jazz shoes

Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov

Message 34437 · 12 Mar 2003 00:44:06 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Here in the states, they are substantially cheaper (can be purchased for
less that $20) and come in many styles, most with split soles. I agree it
hurts more if a jazz shoe heel lands on your foot than a ghillie, though.

--Lara

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On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Adam Hughes wrote:

> Lara D. Friedman wrote:
> > ...find that jazz shoes, which lace up the foot more like a regular shoe,
> > provide more support or simply fit better. I know a few dancers who,
> > despite trying several brands and styles of ghillie, can't find one that
> > fits properly. Not only that, they are a lot cheaper than ghillies.
> >
> > As long as the shoe has a flexible sole that allows the foot to be pointed
> > and the individual in question is able to dance in them comfortably and
> > with reasonable technique, why on earth should anyone object?
>
> Well, I know that you Americans have access to much better Jazz shoes
> than we Brits do, but...
>
> 1) My ghillies were cheaper than my jazz shoes. Both came from the same
> local shop. (I know I can get them both cheaper by mail order, but I
> think the saving is about the same.)
>
> 2) I've never found a fully-soled jazz shoe with a flexible enough sole
> to point (the plastic ones are yukky, and the suede ones I have are very
> stiff... but I thought that was the point of Jazz shoes). I have seen
> two-part-soles which allow your arch to move (and so provide no arch
> support) but do let you point. Those were much more expensive than the
> normal jazz shoes (+50%).
>
> 3) I've been troden on in waltzs by some lovely young ladies, and one
> particular scottish dancing ex-land-lady of mine has troden on me in
> both gillies and Jazz shoes. Jazz shoes hurt more, whether I was
> wearing jazz shoes or ghillies.
>
> Adam
> --
> "Oh-oh!" Sally said.
> "Don't you talk to that cat.
> That cat is a bad one,
> That Cat in the Hat..." (Dr. Seuss)
>
>
>

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