Created from an original pair of antique hand embroideries on black velvet that were intended to be made up into slippers but had never gotten that far.
Formed on our exclusive extended square-toe lasts, these beauties extend several cms beyond the natural toe line, creating an elegant elongated effect and carrying off the trick of looking both period or contemporary, depending what you wear them with.
Finished with a row of ruffled antique silk organza ribbon work, and removable silk satin ankle ties.
The fabric is mounted on a soft suede inner lining. Sole and 1cm block heel are man-made.
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!
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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.