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Bleyer Balboa, brown and beige two-tone matt and canvas shoe.
Bleyer Balboa is a two-tone brown leather and beige canvas men’s dance shoe. The canvas section makes it unique amongst Bleyer styles.
This high-quality lace-up shoe uses a cell rubber sole as standard that provides good durability and sure-footedness for dancing on all types of surface, with enough movement for dancers of all abilities. There are one-off pairs in stock produced with alternative sole types so please watch out for them when selecting from our website!
Bleyer Balboa is available as standard in Bleyer size 42 to 47 (covering UK 7 to 11).
Check out more Bleyer Men’s Swing Dance Shoes on this link.
42 (UK7, EU41, US W9.5 / Mens 8), 43 (UK8, EU42, US W10, US M9), 44 (UK8.5-9, EU43, US W11 / M9.5-10), 45 (UK9.5, EU44, US Mens 10.5), 47 (UK10.5-11, EU46, US Mens 12), 48 (UK11.5, EU47, US Mens 12.5)
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How They Fit
Order At Least One Size Larger Than Standard Euro Sizes
Bleyer shoes are marked with European sizes but they always fit at least one size smaller than typical European sizes. So, for example, if you normally wear a European 38 you would probably want a Bleyer 39. This works for most people but a very small proportion of people require 2 sizes smaller than standard European. (Nobody ever requires their standard Euro size.)
Unisex Shoe Last
Bleyer Boogie Woogie (7130), Rock’n’Roll (BS7132 & BS7134), Lindy Lace Up (BS7135), Saddle (BS7139) and Plain Casuals (BS7530) are all produced on Bleyer’s Unisex last so they all fit the same as each other. Being unisex, we tend to find that most ladies have no problem with width and gents with narrow and standard width feet can also purchase with confidence. For wider shoes please consider the Bleyer Charleston (BS753901).
International Shoe Size Conversions
These shoes are produced with whole Bleyer sizes, but we retail to purchasers across the globe so we have used our experience to translate the Bleyer sizes to different international sizing systems. This is by no means perfect and we welcome all feedback to improve our information. There are no Bleyer half sizes, in the translation approximations that means that there are half sizes in some, but not all, other international sizing systems.
This is simply as a result of the translations, so if your feet are a half size that is not listed, we would normally suggest that you select the next half size up. If you’re still not sure which size to select please call or email for advice. 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.
Cell Rubber Sole
The Hep Cat (BS7500), Balboa (BS7500) and Saddle (BS7139) are produced with the Cell Rubber Sole are available from size 38 and up. As an alternative for sizes where the Cell Rubber sole is not available, the EVA sole with a heel is normally used. If your sole choice is critical then please check with us before placing your order.
The Cell Rubber Sole
The material used is a high-tech innovation that gives you the ideal combination of a light yet hardwearing soles for dancing. The look and feel of this sole type is not what you would expect from rubber, to look and touch 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.
EVA Sole with Heel (when Cell Rubber option is unavailable)
The 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, swivelling 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 also Vegan friendly.
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 28 days of the goods being delivered. Payment for return postage is your responsibility. You are responsible for the item until it is received at our return address, to protect yourself against goods being mislaid during the return delivery we recommend that you used a tracked and signed service with sufficient insurance. When you request to exchange a product, once we have received your item we send out the replacement items at our own expense, to the original delivery destination.
Nov-Jan Holiday Period Returns For Standard Items:
We understand that many items purchased during November and December are seasonal presents and the recipient won’t know whether the items fit until the festive day. Purchase your gifts with confidence! Standard products purchased between 1st November and 31st December can be returned subject to normal terms and conditions at any time up to 31st Jan the following year.
Exclusions for Custom Orders:
All items ordered with customizations are produced on the strength of your order, using the exact specification supplied. Therefore, custom Order items cannot be cancelled, amended or returned, so it is essential that you are satisfied that all details such as size, colour, finish and sole selection are correct when placing your order. Custom Orders are normally subject to an additional charge and a delay of 4-8 weeks for production.