El Primero (Canvas)

Free shipping + exchanges.

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.

White / Green

Also available in Leather

Sizing recommendations

El Primero (Canvas) tends to run small. If you know your EU size, pick that. Otherwise, choose your typical US size, but err on the bigger side.

For instance, if you wear a US 7.5, you should get a US 8. If you have wide feet, you should 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 Crisp white canvas

Textile Traditional "Aguayo" fabric

Assembly Handcrafted by local artisans

Sourced Local Peruvian suppliers

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John W.
United States

Great Shoes and Service

I ordered a pair of size 12 in black, and was informed they were out of stock. The customer service person quickly helped me switch out for a size 13 so I could receive them right away. I'm glad I did as the 13 is just right. If you are in between sizes, get a size up. Very comfortable!

mike m.
United States

Great looking and fitting shoes

They fit well even with my wide feet and comfortable one small problem the cushion in one of the shoes moves a bit when i remove them a simple push of the finger puts everything back in place keep up the good work

Danica B.
United States


In addition to being beautiful, these flats are sturdily constructed, hardy in all kinds of weather, and comfortable all day. I have worn my flats on the cobbled and ancient Appian Way in Rome, and dusty streets in Port Au Prince. They still look beautiful and are going strong!

Kathi M.
United States

Love them, but a bit narrow...

My Patos arrived very quickly and are of high quality. While I do not wear a wide size shoe, I found my Patos canvas sneakers very tight across the top of both feet. A trip to the shoemaker to have them professionally stretched solved my problem. I have received several compliments and inquiries about my Patos.

Jayne M.
United States

Real nice

They’re comfortable and stylish — very satisfied.

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Shoes run slightly small/narrow, and are slightly narrow. Read the chart and the explanation below it 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.