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20 August 2009 @ 03:13 pm
tango shoes  
I am eagerly awaiting a pair of tango shoes. I have dutifully got most of my other shoes for sale (at http://www.bastetsbeads.com/tangoshoes.htm ) that aren't fitting me properly (that's most of them)...and am awaiting a nice LOW heel pair of shoes by Greta Flora through Diva Boutique...

I've tried peep and close toe shoes, and they just hurt my toes. So I'm going back to open toes. I hope I don't entirely regret it...a stepped on toe is just about the most unfun thing you can do in dancing...and it always happens to the one toe I really don't want it to happen to- my big toe.

But-nerves aside- the shoes are gorgeous and Greta Flora has quickly been gaining a good rep.

Here's a preview of a pair I'm considering in purple.

kaleetha: Tango feetkaleetha on August 21st, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)

I long ago accepted that I shall not have big toenails. It's kind of a bummer... because I'll get not stepped on for just long enough that I'll think "oooh, they look nice!" and then some bloody clumsy lead will rip the nail off again. I don't wear closed toe either usually - since my feet are wide!
bastetcatbastetsbeads on August 21st, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
well- it's actually that my big toe joints on both feet have problems, and if they get stepped on, it takes a long time to heal. Luckily, foot steppage has never happened too often with me, but the times it has, it's been a long recovery.
kaleetha: Green Faekaleetha on August 22nd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Well that's no good! Does Arnica help at all?

My problems tend to be from dancing with inexperienced leads who don't step straight or at the wrong time. I try to keep my feet out of the way, but if he hasn't given me the signal to move back and he's decided to move his foot forward into mine... well, it hurts. :P

How are your kitties these days?
bastetcatbastetsbeads on August 22nd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
kitties are good...the kitten that showed up last October (see earlier posts) owns everything now.

I try to be careful nowadays who I say "yes" to (for those kind of reasons), and mostly it goes alrgiht, but every now and then you step on yourself (yeah- I do stupind things like that) or get a clout ont he toe.

Arnica- probably way too late for it. I'm pretty sure the tendons are kind of shot and there are probably bone spurs too.
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bastetcatbastetsbeads on August 21st, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Re: gorgeous!
i have too so I have some hope on these. I have been very, very good since the last round of shoe selling began and not tried to replace the expensive shoes with something equally stupid, high heeled and expensive without having a really good look around. if you have any interest in seeing the full preview set she sent me, I can email it to you.