Typically Dance Pasion stocks
Men's & Ladies shoes
with leather soles. We also have some lines of shoes
custom made with suede soles.
Leather soles are becoming more popular for dancers
as they are more versatile for wearing both on and
off the dance floor. (They also double as comfortable
stunning evening shoes for non-dance wear).
and durable. Suitable for street wear as well
as dance floors.
Dance Tip: leather can be a bit slippery
on dance floors when brand new so try brushing
the sole with a wire brush or stepping on dry
concrete in the shoes to roughen the sole a bit
Street wear Tip: if the shoes are likely
to have heavy street wear on rough concrete a
rubber sole can be put on to lengthen the life
of the shoes. Contact
us for advice.
Argentina this is known as "Cromo" and
forms the complete integral sole (not just a thin
half-sole stuck on). This makes for a lighter
more flexi shoe. Cromo is great for use on wooden
dance floors. Not suitable for street wear.
Dance Tip: new suede is a grippier sole
but over time polishes up and becomes more slippery.
To restore your old suede soles try brushing them
with a wire brush to put some traction back in
with a half suede sole glued on top.
If you purchase one of our Darcos leather soled
shoes but require a gripper sole, we recommend
taking the shoes to a good shoe repair shop to
have suede added to the front half of the sole.
See our notes above for caring for suede soles.