In the year 1951, a small business dedicated to the manufacturing of dance shoes was founded; it is situated in the Oso’ Street, in the district of Lavapiés, Madrid.
Their shoes are manufactured by hand and “to measure”, always bearing in mind the wishes and the necessities of every client.
GALLARDO’S shoes are known all over the world of flamenco as the best shoes, due to their quality, detail and sound.
Worn by renowned companies and artists such as: Ballet Nacional de Danza, Sara Baras, Antonio Najarro, María Pagés, Rocío Molina , among others.
Today, GALLARDO’S fame and quality are known internationally in countries, such as: Japan, USA, Australia and this fact made possible to increase progressively its market outside of Spain.
GALLARDO’S shoes are present in dance schools all over de world, in the most famous world theaters, and worn by first figures in the art of flamenco dancing.
Flamenco shoes should have a snug fit worn without socks. When trying on new shoes, they should feel tight with no extra space on the back of your shoe. Ankle should not move up and down when pressing on your toes and raising your heel. If your shoes feel comfortable when trying on, the might be too big. If your feet slide to the front when walking or dancing, they are too big. If you have bunions or wide feet, please size up. By sizing up you will fix the width issue but will need a half insole to correct the length.
In most cases flamenco shoes will be a size less than street European sizes.