Menkes, an artisan manufacturer of footwear for the stage, has always been one of the firm's most appreciated specialties. The search for the perfect tip 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 transferred.
The same perfectionist determination transferred him to the creation of flamenco footwear, until he turned them into a fine musical instrument. Hence, today the greats value different sounds through different materials, this is how wood, leathers, soles make our shoes achieve a unique sound. The magic of Menkes did not remain only in the dance, but it happened to the spectacle. We can talk 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 were released 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.