Ah, tap dancing, a truly American art form. Originally a fusion of African-American dance and some Northern Atlantic clogging and step dancing, it came into its own in the 20th century, with such famous performers as Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Gregory Hines, and Savion Glover. Even more recently, some musical groups like Tilly and the Wall used tapping instead of drums in their songs, to very interesting effect! These shoes are lace-up black Oxford-style tap shoes, probably from the 1980’s, and made by the “Theatricals” company. These particular shoes have not had a lot of wear and still help some hoofer get in a lot of toe tapping! Click here for views and sizing information.