Harlem Shoes was founded by two professional dancers inspired by swing dancing in the beginning of 2019 in Ukraine. It is an online boutique shoe store which caters to swing dancers and all vintage style lovers. Our manufacturing location is in Istanbul, Turkey. We design and produce shoes not only for dance but all occasions like casual, weddings, engagements, so on. We work across national boundaries to make our shoes affordable and accessible to both dancers and casual users. Thanks to a worldwide delivery service, we have already reached customers from all continents and we are actively interacting with them through social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and VK.
We design and manufacture our shoes in small workshops at the heart of Istanbul. Istanbul is known for high quality leathers and other manufacturing materials. We work hard to carefully choose the most beautiful, soft leathers and comfortable moulds for the shoes. We test all the new shoe models ourselves on the dance floor or get reviews from professional dancers before sharing them with the customers.
We mainly focus on vintage-style and modernized dance shoes with low (stable) heels. With soft padded inner sole and soft leather, our shoes have premium comfort for dance and for everyday life. We provide optional outsoles to choose; leather sole for dance and synthetic sole for casual users. In addition to the leather option, we have Vegan shoes with the same comfort and beauty.
Within the first year of our establishment, we have been working with famous dance schools, teachers and various chorus lines from all over the world. Our goal is to reach as many as 1000 dancers across the world and bring them comfort with our shoes.
~ Maria Belousova & Zulfiyya Movsumzade