Neolite is a smooth, bright synthetic rubber. It offers traction to the floor but you can still dance to it. This type of sole is perfect for a vegan person, looking for non-animal source shoes, as well as for everyday use or pavement. This sole offers medium flexibility. It comes in beige and black colors.
Suede is a piece of leather from hides of the cow. It offers superb flexibility that makes the shoe mold faster to your feet. This feature will allow you to execute the most complex moves with grace and precision. It is helpful for dancers wanting to feel more the floor. Great for flexing and pointing your toes.
You can dance on almost any type of floor, like wood, marble and tiles with smooth finish, except for pavement. Suede has a hairy surface that allows you to have the perfect combination of grip and slip. When losing the grip, you can brush its hair in the opposite direction to stick more to the floor.
Depending on how many times you wear them, you will need at some point to re-sole them because they wear out faster than leather or neolite soles. Salamanca Custom Made Tango Shoes offers double suede sole if you want to have your suede sole shoes last longer. It naturally comes in beige and black color. However, it can be painted by request.
CR2 is the same leather sole but the reverse side. This side is rather rough. It is useful for having a better grip on the floor while having the benefits of the leather sole like stability and durability. All the soles can be brushed, and this one is not the exception. It only comes in a natural color but it can be painted by request to match your style.
The leather sole is a rigid material from hides of the cow. It offers excellent stability and is very durable, but it is more slippery because of the smooth-coated surface. Generally, wearing your soles down or scratching them with a steel wood can often noticeably improve your traction. It is also perfect for everyday use shoes because you can step on any floor with it. It only comes in a natural color. One of the reasons, some clients prefer this type of sole vs. the more tractional ones is because they want to pivot effortlessly. This type of sole is rather rigid.
Besides selecting the type of sole you want, you can also decorate the middle outsole of the shoes with any material and color. This feature will not only differentiate your shoes and make them more stylish when you do your Boleos and Ganchos, but it will also make them more flexible. This is an extra feature and it is available by request only.