Bleyer Unisex Plain Casuals
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This line has nearly sold out – but we’ve added some 2nd Quality items for half price.
- Additional information
- How They Fit
- Returns Policy
- Spin Spot Sole
- ... Or Pick a Different Sole
- Custom Uppers
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*** LATEST UPDATE***
Bleyer Gmbh in Germany (manufacturer and wholesaler) has now closed down so we’re selling from stock only. We’re unable to restock.
The Unisex Plain Casuals are sold out in most size and colour options, so we’ve dug deep into our warehouse to offer some 2nd Quality items, which are on sale now
Bleyer Unisex Plain Casuals are light and simple lace-up dance shoes. These are great for those who don’t feel the need to draw extra attention to their feet!
With its understated design and plain colour options, the Bleyer Unisex Plain Casual is a popular shoe. Both the soles and the last used for production are the same as for the more stylised Bleyer shoes such as the Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’Roll. However, Bleyer Plain Casuals have minimal detailing. They come in a matte leather finish, in either all black or all white or black & white.
There is some built-in heel padding, but Bleyer does recommend fitting a Bleyer Leather Insole (code 4423) with these shoes. Some dancers prefer to ‘feel the floor’, but insoles will definitely soften the impact on your joints whilst dancing!
Bleyer Unisex Plain Casual is available as standard in Bleyer size 36 to 49 (covering UK 2.5 to 12).
You can choose to pay a modest extra fee to design your own special pair of Bleyer Unisex Plain Casuals! Pick from a wide variety of colour combinations to make them truly your own!
Custom Orders are a one-off production, so they do take a little longer to produce.
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Select This Option If You're Making A Custom Order, 36 (UK2.5, EU35, US Womens 5), 37 (UK3-3.5, EU36, US W5.5-6), 38 (UK4, EU37, US Womens 6.5), 39 (UK4.5-5, EU38, US W7-7.5 / Men6), 40 (UK5.5-6, EU39, US W8-8.5/M6.5-7), 41 (UK6-6.5, EU40, US W9 / Mens 7.5), 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), 46 (UK10, EU45, US Mens 11), 47 (UK10.5-11, EU46, US Mens 12), 48 (UK11.5, EU47, US Mens 12.5), 49 (UK12-12.5, EU48, US Mens 13.5)
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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.
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.
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!
The Spin Spot sole is produced in Bleyer sizes from 35-47. If you are purchasing a size smaller than 35 or larger than 47 that normally takes a Spin Spot Sole then your shoe will normally be fitted with a flat EVA sole instead. This is also synthetic and feels very similar when dancing.
Both the Spin Spot sole and the EVA sole will give you more sure-footed confidence than leather or suede when the dancefloor is slippy, and the Bleyer soles will cope with a wider range of surfaces. For example, they will tolerate being worn outdoors, afterwards, they can be wiped down ready for your next dancing. The Spin Spot Sole is made from a special non-staining, PU composite.
Styles Using Spin Spot Sole As Standard
The Bleyer Lindy Hopper Strap (BS7141), Jitterbug Teeny (BS7140), Rock’n’Roll (BS7134), Plain Casual (BS7530) and Boogie Woogie (BS7130) styles all use The Spin Spot Sole as standard. Other sole options, including suede and EVA (both with and without a heel) and cell rubber, are normally available as a custom order.
... Or Pick a Different Sole
Whilst most people love the standard sole with this shoe, some people have a particular favourite Bleyer sole. It’s possible to make a custom order, adding your favourite sole to the shoe style of your choice. Here is the list of sole types that could be available:
- Cell Rubber Sole, all black
- Spin Spot Sole, either all black or all white
- EVA Sole, either flat or with a small heel, and with either a black or white visible edge
- Suede sole, either flat or with a small heel, and with either a black or white visible edge
Purchase options will be shown on this listing. Please note that custom orders are subject of a delay of 4-8 weeks, there is an additional charge and we cannot accept cancellations, amendments or returns once the order is placed. If you are unsure of your Bleyer size, please order a standard order to test for size and then return it in line with our returns policy before proceeding with your custom order.
Don’t fancy the standard colour or finish option? If you’re looking for a unique colour combination, we can help! You can make a special order with any colour combinations. Different material options are available too… so, for example, most colours are available in genuine matt leather as well as matt or patent finish synthetic leather alternatives, which makes some styles a vegan-friendly choice.
Custom orders are one-off productions so they take a little longer and there is a surcharge, get in touch to find out more!
As each custom order is produced to your specific requirements there are special terms that you need to agree before we proceed.
- Each customisation carries an additional fee, the order must be paid in full prior to production commencing
- There can be no cancellations, order amendments or refunds once the order has been placed. (If you are uncertain of your Bleyer you can order a standard product to test for size, return it for refund in line with our returns policy and then proceed with the custom order).
- There will be a delay for production, normally 4-8 weeks prior to dispatch, but this is for guidance, not a guarantee. If you have a deadline then please contact us to discuss whether it is achievable.
Please note that, generally, patent synthetic material is firmer and holds its shape better than matt leather. Within the range of matt leather colours, the black matt leather material tends to be firmer than the matt leathers used for other colour options, which are softer. This can mean that non-black leathers can feel very slightly roomier by comparison.