Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A lunch time trip to DSW made it obvious to me that I was not going to find ballroom dancing shoes at a regular retail store. Wide fitting + large size + suede sole = specialty dancewear store.
Craigslist was not offering any size 11 Wide Ladies ballroom shoes today. Neither was Freecycle.
I spent an hour in the dance wear store this afternoon, trying to find a pair of ballroom shoes that would fit my non-standard feet for under $100. Not easy. No kidding, I tried on 30 pairs. I ended up with these beauties, that are giving me blisters. But they cost $70, not $170 (for the pair that didn't rub at all).
I am a total beginner, so I just couldn't come at spending top dollar on a pair of shoes. It certainly occurred to me that I might never progress if my feet hurt too much to dance.
But tonight I managed another 90 minutes of cha-cha-cha-ing. And the leather will stretch, right?
Posted by Hashi at 11:09 PM