Salsa > Holy cow. Three inch heels.

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by thespina13, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Sandcastles

    Sandcastles New Member

    I wear 3" heels the majority of the time....for Int'l Latin... don't have have Int'l Std shoes at this time, use practice shoes that have a 2 1/2" heel.

    But my instructor is always talking about how "easy" spins and turns are. Of course he thinks their easy, he's not dancing on 3" heels !!

    The plan.... for Christmas I'm going to buy a cheaper pair of 3" dance shoes in HIS SIZE and make him try it!! LOL
  2. delamusica

    delamusica Active Member

    If you could see my fat, stubby little excuses for toes you wouldn't think they looked so nice!

    But yes, of course - the grass is always greener.
  3. thespina13

    thespina13 New Member

    Honestly, if those of us with big big feet wore flats for performance, it would look as if we were performing in snow shoes. I noticed how totally weirdly out of proportion my feet look when they're flat. Not graceful at all. Not too bad for bellydancing though. Can't wait to do that!
  4. noobster

    noobster Member

    I bet you are exaggerating. I have a friend who is 5'10" and she also wears a size 10 shoe. It is a big shoe but she is a big person, her feet don't look out of proportion to the rest of her at all. They look perfectly fine and normal actually.

    I wear an 8-8.5 US (is that a 7-7.5 UK I think?) and I am only 5'3", it is ridiculous. I do have nice long toes but I'd trade them in a sec to trim my paddleboats down a few sizes. :mad:
  5. Sandcastles

    Sandcastles New Member

    I'm 5'3 as well and wear an 8 US, 7 UK and I only feel like I have big feet in tennis shoes. hmmmmmm.....
  6. thespina13

    thespina13 New Member

    LoL... I wear an 11US. When you have feet THAT big, you don't need tennis shoes to feel like you've got paddles for feet.
  7. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    yah, but you're so tall, thes...i bet it looks perfectly proportional on you!
  8. thespina13

    thespina13 New Member

    :) Thanks babe!

    Hey... I should try dancing in 5 1/2 inch fetish boots.
  9. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    I'm not suer where Isaw it. I think it was either the CBS or ABC morning show where they were talking of the 6 inch heels and a foot specialist said that 2 inch heels are better than normal shoes!
  10. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    at least that... heh...:cool:

    would be quite the sight come christmas, actually... lol
  11. SlowDancer

    SlowDancer New Member

    I can't even imagine wearing 6 inch heels, but I agree with the foot specialist...I've had various and sundry foot problems over the years, and have found that 2 inch heels are ideal for me, better than high heels OR flats. Flats aggravate my Morton's neuroma (pinched nerve between toes).
  12. Catarina

    Catarina New Member

    I'm 5'10" and if they made them, I'd wear a size 10.5 US shoes...I don't feel like I have snowshoes for feet....maybe others think that, but they don't seem huge to me! I would be really self-conscious wearing 3" heels though...I'd feel like an Amazon. It would be a great quad/glut workout though...having to keep my knees much more bent when dancing with shorter men, made even shorter because I'd be 6'1"!!!
    kudos to you, thespina!
  13. thespina13

    thespina13 New Member

    :) I'm an exhibitionist. Obviously. I wore my 5 1.2" platform high heel boots out to a club once and they made me 6'4". I towered over everyone there and it was SO much fun!

    I'm lucky with this routine because I have a partner who's very very tall. I wear the three inchers and I'm still a little shorter than him. I think. Or maybe the same height. At any rate, the Amazonness is hella-fun!
  14. delamusica

    delamusica Active Member

    Way to own it, girl. :cool:
  15. Observador

    Observador New Member

    I'm using 3.7 inches heels (9.5 cm) and I love to dance in them!
    I'm only 1.56 cm high so it helps alot :p

    Sorry about my writing :p
  16. tj

    tj New Member

    Welcome to DF, Observador. Your English is just fine. :)
  17. Observador

    Observador New Member

    Thank you :)
  18. jfm

    jfm Active Member

    i'm a size 35-36 or US size 5? and I can wear 3.5" heels (4" measured up the back) quite easily, and dance in them, my foot is 23 cm long I think, so if you are a size 10 (UK 8 ) theoretically you actually could dance in in 5 or 6 inch heels because you can scale up, I'd love to be a UK size 4 or 5 - that's the size all the nice shoes are made in! And i'd be more stable on my feet.

    Small feet are worse than big feet- according to my ex they make your ankles and calves look disproportionately chunky and they look like pigs trotters. And often you look like you're wearing your mums shoes because of the new "vanity" sizing (most UK size 3s are really a 3.5 or 4 :( ) so they don't fit.
  19. bastet

    bastet Active Member

    Vanity sizing? I like that term...they do that here in the US with clothing. I can hardly wear size smalls because they feel closer to a "medium" so you have to look around for true size smalls!

    You have little feet! You can get nice dance shoes your size, but it's probably harder over there (esp if you like COmme il Faut shoes). A 35 is a US 5 and a 36 is about a US 6. I wear a 36 with a foot length of 23.5cm.
  20. jfm

    jfm Active Member

    I'm waiting to see how specs shoes turn out when they arrive, she's a 34 so if they fit and are nice I might think about buying some in a 35...
    High heels are great, they do magical things. If they make you very tall whats wrong with that? When people clock you they see 3 feet of pure leg and you can't say that's not attractive... there's a reason models aren't 5'1" (not to diss little people-i'm one! they have their attractions too...) there is just something about those extra few inches that transform clothes...

    In my shoes i'm 5'4" which feels incredibly tall to me, but I'm still below average! It's so funny-people are shocked when my shoes come off "where's she gone?"

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