Welcome to Soles2dance, your premier source for stick-on soles for dance shoes

We offer two types of stick-on soles for dance shoes: (1) conventional suede soles and uncut suede sheets for well-groomed wood floors as well as (2) our revolutionary low-friction soles for sticky, high-friction floors or for concrete and asphalt.

All our products, except as noted otherwise, come with industrial-strength 3M 300LSE self-adhesive backing. This makes it easy to apply these products to shoes, without need for messy glues. Below is a summary of the features of our products.

1. Suede Soles with super-strong self-adhesive backing

It is well known among dancers that suede soles work formidably on well-groomed wood dance floors such as those found in dance studios. While there are quite a few stick-on suede sole patches sold on the Web, ours differ from others in that ours are backed by an industrial-strength double-sided adhesive. This makes it easy for non-technical dancers to apply these soles to their existing shoes without having to fuss with messy glues.

All our suede soles are cut by a sophisticated, computer-controlled laser cutting machine that provides much greater precision than hand-cutting. As a result, we can show the exact dimensions of each sole on our product pages, to take the guesswork out of buying suede soles.

2. Low-friction Soles

Low-friction soles are thin, high-tech stick-on soles that can be attached to the existing soles of most dance shoes, street shoes, and exercise shoes, to optimize the shoes' friction characteristics for dancing. Our patent-pending hybrid (i.e., combining two materials, as shown in the photo on the right) low-friction soles provide the desirable property of reducing resistance to pivoting by a lot while still maintaining a good degree of resistance to linear slipping, to prevent falls. We offer different versions of hybrid low-friction soles: Regular low-friction (LOFRI) for most sticky and non-studio dance floors, and super-low-friction (SULOFRI) for outdoor dancing on concrete or asphalt.

Our hybrid low-friction soles allow dancers to modify their dance shoes so that they provide just the right amount of friction on a wide variety of floors. This is different from conventional dance shoes that work well only on well-maintained, clean wood floors. However, many social dances often take place on less-than-ideal floors that frustrate dancers because of their high-friction surfaces. Dancers at such events often complain about pain in their knees, caused by the high torque needed to overcome the floors' high friction. Dancers also feel that they can't dance at their best because pivots and turns are limited by high friction. Similarly, party goers at nightclubs and other dance entertainment venues typically encounter dance floors that are designed more for resilience to street shoes and spilled drinks than to promote optimal pivoting, turning, and sliding. For all of these types of floors, our LOFRI-04 product is ideal.

Lastly, there are outdoor dances on concrete or asphalt where dancing in suede-soled shoes is entirely out of the question because the suede gets shredded within minutes. On such abrasive surfaces, rubber and most other conventional shoe soles produce so much resistance to pivoting and turning that dancers either have to avoid such moves altogether, or risk knee or hip injuries while trying to force them. Our SULOFRI product overcomes this excessive friction
on concrete and asphalt. Indeed, dancing on these surfaces with SULOFRI feels almost like dancing with suede-soled shoes on a well-groomed studio floor.

Click on the "PRODUCT SELECTOR" link just under our company logo to see which of our stick-on soles will work best with the floors you'd like to dance on.

For an informal discussion on why dancers need this product, click the Blog link on the top menu.

All of our kits work well with popular dance styles including Ballroom, Salsa, Merengue, Hustle, Swing, Lindy, Hip-Hop, Line Dancing, Street Dancing, Freestyle, and, especially close to our hearts but strangely unpopular: The Bump.