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I found an interesting shoe in at a flea market trip to Brussels a couple of years ago.  It was ugly but interesting and cheaply made...The basic idea for this shoe was good but the execution of it was bad...I changed it technically (swapped the rigid plastic sole for a soft foldable sole, used a dance shoe construction which gives it a bendable quality, adding memory foam for in eternal comfort, changing a plastic zip for a harder wearing metal zip, removing all stiffener and using harder wearing but softer upper leather  etc...)This crosta calfskin (heavier weight double sided suede) has been embossed with a stripe.  This is part of my collection of up cycled leathers that I have been sourcing for the last couple of years....The small facing in this style is also up cycled.  This style is called the Winter Lafayette because it comes higher up on the foot than the Lafayette and is built on the same last.  Although it covers more of the foot it is more lightweight (no lining or internal structure) and I would almost say a more summery style then the Lafayette... If the Lafayette is a thick cotton t-shirt the Winter Lafayette is a sheer jersey roll neck....
FIT:
 True to size with good length


Hand Made in Italy

The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes

The Winter Lafayette in up cycled embossed stripes

€320,00

Description


I found an interesting shoe in at a flea market trip to Brussels a couple of years ago.  It was ugly but interesting and cheaply made...The basic idea for this shoe was good but the execution of it was bad...I changed it technically (swapped the rigid plastic sole for a soft foldable sole, used a dance shoe construction which gives it a bendable quality, adding memory foam for in eternal comfort, changing a plastic zip for a harder wearing metal zip, removing all stiffener and using harder wearing but softer upper leather  etc...)This crosta calfskin (heavier weight double sided suede) has been embossed with a stripe.  This is part of my collection of up cycled leathers that I have been sourcing for the last couple of years....The small facing in this style is also up cycled.  This style is called the Winter Lafayette because it comes higher up on the foot than the Lafayette and is built on the same last.  Although it covers more of the foot it is more lightweight (no lining or internal structure) and I would almost say a more summery style then the Lafayette... If the Lafayette is a thick cotton t-shirt the Winter Lafayette is a sheer jersey roll neck....
FIT:
 True to size with good length


Hand Made in Italy

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