THE BEST FRIEND ESPADRILLE - GOLD

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5/5

"Combine high comfort and style."

Camille D, Seignosse

 

These gold espadrilles are perfect to match your outfit with sunshine. They embody the attachment to a simple yet confident style.

 

  • Handmade by me :)
  • Effortless chic with their minimalist yet feminine design, easy to slip on and off
  • Very comfortable and a perfect fitting to hold your feet
  • A leather insole on the natural fiber sole for comfort
  • Gold leather with aged appearance, from an Italian tannery certified Leather Working Group
  • An interior leather lining and insole in vegetable tanned leather, chemical free
  • 30 day warranty on the seams

 

Sizing 

Please use our pedimeter to define your size.
Even if this espadrille will be very tight at first, please order your usual size if you have thin or normal feet. If you're between two sizes or have wide feet, please choose the next size up.

After a few wears, you'll break them in and they'll be the most comfy shoes you've ever had!

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Description

THE STORY

Last Spring, I asked Camille in Bordeaux, a lifestyle blogger from the South of France, to design her dreamy espadrille.

She did not hesitate for long and chose to twist our best seller with a sparkling touch for Summer. The gold espadrille was born!

To me, it's the perfect espadrille for those of you who want to combine comfort and style. And, cover your feet with gold! You loved them so much last year that they're back this season, with some new features that make the difference

What I didn't want

– 1 –

Offer an espadrille that you see everywhere, with an out-dated style

– 2 –

Uncomfortable shoes

Very often, the jute sole hurt the feet

– 3 –

An espadrille not desirable because of cheap materials

– 4 –

An espadrille that we throw away at the end of Summer

Not to mention this:

Intérieur espadrilles mauvaise qualité
Inside a poor quality espadrille: a cheap foam sole

MY PROMISE

If the gold color was unquestionable, I revisit the espadrille to upgrade it and create an espadrille that would have all the attributes of the finest shoes.

I worked on the shape with new tools to make it even more comfortable and flattering to all! 

Thanks to its minimalist lines and aged-appearance gold, they will match all your wardrobe, from denim you wear during the day to your evening dress! Wow effect guaranteed!

Here is what the lucky mademoiselles who tried them before anyone thought about them...

Very feminine

A color perfect for Summer that sublimates your tanned feet

Comfortable

Leather liner and insole, breathable shoe

Bold and Versatile

They'll add a chic gold touch to any outfits

Handmade

Hand stitched by me in the South of France

Functional

Easy-going, hold firmly the feet

LET'S BRING BACK THE ESPADRILLES... OUR WAY!

A real treasure

 

Espadrille lovers, why sacrifice style over comfort?

We found the solution to shine all Summer while enjoying the comfort and the boho style of the authentic espadrille: spice up its traditional design and ennoble it with a beautiful gold leather.

I'm sure you'll have many compliments!

Gold at your feet

 

I have no doubt on the fact you'll consider these espadrilles as the best companions of the season!

They are comfortable, (very) easy to slide into, and will sublimate all your outfits, whether you'll be on vacations or in the city.

You're not only wearing a pair of espadrilles...

MADE BY HAND, JUST FOR YOU

Together, we protect a precious know-how

Because I never stop learning, and I discover myself a little bit more everyday, I decided to take one more step towards what really matters to me. In order to choose the right life path.

Because I feel accomplished when I'm at the workshop, in the middle of tools and laughters.

Because I want to keep a tradition alive.

For all these reasons, I decided last Summer to become an artisan.

I hand stitched this new collection in Bidart.

LET'S TALK DETAILS

A robust sole

 

The main reason why we get rid of espadrilles is because the sole is too worn-out.

So we found the solution: our soles are made with twice the number of threads that are usually needed to make it more durable.

And we even added a heel pad in natural rubber. 

Five-star comfort

 

No irritations, better breathability thanks to a leather insole that you usually find in your stilettos.

These sandals were designed with two straps large enough to hold your feet.

Because your health matters to us

 

The leather of the insole and liner is in direct contact with your skin and contains zero chemicals. It is a leather tanned exclusively with plants (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut). 

It means no risks of allergies or other skin problems.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

You will be surprised howtight they fit. You need to wear them a couple of times to break them in and they'll be the most comfortable shoes you've ever had!

Tip : You can also point your toes towards the ground just like a ballerina to make the leather stretch even more. 

Here is a table to help you choose your size:

This gold leather is durable and withstands everyday wear-and-tear. To maintain the leather, brush it with a soft brush available here. You can also apply leather perfector to hydrate and waterproof the leather.

The use of leather by sustainable brand is controversial.

I know that for many people, the question of animal suffering is the most important one.

I respect the values of everyone but I'd like to explain why we use leather

Shoe is the item that is the most challenged. After a few years of experience, the material that appeared to be the most robust was leather. Unfortunately, I'm sure many of you experienced having a hole in the front of your espadrille made of canvas after one season (the big toe usually tears the fabric).

Leather is solid enough to be worn often, is waterproof, breathable, absorbs humidity and odours while being comfortable.

Sourcing leather is crucial.  The one that provide the gold leather is a family-owned tannery in Italy. It is a member of the Leather Working Group. This label guaranties that the leather is tanned in compliance with sustainable practices. 

The other tannery that provides us with the leather liner and insole only uses plants and trees, to tan the leather (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut).

These espadrilles are a testimony of know-how transmission. They are the outcome of a real team work!

Nos espadrilles dorées sont handmade by me in the South of France.

The leather upper part of the shoe has been prepared by one of the last family-owned workshop in the south west of France.I've been working with them since the very beginning.

Three generations of artisans are working together and are passing down their know-how to me... all this to allow me to learn all the steps to craft espadrilles and be able to do everything on my own. 

The natural jute sole is made in a small workshop in the Basque Country.

it is hard to answer this question since a lot things impact the wear of your espadrilles.

It depends of the frequency you wear them, how you walk, your feet morphology...

But one thing that is sure is that we broke down every parts to select the best materials and making processes.

An espadrille well made with high quality materials can be worn several seasons without any doubts!

I still wear the prototypes of 2017!

As we want you to be completely satisfied with your espadrilles, we will accept your return of product in new and unused condition within 14 days for a refund in the original form of payment.

To ship your item(s) back to Atelier Aliénor, please follow the steps:

- Send us an email at contact@atelieralienor.com and let us know why you’d like to return your order.

- Put the shoes in new and unused condition into their original box.

All steps are detailed here.

And if you have any additional questions, just send me an email at contact@atelieralienor.com

You don't need to go anywhere to return your order. Just contact DHL to schedule a pick up... And simply give your parcel to the delivery man or leave it in your mailbox.

That's it!

Absolutely! 

We learned everything by ourselves since the beginning. We know we're not perfect but we work hard to create beautiful and durable espadrilles. And here is how we'd like to prove it:

The seams of all of our espadrilles are covered by a 30 day warranty.

You'll be able to ship us back the shoes and choose whether you prefer a repair, an exchange or a repair.

We'd like to take care of our espadrilles all their life.After 30 days, we offer free repairs of the seams for life.You'll need to pay for shipping.

Warranty & Free Repairs

OUR ESPADRILLES ARE MADE TO LAST

The seams of all of our espadrilles are covered by a 30 day warranty. After 30 days, we offer free repairs of the seams for life.

That’s how much we take care of our customers and our creations.

SHIPPING & EASY RETURNS

SHIPPING

Domestic and UE orders are shipped via Colissimo. Shipping for one pair will cost €8 for France and €12 for EU countries.

International orders are shipped via DHL and shipping takes about 3 to 5 business days.

We will pay for half of the price of international shipping. Shipping for one pair is $40.

If you live in the US, no customs will apply for orders below $800 🙂

EASY RETURNS & EXCHANGE

You don't need to go anywhere to return your orderJust contact us to schedule a pick up... And simply give your parcel to the delivery man or leave it in your mailbox.

The return shipping fee will automatically be deducted from your refund. It will be the same amount you paid for shipping at checkout ($55 for international shipping).

If you'd like to exchange your espadrilles, please return your pair and place a new order.

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L'ESPADRILLE BEST FRIEND DORÉE

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 11.75 × 5.5 × 4 cm
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