These black satin d'orsay t-strap dance shoes are a perfect copy of a 1930s, swing-era shoe! The original version was the favourite shoe of a very famous dancer who said "these broke! Pleeeeease copy them." and they were so beautiful her wish was granted. Made with suede leather soles which are perfect for dancers of all skill levels. The suede leather covered heels on these black satin t-strap dance shoes are approximately 3.25" inches (8.26cm) tall and the base of the heel is 1.25" inches (3.18cm) wide to keep you stable. The insoles are made with a highly supportive foam lining to ensure your feet are just as comfortable before and after any jam session. These 1930s black satin t-strap dance shoes have four cut-outs in the front and two on the sides of the heel and look amazing with either formal or casual wear. Perfect for weddings, swing dancing, or ballroom dancing. Dancers have told us that these fit pretty much true to size. Because of the sturdy lining you may need a half size larger than your usual size, but most of our dancers have found that they fit their normal size. Since these black satin d'orsay t-strap dance shoes are bit a narrow at the toe, dancers with wide feet will find them a bit tight. The heels on these black satin d'orsay t-strap dance shoes are approximately 3.25" inches (8.26cm) tall and the base of the heel is 1.25" inches (3.18cm) wide to keep you stable. As an added bonus, the heel base is finished in suede leather sole to prevent any abrupt friction on the dance floor. These black satin t-strap dance shoes feature durable, suede leather soles which are designed for dancers of all skills levels. The suede soles are flexible without losing support and balance. To maintain the suede leather (or make it less "zippy"), we recommend using a fine, brass wire brush on the soles to remove the grit and dirt. Aris allen's are admired world-wide for their amazing comfort and these black satin t-straps are no exception. The insoles are well padded with highly supportive foam which help reduce the impact on your feet when dancing for long periods of time. The insoles are non-removable, but people have inserted their own orthotics with no issues.