Checking out a new blog today through Sew Retro, I discovered another company selling reproduction vintage shoe styles.
I'm a big fan of California's Re-Mix shoes but I just don't have the money for them now. This semi-local, east coast company, Aris Allen, sells their shoes at such affordable prices, ($40-$90) it unbelievable. The brand was created by a swing dancing couple in D.C. so it may be because they know if actual dancers buy their shoes they will definitely get return business because the shoes will wear out much faster than "civilian" shoes with that kind of constant use. Since these are created especially for swing dancing, that means they're made to be comfortable, right?* The shoes can be bought online at DanceStore.com.
The shoes I'm talking about are lovely. There are so many that I want and I just found out there is an Aris Allen Factory Outlet not too far away in Baltimore!
Peep-Toe Mary Jane, $89.95 (My faves!)
1930s Heeled Oxford, $64.95
Closed Back Wedge, $89.95
Nubuck RugCutter, $79.95
* I just found out through the website that their shoes are used on Dancing with the Stars so they are comfortable!