- //TEMPESTI TRONCATO LEATHERS: CHARACTER AND CARE
- //MATERIALS AND MAKERS
- //SHOP POLICY AND SHIPPING
SALE SHOES ARE FINAL SALE, PLS NO CANCELLATIONS OR SWITCH OUTS AFTER PURCHASE
AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE EXCEPT FOR EU.
SAMPLE SALE SHOES ARE PRICED ACCORDINGLY AND CAN HAVE MINOR IMPERFECTIONS, WEAR, OR VARIATIONS THAT DO NOT AFFECT WEARABILITY.
SALE SHOES WILL SHIP IN 5-10 BUSINESS DAYS FROM OUR US WORKSHOP
SALE SHOES ARE SHIPPED INDIVIDUALLY TO HELP EXPEDITE SHIPPING. ANY INSERTS AND/OR FULL PRICED SHOES WILL BE SHIPPED SEPARATELY IN THE USUAL SHOEMAKING TIME.
PICTURES ARE NOT NECESSARILY OF YOUR EXACT SHOE, BUT ONE MADE IN THE SAME STYLE AND LEATHER.
The Catu is inspired by both European and Asian historic illustrations and most recently, the classic Spanish menorquina from the beautiful Balearic islands has made this a warm weather staple. A slight open toe to allow an airiness while being decidedly unfussy.
Italian Veg Tan leather upper from a heritage tannery in Tuscany certified by the Consorzio Vere Pelle.
Flat sole with minimal wedge made with veg tan leather and BioCrepe rubber bottom
These shoes are hand cut and hand dyed, so variations are usual and we believe add to the uniqueness of a handmade shoe.
Character: This is veg tan leather unlike any we have seen. While the leather is structured from it's veg tannage, the tannery's special tumbling process makes the leather soft and supple, topped with the extra step of ironing the surface while keeping the body and pliability. It is skivved down especially for us to midweight leather ideal for all seasons, then we add another process to add an even more supple feel. Some parts of the hide are more pebbled, while others are smoother...but in general, most hides are smooth. Please indicate if you have a preference.
Care: Darker colors can be conditioned or cleaned with a shoe wax as well. Lighter colors should be cleaned and conditioned lightly with saddle soap. Be sure to test a small area prior to using.
This leather is from a tannery in the Tuscan region of Italy. They make only 100% Vegetable Tanned leathers and bear the Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana mark which are the strictest standards in traditional leather tanning and environmental standards. Their labor standards are also certified.
There are inherent variations in natural leathers, handmade manufacturing, and local sourcing. Color and texture variations can vary within the same hide. Different monitors can also display colors differently. You may indicate any preferences in tone or texture in the Notes to Shoemaker section if you are looking for something specific so we can do our best to accomodate.
For our other leathers, check out our Current Leather offerings here
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 froma family run sole manufacturer in Portugal in an area reknowned as one of 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 manufacture in Europe so have highest standards in glue safety, toulene free.
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.
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, and we will then clear US customs before forwarding to US address. Typically it is on it's way to you within 10 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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