I don't know what took me so long to try a pair of Valentino's Tango pumps (I'm lying, I do know, and it was the price tag), but I've longed after them forever. They're basically my platonic ideal of a shoe in the low, block-heeled version: dressy enough to work for just about everything, but practical enough to align with my unlimited Metrocard lifestyle.
So, armed with a gift card and feeling the rush of the post-holiday sales season, I finally took the plunge on a gold pair at Saks Off Fifth and, folks: The floodgates are open. As much as I imagined they would be perfect, they're even better, working with literally everything I own. I love them so much, I immediately picked up a new-in-box, cherry-red patent pair from The RealReal, too.
The only problem? Now that I'm in love, I can't find them anywhere! I thought these were a staple style for the brand, but now they're only on secondhand or off-price websites. Valentino, if you're listening, please don't discontinue the Tango!
Valentino Tango Metallic Leather Pumps in Gold, $449.99 (from $845), available here.
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