The problem with espadrille
Before creating Atelier Aliénor, I never wore espadrilles. Being born in the sunny south, they are part of our culture! I didn't find them flattering on my feet and I was desperately looking for more discreet materials than colored canvas. Not to mention the rope that would hurt the foot...
So for years, I turned to leather sandals. Except that most of the time, sandals are made with a very rigid leather that hurts the foot.
That's why I wanted to reinterpret the famous Basque shoe to create an espadrille that is both comfortable and elegant, arousing envy in a simple glance.
The shape, the choice of materials and colors, while making the promise of an incredible comfort... I had to review all this to make you start the summer on the right foot!
To shine all Summer
Revisit the classic design of the espadrille and ennoble it with a pretty golden leather for a guaranteed Wow effect.
Thanks to its minimalist lines and its aged gold, it matches all your outfits, from jeans worn during the day to an evening dress. That may explain why it's been our best seller for the last 3 years!
An exquisite Italian leather
The beauty of leather is essential to enhance the creative vision and the work of the hand.
This beautiful leather comes from an Italian tannery that has been working with leather for over 50 years.
They perform a light sanding of the leather to give it that aged effect that becomes more beautiful with time.
The secret of a product that lasts lies in the choice of materials... and its manufacture.
I only work with natural materials of good quality and controlled origin. The tanneries I work with are labelled Leather Working Group. The label guarantees that their production processes are respectful of the environment and animal welfare.
Our leather is a by-product of the food industry.
«Luxury, is what can be repaired», said Jean-Louis Dumas Hermès.
Since our espadrilles are entirely handmade, they can be repaired if one stitch would untie.
A leather insole
I added a leather insole on top of the natural jute outsole: no irritation , and breathable shoes.
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.
You're not only wearing a pair of espadrilles...
Together, we protect a precious know-how.
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
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, I offer free repairs of the seams for life.
That's how much I love my customers and my creations.
SHIPPING & EASY RETURNS
Domestic and UE orders are shipped via Colissimo. Shipping for one pair will cost €9 for France and €12 for EU countries.
International orders are shipped via DHL and shipping takes about 3 to 5 business days.
Shipping for one pair is $55.
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 order. ... 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.
If you'd like to exchange your espadrilles, please return your pair and place a new order.