Dear TangoTia: I’ve been a bit of of a hippie all my life and just recently fell in love with tango. Unfortunately, my Birkenstocks don’t seem to be accepted and feel it displays a bit of class prejudge toward me. Do I really have to spend $300 for a pair of 4 inch Comme il Faut just to get a dance?–Hippie from Houston
Dear Hippie: The short answer is, “yes”. But it doesn’t have to be Comme il Faut. There are other comfortable and less expensive tango shoes available. (Try doing a Google search for tango shoes.) But for sure you need something more elegant and secure on the feet than sandals or flip-flops. So ditch the Birkenstocks (at least while on the dance floor) and, oh, BTW don’t forget to shave under your arms!