|By day, Carlos del Fuego Hildalgo Costilla is a simple shoe salesman. But by night, he is the enigmatic crimefighter known only as Los Zapatos! Armed with the mighty magical shoes that have been passed down through his family for generations, Carlos stomps evil wherever it appears. The shoes grant Carlos superhuman strength, speed, and semi-invulnerability. Along with the power of the shoes comes a curse, however, and Carlos must always be on guard, lest he trip and fall to his death like his father before him. Though originally from Guadalajara, Carlos is currently going to college in New York. He's living with a few roommates, none of whom suspect his secret identity.