Tired of ho-hum experiences?
I’m full of surprises.
Recently I had someone ask if I had ballet boots in my dungeon (not yet) and if I would incorporate them into a scene (if I had them, yes).
When the person asked about being made to do pirouettes and things, I knew they didn’t understand that ballet boots are not meant to actually dance or even walk in. They’re fetish/fantasy footwear. This means they are used for looks and to invoke a certain feeling in the wearer or observer rather than having practical use.
I did a fetish/fantasy photo shoot in 2016 in which I wore mine but made it look like I was at the barre, taking class or warming up or something. Here’s a photo from the shoot:
I know I make it look “normal” or “easy” or whatever, but it was actually a very painful shoot.
See, ballet boots do not actually have support for you to stand like this, like actual pointe shoes do:
The vamp of the toe in a ballet boot is just some rubber or vinyl material. The vinyl is the thicker but flexible stuff used to make shoes and boots. However, there is no reinforced box or shank to help support your foot and the weight of your body as there is with pointe shoes. As a result standing en pointe in a ballet boot will feel much more painful.
It also can be dangerous. People who dance en pointe have had years of training their feet, ankles, and legs so they can stand, walk, and dance in that position. Without training, and in a pair of shoes not even meant for walking to begin with, you can really hurt yourself.
So, ballet dolls or footwear fetishists, please be careful when wearing these shoes or you might end up with broken toes or ankles, torn ligaments, or, if you fall, possibly worse.
Fellow GenXers, remember these?
I got these a while ago for my footwear collection from either eBay or Etsy.
Remember how the front pieces broke and your toes would start sliding out the front?
They came without any note.
They’re cute but not only did the seller send the wrong size — a US 9 was on my wishlist and they sent an 8 — they’re still about two sizes too big, which isn’t as apparent in the photo because of how I’m sitting down with my feet off the side of my couch.
I contacted the seller and they are telling me I have to pay shipping back to China. That’s right: I must pay for their mistake or inability to correctly size their shoes.
That’s it. I’m done trying shoes from Chinese manufacturers who are shipping from China. I think most of the time they never fit correctly.
Anyway, thanks for sending them,
mystery person beth! Too bad they didn’t work out!
Copyright unknown. Circa 1950s.
(Copyright Fleischer, circa 1920s?)
beth sent me these for Prez Day:
(there’s an explanation and joke in there that I’ll refrain from sharing)
When I put these on my wishlist, I had no idea how much pressure they would apply; they could be wimpy or strong. But they looked different than any of my other clamps and so I thought I’d take a chance.
HOLY SHIT. I believe they are THE most intense clamps in my approximately 15-20 pair collection.
Thank you, beth!
Then, slave john sent this thoughtful card and gift for V-Day…
Thank you, slave john!
Then, three pairs of shoes from footboy d…
This awesome retro pair:
…which, unfortunately, are too small. (I sent them back to get a different size.)
Then, these sexy pair:
I especially liked them because of the fishnet (which I don’t have on any shoe in my 100+ collection)
Here they are on my feet:
And then, finally, these gorgeous pair:
A peek on them on my feet:
Thank you, footboy d!
These famous sandals were popular from their inception in the 1960s through the 1980s. They have a contoured wood sole, leather strap, the unmistakable Dr. Scholl’s buckle, and a rubber, tread sole.
Here is a photo of my feet in them:
You may experience my wearing them in Sandal and/or Foot Domination and Role Play sessions, such as one taking place in the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s.
sub james sent two more pair of boots to Me.
A faux leather version of one of My favorite pair of thigh-highs:
And this pair of black patent thigh-highs sans accoutrements (I have the “crotch” version and wanted this version because they are cut in a way which I prefer):
Thank you, james! They are beautiful!