We are often asked how to measure heel heights on women's shoes. The good news is that we do it exactly the way most people think it is done. We measure from the middle of the top of the heel at the back of the shoe through to the top of the heel cap. The heel cap is usually about 0.25cm, in addition to the height of the heel. Unlike many other tango shoe brands, Bandolera offers design variations in 4 heel heights—6cm, 7cm, 8cm, and 9cm (most models are produced in 7cm and 9cm heel heights, only a few are available in 6cm or 8cm). When you see your dream shoe, you can have it made with just the perfect heel height for you. This way you won't have to resort to a risky, expensive, and unadvisable practice of trying to shorten heels by a cobbler after the sale.
It is worth mentioning that the heel heights aren't always exact. Heel height can depend on what size shoe you are wearing, who has made your shoes, what last was used, etc. If you find yourself with an issue with heel height and you have questions about it, please contact us
. We are always glad to help!
Our apparel is made in very small runs and designed & produced by hand. That means every garment is slightly different from the other, and no two will look or fit exactly the same. The measurements below are only suggestions and approximations.
- 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")