- Criscrossing elastic vamp
- Leather lining
- Rubber sole
- 2 1/4" suede-wrapped heel
- Made in Italy by Pas de Rouge
Measurements & Ordering The Right Size
Shoe sizes vary by style—they run long, short, wide or narrow. We test fit size 8.5 shoes, and sometimes recommend ordering a larger or smaller size. Look for this information on any product page. (e.g. Fit: Runs long, buy a half size down.)
If one foot is larger than the other, always fit the larger foot.
The letters "4A", "3A", “2A”, "B”, or "C" below the sizes refer to the width of the shoe. The following chart explains the various widths Arthur Beren carries:
|4A or SS||= Extra Narrow|
|2A or N||= Narrow|
|B or M||= Medium (Standard)|
|C or D or W||= Wide |
|2E or WW||= Extra Wide |
Get sized regularly by a professional, preferably using a Brannock device. It is important to measure the width of the foot and to take into consideration the type of arch you have.
Wear the right socks. Consider your plans and activities and wear the most breathable and absorbent socks or stockings for the occasion with the appropriate footwear. If going bare, keep clean and dry.
Check the construction. Look at the sole and heel of the shoe to see what kind of terrain the shoe is meant to handle. Also look inside to assess the lining and upper elements of the shoe, checking to see how they will address your needs. A leather lined shoe will generally last longer than one without lining, though the unlined shoe may be lighter and more appreciated in warmer climates.
Walk around. When trying on a new pair of shoes, always try on both pair and walk around a bit - always on a clean indoor surface of course. Flex your arch and toes to see if the shoes feel good while you move about. Try shoes on in the afternoon or evening. Feet swell to their largest as the day progresses, so you will get a better reading of your true size once your feet have warmed up to the day.
Allow some time to break in a great pair of leather shoes--the best ones are a little tight in the beginning. By doing it right you’ll have shoes that are molded to your feet perfectly. See the How To Care tab for advice on proper shoe maintenance.
If the upper of the shoe is made of elastic or an elastic-blend fabric the shoe should fit snugly and need no breaking in. Shoes should never squeeze or cramp your toes.
If your shoes are slightly too loose in the in-step, a toe pad can be added to create a better fit, preventing any unnecessary friction.
For more heel and arch support or extra cushioning, consider custom fitted orthotic inserts, or even some gel inserts to target the problem.
Fitting Questions? Please call 1-888-400-2623 or email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
About the Designer
Pas de Rouge
The Soft Appeal.
Each Pas de Rouge is an original ensemble where the elements of classic shoe making (the lining, the quarter, the tongue, the sock-lining, the upper…) cohabit with latest generation high tech materials. Special high density rubber soles are able to absorb 50% of vibrations, the shape of the heels is laser-cut from innovative materials that guarantee maximum lightness and resistance. The hides are all of top quality, specially selected for their softness and elasticity. All together, these to produce a soft and enveloping shoe that fits like a glove. After being perfectly shaped, the lining and the insole are sewn one by one to the upper. As when making a tailor-made suit, the different layers are stretched and aligned during the whole sewing phase, creating an elastic synergy and giving shape and structure to the shoe. This results in a flexible architecture that underlines the hides’ natural qualities of softness and resistance. This is the secret of a fit that supports and welcomes the foot step after step.
Pas de Rouge originates from the idea of combining one of the most conventional footwear manufacturing processing, “sacchetto” (slip lasting), with feminine and modern design. These two ideas stitch together in every Pas de Rouge shoe: the refined choice of leathers and ultra-light materials and the passion for beauty through comfort. The result is a shoe that seduces the eye and enchants the foot, comfortable to wear with elegant lightness, all day long.