Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 19:04:23 +0000
Shoes - if you are adapting Athletic shoes to Ballroom use by adding a suede sole - Skate board shoes are the business!
Skateboard shoes generally have flat (no or little tread) sole, are very wide fitting for balance, have good support and have no heel. I really like them for dancing in.
I have two pairs. A non-suede pair for 'very fast' floors and suede pair for normal use.
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:01:56 +0000
Subject: more on skate-board shoes
They also generally have leather or suede uppers - so they look good too!
Another reason I used them is because I have very broad feet with a high instep. I have difficulty finding ordinary shoes to fit, let alone dance shoes. I came across a pair in sale, (didn't know what they were - they just looked wide fitting) tried them - and they were the solution.
If you have broad feet and high instep - they are the solution to your problems.