Tango and minimalism: how many pairs of shoes are enough?

I know a milonguera who has 100+ pairs of shoes for tango.  Another milonguera admitted her collection is over 250 pairs of shoes, although not all of them are for dancing.  A room in her apartment has nothing but shoes.  I know a minimalist milonguera who owns only two pairs of tango shoes.

A few months ago, I decided to go through my shoe collection and sort out the ones I didn’t wear or that were uncomfortable.  I sold five pairs at a consignment shop and donated the rest.   That process cut my shoe collection in half and reduced the number of pairs for tango from 16 to 8 pairs.  The remaining pairs are my old favorites that I’ve worn for years and hopefully for many more.

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How many pairs are enough?  That’s for you to decide.  How many pairs do you need?

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One Response to “Tango and minimalism: how many pairs of shoes are enough?”

  1. tangogeoff Says:

    Sell off half my shoe collection? Could I spare an organ, instead?

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