Duran’s Dance Shoes – absolute quality!

  • Tap Shoes
    • Info:Dance shoes with a toughened sole or fastened metal plates at the heel and toe to generate a tapping sound
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  • Flamenco Dance Shoes
    • Info:Dance Shoes used in dancing, typical of the Andalusian Gypsies, intensely musical and energetic movements
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  • Folklorico Dance Shoes
    • Info:Dance Shoes used in Latin American dancing, dances that emphasize local folk culture with ballet characteristics
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Detailed Craftmanship- that's Duran’s. With a long tradition in folklorico dance shoe production, Duran’s Dance Shoes stand for the best quality with performance footwear. With hand-finished perfection, a Duran shoe is the best investment you can make in fashionable high-quality dance shoes and action hero footwear.

The family business was founded in 1968 by Gonzalo Duran, in his garage, located on 3rd and Breed Streets in Boyle Heights.

A great deal of creativity, energy and long working hours are put into the production of these hand made shoes that range from Folklorico Shoes, Tap Shoes, Flamenco Shoes, Character Shoes (both men and women), Mariachi Boots, and of course Action Hero boots.

The company places the utmost focus on ensuring that, in these times of industrial manufacture, handwork traditions are not forgotten. As such, Duran’s handcrafts shoes with only your measurements in mind. We take detailed measurements of BOTH of your feet. Then we use our in-house patterns to fit your particular style of dancing; strong yet comfortable. This ensures a secure fit and long enjoyment of your shoes. Our dance shoes satisfy not only our faithful dancers, but growing fans all over the U.S.A.

The Duran Daughters are now operating Duran’s Dance Shoes just 1 mile West of the original location, in hopes to continue with their father’s legacy of promoting the cultural richness of the art of dancing through their made-to-order dance footwear.

Our attention to detail, our commitment to comfort and using Gonzalo’s original designs confirm those themes of durability, support, and style that distinguishes our collections.

Some of Our Many Clients

Duran Shoes
2719 E 4th St
Los Angeles, California 90033

Isabel Duran II: (323) 559-7459


By Appointment ONLY


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