Love Notes

Based on 1617 reviews
Love them!! Worth the wait.

They are elegant, well made, comfortable from the first time I put them on and danced in them, a neutral color that will match anything.

Absolutely gorgeous

Love every aspect of this model


I am disappointed in these shoes.. the photo of them showed zero iridescence - even though there were 2 photos where their rather extreme shine could have been indicated.
I have had other Madame Pivot shoes ( heels) and love them .. These have some n that are too stiff / and the front of the shoes is useless as my toes of course don’t use that part .. l waited for months so it was really hard to return them / so l hope they will soften up ..

Hi Risa, thank you for your review and we're sorry you are disappointed with your shoes. We certainly want you to be happy with your purchase! If you haven't used them yet and would like to return them, please contact us and we'll be glad to help you.

Enna - Green Gold
Deborah D.
I danced all night!

I bought these to wear to a wedding! They made me feel beautiful and I danced to my heart’s delight. My foot is just a bit on the wide side with a small bunion and I was comfortable the whole time. Highly recommended!


I am so beyond impressed! Not only are my shoes the perfect fit, insanely comfortable, and beautiful, the customer service is unmatched. I called asking many questions as a first time buyer and each question was met with kindness and immense knowledge. They also went out of their way to add the size I needed to their order so I could get my shoes sooner. I already want another pair and it’s been less than a month of wearing them. I will never wear another brand or order from another company. I didn’t even have to break them in, they fit beautifully and don’t make my feet hurt.

For wider feet

I am really happy with this wider style, since I have both wider feet and bunions. I've only danced in them once, but they were super comfortable right out of the box with no break-in necessary. I love this strap style that can be buckled under the instep or around the ankle. A well-balanced, elegant shoe! I'm very pleased and glad I took a chance on the wider footbed.

Elegant, And Comfortable!

I was so excited to open the box of my first pair of tango shoes. They are beautiful and surprisingly very comfortable. Thank you so much!


These shoes look and feel amazing!

Beauty,Style and Comfortable

When my shoes arrived...I was so excited. Packaged beautifully and my shoes looked beautiful. I wore them to a Milonga and was surprised at the comfort of this shoe.

Fit Like a Glove!

Catania black is classic, elegant, and comfortable. My feet are on the wide side and this one fits perfectly. It did not require any breaking in out of the box. Super stable and supportive. The ankle strap adds some sassiness to it. Customer service from Gaia and Charles is always top-notch. Highly recommended!

A Beautiful Tango Shoe for Women who want to Lead.

I purchased these Derby's for my wife, who enjoys studying the Lead Role in Tango. However, finding a good pair of women's derby lead shoes is not a simple matter in Japan. Low and behold, Axis Tango presented the Derby from Madame Pivot. I order a pair of these with my Fresedo - Black & Burgundy (see review above). While it took four months for the shoes to arrive, neither my wife nor I have been anything less than joyful. My wife was surprised by how remarkably comfortable the shoes were as she put them upon her feet and began to dance. She said they were light, flexible, and supportive. The style and looks of these Derbies are impressive - unique - and the members of our practice noticed her new shoes immediately. However, she did take them off after an hour because, she said, she did not want to lose all the sparkles on the shoe.

Extraordinary Craftsmanship

After several months my Fresedo Black and Burgundy Tango shoes arrived, and, most importantly, I was able to wear them during a Practica in Japan. I have purchased multiple pairs of Tango shoes - several from Axis Tango - and these are unequivocally the best pair of Tango Shoes I have purchased. Visually, they are stunning, the leather sublime, and the colors rich in depth. However, looks do not make a good tango shoe alone. Here are some of the reasons I would like to share with Axis Tango customers. First, lateral support is outstanding. The shoes hold my feet well without slipping or cramping. Second, the sole is leather - this was a special order - and it is excellent. I could not believe how smooth and connected they felt to me and, more importantly, the floor. And third, the leather lining fits perfectly without any slippage. Finally, I would be remiss not to state that these are also one of the most comfortable pairs of Tango Shoes I have owned. Yes, they are slightly more money, and they had to be ordered from Italy, but the wait and cost have already been well worth it.

MY Rocio Blush Shoes

Comfortable, practicable, sparkly, and FUN ! I like close toed shoes, these give me that and look good too. I am an artist and a friend of mine said that they are perfect for me !!!

Beautiful and Truly Classic

Craftsmanship is impeccable. Fit like a glove. Well worth the wait.

Katrinski Flats

Lovely to walk and dance in the Katrinski Flats. They are comfortable, practical and functional.
It has a timeless design of playfulness.

Colorful new shoes

These shoes are not only beautiful but a perfect fit and very comfortable. Arrived nicely packaged and in a timely manner.

Savona - Biscuit
Pamela N.
As comfortable as beautiful shoes

These shoes are so beautiful, with all the soft neutral colors, and a touch of animal print. The wrap style ankle strap is my favorite style, too. Very secure and comfortable. I love them!

Palais de Glace
Beautiful shoes, slightly snug fit

I was pleased with the look and quality of the shoes, and happy with the purchase for this reason. The downside is that the shoes are a little snug so it will take some breaking in. The soles don’t have any cushion, another downside for comfort. I was disappointed that the shoes were advertised as ready to ship (as my old shoes were disintegrating fast), but in reality it still took a little over 2 months for them to arrive. COVID shipping delays? Who knows….

Hi Kareen, thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback! We're sure the shoes will mold to your foot with use as they are made of high quality leather. Regarding a bit longer wait than expected... yes, everything is now taking longer as we are still experiencing the pandemic-related delays that are out of our control. We'll adjust the likely delivery time notice on the website so that we can better manage expectations. Thank you for pointing this out, it's helpful to us and other buyers as well. Enjoy your new shoes!

Great shoe looks great.

Shoe looks great and feels good.

Thank you Sheldon for letting us know! Enjoy your new goodies!

Wish I had gotten a response about suede soles - I asked if it incurred an additional cost and was never answered.
The strap is way too long.

Hi Kathleen, thank you for your review and I'm sorry we didn't earn your 5-stars feedback. We replied to your inquiry but perhaps it didn't reach your inbox; suede sole option is available for custom order. This design has a longer double ankle strap as shown on the photo so that it can be wrapped around your ankle twice, but this can be easily adjusted by cutting the strap to your desired length (we suggest a cobbler's assistance). Hopefully you'll still enjoy dancing in your new shoes!

Just what the doctor ordered!

Just what the doctor ordered!This is my second pair of these shoes. That is the second pair in black and this fabric. I love them so much the first time when my shoes were out I ordered a second pair. Classic ❤️❤️❤️

Oh, we are delighted you are happy! This shoe is so perfect no wonder you are getting the second (or third pair) (P.S. You are not the only one!) Enjoy your new beauties!

In Love

I thought I would like the shoes but I am totally in love with them now that they are here. They’re classy, comfortable and fit like a glove.

Yay, yay, yay! You made us dance in our office when we read your fabulous review. Thank you for making our day! ❤️



Excellent fit and quality. They feel good. I feel stable despite the 7 cm height which was a concern when purchasing. Definitely one of my best dance shoe purchases.

Thank you Sara for your lovely review, we surely appreciate it! Enjoy your shoes!

Beautiful soft leather

I wanted a pair of conservative black shoes with leather soles for more formal dance events. These fit that bill perfectly. As usual with Axis Tango shoes, these are extremely comfortable. Do note that the soft leather stretches quite a bit as you wear them, so size accordingly.