Trying on

Rules of operation

  • The shoes are designed and manufactured exclusively for use on parquet and other smooth surfaces with an unevenness at the joints of not more than 0,3 mm, treated with wax mastics, oil nitro or epoxy varnishes (paints), or having other chemical non-abrasive coatings. Do not use on unpainted wooden surfaces (except for folk dance and Tango shoes), concrete, asphalt or other abrasive coatings.
  • Do not dampen the surface of the sole for better grip on the parquet surface or apply castor oil to the sole for the same purpose.
  • Do not use the upper part of the shoe as a working surface - different sliding of the toe or side part of the shoe upper on the floor surface.
  • To clean or stain the surface of the shoes only special products are used in accordance with the instructions for their use.
  • For mechanical cleaning of the soles of dirt and ruffling of lint for better adhesion to the parquet surface, special branded cord brushes produced by Eksé are used.
  • Special preparations are used for touching up the shoes in accordance with the instructions for their use.
  • Immediately after use, the shoes should be dried in natural conditions for at least 12 hours at a temperature of at least 20°C. Do not over dry your shoes, as this will drastically reduce their service life.
  • To avoid damaging the strength of the sole attachment, do not heat dry your shoes on radiators, ovens, with hair dryers, etc.
  • Articles made of biflex, microfleece, chiffon and velvet (clothes) should be washed manually or in a machine on a delicate mode, at water temperature not more than 30º C in a separate bag or net for washing.
  • Biflex, velvet, microfleece, chiffon should not be spun in automatic machine, not twisted by hand spinning. Iron only on the wrong side of the fabric at a temperature not exceeding 110ºC.

Important Recommendations

  • In order to ensure proper stability on the floor, the dancing shoes should fit tightly enough around the foot, without causing pain. Pay particular attention to the heel sensation, because its too tight side compression can lead to severe pain in the future, and a rigid fit from the upper heel point can lead to painful damage in the tendon area. Even if at first the dancing shoes fit tightly enough, after three or four training sessions this feeling will disappear. In those cases where the shoes initially sits loosely on the foot, later, due to intensive use, they will quickly lose their shape and will not be able to provide a snug fit around the foot.
  • Try as rarely as possible to use too soft dance shoes, because the lack of cage properties, ie the long-term ability to retain the original form and thus tightly grip the foot, in many cases, will not allow you to avoid unfortunate injuries and, most importantly, to keep feet healthy for years.
  • In closed women's and men's shoes the big toe should be placed as close as possible to the inner edge of the shoe, but the feeling of comfort of the foot should be maintained, so the toe nail should not rest heavily on the inside material of the shoe upper. In women's strap shoes, the thumb should completely cover the insole when viewed from the top of the foot. It is also recommended that the big toes protrude slightly beyond the edge of the sole. This will allow you to control the line of the extended toe.
  • We draw your attention to the existing problem of using heels. The height of the heel, the angle of its upper platform (the so-called lapis) and the correct balance of the foot are linked by complex calculations that are laid down in the creation of shoe lasts and heels. Remember that the use of heels increases the height of the heel by an average of 4-5 mm, resulting in a change in the direction of the load on its attachment. This can lead to rapid loosening of the heel or its destruction.

How to try the shoes on

  • To avoid pollution and damage to the sole and the shoe itself, you must stand on a clean hard surface. Remember that dirty or worn shoes cannot be returned or exchanged!
  • We do not recommend trying on soft surfaces such as carpet or rugs, soft linoleum, etc., as this will give you the false impression that the shoes are soft, which they are not.
  • It is very important to try on both pairs at the same time, because the feet tend to differ in shape, size and fullness.
  • Transfer your body weight first to your left foot and then to your right foot. Take several steps forward and backward, while standing on high half-toes, so that you can feel the pressure of the shoe on the foot as you put weight on it.

At this point, the procedure for trying on shoes should be completed, as further arbitrary action may lead to its unintentional damage.

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