BOOT RULES FOR GO GO MOGULS
1. Go Go Boots are usually at eye-level of customers and must be maintained in good condition.
2. Unless otherwise specified, boots are always plain black. Any kind of material; matte or shiny. No furry boots.
3. No ankle boots. Top of boot must hit right below, on, or above knee. Thigh-high boots are allowed. Boots may be pull-on, zip-up, or lace-up.
4. Boots may have any toe shape; pointed, round, or square.
5. Boots must have a high-heel and not be flat. Any kind of heel and at least 1 inch. No "stack" boots that have one connected sole. See example below of what's not allowed:
AMANDA'S FOOT TIPS
1. Trim toenails short and keep a pair of toenail clippers in your Go Go kit, along with Band-Aids in case you need to protect a blister.
2. Wear cotton athletic socks. Depending on how tight your boots are will determine if they are ankle or shin socks. You may even wear two pairs of socks to really cushion your feet. Take extra pairs so you can change them if your feet become too sweaty.
3. Cut your fishnets (and nylons if applicable) so they become footless.
4. Add arch support insoles to boots.
5. Wear boots a half size larger to accommodate for sock(s), insoles, and swelling of feet that occurs once dancing.
6. Carry baby wipes to freshen feet after gig and apply menthol foot cream for soreness. Wear a fresh pair of socks and slippers home. Reuse the baby wipe to quickly wipe off any smudges on the boots as you put them in their bag.
7. To keep boots fresh, take boots out of dance bag as soon as you get home, stuff a dryer sheet inside them, lay them flat so the long part of boot keeps it's shape, and place a box of baking soda nearby.
8. During steps 6 & 7, if you notice any dings in the boots, the last step is to apply black permanent marker, nail polish, or shoe polish. Doing last allows it to thoroughly dry and dissipate any chemical smells.
ONLINE GO GO BOOT BRANDS
Steve Madden https://www.stevemadden.com/collections/womens-boots
LAS VEGAS GO GO BOOT STORES
Check websites for addresses.
Red Exotic Shoes https://www.redshoeslv.com/
Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet: https://fantasticindoorswapmeet.net/