- 100% Vegan
- Eco stretch suede upper
- Inside zipper
- Cushioned, breathable and absorbent sock lining
- Very durable, non-slip, water resistant, ultralight rubber and polyurethane lug outsole
- 1 1/8" Stacked heel
- Made in Italy by Ron White
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
Introducing the ‘Rapisardi/Ron White’ collection. A new collaboration taking on the heritage and innovation of the legendary Rapisardi brand under the creative direction of renowned Canadian Shoe Designer Ron White, creator of the world’s first All Day Heels®. The Rapisardi story goes back five generations with a Tuscan family business started by Emma Del Greco Mochi. Her passion was helping and empowering impoverished woman in Florence. She along with her daughter started a small business by commissioning women to make intricate woven products creating an international business success. Generations later, this same family entered the women’s footwear market with a new approach for a women’s summer shoe made of a straw weave on leather mixed with a wood or cork sole… thus was born the Florentine artisan sandal. Today, under the direction of Barbara Rapisardi the brand has moved into a new realm and are again trail blazers in the footwear industry with an entire collection that incorporates a stretch element or material in it. This stretch brings a vast range of fitting as the shoes and sandals virtually customize to the wearer’s foot bringing heavenly comfort. The Rapisardi brand is now sold in over 30 countries around the world. A unique sustainable element to this collection is that it’s 100% Vegan using only vegetable based components and chemical free glues alongside natural materials such as cereals, grains and seeds to create the collection. Rapisardi is proud to be animal free and are members of ‘Animal Free Fashion’ by LAV, an industry leader in vegan certification. Special technologically advanced materials are also used for the sock linings (the material under the foot) which are both breathable and absorbent. A thick all natural woven cotton foam cushioning is used throughout the collection that also adds exceptional padding and increased breathability. In addition, a special ultralight outsole is used made from Rubber and Polyurethane. These outsoles are very durable, non-slip, water resistant and add additional cushioning. Ron White shares a similar vision for fashion footwear using unique technologies for shoes that feel wonderful, so it was a kismet fit for leading Canadian Shoe Designer Ron White to partner with Rapisardi to create a unique new collection. Together they unveil a collection exclusively made for the North American Market called ‘Rapisardi/Ron White’.