It's time I bought tango shoes, but I'm wondering if I should bother. I have modern ballrom shoes, latin shoes, Bloch-type practice runners and shoes that I can tango in nicely, but it's definitely time to get a pair of "real" tango shoes. The only thing is, unlike pointe shoes in ballet or leather-soled, super-flexible, supporting latin shoes, I can't figure out what the benefits of so-called tango shoes are. You can spot one a mile away, of course, but is there something special about shoes made specifically for tango or are they just "prettier" than other high-heels? Tango shoes don't strike me as markedly different from normal heels except that they look so darn good, as opposed to ballroom shoes or practice shoes for ballet, which are purpose-made and designed to support your foot depending on what style you're dancing. I've visited a bunch of websites, but no one gives a substantial explanation of what the attraction/benefit of a shoe marked "tango shoe" is. Does anyone have any secret tango-shoe knowledge they're willing to share?