Explorer Sandals Brown

  • MK21300
  • Unisex
$69.00

Made to Order:

This item is made to your order. Please note that your boots will take 2-3 weeks to make plus add one week for FedEx or USPS to deliver to your door.

Design

Handcrafted in Antigua Guatemala by skilled master cobblers who love their craft. Our cobblers still use their hands to cut, pull, hammer, and glue the different steps; this process leaves a human signature on each pair, making them a true heirloom.

Features

Our Explorer Sandals in Brown are made from full grain Pullup leather. The leather finish is done with oils and waxes that give unique character, durability, and patina with use. Full grain refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed (as opposed to corrected grain) to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide. The "grain" also remains allowing the fiber strength and durability. Full grain leather. Rubber soles. High performance insoles. Sizes 4, 5, & 6 have a Velcro closure, which changes for a metal buckle for larger sizes.

Sustainability

Our leather is responsibly sourced from our award-winning tannery. Each piece of leather is hand-cut and handcrafted by artisans that partner with us to deliver to you the most authentic artisan-made products.
 

A note about sizing...

Please measure before you buy! We no longer offer free exchanges for kids' shoes. Our sizes run differently than what your child may currently be using, so the best thing is to measure. Do not size up, our boots already include extra space for socks and growth, always measure first with socks and then look up our size chart for the best fit using our Printable Size Chart.

A note about our leather...

Why we love them
100% Silver
Full Grain Leather
High Performance Insoles
Sustainable
Trade Fair
MK21300 - Explorer Sandals Brown

How we make them

A craftsman cuts the leather by hand, choosing the leather carefully and making sure that he follows the grain of the leather, his expert eye tells him the best way to cut each piece. He then sews each piece with accuracy and exactness only seasoned cobblers have mastered. Each upper body is placed then in the shoe form and with skilled and strength, the master cobbler dresses the form and prepares it to attach the leather sole. The soles are then layered, one on top of another, he then cuts and sands the leather to perfection. Once the glue is dry the leather Artisan then carefully builds-up the finish with an expert’s eye, and touch, to achieve an aged patina in just the right places to reflect the aged qualities only time, wear, and frequent care could have accomplished naturally.

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Handmade by Artisans

Artisanal products differ from fast fashion products in that they are made in a traditional or non-mechanized way. Artisanal products are hand-crafted by skilled cobblers in small quantities with high quality and design in mind; using techniques that cannot be replicated by machines!

Power in Your Purchase

Thank you for helping us make our world a better place. Your purchase helps us to employ skilled artisans who in turn are able to earn an income to provide for their families!