In today’s video I talk about the best Michael Jackson shoes to perform in. It’s very important to differentiate between shoes that you LEARN to dance in and shoes that you PERFORM in. There is indeed a big difference and today I will focus on specifically the latter.
I’ve found in my experience that Barker Shoes are the best to perform in and I tend to tweak them for my live shows. I explain further in the video above.
Michael Jackson regularly changed his shoe style
What’s interesting is that Michael Jackson changed his shoes over his career. He’s famous for his penny loafers but if you think about it, he wore custom made sneakers in his “Scream” video, with his sister Janet and he also wore totally different shoes for his American Bandstand and Live at the Apollo shows. His Madison Square Garden 30th anniversary celebration shoes looked to restrict his dance and were not worn in, like his usual tour shoes.
We take a closer look in the video – see you next week for the continuation of our History tour audio commentary Munich and “Stranger in Moscow”.
Finally, I’ve created a new website for my DVDs exclusively and it includes a Michael Jackson blog. This will be updated very regularly with MJ videos and more frequent quick updates: www.michaeljacksondvd.co.uk
Talking about Michael Jackson’s shoes … he once wrote a letter in which he talks metaphorically about walking in his shoes, here it is:
“like the old Indian proverb says do not judge a man until you’ve walked 2 moons in his moccasins.
Most people don’t know me, that is why they write such things in wich most is not true
I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children all my children all over the world, I live for them.
If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, history could not be written.
Animals strike, not from malice, but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood, not our pain. But still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world for the children.
But have mercy, for I’ve been bleeding a long time now.”
By Anthony King (c)
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