We added this new samba half gladiators from our newest shoe maker with 50 years of experience in samba shoe making. These are slightly like the "Open Sides Ankle Straps Samba Buckles Half Gladiator", however this style has closed sides and it does not have the middle center vertical strap as the "Open Sides" style.
This style will get you looking good as it elongates a samba leg ! The 4 straps goes all the way to the ankles with adjusting buckles.
One observation about this shoe maker is that he lives in a very distant place in Rio and quite complicated to get there, so we usually go there every 30-60 days to get our bulk order. If for any reason you cannot wait, he charges a fee to deliver the shoes to us. This fee is U$15.00. So we will add that note to your order if you wish so. We will email you once the order is fulfilled.
We can make the shoes in any color you wish, just add it to the order note.
Our cobbler has been servicing the local samba schools with the highest quality and dedication. He works alone and each pair is handcrafted with love and care. He understands exactly what the dancers needs; what they like and dislike in samba shoes. His shoes are worn by all the flag bearers couples, drum queens and passistas of samba schools. In the Rio parade, his shoes are the most used together with our suppliers. This style is used by the local samba dancers in all the samba communities in Rio and we can make it any color and finishes like glitter. The base sole is made with a anti-skid rubber. Ask us for a glitter photo swatch as each season the color might change slightly. This style has NO back zipper, We only offer at the moment on a 13 inch thin heel.
This is not leather, but holds many years. The base is firm and comfortable. Very sturdy. Our shoes are hand made and it takes up to 20 days to be shipped. This means that it takes 20 business days to hand make the shoes. Occasionally we will run into small delays, like delays of materials being shipped, employee sick days, short staffed, weather problems such as severe heat or rain. These are common problems that naturally will delay your order. We do advise when this happens, very rarely but it might happen. So, please plan accordingly. Please note that you will only see your pair of shoes around one month in a half from the order date (manufacturing plus shipment) If we have them in stock they are shipped right away and you will see them in up to 12-15 days, sometimes less. These shoes are made for samba !
If you have a specific due date for a show or a venue, please keep in mind that these are hand made and at times the delivery can be quicker than expected or slower. Most of the shoes of this vendor does not take more than 20 business days to be made. In average around 15 days. Please allow enough time time to buy your shoes and keep shipping time in mind.
We DO NOT accept returns if your shoes arrived after the estimated shipping time given by our post office. Most shipping delays can be caused by strikes, weather condition, or it can locally be held at your local customs office. For that reason, plan ahead. Please note we do have many styles that are READY TO BE SHIPPED, consult with us prior !
We do accept returns for size exchange, however the client pays for shipping both ways.
All returns must be made within 10 days of received shipment.
To help you decide your Brazil size, please note these shoes size numbers below are the correspondent measurement in centimeters of each size. This means you will measure either an existing shoes you have (open toes) or your feet. It's best if you lay your feet down of a piece of paper and trace your feet. After you do that, measure top to bottom and notate the centimeters. See the photo below on the images we provided you.
This means you will measure either an existing shoes you have (open toes or closed toes) or your feet (see below how we suggest measuring your feet).
If you measure both feet trace them as the photo below. At the same time we suggest measuring inside an existing shoes you should have.
Use a flexible, tape-like measuring tape (like the ones used in the garment industry).
Remember, if you are purchasing an open toe shoes, measure your existing most comfortable open toes shoes.
If you are purchasing a closed toes shoes, same thing, measure your existing most comfortable closed toes shoes.
Tip of the toes should fall comfortably inside the shoes, not outside, even if minimally in open toes.
In closed toes shoes, your toes should never be squeezed to the edge. Some clients have half sizes measurements, in that case we suggest that you get a bit bigger size for closed toes and you can purchase a silicone small edge insert (shoe makers has them for sale).
If you have open toe shoes your toes should either touch the front edge of the shoes or fall just a tiny bit before the edge, like half a centimeters at most.
The measurement of the inside sole of the shoes will be a bit bigger that your feet measurement. You need to have your feet fall comfortably in the shoes with a small tiny edge gap on the tip.
We suggest you to measure both feet. It helps you make the right decision when choosing your Brazil size. Please note we do not make half sizes. We will help you decide the size, however ultimately you need to make a final decision. Even if you placed your order, we will contact you to confirm your size since we do not accept returns for wrong sizes; only factory defects.
Please note we do not make half sizes. We will help you decide the size, however ultimately you need to make a final decision. Even if you placed your order, we will contact you to confirm your size since we do not accept returns for wrong sizes; only factory defects. Please note that if you have a wider feet or thin, extra thin feet and ankle, please advise us. Some shoes will simply not fit you. Consult with us prior to your purchase. Returns for factory defects only within 10 days of purchase and cannot be used.
21 cm size Brazil 33
22 cm size Brazil 34
23 cm size Brazil 35
24 cm size Brazil 36
25 cm size Brazil 37
26 cm size Brazil 38
26.5 cm size Brazil 39
27 cm size Brazil 40
28 cm size Brazil 41
29 cm size Brazil 42
30 cm size Brazil 43
31 cm size Brazil 44
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or at checkout leave us a note with your email!
We will ship each costume from its country of origin. Please email us with you shipping address. We will send you a final payment after the costume is ready with the correct shipping price. Each receiving country might have import restrictions, pelase email us at email@example.com
Each costume is hand made exclusively to your size, quantities and style. We would prefer, on a general rule to give you the exact shipping rate AFTER the product is completed. Like this we can weight & measure the product or costume. Some costumes require a bigger shipping box. Some parts of your costume has odd size boxes (like a back wing for example, or a headdress), so we need to address that need at the shipping office. Therefore, the shipping price is given when the costume is 100% complete. We may ask you to send a separate shipping payment (we will invoice you) and NOT CHARGE upfront for shipping on your 1st costume payment. This will give you the client, the exact shipping price and not an "estimated" shipping price. In general terms we use Brazilian Post Office that can easily track the shipments on their website. If the customer prefers, we can use FedEx. Which ever way you choose to ship your product we prefer to talk to you via email and find the best solution, a less costly shipping method before we ship the product. It seems only fair on our point of view!