Katrinski flats fit fairly true to size; if you are between sizes (i.e., 36.5), select the next size (i.e., 37).
Leather upper and leather insole. Flexible PVC outsole for indoor and outdoor use. The first time you use them on the dance floor you might feel a bit of resistance, but very quickly the PVC outsole will "cure" and become soft and perfectly suitable for all surfaces.
These flats are such a joy to wear! As one tanguera exclaimed: "Yummm! Just spent a day dancing in Katrinskis for the first time. Never been so comfortable in my tango life." They are perfect to dance indoors or for dancing & walking outdoors.
From Katrinski Designer
"I am Katrin Urwitz from Stockholm, Sweden. After working as a wigmaker and makeup artist at the theater I took a break to travel Latin America, the first trip led to many more trips and eventually to a significant encounter with myself dancing tango in Buenos Aires. Since 2007 I have spent a lot of time in Argentina and my interest in craft and design combined with me starting to use high heals for the first time in life awoke my interest in shoes. They have to be beautiful and comfortable and functional to dance in. I wanted to know more, I wanted to learn how shoes are made by hand. And so I did. Once I started making shoes I wanted to make all kind of shoes, not only for dancing tango but for everyday life.
As a result of this personal journey I started Katrinski. The bigger part of the production I do myself - from idea to design and trough all the steps to a ready pair of shoes. I have learned from masters with generations of experience in the art of making shoes by hand, far from the big industries. I still work closely with my teachers as they are now a part of Katrinski production.
Katrinski long to make beautiful and comfortable shoes. A mix of the latin feminine way of expression and the Swedish comfortable and practical approach to footwear. To combine the best of both worlds together with fine craft and original design."