Day 26 of LaBloShoeMo: Dance Shoes
Okay, I’m sorry. I went shopping today. And I bought three more pairs of shoes. I’ve planned out the last six days of the month, and if I triple up today and double up the rest of the days, I can get in almost all the pairs I wanted. However, there are two more pairs I wanted to buy today, but they didn’t have them in my size. If I end up finding them back home and buying them, we may have some spilling over into January. Ah well, you don’t mind, right?
Okay, first pair of Day 26: The Grecians
This was the first pair of dance shoes I ever bought. Okay, when I was five and I took about a year each of tap, ballet, and jazz, my mom bought me some shoes. But I bought these for myself when I was 18 and a freshman in college. I bought them a few weeks into my first social dance class and they have served me well. They’re stretched out and wrinkled now, but they still fit and they still work. I don’t wear them often, though – they’re mostly around for sentimental value.
Second pair of Day 26: The Black Character Shoes
I don’t actually wear these to perform, ‘cause I don’t have any dark performance gowns (instead, I wear the tan shoes from yesterday). I just wanted them because a) black heels are useful and match many outfits I might wear out dancing, and b) I think t-straps are cool. Seeser bought these for me a couple Christmases ago, and they’re actually very comfortable. A bit slick on some floors, but otherwise, very useful.
Third pair of Day 26: The Dance Sneakers
I don’t think I can possibly describe how great these shoes are. For years I’ve been saying I need to just buy a second pair for wearing out and about (not dancing). I’m pretty sure Lady M has a pair she wears around (though hers are red and much more stylish, of course), and I so need to do that. These are amazingly comfortable and provide great support. Along with the Bleyers, they are the dance shoes I wear most often for social occasions.