Hi, Argentine Tango Dancer!
AXIS TANGO is the leading online boutique for premium quality Argentine Tango shoes for women and men. We believe in good product, good service, and good karma. Nothing makes us happier than seeing you having magical tandas in our shoes.
When I first walked into a tango class many years ago, I was instantly smitten. With the music, the atmosphere, the friendly people, the possibilities in front of me... But not with the shoes. No, the shoes I saw and wore in my early tango years were most definitely not something to be excited about. The construction, the workmanship, the fit, the materials, and yes, the looks... all blah and meh and oh well. What is a girl to do? Roll up her sleeves and open a tango shoe boutique, of course!
Thus AXIS TANGO was born, a luxury Argentine Tango footwear and apparel boutique I founded with Charles Gale. Charles and I met in a tango class and life has been exciting ever since. Our search for comfortable, stylish, high-quality tango and dance shoes for ourselves led us to the creation of the online shop. We started small, learned along the way, and are now in our 14th year of living the tango shoe lover’s dream.
Axis Tango started in Denver and when the opportunity knocked on the door, moved with us to New York. After living, working, and succeeding in Manhattan for close to a decade, in 2017 we said goodbye to the Big Apple and hello to the beaches and sunshine of the Tampa Bay area, where we are now based in the artsy and friendly Gulfport. That's where Maggie, our beloved sweet Shih Tzu rescue, makes our (shoe) world infinitely better. How lucky are we!
The plan has always been simple: offer the best curated Argentine Tango shoes & apparel collections with attentive service. We are delighted that so many of you choose to wear them in your non-dance lives as well! Only the premier ateliers meet our high standards and we are careful to exclusively represent the finest products that can pass the test of time - and yours, every dance step you take.
We value the concept of timeless elegance and well-made objects that last. Our collections are designed to support you - comfortably, without pain, and fashionably - while you dance, walk, party, and dance some more.
Go ahead, be smitten with tango in all its glorious possibilities. And now you can also be smitten with tango shoes! Just like I am, happily, every day.
XX Gaia Banovich