I have to confess, half the time when I am watching a really great tango dancer, my mind starts to wander to a somewhat unrelated subject.
Where did she get them? Can I get some? Could I dance in them well enough? Could I dance in them at all?
I have a small collection of Comme Il Faut tango shoes which I have not yet worn on the dance floor because I am certain there will be a learning curve for me to wear anything higher than a 3 inch heel, and I do not want to waste any dances or torture my partners by breaking them in. Sort of like the monkey with his fist in a jar, unwilling to let go of the food in it. This is a personal problem. But it doesn’t stop me from buying them.
I just learned today from Lisadore’s Comme Il Faut website that only 60 pair of one design are ever made. The fact that I own shoes that are actually art fills me with a strange pride. This photo was originally from www.wellheeledblog.com. Some day, I’ll share a photo of my (barely danced in) shoes. And for those of you who share my fetish, send me photos of your dance shoes and I’ll feature them!