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Is dancing your thing? Need a pair of vegan shoes for dancing? Vegan Wares can do made-to-order shoes with our vegan suede called ‘sueda’ on the soles of most of our shoes.

Shoes with a sueda sole are great for dancing on many floor surfaces and for almost any type of dance. Like suede-soled shoes, the sueda-soled ones provide proper traction for dancing and can be used for Ballroom, Swing and Latin styles of dancing.

Below are some examples of shoes that can be made with a sueda sole. From left to right: Estelle Brogue (concept) in B&W, Nora Flamenco (9075) in red and Maude (bolen) in B&W.

MTO shoes for men and women made with a sueda sole can be ordered from Vegan Wares now. All you need to do is come into our store, select your preferred style, colour and get fitted for the proper size. We’ll do the rest!

Quote of the day: “Dancing is the poetry of the foot.”  ~ John Dryden, English poet (1631-1700)

Lately it’s been incredibly wet here in Australia’s south-east. And if you’ve been caught in the rain with non-waterproof shoes or shoes with worn out ‘holey’ soles you will likely be well acquainted with the discomfort of wet socks and feet. Ugh! We feel your pain!

In order to avoid soggy socks & feet in wet weather we have some suggestions for you:

Sole repairs

First, check your soles – if you’re sole is feeling soft or thin at any point or your heel is wearing thin it may be time for some repairs. We advise to repair your soles before a hole forms in order to prevent wet socks or any possible internal damage. You can get your shoe soles patched or replaced at our store in Collingwood.  Or if you’re interstate or overseas any local shoe repair store should be able to do the repairs.

Waterproofing footwear

Apply a product like Nikwax to your footwear for waterproofing. Nikwax is water-based so it’s enviro-friendly and it maintains the breathability of the shoe.

Tip of the Day: Do not place your wet shoes in front of a heater to dry, as this may affect the glues. This applies to all types of shoes. Let them dry at room temperature.