how it is made.
Handcrafted in Italy and constructed from vegetable-tanned Italian buffalo leather, hand-dyed and buffered to create luxurious nuances and shades.
To create a distressed, urban look, this style also undergoes an exclusive antiquing process called stone washing, consisting of washing the shoe in open washing machines filled with water and pumice stones. The shades of uneven intensity are then emphasised through careful waxing and brushing.
The SLOANE collection features hand-built vegetable-tanned water buffalo leather outsoles, cut from the double butt of the hide, where the thickness is about 7mm. For added traction and grip, the leather sole is reinforced with rubber insertions, a rarity in the industry due to the extraordinary level of craftsmanship required to construct them. These soles are lighter and more flexible than rubber soles but offer more traction and grip than traditional leather soles.
materials & details.
- Handcrafted in Italy.
- Constructed with full-grain Italian buffalo leather, the finest part of the hide.
- Hand-buffered, stonewashed, waxed and brushed for added depth and character.
- Superior Blake construction, for exceptional sole flexibility, comfort, and ease of re-soling for years of wear.
- Special design rubber injected leather outsoles, for a superior grip in adverse weather conditions and on any ground.
- Height of heel: 2.8 cm; height of sole: 1.2 cm.
- Height of shaft: 16 cm.
- Lined with soft Italian calfskin.
- 8 eyelets and tone on tone waxed cotton decorative laces, to allow a more precise adjustment.
- A pull tab on the back and a lateral zipper on the inset of the ankle to let you glide right in.
- Comes with branded high-quality cotton shoe bags for travel and one extra pair of waxed laces.
NOTE: These boots run quite big in length and standard in width. Most customers size down one full size.
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Our warehouse is open on Monday to Friday. Orders placed before 1pm UK time will be typically picked, packed and dispatched in the same day. Orders placed post cut off time will be typically processed and dispatched the following business day. When your order leaves our warehouse we will send you an email together with your tracking number.
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We offer FREE RETURNS & EXCHANGES in most countries, including the UK, United States, Canada, Mexico, European Union (all countries), Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China.
Products in their original conditions and including the original packaging can be returned or exchanged within 14 days from receipt.
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import taxes & duties paid.
We PRE-PAY import taxes and duties to most destinations, so you won't be asked to pay anything upon delivery.
Import duties and taxes are pre-paid by us in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Mexico, European Union (all member states), Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea.
In the USA all duties and taxes are pre-paid where applicable, with the exception of sales tax which has to be paid by the customer in selected states.
For all other countries not listed above duties and taxes are fully calculated and can be paid at checkout. Unlike other companies, we have a solution that allow us to refund duties and taxes in the event of a return (but only if pre-paid at checkout).
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The SLOANE shoes and boots are dip-dyed and stonewashed and treated for a worn-in, distressed look, so they don’t need to be kept pristine. They are meant to be lived in and become part of your story. The more worn-in, the cooler they become, displaying a lifetime of memories and stories.
That said, regularly caring for your shoes will nourish them, increasing their softness, water resistance and comfort. And, it goes without saying, the more you care for your shoes, the longer they will last.
For a step by step care and maintenance guide, read here.