What shoe is best? There are a number of things that a good shoe for tango must have, whether it's for practica, class, milonga, marathon or festival.
1. It must be a shoe dedicated to indoors. Grit and sand can hide between the ridges and grooves and can impact the way your shoe interacts with a surface. It can also damage dance floors and annoy your fellow dancers when they notice the sand and grit on the floor.
2. It must be light weight, flexible and fit snuggly. Shoes that are stiff or bulky will inhibit your ability to move freely.
3. It must allow you to pivot freely on the ball of your foot. The more resistance, in your shoe, the more you will feel that resistance in your joints.
4. When choosing heels, it is important to choose a style that does not encourage bunions. Choose a shoe that is well balanced, to aid in stability. Extra cushion in the ball of the foot will help keep you dancing through the night. (There are lots of "knock-offs" so be sure to always purchase high-end shoes from the official store site.)
A good tango shoe will ensure you pleasurable dancing for many years to come.