Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Atang, Nov 29, 2011.
No, sentenced to wear black and whites for the rest of your life....
That's even worse than losing your balance.
A note on the black street shoes for the milonga: While this might be standard for the milongueros it is not something i would recommend to anybody who dances even a tiny bit more modern. If the leader dances anything with foot-on-foot contact - sandwiches, drags, stops and so on it is much more comfortable for the follower if the leaders shoe does not have a welt. This is not a problem for followers - womens shoes are almost never welted - but the majority of mens shoes are.
I agree that in the UK it's difficult to find appropriate street shoes
and that they should be non-welted. Welted shoes are too heavy and clumsy.
The change in shoe style over the years has affected the choice we have
but a street shoe, carefully chosen, is effective for social (milonguero?) tango.
The "correct" shoe should add to the feel, stability and dynamics of the dance
and a typical dance shoe doesn't do that in the same way.
First of all sorry for the late reply and welcome on the board. You surf the internet for a good online shoe store.
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