These dance shoes are an exact reproduction of an actual 1950s dress shoe. Made with flexible suede-bottom soles and heels which are perfect for dancers of all skill levels. The ankle strap keeps your feet held firmly in this model and the little chunky heel makes it look incredibly sexy without the height of most heeled dance shoes. The footbed has a soft foam lining. aris allen is known for making vintage style swing dance shoes and reproduction models that are more authentic equipment for dancing swing than ordinary ballroom shoes are. Their philosophy being that your dancing will look more authentic if you wear the same style of shoes the inventors of the dance were wearing.