Shop for Shoes in Leon, Mexico

Famous for its leather and footwear industry, the city of Leon is where you can shop for shoes till you drop!

Known as the “Shoe Capital of the World”, the city of Leon has been processing hides since the 16th century, so it is not surprising that the city is known for its well-crafted shoes and leather goods such as belts, jackets, and other accessories. Located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, the city is 5,955ft above sea level and covers a total area 470.92 square miles. The city is inhabited by about 1.5 million people, most of who are involved in the leather and footwear industry. Would you believe that 60% of the shoes being produced in Mexico come from the city? That is how big the industry is in Leon. The Del Bajío International Airport located in Silao is the nearest airport to Leon. It is 29 kilometers from Leon and is served by TAR Aerolineas, Interjet, Delta, Viva Aerobus, Volaris, United Airlines, and American Eagle.

Before shopping for shoes and leather goods, you must visit its top attractions including  Templo expiatorio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Museo de Arte E Historia de Guanajuato, Zoologico Leon, Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes, Catedral Basilica de Leon, and the Plaza Martires del 2 de Enero. Now you are ready to shop! Your first stop must be Plaza del Zapato where you will go wild with all the shoes displayed! Don’t buy so much because you must also shop at the Centro Factory Outlets where you will find more shoes and leather goods. Still have space in your luggage?  Proceed to Zona Piel which specializes in leather shoes and handmade cowboy boots. Galería del Zapato is one shop you must not miss too. For a wide selection of shoes, clothing and accessories, you can check out the Amar-anto Calzado, Melokotón, KClass, Lobo Solo, and Buckhouse.

Have fun shopping for shoes in Leon, Mexico. Consult your travel agent for more details. 

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