THE FLATTERING ESPADRILLE - NAVY

130 

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5/5

"These espadrilles are very comfortable and EVERYONE notices and compliments them."

Denise E., CA, USA

 

Our version of the traditional espadrilles for a chic silhouette. Tie the beautiful linen ribbon around your ankle and this sandal will elevate your outfits with elegance.

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

 

  • 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 to make it more elegant and feminine, while reinforcing its comfort. 

Elevate 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 enjoying high level of comfort ... I had to work on all these matters to offer you the very best!

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 desirable.

These sandals come in a unique deep blue and will bring a remarquable touch of elegance to all your summery outfits.

I imagined their refined lines to unveil the toes but not a lot, just enough to make it elegant.

Thus, these comfortable and breathable espadrilles will take care of your feet all Summer!

Chic

Feminine lines to show off your beautiful pedicure

Comfortable

Buttery leather and linen ribbons soft to the ankles

Sustainable

Handmade in our workshop in France, natural materials only

High Quality

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

Versatile

A color and a style that go with everything

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 deep blue that flatters every skin tones. 

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!

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.

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.

The secret of a high quality espadrille

An espadrille that is durable is all about the knowledge needed at each stage of the making process. This precious know-how, I found it here, in the southwest region of France.

It's in Mauléon, the cradle of espadrilles, where you will meet the last artisans.

Our workshop is a family-owned business founded by Jean-Pierre and given to his children. The workshop has atrue know-how since 1977 that Jean-Pierre is passing down to me.

From cutting the leather to the saddle stitching sewing (it's a solid stitching method commonly used in leatherwork), all the steps are made and guided by the gifted hands of the artisans.

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).

Our white espadrilles are made in one of the last family-owned workshop in the south west of France., in the Basque Country region.

Three generations of artisans work together and are passing down to me their exceptional know-how. 

Maybe you'll receive a pair of espadrilles made by me :)

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 NAVY

130 

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 11.75 × 5.5 × 4 cm
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