Tango Argentino > Shoe etiquette for men

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Numawan, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Numawan

    Numawan Member

    Hello everybody,

    I have two weekly milongas within walking distance (less than 10 minutes) of my apartment, one on Friday and one on Sunday. To dance tango, I have bought practice shoes. Is there any issue to walk to the milongas on my practice shoes? Or would it be better to change shoes at the milongas?

    Thanks in advance for your comments.
  2. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    Better to change at the milonga so that you don't track in dirt, pebbles, etc.
  3. Tango Distance

    Tango Distance Active Member

    I have been to venues, both basketball and dance, that prohibited street shoes on the wood floor.

    Also, some (most? all?) dance shoes are sponges for water, best to save them for indoor wear.
  4. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member


    It's ok if you have 2x4AlPié shoes with removable soles.
  5. M. Bingley

    M. Bingley New Member

    I'd change shoes. Walking on the street can damage your dancing shoes quickly. It can wear away or destroy that nice, smooth surface of the sole you need.

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