I hate to bring up another thread about shoes, but: We're going on a shopping trip to NYC with some of the team beginners who already want shoes, and I think most of them will be buying only one pair. I had basically no guidance with my first pair of shoes, so I don't really know what to recommend... Guys are definitely better off getting just standard shoes, right? But for ladies it's not so clear. Between standard and latin shoes, I guess latin shoes work better for both? Do any brands of latin shoes work better for standard than others? Or would it be best to get smooth shoes (with closed toe and open sides) to start with for both standard and latin? (This is for competitions, and most of them seem like they'll be sticking around on the team for a while.) Oh, and if there was already a thread about this, please let me know!