Athene Velvet Regency Slippers

Description


A limited edition made to order design from the Recherché Collection.  
Delivery is appoximately 8 weeks after ordering. 

Created from lustrous silk/viscose mix velvet in a spicy paprika shade. Can also be made in raspberry pink velvet.

Embellished with striking original antique fine silk embroidered dress trims, and finished with 19th century silk tassels in pink and burnt orange. I have 4 sets of these lovely early 1900s flower embellishments, so this is a limited edition style which will be archived once all 4 pairs are used. 

Inspired by those beautiful Regency era silk and kid leather dancing slippers, they are hand formed on pointed-toe lasts, creating an elegant elongated effect and carrying off the trick of looking both period and contemporary, depending what you wear them with.

The fabric is mounted on a soft suede inner lining. Sole and 1cm block heel are man-made.

Please get in touch if you would prefer to split the payment in two, with a 50% deposit to confirm your order, and balance  (+ shipping) payable when ready to ship.

The textile has been treated with an eco-friendly stain guard, based on nano-technology, (and containing absolutely none of those hideous PFOAs that have been slowly poisoning the environment over the last 70 years) which will help to protect the surface of the fabrics from stains, but it should be noted that these couture materials need to be respected and treated with care....be sure to remove them before jumping in puddles please! 

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to read both our shipping and refund policy pages before placing an order (links to both at foot of page). By placing an order you are indicating you have read and accepted these terms.

Love these shoes but they are sadly not your colour?  Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss alternative colour options… 

Vegan options? Yes we can substitute the leather lining for a vegan friendly alternative, and can also ensure that vintage cotton and linen passementerie and ribbon are used rather than the antique silk fringes. Just get in touch to discuss further... 

Sustainability Every time a pair of shoes is purchased a donation is made via Ecologi to both offset the carbon involved in production and shipping and make a positive net contribution to combatting climate change....that's 25 trees planted and 0.5 tonnes carbon offset per pair.

Packaging Each pair of shoes is nestled in a high quality presentation box made from 92% recycled materials which can be wholly recycled at end of life (once ribbon and magnetic closure have been removed and recycled separately). Essential as recycling is, it is not carbon neutral, so I wanted the boxes to have as long an after-life as possible. The sturdy construction and minimal branding make them really attractive keepsake and storage boxes that hopefully will prove useful for many years to come. The lid is handstamped with our beautiful calligraphy logo, and zig-zag shred (made from non-coated recyclable bio-degradable paper) is used for the protective padding.

Putting our best foot forward For every pair of Promenaders or Loungers purchased, a donation of £10 is made to UK based charity Shoe Aid who work to provide decent footwear for children and adults in need.