Tango is considered to be one of the great music genres of the world, and rightfully so. Fascinating and complex, the dance has evolved over the years, as have the fashions that are associated with the dance. There is nothing more satisfying and primal than stepping onto the dance floor with the confidence that your shoes and attire are attention grabbing and comfortable for a sensual and exhilarating night of tango dancing.
A Tale of A Tango Shoe
As a tango beginner, it is not necessary to start out with a special shoe. But, as the love of tango ignites within, dancers understand the need for elegantly and easily pivoting on the ball of the foot is essential. Shoes that do not provide a hard enough platform or that stick to the floor will impede the dancing and possibly cause injury.
Women prefer heels that range from 1″ to 4″ and are comfortable for hours of dancing. Specialty tango shoes typically come in closed cage or sling backs styles and are crafted with high quality materials, designed to withstand hundreds of hours on the dance floor. Function and style can and do coexist with tango shoes that are elegant and fashion forward, while still cushioning your feet and allowing for all night dancing.
Tango In Style
A pair of sexy tango shoes must be paired with an equally impressive tango dress. Flowing skirts are great for practice or casual events, but milongas demand dresses that are curve hugging and stretchy. Skirts or dresses with slits allow for leg movement and accentuate the curves of the leg. Although fashionable tango outfits are important, dancers must be able to take large steps without being hindered by the garment. Classic tango dresses are making a comeback, as they are being designed with updated patterns and fabulous fabrics that are attractive and accommodate the movements involved in tango dancing.
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Photography: Lorenza Pascucci.
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