We currently have 2 main collections....oure Classic Almond Toe and our Casual Roundtoe.
Each Classic Almond Toe shoe is lasted entirely by hand, which means that the leather of each shoe is painstakingly pulled and nailed at more than 75 points to create the beautiful shape of the shoe. A hand lasted shoe allows the leathers to be able to form to the needs of your feet once you wear them.
Our Roundtoe shoes are created as a collaboration with a family run factory in Portugal. They create a blank for us, while we hand dye and create each style in house and to your order.
Both collections are made in as minimal way as possible with none of the thermoplastic stiffeners and synthetics/plastics you typically see in the toe or heel of factory made shoes which are placed for aesthetics but also is the culprit of many blisters.
Here are some other bits of information on my shoe construction....
-Made in the USA or Barcelona, depending on where I am living at the moment and our workload. I have a wonderful group of independent shoemakers (mostly women!) who help me make shoes.
-stitch free uppers so leathers across the fronts so they can mold to your feet
-no toe and heel stiffeners for total unobstructed comfort
-Insole and Midsole made from prime veg tan leather which molds to your feet over time (no industry standard paperboard here!)
-Soles are always sewn or clinched with handmade brass nails
-Soles are made with 6-10 iron vegetable tanned sole leather and real stacked leather heels.
-Cork filled soles for added comfort and antibacterial properties
-Shank free! This allows for a natural foot flexibility.