The Isa Bag. Powdery Spice /Buff. Zipper/Strap.
Our bags use classic shoemaking traditions to handlast and mold a hard bottom while creating a sculpturally soft shape. Always fully lined with Italian or Spanish leathers.
- Classic brass YKK zipper
- 2cm wide adjustable leather strap with 22.5inch/57cm drop, suitable for cross body or shoulder bag
Cut and partially sewn in Barcelona, then hand lasted, molded, hand sewn and finished in Michigan.
Dimensions: hand molding and shaping can have variations on dimension, but generally
Character: This leather is soft and spongy, a unique feel amongst shoe leathers. There is very little structure, but has a wonderful relaxed drape. For shoes, the leather contracts quite a bit after the last is removed, so a very snug initial fit is best and most comfortable to allow these leathers to stretch as needed.
If looking to request this leather for Custom Leather shoes, this type of leather is best suited for parts of the shoe with no laces or closures.
Care: This is best cared for with a suede brush to brush any dirt off. Over time, it will develop a patina and a good quality liquid saddlesoap can be used. Be sure to test a small area prior to using.
This leather is sourced from a family run company in Barcelona. All of their leather is tanned within Europe, using European steer, this particular one is tanned in Italy with strict European standards.
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.
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. The town of Elda is world reknowned as the shoemaking capital of Spain. Our soles and heels are made of Spanish and 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.
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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