- //TEMPESTI SALAMANDER EMBOSSED LEATHERS: CHARACTER AND CARE
- //MATERIALS AND MAKERS
- //ALMOND TOE SIZING AND FIT INFO
- //SHOP POLICY AND SHIPPING
The Liz was inspired by our collaboration with Elizabeth Suzann to make a classic mule as unfettered by excess as possible. It is wonderfully versatile and timeless, easy to pair with an entire closet.
This style is available to be made in a 2cm and a 3cm stacked leather heel.
See more of The Liz in other heel heights and leathers here
Custom: The Liz can be custom made by selecting up to 1 leather option. We can make this in any leather.
There is no custom leather fee needed to make this style in any of the available leathers.
To order a custom leather version of these shoes, please visit here
Character: This leather is structured and embossed, giving it great pliability with a nice tailored look. The tumbling process keeps the leather supple while its tannage gives it structure.
Care: This is best conditioned with a good quality liquid saddlesoap. Darker colors can be conditioned or cleaned with a shoe wax as well. Using wax regularly on the darker colors help keept it more resistant to water penetration. 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.
36EU/6US/3.5-4UKUK/up to 236mm
37EU/6.5-7US/4.5-5UK/up to 244mm
38EU/7.5US/5.5-6UK/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/8.5-9UK/up to 271mm
42EU/11-11.5US/9.5-10UK/up to 279mm
FOR SHOES WITH A HEEL COVER:
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.
FOR MULES/OPEN HEEL SHOES/SANDALS:
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 shoe and stay there as you walk.
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
A STORY ON SIZING:
I typically wear a size 9.5US to 10US (40/41EU) in factory made shoes. Factory made shoes typically have a stiff plastic layer between the leathers which aggravate my toes and heels.
My length measurement is 255mm, which is a 39EU by our size guide, matching my size in my early adult years.
Comparing those two bits of info, I am a 39 by length, but need the volume of a 40/41 now as my joints have spread and my feet have become wider, so I opt for a 39 WIDE in our shoes and boots WITH NO LACES OR STRAPS. For shoe WITH LACES OR STRAPS, I can securely wear a 40 standard and just make the laces/strap snug to fit. Since I have a high instep, I can wear a 40 standard width in our Sandy style as my instep takes up some length
For our mules and sandals, I am comfortable in the largest of my factory size range, so a 41.
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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The Liz is my second pair of Sevilla smiths. They are PERFECTION (like my sandies).
Elegant, classic, comfortable, trendy, and beautifully crafted.
Did I mention ridiculously comfortable? I waited a long time to actually purchase these to make sure this is what I wanted, and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Thank you SO much. I’m extremely happy.
Did I pick the Liz because my name is Liz? Maybe :) But also I have been searching and searching for the perfect low mule and hadn't been having a ton of luck because my foot runs a bit wide. After consulting with Faye (who is SO lovely) I sized up to the largest size I wear and there are not words enough to tell you how absolutely perfect the fit is. I am floored! It's always been so hard to find ladylike shoes for my wide, big foot. Then, of course there is the beautiful quality, every detail is so well done and gorgeous. 5 stars hardly seems enough. Thank you for making my shoe dreams come true! <3
Beautiful shoes. I love the leather, the style and the comfort. I didn’t notice it in the photos, but the wedge heel has kind of angular cuts which makes it an even more unique shoe. I’ll definitely be getting more now that I’ve confirmed my size! Absolutely recommend.