Am 05.08.2011 04:46, schrieb jo.pickering: > Has anybody considered dancing not wearing so-called gillie > (?ghillie, ?gille) pumps or similar soft flat shoe.
Interesting idea. I started dancing with the softest shoe I had at that
time (ordinary shoe with flexible leather sole and little heel) but this
didn't work that well & felt clumsy (the extra weight of a normal shoe
compared with a ghillie is quite hindering for SCD, I discovered).
So with these kind of shoe out of the picture I wonder how much
alternatives there actially are... I doubt that I will ever see a dancer
in something like this:
> > I can actually dance quite happily on my toes and enjoy doing it, but > I feel a bit sorry for some folks hobbling about in shoes which I'm > sure they feel obliged to wear, but are doing them no favours.
Good point as this mitgh be reason for some people to quit dancing. If I
would feel uncomfortably in ghillies it would certainly damp my
enthusiasm for dancing...
Personally I prefer shoes with thin flexible soles not only for dancing
but also in everyday use (since going barefoot is not likely to go back
in style soon ;) ) - but as far as I know not every foot agrees with the
lack of support these shoes provide...
2.5.03.02.005: Generally speaking, if you twiddle with something, it
will break. Don't.