There are character shoes….and then there are ‘LaDuca’ character shoes! LaDuca character shoes are a luxury, professional option – so not available or strictly necessary for everybody. Crafted from Italian leather and worn by celebs and stars of the theatre, LaDuca character shoes are the holy grail of musical theatre footwear.
LaDuca shoes are renown in the theatre/recital world as being extra comfortable, perfect for foot articulation (split sole), soft-yet-durable, rubber heeled – and basically everything you could ever want in a character shoe.
LaDuca also offer customised character shoes – so if you want to match your FleshTone perfectly – this is a great (albeit expensive) option.
The newest colour to the LaDuca range is the colour ‘Cinnamon’ which is available in the ‘Alexis’ shoe. It’s not the deepest brown – it’s a medium brown at best, but it is essentially the only option for pro dancers of colour looking for a pro character shoe.
LaDuca’s Alexis Cinnamon shoe comes in at an eye popping $215USD – so as stated – it’s not an option for everyone, particularly if you are on a tight budget and cannot make it to their Manhattan storefront to try before you buy.
Notwithstanding the price tag, these shoes are long wearing and it’s great to see this option in the market and companies taking small steps to honour all dancers, no matter their skintone.