I have these old shackles that I wanted to try to put over my ballet boots! The problem is that they require a lot of force to close, and my hands are cuffed in Irish 8 handcuffs! I probably should have cuffed my feet first, and then my hands… You learn something new every day, even after almost 7 years!! Oh well, I loved spending some time in my ballet boots and the cuffs (after I got some help snapping them shut tightly on the boots). I hope you like my summer dress too! It is so pretty!