Below are places in the Bay Area that you can try on and purchase Tango shoes. For tips on which shoes to buy please visit the WEAR page.
Jennifer Olson – Bandolera/Tangolera, SUR, Regina, and Madame Pivot.
Jennifer sells a variety of women’s tango shoes including Bandolera Tango shoes which are made in Italy and have extra soft padding. She is also offering the Italian brand called SUR. Sur is owned by the same factory in Italy that makes Jimmy Choo and has a nice padded toe. It also comes in regular and wide widths for those of us with not-so-narrow feet.
For Men’s dance shoes, she carries Bandolera/Tangolera. These are also very soft and comfortable.
Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your size, and she will respond with photos of what is currently in stock. You can also find her at various milongas and festivals in San Francisco and around the US.
San Francisco Dancewear – Werner Kern Tango shoes
SF Dancewear, 659 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105
SF Dancewear has an extensive collection of dance wear and dance shoes for all style of dance. Most of their shoes are for ballroom, however, Werner Kern has a line of Tango shoes that are very nice. The caveat is that they have very soft soles, so cannot be worn on the street. This is also a great place to buy practice sneakers. Plus they have a great collection of stretchy, easy-to-move-in dance clothes.
Axis Tango – Online Store for Tango Shoes and Apparel
Axis Tango was founded in 2004 with the goal to provide the highest quality tango shoes to dancers everywhere. They specialize in best Italian tango shoe and dancewear brands, and Argentine tango shoes. They are careful to exclusively represent the finest brands that can pass the test of time as they value the concept of timeless elegance and well-made objects that last.
Not sure about ordering shoes online? They offer great suggestions here. Plus, shipping within the USA is free!