Special Order Custom Sole Selection Information

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Different situations require different types of soles and Bleyer offer a wonderful variety from the smoothest of slicks to a rubbery non-slip 

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Special Order Custom Colour Selection

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This listing is designed to provide a simple description of the various soles available for Bleyer Swingin' and Rockin' shoes. If your preferred sole isn't available as standard then you could request it as a custom option. Custom options are listed on each product, so head to your preferred shoe and check out the custom options. Simply add to basket to select and pay for the additional costs of Custom Orders. 


Custom Orders on soles are normally delayed by 2-3 weeks, but can take up to 6 weeks to produce from the time you place your order. Please note that, due to the unique nature of custom orders we cannot accept cancellations or returns, or offer refunds once an order is placed for any reason other than manufacturers defect.


ACCURACY IN SIZING


Due to the unique nature of Custom Orders, we do not offer returns if the shoe does not fit. So, if you are purchasing a particular style for the first time, you may wish to consider ordering the shoe with a standard sole first to test for size. Our returns policy applies on standard items, so you can return the standard shoe once you are confident in the size and fit, to exchange for a custom produced shoe.    


SELECTING THIS LISTING


It is unlikely that this listing would be used for payment unless you are already in correspondance with our customer services team - new orders for shoes with custom soles would normally be placed via the product page for that shoe.

This section provides some detail about which soles can be found on which Bleyer Shoes, and what options are available for custom selection.

 

Suede Soles 

Suede leather soles are great for dancers of all abilities because you can moderate how they feel for dancing. For a zippy feel simply let the suede pick up dust off the floor and your suede soles will develop a shiny surface. If they ever get too quick for you, brush the suede with a wire brush to get the fibers working harder during your dancing. This increases resistance, thus slowing down your movement and giving you a better chance to stay balanced. It is advised that you do not wear suede soles outside as it can damage them, and they are really tricky to dance in if they get moist because the typical smooth gliding feel disappears.

Available on Bleyer Rock’n’Roll in black/white and brown/white as standard, or as a custom option on most other swing styles. Available in Bleyer sizes 34-50.  

 

The Spin Spot Sole 

The Spin Spot Sole is a single-piece flat sole, which helps you stay closer to the ground and feel the floor whilst dancing. The sole has remained popular with jive and swing dancers for many years and is ideal as a practice shoe. It has enough movement to help you slide, swivel and glide easily across the floor, as the name suggests there is even a spin spot! It will give you more sure-footed confidence than leather or suede, which makes it great for aerials. It is made from a special non-staining, PU composite. This sole will tolerate being worn outdoors, and can be wiped down ready for dancing. It is only available in Bleyer sizes 34-47, so for models where sizes 48-50 are produced, the White EVA sole (flat) is used as the standard alternative. These soles are Vegan friendly.

Available as standard on Bleyer Boogie Woogie, Rock’n’Roll, Lindy Lace, Jitterbug, Lindy Strap, Anna and Casual Rock’n’Roll

Available as an option on Bleyer Saddle, Balboa, Hepcat, Luigi and Hotshot. Available in Bleyer sizes 35-47.

 

The White EVA Sole with Heel 

The White EVA Sole with heel is a popular sole for swing dancers. Of all the Bleyer synthetic soles, the white sole offers the most freedom of movement for sliding, swiveling and gliding easily across the floor, offering dancers a similar feel to suede. The addition of the heel makes the shoe feel more like a street shoe than flat sole dance shoes. Although the flat of the soles are completely white, the visible edge is available in either black or white on custom orders. Unless you specify at the time of placing an order, the team at the Bleyer factory will select the option most in keeping with the colour of the shoe. These soles are Vegan friendly.

Available as standard on Bleyer Charleston, or as an option on most other swing styles. Available in Bleyer sizes 34-50.

 

The White EVA Sole - Flat 

The White EVA Sole is a popular sole for swing dancers, helping you stay closer to the ground and feel the floor whilst dancing. Of all the Bleyer synthetic soles, the white sole offers the most freedom of movement for sliding, swiveling and gliding easily across the floor, offering dancers a similar feel to suede. The sole is available from sizes 34-50. Although the flat of the soles are completely white, the visible edge is available in either black or white on custom orders. Unless you specify at the time of placing an order, the team at the Bleyer factory will select the option most in keeping with the colour of the shoe. These soles are Vegan friendly.

Available as standard on Bleyer models 7536/7538 (Rock’n’Roll variants) and Universal (7520), or as an option on most other swing styles. Available in Bleyer sizes 34-50.

 

The Classic Moulded Arch Cell Rubber Sole  / New Cell Rubber Sole

The Classic Moulded Arch Sole, made from cell rubber which had been used as standard on Bleyer Saddle, Balboa, Hep Cat, Luigi and Hotshot has now been replaced by a new cell rubber sole for sizes 42-50. Both types of sole act similarly for dancing so you should not notice any difference.

As the old Classic Moulded Arch sole may still be in stock on some of the items, please contact us for details prior to purchase if you specifically require either the old or new style cell rubber.

Both the old and new versions are made from cell rubber. The old style has a moulded heel, whereas the new style has a more typical look for a shoe with the heel sitting on the sole. The material used is a high-tech innovation that gives you the ideal combination of light yet hardwearing soles for dancing. The look and feel of this sole type is at odds with most people’s idea of a rubber sole, it seems like hard plastic. Dancing on this sole offers slightly more grip and a more sure-footed feel than the other Bleyer composite soles (except the non-slip sole). This sole will tolerate being worn outdoors, and can be wiped down ready for dancing. These soles are Vegan friendly.

Available as standard on Bleyer Saddle, Balboa, Hep Cat, Luigi and Hotshot and as an option on most other swing styles. Moulded Arch available in Bleyer sizes 38-41, the new cell rubber sole is available from 42-50.

 

 

The following soles are also availalbe from Bleyer, but only on the standard items listed and not as custom selections:

 

Leather Sole

Leather soles from Bleyer are painted, so provide a really smart and high quality look. Leather soles are ideal for the more experienced dancer to show off spins and slides across the dancefloor. With minimal resistance, they feel “fast” to dance on and force you to find your centre. Available as standard on Bleyer Charleston and New Yorker

 

Non-Slip Sole

This shoe is ideal if you are looking for non-slip surefootedness whilst dancing. Specially made from TPU and rubber, this single piece flat soles features a non-slip tread. These soles are Vegan friendly. Available as standard on Bleyer Orka and models 7535/7537 (Rock’n’Roll variants)

 

PU-Wedge Sole

These shoes have a single wedged sole which are incredibly comfortable for dancing. The sole has remained popular with jive and swing dancers for many years and is ideal as a practice shoe. It has enough movement to help you glide easily across the floor. It will give you more sure-footed confidence than leather or suede. It is made from a special non-staining, PU composite, similar to the Spin Spot sole. This sole will tolerate being worn outdoors, and can be wiped down ready for dancing. These soles are Vegan friendly.

Available as standard on Bleyer Swivel and Wedge styles

 

Suzy Q Synthetic Sole

The sole is made from a sliding synthetic material which is fantastic for dancing. The Bleyer Suzy Qs have a 1 ½” Cuban heel with a rubber heel pad. Available as standard on Bleyer Suzy Q

Standard Items:

Exchanges will be accepted on the condition that items have only been worn to test for good fit and they are in a perfect condition. Shoes should only be tried on a clean carpeted surface for long enough to determine whether they are a good fit. All returns must be in an identical condition to which they were supplied by us and a completed returns document enclosed. 

All returns must be sent back to us within 10 days of receipt. We do not pay for return post and cannot be held responsible for any goods that may be mislaid during return. There will be no additional postage charge for sending out a replacement.

 

Special Arrangements For Xmas Period Returns:

We understand that many items purchased during December are Xmas presents and the recipient won't know whether the items fit until Christmas Day. Purchase your gifts with confidence! Standard products purchased between 1st December and Monday 23rd December can be returned with normal terms and conditions at any time up to 10th Jan the following year.

 

Customizations:

Wherever any customizations are offered, these items are classes as a “special order”. These shoes are produced on the strength of that order and based on the exact specification supplied at the time the order is placed. Special Order items cannot be returned, so it is essential that you are satisfied that all details such as size, colour, finish and sole selection have been agreed prior to order. Special Orders are normally subject to an additional charge and a delay of up 2-8 weeks. 

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