Section 2 | Materials and Best Uses

Section 2   |   Materials and Best Uses

Some boots will work better for some disciplines.

Here we go through the different materials available and where they will perform best.

Of course this is all personal preference and if you’ve had a different experience, then let us know in the comments!

gaiter guide


Suede Boots are a great all round boot for most aerial activity and even pole, this is because they provide a certain amount of grip.

They are a very versatile boot, the only downside is that, because they are suede they cannot be wiped and can get the ‘worn’ look quicker than leather boots.

The Suede boots are favored by some artists because they feel nice and cool with the leather side being against the skin.


Leather boots are very popular with aerial artists, mainly because aesthetically they keep looking nice for a long time, they are easier to maintain and can be polished and wiped, the shiny surface reflects during performances.

They can be slippery, on Hoop and Trapeze.  They are more recommended for aerial silks, rope, chains, where the surface is providing friction also.

gaiter guide
gaiter guide


We have secured some vinyl that is almost identical to the leather in every way except that it doesn’t come from animals! Yay!

See: Leather

We can also make vegan boots in pvc and vinyl as well, these are great for performances and popping colours.