Menkes, an artisanal manufacturer of footwear for the stage, has always been one of the most appreciated specialties of the firm. The search for the perfect pointe for our ballet shoes has been one of the most important dreams for the founder of the House, getting the most important dancers in this world to value the work and perfection that Don Marcos Menkes conveyed.
The same perfectionist determination transferred him to the creation of flamenco shoes, until they became a finely tuned musical instrument. Hence, today the great ones value the different sounds through the different materials, this is how wood, leather, soles make our shoes achieve a unique sound. The magic of Menkes did not remain only in the dance, but also in the show. We can speak from the Lido de Paris, the Cirque du Soleil, a large number of music-hall shows around the world, to Broadway where all our shoes saw the light in wonderful shows. We can talk about Freddy Mercury wearing our shoes, Locomia, opera singers and artists from all over the world.
We also create vintage footwear, and at the time of doing so we have a continuously updated reference library on clothing, footwear and accessories throughout history.