A few months ago I put on a double layer of horseshoe taps on a pair of flat-heeled dressy boots. I actually glued the second tap on top of the first–long story. But some of you guys have done me a lot better. One reader, “An Older Guy (Dan)” sent me some photos a long time ago of his double-tap creations, some involving large crescent size 8 taps on top of horseshoes and others straight double horseshoes. I’m afraid to say that I can’t find those photos right now, but when I do I’ll post them.
In the meantime, another regular reader of the blog (I think he goes by “Tapnut” on the blog) sent me photos of his latest tap effort. And he’s not shy about wearing them in public either. Here’s what he wrote:
“Check out my new blue suede penny loafers. Elvis, eat your heart out…these have bling and an attitude. It was difficult finding suede shoes with a hard stacked heel. A hard heel makes a good base for a better sound but the heel was to short for my tastes. So, I used a German heel iron to lift up a traditional heel plate. They have a good loud sound and I especially like the shine of the metal taps.”
I particularly liked the thickness of the metal–the heel iron is about double the thickness of regular horseshoe taps, so the heel iron + the horseshoe tap together make a triple-thick layer of metal all around the heel. Awesome! Here are his photos:
And those of you who read my previous post below about my New York trip where I discovered I’d launched a little tap revival at my workplace there: Check that post again. I’ve been writing followups as “comments,” providing some detail about the individual tap-wearing women (and men).