Highland Dance

Our dancing range is 100% hand crafted in Scotland and our manufacturing division has over 30 years experience in this specialist field. We use the highest grade leathers in our dance shoes, with soft leather for the uppers and the most durable and flexible leathers for the insole and sole unit. Every pair of our dance shoes includes a noene shock absorber to help prevent injuries.

Noene Shock Technology – Your guarantee of the highest quality protection

NOENE is the ultimate shock absorption and dispersant system, absorbing about 98% of the shock which in turn helps to relieve and rule out back pain, tendinitis and repetitive strain injuries. It has also passed the strictest tests to become a Class 1 medical device, the only shock dispersing insole to do so, which means it has proven medical benefits.

Candice Walker ‘Senior Champion of Champions 2012′

With over 59 Championship career wins to date……“Thistle Shoes really do help with prevention of injury as the shock absorber go unnoticed, so no discomfort while dancing. The leather stretches and molds to the shape of the foot easily. There is a huge range of styles which allows any dancer to easily find one that suits their feet and that they are happy with. The quality of the shoes is of a very high standard. I would recommend them to anyone!”

Ellis Hayes World Champion Highland Dancer 2015 “I love my Thistle pumps because they fit so well with no excess folds of leather around my foot. The soft leather and close fit of Thistle pumps give my foot a lovely neat point and the shock absorbing Noene insole is so flexible that it does not compromise the shape of my foot at all. The staff at Thistle are so helpful, nothing is to much trouble for them and they try to provide every dance customer with the perfect pumps for their foot shape.”

Laura Smith…“I’m always so fussy with my pumps and these really have impressed me with the quality and comfort. I’ve never had pumps last so long without over stretching or going into holes and the shock absorber still feels as good as the day I got them”

Our manufacturing team are based in Glenrothes and have been making shoes for over 30 years. If you would like them to custom fit your feet or make something a little more special for you then please contact us as we are able to accommodate most requests.

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