I don’t usually get a lot of Tango dancers, but today RL came in with these beautiful Jorje Nel Design Dance Shoes https://tangoinmiami.com/. The style is Fernanda Ghi. She found them online and sent in a weight bearing foot tracing along with her order to ensure proper fit. I think these shoes are fabulous for the following reasons:
- Lacing from ankle to toe allows for depth adjustment, which is especially great if you have a wide foot.
- Mesh upper accommodates bunions and hammertoes allowing for a more variable fit.
- Waist width is wide which will provide more overall support of the foot while dancing.
What I don’t like, is that even though a weight bearing tracing was sent in, the overall length was easily 2 sizes too short because RL has a longer heel-to-ball measurement than heel-to-toe. For why this is important, see my related post https://drshoe.wordpress.com/2007/12/05/size-matters-heel-to-ball-vs-heel-to-toe/
If you are a tango dancer and you purchase shoes from Jorje Nel Design, you will want to know whether your heel-to ball or heel-to-toe measurement is longer and not only have them use your foot tracing but your proper length (heel to-ball or heel-to-toe, whichever is longer) measurement as well.
All in all though, if the length is correct then I am a big fan of this particular shoe.