Tango in Bodrum


I like to take a moment to take a bow for Öykü and Egemen for their start-ups in Bodrum. The most popular holiday destination of Turkey.

Having danced for many years both have decided to move to Bodrum, get married and establish Tango 48 School.

After settling in Bodrum, they have started their events in Maya Hotel  and they started for the first tango studio in Bodrum in 27 July 2015


Both talented and passionate, built up the school from scratch, literally.


As you can see, how they turned the place turned into a lovely cozzy place.









This is the only studio , dedicated for Tango. They have their own milongas and practicas.

The practicas are on Fridays 21:00-23:00. But as it is too hot in summer, they might rearrange the schedule, so it is better to check out their social media accounts and

reach out to ask. So as the milongas!

Instagram: 48tango

Facebook: tango48













If you are in Bodrum, why not take some classes and meet with Öykü and Egemen.



With a lovely, friendly environment, it is must-see place if you are in tango scene.









Öykü might be pleased to share with you the ways of a healtier life as well , as she has a lot of experience about the subject. You will what I mean definetly know when you chat with her.




They are also helping “Turquoise” word to spread out in Bodrum,


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Fashion 2017


Surprise Me

   Inspire Me 

      Turquoise Me

As having the motto ” improving constantly”, we really mean it!

Do you even start thinking that all the tango shoes are becoming the same? Well even if we try to make new and new things we also see the market either repeating itself or copying us . So, let’s see if we will lead the market again this time.


It has been a long recession for tango community to find a new breath, in the sense of tango shoes. As a brief history we could easily say that a specific brand started to lead the market,which was influenced by “Manolo Blahnik” shoes. It has been a huge trend for some time , but as every nice thing ends, that trend slowed down. Afterwards we have observed that by the Tango Salon taking crowds excitement, we have seen a lot of Salsa or Salsa type shoes wondering around. but I guess the market is pretty satisfied with those products as well.


Now we like to present you our inspiration, for the upcoming trends of 2016 and 2017.

We will be sharing a bit of our information and a glimpse of what are preparing to launch


This post will be about Straps!

Make sure not in tango but all around in sandals, ballerina flats , we will be seeing more of them


Chicky-tango-shoes- straps

Tango- shoes-Gladiator-High-Heels-Women-Sandals-Ankle-Straps

ballerina with straps









It is not really hard to find more and more examples but here is our initial product for that trend coming. The 4 biggest trend forecasting magazines says these will be the hot topic for sometime.

As we try to make the best of tango shoes we can , we decided to keep up with the trend so that, our clients will be “”in ” and ” special”



This is the primary photo of our ankle strap shoe!

Tango shoes with straps
Tango shoes with straps

trendy tango shoes

Of course we like to add more closed back shoes as well. But these are our primary samples






So expect these babies to placed on our web site soon (Probably on Tuesday )

And don’t forget “tango shoe” is not “just a tango shoe”.

Please feel free to forward or share our posts and blogs.


Turquoise Tango Shoes with Ankle Strap

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How strong your Tango Shoe Heels should be?


There are many many tango shoe brands out there, more and more popping out everyday. Of course “shoe making” is one of the oldest professions, so you can find out one or two craftsmen, just around the corner, to make some shoes for you. So why should you care which one to go to? One would thing that the only thing you have to consider is a good color scheme and the design itself and the shoemaker will sort the rest for you.. Right?.. Wrong..


Making a shoe is an easy task, however making a good tango shoe is a challenge that requires an expert level science, engineering, chemistry, orthopedics as well as arts and esthetics. All these are absolutely crucial components and with even one missing, the process cannot be completed.


As a manufacturer, we believe that our customers have the right to know exactly how their tango shoes are made. And we also know that we can to scientifically show how Turquoise Shoes differentiate so vastly from other big brands, not to mention the craftsman just around the corner.


This is a typical example of how we perceive what a good product means.


This is a machine to measure the integrity of your tango shoe heels.


 YouTube Turquoise Tango Shoes Heel Test

As yo can see, the tested heelsyoutube.com/watchgot hit by the machine with a striker.

Basically, impacts of 0.68 joules are delivered at one second intervals by a striker to the heel”


So, what we are talking about here?


A normal street shoe heel should be able to sustain its integrity not under 7.000 hits.
A heel (with a steel bar inside) is ok if it starts to loose its integrity above 7.000 hits.


So, what is so unique about our shoe heels?


Ok, here we go;

Scientifically Report of Tango Shoe Heel Strength
tango shoes tested

The heel being tested is our 7.5 cm Heel Height classic heel. The report says the test of determining the breaking point of the heel is left unfinished after being hit 15.178 times

Scientifically Report of Tango Shoe Heel Strength

This is about our 6.5 cm heel height being tested. The report says no sign of breaking and the test s being left unfinished after 14300 hits.

An our last report is about our highest heel. For this heel we wanted to really see what is the breaking point and decided to wait until it really breaks , but we quitted at 48,220 HITS 

Scientifically Report of Tango Shoe Heel Strength

Here is what our heels looked like after these tests
tango shoe heels

They look a bit damaged from the hit points but they survived!!

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Aftercare for Women Tango Shoes

We have been asked many times by our dear customers about taking care of their tango shoes. Before starting to mention the aftercare we need to mention the difference between tango shoes and regular street shoes first.


– The structural difference between regular shoes and tango shoes

Turquoise Tango Shoes for celebrities
Tango shoes fro celebrities


To put it simply: “The overall structure is properly done with a tango shoes”. As you may have read on google through any search, it is certainly quality and value. Without getting into too much detail, I can say that it is all about geometry. I will post another detailed explanation about this in my next blog post. But if tango shoes were made for daily usage , they would be more comfortable than any other serial production shoe.


-The padding of a tango shoe


There is always two sides of a medal and many choices contributing to a decision. Generally when you decide to make a nice looking shoe, you have to forget about the comfort of it. However not at Turquoise, where we never compromise either. This brings me to my next topic. The padding in our shoes not only brings you comfort, but the usage of this padding does not take away from the shoes appearance as it may with other brands. One thing to note is that when the padding increases, generally the aftercare is harder.


-The Outer Sole


The outer sole issue is another issue with aftercare. Every outer sole has to be taken care of in a different way. Although we are working and spending a lot of R&D on finding an outer sole that could fit both for tango dance and regular usage, it will take some time for us to announce that. Wouldn’t it be nice if we make tango shoes that you can wear for night out as well?

Nice tango shoes for night out
Tango shoes that works both ways


After pointing out these issues, here is what you should do to take better care of your precious shoes;


The shoe, once made, cannot change its structure. If properly made, a good tango shoe will lose its initial balance only if there is any change made to it. From my experience, “cutting the heel” is the most common mistake one may make if the heel is too high for the customer. So, when deciding on which tango shoe to pick, stick to the one you are most comfortable in. The main objective is to dance, not to look nice and tall; if you are not comfortable, don’t go for a higher heel simply because it looks better. It is certainly not about cutting the heels, once you buy them.



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