Dance shoes are equiped with a special sole that is made from suede or chrome leather. The suede helps provide a slick surface to help slide with ease.
I buy chrome leather by the hyde. It's easier to trace and cut than carry a varity of sizes.
Rough trace and cut.
The sole on a Vans shoe is already flat. I'll roughen it with the sander and take out any high spots.
After the soles are rough I'll apply two coats of barge cement.
Once out of the press, I'll cut the excess off with a pair of leather shears and trim them flush with the sole and heel trimmer.
From there I clean them up and they're ready for the dance floor!