Welcome to Regina Tango Shoes

The tango shoes

Regina Tango Shoes is a project that was born from Eva Nataraja’s passion for shoes and from her years of experience in fashion as a designer in Paris, Spain, Germany, and Italy and as Argentine tango dancer, devotee and organizer of milongas in Rimini, Riccione, Italy, and Buenos Aires.
It is exactly from such experience and passion that Eva is able to provide us, in the following article, tips for the purchase of tango shoes for both men and women.

Tips for the purchase of women‘s tango shoes:

  1. If you are a beginner, consider beginning to dance with the shorter heels but it should be noted that high heels allow the best weight positioning.
  2. High quality shoes should be very well balanced when you are on one foot.
  3. The shoes should be sufficiently close fitting in order to maintain a good circulation, but be sure you do not have too much slippage inside them and therefore should not facilitate sweating.
  4. For beginners, it is advisable to start with closed-toe shoes, for example those specifically made for practice or training, which allow for greater protection of the toes and toenails.
  5. In the long run, sweat will eventually ruin the tango shoes. Therefore, the purchase of additional pairs is recommended in order to rotate them, giving the pair that was used last time to dry.
  6. It is not recommended that you buy the same size shoes as the shoes you use every day, because the sensitivity with the floor is essential.
  7. The height of the heel is measured at the rear of the foot, from the ground up to where the heel meets the back of the shoe.
  8. They can be cleaned with a wire brush provided by shoe shops.
  9. The choice of the sole, for most dancers, is leather, and more rarely suede. Or with a small rubber insert.

 

Advice for the purchase of men‘s tango shoes:

  1. If you are a beginner, we recommend practice shoes, because they are well padded and breathable, soft and with great sensitivity.
  2. Patent leather shoes tend to stick together more than other shoes. To avoid this type of problem, they can be lubricated with petroleum jelly or silicone spray so that the ointment can promote its non-stick properties.
  3. The shoes should be sufficiently close fitting in order to maintain a good circulation, but be sure you do not have too much slippage inside them. With the body heat, the leather takes the shape of the foot, like a second skin.
  4. In the long run, sweat will eventually ruin the tango shoes. Therefore, the purchase of additional pairs is recommended in order to rotate them, giving the pair that was used last time to dry.
  5. It is not recommended that you buy the same size shoes as the shoes you use every day, because the sensitivity with the floor is essential, as well as the distance from the partner’s feet.
  6. The soles of split leather shoes may be cleaned with a metal brush provided by shoe shops. Dance leather soles are not suitable for outside use or in any case only with good weather conditions, no rain, while those with rubber insert are more versatile.
  7. The sole choice for the majority of the dancers is suede. May be full or half. May be combined with any type of shoe, and the dancer has the capability to change the amount of friction with a few strokes of a shoe brush, without overdoing it, so as not to damage the shoe.