The Vida is a classic and supportive Salsa and Latin shoe, also suitable for social ballroom dancing. The wide heel, positioned in the middle of the heel and the cushioned insole make this a comfortable and secure shoe, perfect for students and teaching professionals who spend long hours on their feet. Leather upper. Adjustable ankle strap for greater support can be changed for a different look. Self-locking buckle. Flexible sole for pointing and flexing. Suede outsole, perfect for turns and slides. This style runs smaller than marked. The manufacturer recommends going a half size larger than your normal size (if you are trying to accommodate a wide width, please order a full size larger than your normal size). Measurements: Heel Height: 2 1 2 in Weight: 5 oz Product measurements were taken using size 8, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.