This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

Aerosoles, often associated with comfortable and practical footwear, has stepped into the swing realm. I spotted Aerosoles on Laura Keat at The Experiment and on Nelle Cherry at DCLX, and wondered how they were dancing in these rubber soled shoes. The secret, according to Nelle, is to get the soles dusty and the rubber becomes the perfect consistency of slippery and sticky when you need it. Who knew? I wear Aerosoles to work for comfort, but I never thought about taking them out on the dance floor. This is great news for the people who dance in flats or heels or both – there’s a little something for everyone.

There are several things that make Aerosoles comfortable, but dancers specifically will notice the highly flexible sole, the cushioned footbed, and the soft leather interiors of the shoes. There are also some nice vintage-inspired shoes in their lineup.

Here’s what I like from the Aerosoles site:

Gingerroot shoe in pink, gray, or black leather
Out of Controle shoe in gray, tan, or black patent leather
Saprolite shoe in black suede combo or black leather combo
Ginerous shoe in purple, gray, or black suede

8 thoughts on “Aerosoles

  1. I’ve been looking at some of those styles, but it seems like the standard Aerosoles heel height is 3″+, which is too high for me to dance in. Such is the problem with most mainstream shoe companies. *sigh*

    1. For a shoe company that touts comfort, I’m unsure of why they don’t have more lower heels. I do love their flats, though. Usually they have more flats with straps or Mary Janes that might be good for dancing, but I didn’t see any in their current collection.

      1. It’s usually not too hard to find cute flats, it’s the mid-heel range that’s difficult. Wish that Aerosoles would assign their high-heel designer to some other categories! πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my gosh, those red heels that I wore to and from the dance on Saturday are Aerosoles (“Benefit” in red)! Can you define “get the soles dusty”? Does that mean just walk in them outside or really grind some dust into the soles?

  3. So I finally got a chance to try on some Aerosoles yesterday, and I take back *almost* my entire complaint about the heels being too high for dancing.

    Why? The Aerosoles have a super flexible sole. When most shoes get high, it diminishes the flexibility in the foot and that makes them undanceable. The Role line was fine for me in terms of height. The Benefits were a little high for me, but would probably be fine for someone else.

    The rubber sole seemed really sticky to me, but maybe some dance dust could work its magic.

    My little lingering complaint? I still think they should make cute shoes in a mid-heel height!

  4. I just discovered this post. First :)!!!! Second!!! Third: the heel height is totally masked in the brilliant structure and balance of a flexible sole, yet a strudy arch support. I now own 4 pairs of Aerosoles!

    Chelsea Crew has also started making very nice shoes that also fit that “get dance dirt on them and you’re good” mentality. Though their sole flexibility is wanting. I usually “break” the shank of the shoe at the ball of the foot and then I’m ok! (Old ballerina in me breaking in her pointe shoes before wear).


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