Here you will find a selection of short gladiators made in Brazil. Short gladiators are generally mid calf. Some dancers refers to them as "half gladiators". They can be slightly different in height but they are not so tall as tall gladiators that generally is a bit below the knees.
We sell leather and non leather samba shoes. BrazilCarnivalShop works with most respected samba shoe cobblers in Brazil. It took us many years of trials and errors to find the best ones for you. Generally speaking our hand made shoes takes around 20-30 days to me made depending on the season. We do have many ready to ship shoes in Rio and sometimes in California. Our samba shoes are hand made by local samba shoes artisan that are highly respected among the samba community. We have all sorts of styles of shoes, from classic "Carmen Miranda" shoes to high end, luxury leather custom made shoes. This is a rare trade that is almost rare or extinct. Each pair is done with much care and attention to details. Our samba shoes are strictly made by hand, not by machine. This process is rooted in many decades of samba traditions on this trade. They have quality and trust and a vast experience in what samba dancers needs over the past 60 years. We know personally the shoemakers and its families. Our customer care and your needs is what we value most. Have a group order? Talk to us as we offer discounts over 7 pairs.