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El Primero (Canvas)

Meet the everyday canvas sneaker that made PATOS famous. 100% handcrafted in Peru by local artisans. These are the world's most comfortable canvas sneakers. Traditional textiles are hand-stitched onto the heels, so no two pairs are exactly alike. Our memory-foam interior has a slight stretch while breathable canvas keeps your feet cool.
Free matching backpack included for a limited time.

Black / Blue

Also available in Leather

Get the perfect fit

Buy your normal US size. If you wear a half size, round up. Wide feet should order a full size up. See our size guide or live chat us with questions:

100% Handmade

Every pair is handcrafted by local artisans in Peru. That means no two pairs are exactly alike.

Free, fast shipping

Free returns and exchanges for 90 days, too.

31-day trial, free returns

Wear them to brunch, class, & everything in between for 31 days. Fall in love or your money back.

Named the #1 brand that "actually supports struggling artisans"

"It's no surprise PATOS are spreading rapidly among millennials."

What do you get in the box?

$35 matching backpacks are included free for a limited time.

Your shoes come with a matching drawstring backpack. It's made with recycled materials from our shop to reduce waste. One side has the colorful "Aguayo" textile; the other side matches the solid color of your shoes.

Let's make shoes in a new way.

No sweatshops. No unfair labor. A new, better way.

We believe that the products we wear should have a positive impact on the people who make them. That's why every pair of PATOS sold provides jobs for local artisans in Peru.

About your shoes

It's all in the details

Gender Unisex

Insole 7-mm padded mesh

Outsole Deep Black Canvas

Textile Traditional "Aguayo" fabric

Assembly Handcrafted by local artisans

Sourced Local Peruvian suppliers

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Brenda V.
United States


El Primero Q is beyond my best purchase. From the customer service and social media rep Josh who helped me along the way to receiving the shoes right on time for my trip. The leather has a very soft hand and amazing treatment, they are padded enough for a comfortable stride and the look good with just about anything.

Carrie P.
United States

Amazing Shoes! Amazing Customer Service!

I am extremely happy with my Patos. They came after 3 days as promised and fit perfectly. Beyond that, the bag included with the purchase is really cool and super useful and the sticker included in the box is amazing as well. Beyond that, I really enjoyed receiving a picture of the Peruvian artisan that handcrafted my shoes. The whole premise of Patos as a company is amazing and I highly recommend buying a pair.

Angela D.
United States


These shoes are so cute and extremely comfortable! I highly recommend getting your own paid!

Rosanne C.

My favorite shoes

Love the concept, love the execution, love the shoes! I bought from the original Kickstarter and still have bought more!

Jacque C.
United States

Highly recommend!

Love the concept behind this company and the shoes are so comfortable! Highly recommend!

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Shoes run true to size, and are slightly narrow. Read below to find your exact size :)
PATOS Shoes sizing chart

Sizing notes 

Our shoes are made in EU sizes. Use our size chart to find which EU size you are based on your US size. If you already know your EU size, select that one.

How PATOS sizes run: PATOS are slightly narrow and run true to size. If you don't have wide feet, select the size that you normally wear.

If you wear a half size: If you wear a half size, and don't have wide feet, round up to the next size. For example, if you have narrow feet and wear US 7.5, your best fit is likely an 8.

If you have wide feet: If you have wide feet, we suggest buying an entire size up. For example, if you typically wear 7, you should probably get an 8.

If you have wide feet and wear a half size: If you have wide feet and wear a half size, you should round up 1.5 sizes. For example, if you wear 7.5 and have wide feet, we suggest ordering size 9.

If you wear a number of different sizes: If, for example, you wear a 7 in some brands and 8 in others and don't know which one to base your size off of, you should probably go with the larger size.