Buying tango shoes for narrow feet is definitely more difficult than buying shoes for the average width foot. Your options are quite a bit limited but you are definitely not out of luck. You’ll have less shoes to choose from but the style and colors that are made in a narrow width are the classic styles that you will be able to match with any of your dance costumes.
Look for a pair of tango shoes with a suede or leather sole. Stay away from rubber soles at all costs. As you are dancing the tango you are going to be dancing backwards and sliding your shoes across the dance floor. You don’t want shoes with too much friction. A suede or leather sole will allow your feet to easily slide across the floor without getting stuck to the floor and causing knee injury.
Another feature of a good tango shoe for narrow feet is a properly sized as well as shaped heel. A woman’s heel should be about an inch and a half high. As heels get taller there is a strong correlation to ankle injuries. Tall heels make it very easy for you to roll an ankle over, stopping you from dancing the tango for a week or more.
Getting the right sole and the proper height heel are the two most important things you can do as a tango dancer with narrow feet. Minimize your risk of injury by following these two key pieces of advice. Your feet will thank you for it.