how it is made.
Handcrafted in Italy and constructed from vegetable tanned Italian buffalo leather, which is dyed and hand buffered with colour, to create luxurious nuances and shades. Each artisanal brush stroke creates a unique patina which makes each pair one of a kind.
To create a distressed, urban look, this style also undergoes an exclusive antiquing process called stone washing, consisting in 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 YORK collection features a beautifully welted profile and hand-built vegetable-tanned water buffalo leather outsoles, cut from the double butt of the hide. The authenticity of the material is confirmed by the characteristic wrinkles and lines that are sometimes visible on the sole, that we have chosen not to cover with rubber pads.
materials & details.
- Handcrafted in Italy.
- Constructed with vegetable tanned full grain Italian buffalo leather, the finest part of the hide.
- Hand buffered, stone-washed, waxed and brushed for added depth and character.
- Superior Blake stitched construction, for exceptional sole flexibility and comfort, and ease of re-soling for years of wear.
- Features an oversized eye-catching hand-built welt.
- Outfitted with handmade buffalo leather outsoles, with its beautiful irregularities.
- Height of heel: 3 cm; height of sole: 1.5 cm.
- Height of shaft: 10 cm.
- Lined with subtle Italian calfskin.
- Ultra-comfortable foam cushion footbed that moulds to your foot, embossed with logo in silver foiling.
- 7 eyelets, with tone on tone waxed cotton laces
- 2 front zippers, for ease to wear.
- Comes with branded high-quality individual cotton shoe bags for travel and one extra pair of waxed laces.
NOTE: Please refer to our 'size chart' on this product page to select your size.
We offer FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING to more than 100 destinations, including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Mexico, European Union (all member states), 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.
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 YORK shoes and boots are all hand dyed and stone-washed and treated for a worn-in, distressed look, so 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, waterproof 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.