Make sure to watch the 1-minute video tutorial below…very important information about the traction!
FINALLY! Dancer footwear that has grip that goes hand in hand with your technique. Apolla Shock's traction doesn't make you rely on it...it doesn't change your weight distribution and does not disappear after a couple of months. It gives you control while the ability to slide, glide, trick, and feel truly grounded...all while providing the most important thing a dancer needs in footwear...support and protection.
Our patent-pending invisible traction is revolutionary by eliminating the fabric, bulk, and uncomfortable seams underfoot that exists on all other dance footwear. These seams and bulk can impede you feeling the floor and can cause inflammation for the metatarsals. By replacing your dance shoes with our Shocks it results in a gorgeous look that enhances your ability to feel the floor and accentuates and protects the foot. It gives you feedback in a completely new way and allows your feet to warm-up fully and deeply. What’s most exciting is that it's a traction base that can be customized! At Apolla, we know every dance surface is unique. From class, to rehearsal, to stage, dancers should be prepared for anything. Our traction is unique because it can be tailored to fit every scenario giving you control while not losing the ability to slide and glide.
The traction will start out sticky! (email us if it does not). It may be the level of grip you prefer right off the bat...or it may need to be broken in. You wear the traction down to the level of grip you prefer. This can take a few hours to a few weeks depending on the dancer, floor, preferences. START REFRESHING WHEN THE GRIP GETS TO WHERE YOU WANT TO KEEP IT. Simply start refreshing the grip to keep "re-sticking" the grip over and over for the life of the Shocks.
If you do not refresh the grip, it will wear down and become slicker and slicker.
Apolla strongly recommends you use E6000 Spray Adhesive. It is a non-toxic spray that dries very quickly. Due to popular demand, It is now available on Apolla's website as well (see link below) for your convenience. However, it can also be found on Amazon or many craft stores.
Click on the links below (many of these products can be bought in many places...we are just providing one example): See below for a list of other inexpensive products that may also be used to refresh your grip. Apolla Performance Wear does not endorse or make any claim regarding the safety or use of these add-on products.
Please note: A few testers noticed some sticky residue on the first few uses. However, it washes up easily and will not damage floors (see FAQs if you want more information). If this is noticed on your floor, we recommend washing the Shocks inside out 1-2 times before using. There is no guaranteed time until you will start refreshing the grip. It completely depends on the individual preferences and floors. It is important you have a refresher ready when you get your Shocks. Re-apply when/if needed.
TIPS FOR TRACTION VS. NON:
IMPORTANT: While our WITH traction Shocks are made for dancers, our NON-traction Shocks are for all types of athletes and any person who is on their feet all day. They truly will change the way your body feels after a long day or workout. Not only will your dancers want these Shocks but so will their parents and siblings! There is no athletic sock out there that can rival the quality, support features, and effectiveness of our compression for price of the Apolla Shocks®. We are here to help everyone be on their feet longer and stronger.