Hi Artemia, if your going out social dancing and the shoes do not have a rubber sole (lots do nowadays) and your comfortable in them, then by all means. Especially if your wearing pants. Out here, lots of friends go the Boot Barn or Sheplers as they are more social dancers. There are plenty of choices out there. If your looking to compete in CW and need a pair of boots - I would not suggest the boots that are in your picture. Take a look at the previous posted web suggestions. You will see the difference and when you dance you will definately feel the difference. Now, as for footwork question, there are plenty of you tube video clips of the Worlds and other CW competition couples - beginners and champions that can help you visualize what we have posted in terms of gliding steps rather than "toe" action. And it definately is not a shuffle step on a flat foot. A really great visual reference point is to watch you tube clips of Brandi Tobias and Ronnie DeBenedetta, current CW World Champions, out of Starlight Studio in San Diego. Have fun.