Our History

It all began in 1999 when long nights of dancing tango in Buenos Aires left Tara with aching feet and the idea to create a better dancing shoe. She designed a last that would be more suitable for dancers, sourced production in South America and placed her first ad for the new line before the first shipment arrived. Before the shoes landed in the US, they were sold out

Tara Shoes soon became the gold standard for dance shoes all over the world. Word of mouth soon gained us a large following, but production and importation difficulties plagued the company and in 2009, Tara ceased production. Tara Shoes still hears from customers old and new who are waiting to order. They always ask to be put on the extensive mailing list and to be alerted as soon as production restarts.


beautifully designed, Finely made, and so comfortable.