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salsa heels vs. regular heels

 
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SKDanceLover



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:41 am    Post subject: salsa heels vs. regular heels Reply with quote

I've been dancing so much salsa lately and my heels are really coming apart. They are not even real salsa shoes, just a pair of Michael Kors. So far I've tried two different places to buy new ones, but for some strange reason I find salsa heels really uncomfortable and I prefer my regular ones. There was only one pair that I found suitable and they were $200! The cheaper ones were even more uncomfortable. I also find that the heel in salsa shoes is centred in a different place and it throws me off balance. Can somebody shed some light on my situation? Despite my reluctance, I think it's about time that I buy a pair of real dance shoes. But for such a high price, how long do they last and will I get used to dancing in them?
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Kimberlita



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about ready to buy a new pair of dance shoes too. Mine are on their last legs...er heels.

I bought a cheap pair from CW, and I find them super comfy and they've lasted me over a year now. I know that people who've bought the expensive ones (ie. Dance naturals), they seem to last forever and you can just get the suede bottoms or insoles replaced for a cheaper cost.

Perhaps that's something to think about.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have salsa heels from CW and DanceNatural ... I must say the expensive ones definitely last longer, they don't stretch out as much and gives better support. But one pair of dance Natural is the cost of 4 pairs of CW ...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm I guess they're both worth the cost Razz thanks guys.
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velina



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Ladies Shoes Reply with quote

I also have a few expensive pairs of danceshoes and then a few Century Wides. I think that CW can be a good deal if you find a pair that really fits. From that store, I would recommend the satin rather than the fake leather. The satin does not strech as much and lasts a little longer. In general, I think that if you have just entered the salsa scene, it may be a good idea to start with a CW pair or two and see what type of shoe (heel, open/closed toe, straps, etc.) fits your feet and feels comfortable. Once you know what works for you it is time to invest in a really good pair that will last longer. I prefer Freed of London. I have owned a pair for 7 years!!!! Love them.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, fake leather is the worse. They don't feel comfortable and they don't breathe well. Either invest the extra money for REAL leather or choose a different material. I have satin shoes form CW, and they've lasted suprisingly long. I did have a pair of fake leather shoes which ended up being uncomfortable and not to mention smelly!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, the smell...well, I heard that putting your dance shoes in a plastic bag in the freezer overnight is one option. I am not sure how that feels the next day Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good suggestion ... stay away from fake leather, I owned a pair and it stretch out way too much, and end up being quite uncomfortable. Try to go for a Satin pair from CW for a start.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so sad..I could not find a pair of shoes that I loved at the congress. I was looking forward to buying a few pairs, because everyone was telling me about the good deals that you get at a congress. Alas, the shoes that I liked were in the lower $200, and the ones that were less than $100 appeared of the quality of CW. I left the congress without buying any shoes...I am still pretty sad upset about this.
I hope I get a pair of hot heels at the Toronto Congress.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought a pair of dance naturals a few weeks ago and they're still super tight! I spent the entire congress dancing in them and they still hurt my feet. Does anyone have any tips as to how to stretch them and save my feet a little pain?
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velina



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bring them to any Shoe Repair place and they will stretch them out for you. Just be careful not to get them too loose.
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