The Cha-cha-chá was a dance craze from the 1950s that was a variant of the Cuban danzón. Composer and creator Enrique Jorrín described his moment of invention: I moved the accent from the fourth eighth note- where it was normally found in the mambo - to the first beat of the cha-cha-chá. And so The Cha-cha-chá was born - from melodies that were practically danceable by themselves.
Designed to imitate the ease and comfort of a classic Cuban smoking loafer, John produced the Cha-cha-chá with a hip, slip-on casual fit, a soft rubber sole and stacked tunite heel. The two colourways in The Cha-cha-chá feature two different luxurious leathers: a vintage looking, metallic Spanish leather with a cracking quality revealing darker surfaces below (coming soon), and a black, slightly pebbled Portuguese leather with a light surface gloss. (Please note, only the black colourway features tassels.) Let the Dance Begin.
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Posted by Caro à Québec from La ville de Québec:
Got the blue one online (not on Fluevog site)! Thanks to the one guy from the Québec City store who helped me choosing the right size (6.5). I would prefer the silver one... but the blue are just awesome! What I like is that I can wear them without any socks. Great pleasure of feeling leather. One little point: the way those shoes are made (coutures in french or seams (?) in English) is not as good quality than the others Fluevog I got (example: Radio boots or Loire sandals or Brigid boots.). http://www.gravitypope.com/shoes/product/22339-fluevog-chacha-rs-cha-cha
Posted by Una from Anchorage:
Cute but runs large!
I am a size 6 with a wide foot and these beautiful shoes were at least a half-size too big in length and width for me, even with an insole. I hope they come out in smaller sizes as they are otherwise gorgeous and comfy...
Posted by Debbie S from Seattle, WA:
Decided these, in silver, had been on my "to buy" list for long enough. I'm a 9 in most Fluevogs, an 8 1/2 in some. Narrow feet. I went back and forth between 8 and 8 1/2....think I need an 8 1/4...probably drove poor Willie nuts, although he didn't let it show at all! 8 was just a bit too snug in the toes and bunion, 8 1/2 was just slightly loose with nylons but fit fine with regular weight socks. So, 8.5 it was, and I figure I can put in an insole when it gets warmer and I want to wear without socks. They are unbelievably comfortable - I forget I'm wearing shoes when I have them on. Hope they come out in some new exciting colo[u]rs in the future.
Posted by susan voss from Oakville, Ontario. Canada:
Love my new pewter( the image looks shiny silver but in real life mine are dark pewter) loafers. Thank you to New York Soho store. Our second trip to this store and a real joy to shop with such friendly and fun staff!!!!
I take a size 8 in all other labels but Fluevogs in 7 fit perfect!
My new go to fall shoes. My Wearever boots will be jealous ....
Posted by Andrea from Vancouver:
Cinderella's Magic Slippers
More beautiful in person! These are NOT your Grandma's bedroom slippers, instead they are fit for a funk(y) Queen!
I went down half a size - they break in quite well and tend to be roomy. Good for wide feet.
Posted by Karen from San Francisco, CA:
SILVER! I have wanted a silver shoe for so long and it finally arrived. These shoes are super comfy. They were a bit tight when I first slipped them on but after a few hours or wearing them the tightness was gone.
Be aware the silver isn't as bright as it appears in the pictures. There is a dark under tone that peaks through the silver.
Posted by Marie:
Such a sweet black slip-on. The leather is soft but substantial and they look great with everything - jeans, skirts, leggings, work clothes. They aren't super dressy but I find I often end up wearing basic black flats and loafers at work on many days. It's a go-to shoe when I'm rushed, which is often.
I don't know if it was clear in the description but the soles are sort of rubber, which is great.
I normally get an 8.5 in high heel fluevogs but 8 will be good in these I think, so I'm exchanging. The fit feels normal or a bit big, but I guess it depends on your foot.
They are so comfortable; they feel like slippers or moccasins but they look dressy. They're like...dressy moccasins.
I have been looking for a new black slip-on to replace a pair I've had for like 6 years and I've found it.