One of my tango friends has one inspiration more important to her than others: Lucia Mazer. According to her, Mazer says woman should learn to dance in all heel heights, for optimal repertoire. As I understood it, technique is different in low and hight heels. My friend danced in heels only for like five or ten years, then worked for a while on dancing in low heels and stepping on the entire foot i.e. not leaving the heel hanging in the air, imitating dance in high heels. She said that actually, some kind of variations like rhythmic accents were easier to perform in low heels - that it was very different, not better or worse, but very different. She is a much more advanced dancer than I am, and so I do not really understand what she is talking about but one thing during a group class/mini seminar some time ago made me think about the difference between dancing in low and high heels. From another thread: Nowadays I have to wear low heels only, due to a foot condition. When in heels, I have tried to keep contact with the floor with the side of the shoe both heel and front part, during the step. I danced a bit with the teacher in class, wearing flats, and having felt what it felt like he advised me to do it differenty in low heels - just rolling from heel to front part of the foot, not dragging them along. He said it made the steps more distinct for him to feel. I guess the slim heel gives a very direct signal, when it grabs the floor - but the heels of my almost flat black shoes that I originally bought for lindy, looking pretty much like men's shoes, did not. Maybe for tango, if wearing low heels, a low but slim heel would be more optimal? Does anyone else have experiences of differences in technique, in different heel heights?