Deep Breath Loafers In Ivory Leather
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MATERIALS, FEATURES & DIMENSIONS
Upper smooth leather
Leather heel along with rubber outsole
Heel height: 0.5"; 1.2cm
All measurements are based on a size 38 shoe. There may be slight measurement variations based on size
That said, the leathers we use are a by product of the food industry. Here at Stivali, style and comfort are undoubtedly important in our design process but they do not rank highest in our curation process. Maintaining an ethical mindset is always the biggest inspiration behind our collections. The way in which Stivali weaves sustainability and design into stylish footwear is always with consideration of our morals, the environment and you.
Everything starts with our materials. We have worked with 100% Colombian leather since our beginnings in 1998 and continue to choose authentic leather over faux alternatives. The debate over vegan and synthetic leather has been long and confused, straying away from the truth of the matter: vegan leather comes at a significant environmental cost.
Polyurethane and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) undergoes an intensive chemical process in effort to mimic leather. Both plastics require plactizers and phthalates (which are harmful and toxic) and are derived from fossil fuels, releasing nitrogen and carbon into the atmosphere. In addition, both plastics take hundreds of years to biodegrade and are more likely to end up in landfills as their quality worsens quicker. Fashion brands are quick to green-wash vegan leathers as a sustainable alternative to their buyers, as even the word “vegan” ignites an association to the diet and lifestyle.
Genuine leathers are natural products of the planet and therefore biodegrade entirely and much quicker. A by-product of the food industry, our leathers are a solution to wasted materials rather than a new addition to an on-going problem.
From the beginning design phases to our showroom to their new owner, we make sure to carefully curate an ethical experience. After choosing your favorite new booties, they’ll be wrapped in entirely biodegradable packaging and a portion of each purchase will be donated to a charity of your choosing.
For every pair of shoes, we want to ensure our customer transparency and as little environmental impact as possible. At Stivali, we not only strive to cater elevated footwear but ease our carbon footprint as well.
Stivali handcrafts women footwear and accessories in Colombia at the Guarin family’s atelier. Where quality is treasured, along with a revived appreciation into traditional skills. Handcrafting shoes to last generations.
Stivali believes that footwear should be both, sophisticated in form and ethical to wear. Thus, the brand is proud to honor family values. The way Stivali honors families’ legacies is by offering products and services conceived in family, revealing our operations transparently, and by creating aspirational yet attainable and wearable collections.
Made in: Colombia
STIVALI is known for its shoemaking expertise and unrivaled craftsmanship. Every pair is carefully engineered for unparalleled comfort, however sizing may vary depending on the unique design of each style. Please find your size in our sizing chart.
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