In one of my earlier posts, I published a photo of a pair of pointe shoes that were marked on the sole with the maker name as Diamar. I mentioned wondering about the actual nationality of these models. You can see my post about them here at Diamar, under mystery brands. I made this post way back in July of 2010. However, things come to those wait. And research. And spend hours online. After almost two years, I finally found the Diamar company. The shoes are made in Argentina.
The Diamar Company Of Argentina
The best place to gather information about any company is to read their “about” page. Although Diamar does not go into detail about the origins and history of their business, they state that they have been in business for over 50 years. The company has its home base in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Diamar Pointe Shoe Models
Two Versions Of Diamar Pointe Shoes
I have noticed that several international pointe shoe manufacturers categorize their models in two ways; a practice or studio shoe and another model for performances. In many instances, the shoes look exactly the same.
Navigating the official website, Diamar.com.ar, takes a few minutes because the site is completely in Spanish and the pointe shoes are located on an inner page. Click through the entrance page, go to Productos, choose calzados, then scroll to the bottom where you see siguiente. Click on that three times and you will come to the pointe shoes.
Unfortunately, there is no information available on these models other than an opportunity to email Diamar directly for more details. After waiting almost two years to solve this puzzle, I am not going to complain.
* Update 7/8/2020-Diamar pointe shoes have now joined the memorial page of discontinued brands.