"Speed Factor" split-sole dance sneaker is constructed with a breathable
mesh/synthetic upper with suede vamp and a PU non marking outsole. This
sneaker features an elastic Velcro attachment that allows the dancer to
quickly customize the fit of the shoe. The suede toe offers added
comfort and the spin spot helps reduce friction.
"Speed Factor" is a low profile dance sneaker designed for but not
limited to dance disciplines such as Jazz and Urban born street styles
such as Funk, Hip Hop and Tribal forms. Its sleek form and clean lines
make it equally at home or on the street.
Elastic Velcro attachment This attachment system is new to the
dance sneaker market and allows the dancer to customize the fit of
the shoe in the shortest possible time. The placement of the
attachment on the outside of the foot is to minimize interference as
this area is less likely to come into contact with the body or floor
during movement. The stretch properties of the elastic allow the
dancer to bend and shape their foot accordingly without losing the
support of the shoe when it fits tight against the muscle.
Design Specifics The upper has been designed to help with the
ideal aesthetics required by a performer in the art of dance. Many
moments in dance require the foot to be viewed as an extension of
the leg and not a separate entity separated by the ankle joint. For
the foot to complete the line of the leg unbroken, it must follow a
certain path/angle that is viewed as appealing to the audience. This
direction of the foot is called "pronation of the ankle" or more
commonly referred to as "fishing the foot". The lines of the upper
stitching, as well as material component locations, all contribute
to the increased illusion of this ideal.
Reinforcement Toe Pad The suede toe reinforcement is in a
position on the upper that will experience maximum contact with the
floor during dance movements, and subsequently maximum wear.
Spin Spot The Spin Spot is located on the front outsole. It is a
raised section of the PU material and its purpose it to reduce
friction when performing turning movements.
Demipointe Flex Channels The "demipointe" is a position of the
foot that the dancer will use again and again during any dance
movement. It is also a position of the foot that is used during
walking. The position can described as having the toes and
metatarsal joints still in contact with the floor, with the heel and
the rest of the foot off the floor. The introduction of flex
channels across the front outsole and through the spin spot will
reduce the amount of resistance in this area when the demipointe
position is active.
Outsole The PU material has been used specifically for the
outsole as it offers a compromise between "slip" and "grip" on
common dance surfaces.
Women order same to 1/2 size larger
(adult) 4 to 14 Med. only