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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2013, 11:49:05 PM »

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not really since you might not learn how to dance!
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 04:49:03 AM »

never dance with shoes without heel tips....sometimes that hard plastic is very slippery and dearly for nearly doing the splits or landing up on your knees. some of the heel protectors are also very hard plastic and I wont use that as that just compounds the problem.
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 05:20:17 AM »

The hard plastic ones are the only ones I am familiar with.  I am not impressed with those so  I never use them.  I'll try the leather on the tip.  That sounds like a good suggestion. Cool
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2013, 05:10:31 AM »

The hard plastic ones are the only ones I am familiar with.  I am not impressed with those so  I never use them.  I'll try the leather on the tip.  That sounds like a good suggestion. Cool
The challenge is finding the right glue.  What you need is a contact-adhesive that does not become stiff.  The ideal type is used by cobblers but may be difficult to get.  Here you can get a pretty good one sold for sticking Velcro on material. 

Usually you have to put one coat on the surfaces and let it dry completely.  You then put on a second coat and wait till it is 'tacky' - dried but sticky.  Then force the surfaces together hard and WAIT. It takes at least a day to cure - I have not found a fast-fix method.

This lasts for months whereas I get through a pair of plastic protectors in an hour.  The caveat though is that the floor needs to be smooth.  The sectional kind - often used in competitions here (though dying out I'm glad to say) has ridges and these easily rip the leather off, which can be a surprise when you take your next step Shocked
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2013, 07:10:02 AM »

I wont dance without heel protectors, the plastic that they put on the bottom of heels is too slippery. I prefer the soft type of heel protector so it can provide some grip. some of super-dance have felt on the bottom but that can get covered in wax very quickly
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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2013, 11:17:58 AM »

I wont dance without heel protectors, the plastic that they put on the bottom of heels is too slippery. I prefer the soft type of heel protector so it can provide some grip. some of super-dance have felt on the bottom but that can get covered in wax very quickly
ballrooms still wax their floors there???
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2013, 04:29:30 AM »

I wont dance without heel protectors, the plastic that they put on the bottom of heels is too slippery. I prefer the soft type of heel protector so it can provide some grip. some of super-dance have felt on the bottom but that can get covered in wax very quickly
ballrooms still wax their floors there???

some do if floors are really slippery but not all venues will allow you to do so.
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2013, 05:01:39 AM »

You have to have two pairs of shoes, one each for waxed and un-waxed floors. Using shoes with wax on on an unwaxed floor can be dangerous...
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« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2013, 05:06:10 AM »

You have to have two pairs of shoes, one each for waxed and un-waxed floors. Using shoes with wax on on an unwaxed floor can be dangerous...

yes I wash my soes in wool wash and clean the soles but the soles get embedded and will take along time if ever to get rid of all of it.
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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2013, 09:30:51 AM »

Perhaps you can burn it off...



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