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The Mussenden in Custom Leather

The Mussenden in Custom Leather

$ 285.00 USD

The Mussenden is a nod to the mens classic monkstrap shoe popular in the 1920s to 1940's. The style allows for a secure fit even for clients with a low instep.

Available in a 2cm and 3cm stacked leather heel.

See more of The Mussenden in other heel heights and leathers here

Custom: The Mussenden can be custom made by selecting up to 2 leather options. The front can be made with any leather, while the back should be made with a leather that is waxy or firm to hold the closures. Gloveskin or Drapey leathers are not ideal for areas with laces or closures.

Peruse //CURRENT LEATHERS to see a quick guide on our leather offerings.

The Sandy Collection has more in depth info on the leathers.

If you do not see your ideal leather, please contact us.

Our insoles are cut from a thicker vegetable tanned leather than typical shoes to help with breathability and shock absorption. 

The midsole, which serves as the chassis for a shoe, is also made of a vegetable tanned soling leather sourced from the US and Spain (we never use the typical factory cardboard).  The material is also ideal for bacteria and odor prevention and great shock absorption. 

Between the soles is a layer of cork.

Our soles are sourced from small fabricators in Southern Spain and in Portugal. Both towns are world reknowned as the shoemaking capitals in Europe. Our soles and heels are made of Italian vegetable tanned leather. The heels are stacked leather or wood, no hollow plastic core heels, and we add a layer of rubber under the heel for slip resistance.  

We use only Toluene free glues in our work.  Sourced from Germany or Spain.

Makers: Our shoemakers are the absolute heart of our work. Handlasted shoes require a deep understanding of the leather as it is being stretched and formed around the mold.  Read more on our small and wonderful team of craftsmen here.


***EU size/ US size/ UK Size/Length of insole***
35EU/5-5.5US/3.5-4UK/up to 231mm
36EU/6US/4.5UK/up to 236mm
37EU/6.5-7US/5-5.5UK/up to 244mm
38EU/7.5US/6UK/up to 249mm
39EU/8-8.5US/6.5-7UK/up to 257mm
40EU/9-9.5US/7.5-8UK/up to 266mm
41EU/10-10.5US/8.5UK/up to 271mm
42EU/11-11.5US/9.5UK/up to 279mm


As a general rule, for closed heel shoes we recommend you go with the SMALLEST of your size range.  When in between sizes, go for the smaller size as our shoes have no stiffeners and are best and most comfortable with a snug fit. 


We recommend to go with the LARGER of your size range.   This allows for some space behind the heel and to allow the foot to enter fully into the mule.


Wide lasted shoes do not have a wider footprint, but instead increase the volume around the width and arch to the size larger while maintaining the length.

More details on sizing and measuring your length correctly here


Please keep in mind that handmade shoes and bags takes hours and hours of physical labor. With that in mind, shoes and bags can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of receipt in original condition.
Please don't order multiples simply to find your size as each is handmade to order.
Shoe fittings should be done on carpet or a towel.
Shipping costs are non refundable, but exchanges are always shipped to you for free.
Store credits are always issued with shipping fully credited for your next purchase.
Any return shipments should be insured and tracked.

Current Shoemaking Time : 2-6 weeks, but more in the 2-3 week range for most shoe styles.

Current Bagmaking Time: Ready made bags ship within 5-10 business days from Spain, which will then clear US customs.  Typically it is on it's way to you within 10 business days.  Custom bags typically ship within 10-15 business days.

US orders: All US orders are shipped to you from the US.  No duties or additional taxes are due.

EU orders: All EU orders are shipped to you from Spain.  VAT is paid upon order and no tarriffs are due.

NON EU International shipments: Customs fees, duties, and return shipping are the responsibility of the purchaser and the amount and collection is at the discretion of your home country.  European countries outside the EU zone will have their shoes ship from Spain.  If you fail to pay the customs fees to your country's customs office, we reserve the right to subtract the additional shipping to receive the goods back from your local customs office.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews

Love the custom option! I went with Mauve and Elbamatt Burgundy. The combo is divine and the craftsmanship exactly what you should expect: exceptional. I typically wear US size 7, EU 37, but have found SS 36 to be perfect for truly wearing like glove on bare feet. Size 37 just had a tad too much wiggle room. As a person with pronated feet I find I can't wear these day in and day out, but they are still very comfortable and the prettiest shoes I own.

Beautiful! Just as pictured and wonderful fit. I can tell...

Beautiful! Just as pictured and wonderful fit. I can tell they will be comfortable to wear!

I can not fully explain how beautiful the shoes Faye makes...

I can not fully explain how beautiful the shoes Faye makes are. I wanted to clap and shout when I put them on. They are just divine and feel like butter and look like art. I'm already dreaming of buying another pair!

Though there was a bit of a mix-up with the postal service...

Though there was a bit of a mix-up with the postal service over my getting my parcel, I finally received it in the mail today and they are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Just when you think they look so fantastic online, they're even better in person. It's as smooth as butter on my feet, and I love that there aren't the added heel or toe stiffeners because the leather really does mold so perfectly to my feet. The craftmanship truly is impressive and I'm so very happy I finally own my first pair of Sevilla Smith's!! Thank you so much for the work poured into this pair!!! I absolutely love it and will send an appreciation photo soon!

These boots are so comfortable and well-made! They arrived...

These boots are so comfortable and well-made! They arrived quickly (only 2 weeks of waiting) and fit perfectly right from the start. I can tell the leather will age well and develop a nice patina. I love that there are no stiffeners in the leather - it makes them much more comfortable.