Bleyer Saddle

SKU: BS7139
The Bleyer Saddle is a classic retro shoe with a distinctive panel over the mid-foot.
Ex VAT £58.33 Price: £70.00

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    Bleyer Saddle

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    • New Cell Rubber Sole Standard on sizes 42-48
    • Standard sole on sizes 38-41
    • Options for custom soles
    • Options for custom soles

    The Bleyer Saddle, which is based on a design that was popular in the 1950s, is a mainly white low heeled shoe characterized by a plain toe and distinctive black panel in the mid-foot area. The clean look of the shoe makes it very versatile and so can be worn with any number of outfits. The Bleyer Soles serve to enhance your movement across the dance floor and have been specially designed for this purpose.

    Bleyer Saddles are offered in black & white as standard, although ANY colour combinations can be requested through a Special Order. If you would like more information about placing a Special Order, please get in touch.

    The Bleyer Saddle is a high quality, lace-up shoe. The materials used for the uppers on the standard model are matt leather.

    The Bleyer Saddle is produced with a cell rubber Sole as standard. In sizes 38-41 this is the older style Moulded Arch sole and from size 42-50 the new cell rubber sole is used. We still have some stock that uses the older Moulded Arch sole so please get in touch if you need to know whether you will be getting the older or newer style cell rubber sole.

    The White EVA Sole with a heel is a popular alternative too. Bleyer Saddles in sizes 36-37 are produced with the White EVA sole with a heel as standard and you might find the odd listing for the EVA sole in other sizes. If it's not in your size then consider making a custom order.

    The New Cell Rubber Sole size 42-50

    Just like its predecessor, the cell rubber used on the new style sole has the appearance of hard plastic. This type of sole is hardwearing and ideal for outdoor dancing and it can easily be wiped down after use if you do pick up and mud or dust. The small heel is a more typical shape and design of a heel that you would find on a mans street shoe compared to the Moulded Arch style. The cell rubber on the new sole has a dimpled effect making it one of the most sure-footed options for dancers. Being made from cell rubber also makes them vegan friendly. 

    The Classic Moulded Arch Sole size 38-41

    The Classic Moulded Arch soles are made from cell rubber with a moulded heel for great arch support. 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) or leather soles. This sole will tolerate being worn outdoors, and can be wiped down ready for dancing. These soles are Vegan friendly.

    The White EVA Sole with Heel size 36-37

    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 rather than the flat sole options. These soles are Vegan friendly.

    The shoes themselves are fitted on the unisex last and so they fit similar to the Bleyer Rock'n'Roll, Boogie Woogie and Lindy Lace. For wider shoes please consider the Bleyer Charleston. Bleyer shoes are marked with European sizes and they tend to fit approximately one size small compared to typical European sizes. So, for example if you normally wear a European 38 you would probably want a Bleyer 39.

    Bleyer sizes are listed first in our drop-down options. Bleyer sizes tend to be consistent across the full product range so if you know your "Bleyer size", please select that option. We have used our experience to translate the Bleyer sizes to other commonly used sizing systems. These translations are for guidance and cannot be treated as a guarantee of good fit. A returns policy is in place should replacements be required. As a UK based retailer, our Bleyer/UK size translations are most thoroughly tested.

    Due to the different sizing systems there are some, but not many, UK and US half sizes available. This is simply as a result of the translations, so if your UK/US foot size is a half size that is not listed we would normally suggest that you select the next half size larger. Although we are confident that these translations work for most people, this information is not a guarantee and should be used as a guide only.

    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.



    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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