Sapatos Plataforma! The one stop Samba shoe shop!
Today was a Samba Shoe Mission! 100 degrees outside and the streets are packed! I head out in search of shoes for some of my long time Samba friends and students and much to my relief, I was able to find great shoes for them! Mission accomplished!
Ladies if you need Samba shoes this is the place. It's where I bought my first real samba shoes a few years ago, that I still have and enjoy dancing in and where you can find high quality!
The store is a little hidden gem, as it's in the Centro in Rio, which is jam packed during Carnaval. It's upstairs. From the street it does not look fancy, and is easy to walk by and miss, but once you get up the stairs you find incredible shoes, a true Samba passista spot!
What is a passista? A Passista is samba dancer who dances in Carnaval in the parade, showing the footwork and hips, and art of samba dance. Basically a pro Sambista!
Janete and her husband run the shop together and are super helpful.
check out her facebook : https://www.facebook.com/sapatos.plataforma.3?fref=ts
I found this shoe here! Can you imagine dancing in this? I started laughing when I saw it. Janete told me it's for theatrical comedy and drama performances. I would be hilarious dancing in this!
Check out this flyer for more info and address.
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