Welcome to your new everyday runabout. We are so excited to present an all new upper construction on what is now a favourite RY outsole! 'Pretty-Tough' was the idea behind this double buckle incarnation designed especially for the transition to the cooler months. Exaggerated in the most radical ways, the toe cap silhouette speaks to classic French Tennis shoe proportions in a totally modern way.
Executed in a full leather upper, we spent some time working through the upper pattern on this design which has influences ranging from Japanese sculptural through to almost combat boot inspired proportions. To keep the feeling feminine we opted for a rose coloured lining. Our favourite detail though is the exposed vamp which gives you an option for 'coloured sock theatre' in the colour months - wear with something bright and let the shoes be the highlight of your outfit!
Running true to fit and certainly on the wider side, but this is also inline with the proportions of this more exaggerated last. Definitely orthotic friendly and features removable innersole so you can change them over easily to your own if you need to. You can download our printable size match guide here.
Heavy handle grained Black Leather upper gives durability and a cool opaque toughness to the upper. Lined in rose leather for a touch of humour and femininity to what is otherwise a more 'La Garcon' feeling shoe . Gunmetal buckles to work seamlessly with the upper. Finished with true black outsole that is surprisingly light on the foot despite the way the profile appears.
Like a trainer! AKA with everything. We love these shoes for weekday all purpose action - think ecru denims and a blazer for the studio, or 7/8 length cropped flares and a relaxed sweat for casual Friday out-togetherness (yes there is such a thing..!). We also LOVE these shoes with dresses, especially contrasting long line linens and floaty shapes with the heaviness of this outsole. As always it's about the juxtaposition of something quite feminine up top to play up to the more masculine lines of this shoe. Radical and Yes!
Leather Upper / Leather Lining / Injection Mold Rubber Outsole
Made responsibly in China in small batch quantities by our boutique manufacturing partner, Mipiachi.
Yes but not a huge amount is it is a fairly structured upper and has a more rigid handle then you might have seen on other shoes. Expect around 5 -7% stretch (less than a half size) on wearing depending on the amount of pressure applied to the upper. These shoes have also been set with a removable innersole so you can switch in your orthotic, but the best news is that in addition to the removable inner sole, the midsole has been double lined with a 5mm memory foam padding making them unbelievably comfortable for all day on your feet wearing. Someone say clouds?!
This is high quality leather upper so it does need care.
Leather is a wonderful material, breathable, durable and beautiful. But without a bit of love it can dry out and deteriorate.
For optimum care, we recommend and sell "Waproo Waterproofer" to protect them from unexpected showers. We recommend spraying monthly on the Full Moon and can send you a reminder if you sign up to our newsletter here.
Polish your leather shoes around once a month and clean when necessary with a leather conditioner and soft rag to remove any dirt accumulated on your travels.
For extra special treatment, polishing can help renew shoes that have developed scratches or other signs of regular wear. Wax and cream polishes available from a local shoe repairer will breath new life into your beloved toe tappers. Once your newly polished shoes have dried you can re-apply a waterproof spray for extra protection.