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The Sandy. Elbamatt Burgundy Gloveskin.
The Sandy. Elbamatt Burgundy Gloveskin.
The Sandy. Elbamatt Burgundy Gloveskin.

The Sandy. Elbamatt Burgundy Gloveskin.

$ 250.00 USD

The Sandy was the very first design to represent our brand and definitely set the tone for what our shoes strive to be. It is a classic flat translated to a minimal aesthetic and a decidedly modern feel. It was designed to flatter the foot's curves and movement.

Only available in a 2cm heel.

See more of The Sandy in other leathers here

 

Custom: The Sandy is currently available in all our leathers, if you do not see your leather, please contact us.

To order a custom leather version of these shoes, please visit here

Character: This leather is thin yet waxy with some body from it's veg tannage, giving it great pliability with a nice structure, while being wonderfully light.  The leather has beautiful gradations in color from the waxing during tannage.  

Care: This is best conditioned with a good quality liquid saddlesoap. Darker colors can be conditioned or cleaned with a shoe wax as well. 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 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

      FOR SHOES WITH A HEEL COVER OR SANDALS:

      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:

      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 LASTING:

      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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      YOUR LIFE, IN OUR SHOES....

      Customer Reviews

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      A.
      dream shoes

      I went back and forth for a long time trying to decide if/when to invest in a pair of Sandys. I finally did and have never loved a pair of shoes so much. Mine are the raider mokka leather and it is amazingly thick and soft. I adore the thick leather. It feels substantial and luxurious and supportive and the shape of my toes doesn’t show through. I love the unique cut of the shoe and the fact that they go with everything. They’re great with skinny jeans and dresses and I know they’ll be perfect with shorts this summer. The leather stretches perfectly for what feels like a custom fit. I usually wear a 6.5/7, have a semi wide foot, and the 36 was a great fit! They were a smidge tight when I took this picture but have since loosened up perfectly. Thank you, Faye (and anyone else involved), for these shoes! I hope to wear them for many years to many places. They’re an investment, but one I feel good about for several reasons.

      Also, Faye was insanely patient with me and helpful throughout the decision-making and ordering process.

      I’ve also had a pair of Terilyns. Also amazing. Maybe not as versatile for my particular wardrobe but such a dream to wear. The perfect bootie.

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      C.
      The ultimate everyday shoe

      The Sandy seemed like the slip-on-and-go shoes that I need, so after stalking these beautiful shoes for a long while, I finally took the plunge when the Maine Violet was unveiled. The shoes are beautifully made, and I would wear them every day if I could.

      The customer service is wonderful. I went down a size from my typical size, but the Sandy was still slightly loose around the heel. Not a huge deal. Since these are not custom made, I don’t expect a perfect fit; even then, I walked for a while on the first wear through a big box store and at times forgot I had shoes on...they are really comfortable. Faye patiently answered my questions and worked with me on solutions for an even better fit. After wearing them for a couple of weeks, I can say that fit even better now, and they work well on both weekdays and weekends.

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      M.
      Love!! But a word of caution to those with pronated feet!

      The shoes are hands down amazing and look supremely elegant. But for those of you with pronated feet, know that without the support on the inside of your foot, your heels can turn inwards and with time cut into the sole a bit. I'm good only for a few hours with these and tend to wear them only to special events as opposed to daily wear. I love these shoes and there's nothing wrong with them, but have found the Karina and Mussenden models to work better on my flat feet.

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      M.
      I bought these to wear as a bridesmaid in a friend's...

      I bought these to wear as a bridesmaid in a friend's upcoming wedding; at least that was my excuse for allowing myself something so beautiful and with so little daily utility. To avoid too much wear and tear on the metallic leather, I'll probably save these for special occasions, but they're comfortable enough that I'd otherwise be happy to put them on daily rotation. Aside from being the loveliest shoes I own (perfect for traipsing around Rivendell) and comfortable to boot (no pun intended), I love that these were built to be repaired rather than replaced. Customer service was also really wonderful—the seller was very responsive and prioritized my order to ensure that it arrived in time for the wedding.

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      Lovely as usual. This is my fourth pair!

      Lovely as usual. This is my fourth pair!