Questions & Answers

Dress shoes

I wonder if there are such a thing as minimal dress shoes? I am now taking up to 3 tango classes a week and my dress shoes are the only shoes I own with a heel raise. My feet are starting to cramp because of this. I need the hard, slick sole for easy sliding. Also if there are faux raised heel looks that'd be perfect as I see no one else wearing flats.

Any leads? Because ow.


Answers and Replies


If you are looking for really dressy shoes, then two excellent options are Russell Moccasin and Flexible Footwear, although both are quite pricey. If you are looking for dressy/casual, then I think VivoBarefoot has some options available.


Check this site out. I saw these the other day and they look really cool. There are a few different dressier & work kinds of shoes here. If you use the code "minimalist" you can save 20% plus anything over $100 in the US is free shipping.


How about finding a pair of slicks that you like and performing a few modification? Take off the heal. Round up the edges. Yank out the insole. Oh yeah, and hem up your dress pants :-)


Have you tried looking at jazz shoes? I don't know about the guy's shoes, but I've seen girl's shoes that have flat, two-part soles on the bottom, and look like standard dress shoes on top.


Jazz shoes. never heard of them. I did a search and found these:

Not bad. .5" heel. I can deal with that. I ended up getting a similar pair from florsheim with a small heel and my feet are much happier. For my future pair I'll have to check out something like those jazz shoes. I don't think it's possible to find flat, leather soles. But I'm finding I can deal with the small heel.

Post an Answer or Reply