As you might have guessed, tango shoes are essential for anyone looking to dance Argentine tango. And what better place to snag your own pair than in Buenos Aires? As the birthplace of the tango, you can be sure that there are a slew of original handmade shoes to be found and danced in. Styles vary from store to store, but you can be sure to find quality, and that is what makes all the difference.
If you prefer a modern and edgy appearance to your footwear then look no further than DNI Tango. Both a dance school and a shoe store, DNI sells an excellent selection of fun and comfortable tango shoes for practicing and for milongas.
If you tend towards more of a classic, simple and elegant look then we recommend VB Tango Shoes. A small tango shop in the charming neighborhood of San Telmo boasts high quality handmade shoes with a classic “tango look” that are great investment pieces.
If you are looking for a flashy statement shoe then you should check out Comme Il Faut a well renowned shop in the upscale neighborhood Recoleta.
Men also have many looks and styles to choose from. A good men’s tango shoe has a leather sole with little traction, ideal for gliding across the dance floor. The toe of the shoe ought to be soft with little or no sole under the tip to ensure that no damage is done should he step on his partner’s feet.
You can expect a great improvement in your dancing upon owning a quality pair of tango shoes. The fine craftsmanship often ensures that they feel much more comfortable than your typical pair of heels. As comfortable as they are, style is never sacrificed. A good tango shoe is the perfect blend of style and comfort, and makes you feel light on your feet.
Feel free to ask TangoTrips for more shopping tips or book our personal shopping service. Our service will provide you with your own personal shopper, who is an expert on tango and can help you in translating and negotiating with the shops in Spanish.