THE ULTIMATE ESPADRILLE - SMOOTH HERITAGE CAMEL

150 

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These espadrilles in heritage camel are extremely chic and feminine. They'll add to your silhouette a glamourous touch and will become an essential of your wardrobe from spring to fall, from day to night. Sleek and minimalist, they were designed to accompany you on every rendez-vous with a high level of comfort.

 

  • Hand stitched by me in the South of France
  • A glamorous design to sublimate your look
  • Easy to put on with a gold-tone buckle on the ankle strap
  • Leather insole for shape the upper part of the espadrilles
  • Leather insole for high level of comfort .
  • 3.5-inch heel, smooth arch of 2 3/4-inch
  • A precious yet conscious leather from a French tannery certified Leather Working Group
  • An interior leather lining and insole in vegetable tanned leather, chemical free
  • A stain-resistant and water repellent leather
  • 30 day warranty on the seams

 

 

Sizing
You will be surprised how tight they fit at first. But after a few wears, you'll break them in and you'll enjoy their comfort! 

If you have thin or normal feet, I'd recommend you order your usual size.

If you are half size or have wide feet, order the next size up to be at ease.

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Description

THE STORY

The wedged espadrilles are back this season! 

For months, I thought about what makes a wedge stunning. It might be a wedge that embellishes one foot, that gives all the confidence in the world to a silhouette, and, most of all, that would be very comfortable.

Did you know that heels are the most technical and complex accessory to design in Fashion?

It took hours of sketches, fittings, passionate debates with Jean-Pierre, the supreme commander of the workshop. Then we had to make new tools, make more, all this to achieve this outcome.

What I didn't want:

– 1 –

Create a wedge that you see everywhere

– 2 –

The heel is too heavy

– 3 –

Neglect details that make the difference

– 4 –

Create a wedge hard to match with your wardrobe

MY PROMISE

I've worked for months to make the espadrille a desirable object that would make a silhouette stylish & feminine and that would offer a high level of comfort.

With Jean-Pierre, we revisited every details: we searched for the perfect lines, the optimal shape of the back part of the shoe to ensure foot support.

I chose this heritage camel because it goes with everything, from jeans to dresses.

I can't wait to have your feedback!

Sculptural

For a feminine and chic silhouette

Stable and comfortable

A smooth arch, a lightweight sole and a good foot support

Handmade

Handmade by me in the South of France

A luxurious visual finish

A rich leather treated against stains, a leather liner and insole, a pretty gold-tone buckle

Timeless

A color you'll love forever and that goes with everything

THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET

For an elegant and audacious art de vivre

Offering a wedged espadrille is my way of celebrating our plurality as women. They were designed to accompany you on every rendez-vous of your daily life.

Whether you'll wear them at the office or to go dancing the night away, they can help you feel polished, confident, and at ease all at once

"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." Marilyn Monroe

Hero of your daily life

Meet your new closet staple with a lift to navigate through life with comfort and style!

Their design is minimilist yet elevated and alluring as you'd hope. The feminine low-cut will sublimate your feet !

This new style is versatile and made with the highest quality construction for an instant outfit upgrade.

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.

And for the first time, I hand stitched this collection by myself!

LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

A lightweight and durable sole

 

Do you remember when wedged espadrilles were so heavy it wasn't easy to walk?

Well, those times are definitely over! Our wedged soles are made with cork (instead of wood) and natural braided jute.

They are more robust than other espadrilles because we use twice the number of threads in the braided rope than usual.

Finally, we added a heel pad made of natural rubber. 

Reach for the sky, without pain

 

The arch of those espadrilles is so smooth, you'll forget you're even wearing heels!

I don't wear heels very often and yet, I wore this style for two weddings last summer.

Verdict : I danced all night without even thinking about my shoes!

Finally, the back of the shoe and the ankle strap were designed for a great foot support.

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.

A ONE-OF-A-KIND LEATHER

A precious and soft leather

I had a huge crush on this stunning leather from the south of France. It comes from a tannery that works with the most luxurious brands.

I searched for a full grain leather, the part that is the most robust and noble with the largest density of collagen fibers.

And I'm happy to notice that velvety & delicate touch brings sparkles into your eyes everytime you try them on!

A durable and sustainable leather

Vegetable oils are used on the leather to make it stain-resistant and waterproof

Lastly, our tannery is certified by Leather Working Group, verifying the leather is tanned in compliance with sustainable practices.

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

You will be surprised howtight these espadrilles fit at first. But after a few wears, you'll break them in and they'll be the most comfy shoes you've ever had!

Here is a table to help you choose your size:

Those espadrilles are wedges with a soft arch.

As I was saying earlier, I was not wearing a lot of wedges until I designed these! And this new style became my favorite.

I like to wear them to go out for diner and to bring a touch of elegance to my outfit.

Our leather as been treated with natural oils to make it waterproof and stain resistant.

In case of a vinaigrette accident, the stain would remain on the surface. You'll just need to use a crepe brush to make it disappear. You may find one by clicking here.

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. We only work with French tanneries and one Italian family-owned tannery for the gold leather.The one that provides the upper leather 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!

Our espadrilles are 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 order. Just contact us to schedule a pick up.

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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THE ULTIMATE ESPADRILLE - SMOOTH HERITAGE CAMEL

150 

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 11.75 × 5.5 × 4 cm
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