The Sandy. Tamponato Grey
- //HAND FINISHED LEATHERS: CHARACTER AND CARE
- //CURRENT LEATHERS
- //MATERIALS AND MAKERS
- //SIZING AND FIT INFO
- //SHOP POLICY AND SHIPPING
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 a vegetable tanned leather that has been hand finished meticulously in Italy with layers upon layers of dyes and waxes giving it it's beautiful character and nuance in tones. It is a true artesan leather made with attention to detail and tradition. The full vegetable tannage keeps the fibers intact resulting in a firmer leather that relaxes quickly with wear.
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 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 and each piece is hand dyed individually in a time consuming process. The tannery is 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.
A quick guide to our current leather offerings.
Check out each listing for more details on leather provenance and care.
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
As a general rule, for closed heel shoes we recommend you go with the smaller 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 open heel or mules type shoes, we recommend to go with the larger of your size range.
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 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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