Our Italian tango shoes are made in the Marche, Fermo, and Veneto regions in central Italy. Until a few years ago, every house there had a workshop and each garage had an artisan store. There is love for the product and handmade accessories and deep rooted tradition of making beautiful items. The key words echoing in the rooms of our family-owned and operated factories are beauty, quality, and craftsmanship. Each item is unique and precious. It is the balance between the past and future that guides these skilled artisans, taking care of every small part of the process from the selection of high quality leather to finishing touches before export to Axis Tango. Nothing is chosen at random, everything is regulated with order and creativity.
The shoes are developed in our factories from concept to completion. There are many stages in premium dance footwear production; in each there are magical steps that fascinate the observer's eye. So many skillful hands with so much love follow the footwear production line. The gestures that are repeated, yet are never the same.
From an idea the shoe last is made from wood, and then the process continues to design. Even one millimeter has its importance in shaping - it will make a difference in the fit, comfort, and stability. From design is born a sample; it translates the idea into reality. The next step is the cutting of the leather. Each factory has its own warehouse full of wonders: various leather colors, in different cuts and finishes, all very precious and of premium quality.
Experts cut the leather. The leather cutter is a central figure in every factory. From cutting to the assembly stages, there is always an old master that lends his hand to ensure the tradition and quality is respected and ever present. The last stages of the shoe production have evocative and poetic names: skiving, hemming, carding, bonding, marking and interludes.
It is a long journey with patience and attention, waiting for the finished result. Entire stages of production are done by hand, with skill and love, without indulging in the monotony, and always vigilant, careful and passionate. This is the journey of innovators who are in touch with the history with their eyes firmly on the horizon. Masters of their craft who love shoes; shoes as a metaphor, as an emblem and as a symbol. A pair of shoes tells much about the person who is wearing it. And also about the many hands who have made it.
Welcome to our world of BEAUTY, QUALITY, and CRAFTSMANSHIP!
XS = 72 cm waist (approx. 28.5"); S = 76 cm waist (approx. 30"); M = 80 cm waist (approx. 31.5"); L = 84 cm waist (approx. 33"); XL = 88 cm waist (approx. 34.5")
We know online shopping can be tricky for fit and sizing. Here are a our suggestions for a good fit. Please keep in mind that shoe sizing and conversions are approximations. Just as fit can vary across different brands, there are also slight variations for each style in the same brand. If you have questions regarding the fit of a specific style, please contact us and we will do our best to provide additional information.