Wednesday my new DNI tango shoes arrived from Buenos Aires with a friend!
I immediately tried them out at the milonga and they are absolutely fantastic! They dance like a dream! Very good and comfortable fit. They have 3 cm french heels, higher than any of my older shoes (all Susana Artesanal with 2.5 cm straight heels).
The soles are special too, the front sole has an oval rubber piece in the center and suede around it, clever design and it works. I used to dance on suede soles, but the past 2 years I preferred rubber for better grip and stability. Rubber soles are perfect on most tango floors, while suede can often be too slippery. The DNI soles try to combine the best of both worlds.
It’s a different feeling with the higher heels, I still have to get used to the slight change in balance (respect to all women…), but I like it. I think I will order another pair 🙂