THE FLATTERING ESPADRILLE - OLIVE

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Your favorite color is back with those sandals for a chic silhouette. They come with a beautiful linen ribbon to tie around your ankle. These espadrilles are more than a shoe, it's the South of France on your feet!

Meet our most flattering style (in your own words!).

 

  • Hand stitched by me in the South of France
  • A fitted and flattering design (your words)
  • Leather insole for shape the upper part of the espadrilles
  • Leather insole for high level of comfort .
  • Linen ribbons soft to the ankles
  • 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
Please order your usual size. If you are half size, have wide feet, we'd recommend going up a size.
You'll be surprise how tight they 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! A tool box will help you define your size.

 

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Description

THE STORY

I wanted to create my version of the traditional espadrille : an espadrille that would be romantic and elegant, that would be desirable at first glance. 

Elevate the espadrilles to wear them from day to night, on vacations or in the city: this was my aspiration!

The design, the choice of materials and of colors, while making the promise of high level of comfort ... I had to review all this to get off on the right foot!

What I didn't want:

– 1 –

Create a style we see everywhere

– 2 –

A style that is not flattering for all

– 3 –

Uncomfortable shoes

The ribbon hurts the ankle

– 4 –

They would last only one season

Not to mention this:

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

MY PROMISE

Based on these observations, I revisited the espadrille to make it a desirable object that would evoke the sunny South of France and the femininity of the silhouette.

Thanks to their boho charm and to their high level of comfort, you won't take these breathable sandals off!

I chose this olive green because it goes with everything. But also becauseit is absolutely unique. It evokes the garrigue kissed by the sun of my native South.

I can't wait to read your feedback!

Chic

Feminine lines to show off your beautiful pedicure

Comfortable

Buttery leather and linen ribbons soft to the ankles

Handmade

Hand stitched by me in the South of France with 100% natural materials

High Quality

A thicker sole with a heel pad, a waterproof leather, a timeless quality sewing

Unique

A color that we don't see everywhere

THE ULTIMATE ESPADRILLE THAT FLATTERS YOUR FEET

A minimalist and unique design

 

I dreamed of an espadrille that will embody simplicity and will be made with noble materials. Because that's all it takes to make a beautiful shoe.

Then, I chose a color that we don't see everywhere to make them unique: a green that evokes the olive tree of your vacations in France, a color that flatters all the feet, whether you're tanned or not. 

All this, to make you feel pretty and special.

Hero of your daily life

 

Easy to wear, these espadrilles will elevate all your outfits. 

Their fitted shape securely holds your feet. The delicate ribbon tied around your ankle will add an elegant touch.

Finally, their incredible comfort will make you want to wear them everyday!

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 sole that lasts in time

 

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. 

No effort, only comfort

 

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

The ribbon is made of French linen. It offers great hold of your ankle without hurting it.

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'll be surprise how tight they 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:

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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L'ESPADRILLE JOLI PIED OLIVE

130 

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 11.75 × 5.5 × 4 cm
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