Injuries are common during training for "Dancing With the Stars." Rycroft sustained one last season, and there were so many injuries that the show was forced to scale down on training time. This year, DeLay has already taken a hit, and he has the special shoes to prove it.
"They call it a prestress fracture," DeLay said of his injury. "They put me in these hiking boots. Aren't they cute?"
The day after he was announced as a contestant, DeLay told "Good Morning America" co-anchor Chris Cuomo that he "jumped at the chance" to appear on the show.
"I love dancing ... you've got to love dancing if you're from Texas," DeLay said. "Conservatives can have fun too. Conservatives can let their hair down ... and put on some dancing shoes."