At the risk of throwing yet another thread OT-
ballet shoes? First of all, Peter, i don't think ANybody could accidentally buy a pair of pointe shoes, they take quite some time to fit and days to break in and i can assure you that no person working in dance shoe sales would just sell a pair to just anybody.
That said, even "flat"ballet shoes are restrictive for quite some time. I wouldn't reccommend them for anything but ballet...
and i don't think men's sizes even come in pink..
Walk on gravel, thats the way. Or tabi.