I enjoy figure skating...it is not my favorite Winter Olympic event but it is good to watch in small doses. What I don't like is when the ladies wear tights that stretch over their skates. It disturbs me quite a bit. I'm sure it keeps their skates from clashing with the rest of their outfit and might even help keep their laces out of the way. However to me, it looks like someone with big club feet sliding on ice. There should be some kind of division between the leg and the skate...it is almost an exact picture of the definition of "Cankle." If it is supposed to keep the skates from distracting from the rest of the outfit, it has the opposite effect on me. I can't stop staring at the seeming deformity. My mind is drawn to the poor girl with huge feet that somehow has metal blades coming out of the soles of her feet. These tights do not create a "clean" look, they create a deformed look. Come on skaters - we know you are wearing skates, just show them. It looks so much better.
|(Photo by: Mkendrab at en.wikipedia)|
Sasha Cohen 2006 Nationals
(one of my fave skaters but better when not club footed)