1. LEATHER SOLE
This is a slippery sole for indoor Swing dance. In order to prevent confusion, we should state that this is not a suede leather sole. This is a rigid leather sole.
Dancers prefer leather soles in order to dance smoothly and make turns and slides easily. By wearing slippery leather sole shoes, dancers lower the chance of injuries on knees and wrists.
When you select a leather sole, then your shoes are produced with all leather sole (see images 1 & 2). Since we make customized shoes, you can order leather soles with rubber heels too (see image 3).
2. CASUAL SYNTHETIC NEOLITE SOLE
Neolite is a synthetic sole which is suitable for indoor dance and casual usage. This is not slippery like leather and this is not sticky like rubber. But in general this material is slippery and comfortable for dance. The slipperiness is medium.
Dancers select a neolite sole (see image 1) when they do not want too slippery soles and want something medium.
In addition, we use this sole for Vegan customers.
Since we make customized shoes, you can order Neolite soles with rubber heels too (see image 2).
3. CASUAL SYNTHETIC RUBBER SOLE
Rubber sole (see image 1) is a sticky synthetic material which is suitable for street usage. We mainly recommend it for casual shoes. However, some dancers prefer rubber soles for specific reasons (i.e. to make aerials, to dance on slippery dance floors, etc).
4. EVA SOLE
The softness and flexibility of the soles, combined with the shock absorbing qualities make the Eva sole (see image 1 & 2) ideal for dancers.
EVA tends to be softer and lighter than rubber, which means it is more flexible.
Suitable for dance since it is not sticky. Also suitable for everyday usage.
5. RUBBER SOLE FOR OUTDOOR
This rubber sole is thicker than the usual rubber sole and produced for street usage (see image 1).
STANDARD VS. HARD BOTTOM SOLE
Some shoes can be customized with standard or hard bttom sole (see image 1 & 2). The main difference between them is how they look (appearence). In additon to this, the hard bttom sole has more connection with the floor (better grip) since the hard bottom sole is more flat than the standard sole. This feature can be crucial for advance dancers.
THE TYPE OF SOLES THAT WE MAKE ON CUSTOMER REQUEST
1. HALF RUBBER and HALF LEATHER HEEL
For those who want a slippery leather sole with a little bit of a brake system, then these heels are perfect for them.
Half rubber heels (see image 1) prevent the excessive slipperiness of the shoes.
2. RUBBER PATCH
Dancers who want less slipperiness sometimes choose a rubber patch (see image 1).
This is rubber inserted in a rigid leather sole.
3. SUEDE SOLE
Some dancers prefer suede sole (see image 1) due to the specific usage. The sole is made of real suede leather.
This sole is not as durable as a rigid leather sole. In order to make it more durable, we stick suede on a rigid leather.