We had the pleasure of meeting Girardo Mitria at his shoe factory.
He picked us up, brought us to the factory, measured our feet, and we could get everything from instep height, to color, material, design, all perfect for our Tango Shoes. All at a very reasonable price.
My russian grandfather was a shoe maker. He had casts of his clients feet, so that when they needed some footwear (riding boots, shoes etc) the would write a letter to him, then he would take their feet from the shelve and make the shoes to fit! I told the story to Girardo, and it turns out he does have some clients that he has moulds to match their feet!
This was a really wonderful experience. More to come when we get our shoes!