One of the biggest expenses in ballroom, or any dance, seems to be the shoes, costumes, makeup. Last night Lulu was dancing and could only make it through two group lessons. She came over to me with that waver in her voice where I know she’s about to cry and said “my feet hurt.” Usually I tell her to just suck it up and get back to waltzing, but I happened to look down at her feet. Oh wow. Both upper foot was a stage 1 pressure ulcer with imprints of her shoe straps. Poor baby. It’s time to purchase another pair of shoes. Stephanie ballroom shoes: $115. Comfort while promenading, priceless.