Made from flexible hard leather with a raw, unfinished surface on both sole & heel just like 40's dance shoes. The finish feels like velvet and acts a lot like Chrome Leather (suede) - allowing you to spin and slide, but still control the floor. The Leather Heel has thick rubber layer - for extra shock absorption (see photo below).
The sole is flexible to help you feel the floor. We are always thrilled when we watch swing competitions as pair after pair of Aris Allens show up on the competitors (usually the white ones, so they're pretty obvious!).