pink flowers
purple flowers, deers and eyes
red, blue, pink pattern
purple and blue pansies
orange and purple flowers and leaves
pink flowers
blue, pink and yellow flowers on red
pink and purple rose and blue pattern
pink and white pansy on crimson
brown and gold birds
green and olive garden
green and olive river border
purple, blue flowers and deers
golden brown flower and birds
golden brown flower and birds on golden stripes
coloured birds and flower on brown and tan stripes
pink humming birds and leaves
brown and orange flower and birds
hot pink flowers, deer and eyes
golden brown flower with leaves
golden orange flower and birds
purple birds and flower on purple stripes
purple bird with flowers and leaves
blue bords and blue flower
brown flowers on brown horizontal stripes
peach flowers and green leaves
blue and pink bird on denim stripe
purple, green, blue flowers on white
children on pink
brown flowers on brown
blue and purple tulips
orange and silver birds and flower
brown flower centre
tan flowers and orange birds and leaves
orange flowers and bird on dark burgundy
red and pink flowers on tartan
pink flowers in red and white stripes
brown and silver flowers and birds
eye symbol in browns
yellow, red and pink flowers on blue
blue birds on stripes
humming birds in browns
humming birds and green leaves
rainbow zig zag circles
brown and silver flower and birds
purple and pink flower and birds
coloured flowers on rainbow stripes
orange and pink flowers on pastel stripes
red birds and flowers
red and yellow flower on rainbow
blue flowers on green leaves
blue and flouro green flowers
orange flower and birds
brown and tan tulip on pink and brown stripes
daisy garden yellow and white
pink and red flowers on pink tartan
pink flowers on green
red, pink and yellow flowers on white with rhombos
rainbow stripes and white infinity
black eyed daisies on crismon
pink and yellow flower garden
grey flower and birds on black
turquoise and grey birds on black
mayan bird on crimson
purple flowers on green follage
pink birds on white and pink stripes
orange and red flowers on crimson tartan
golden flowers on green foliage
golden brown birds and flowers
pink flowers and green leaves on crimson
violet bird on purple flowers
golden flowers and green leaves on burgundy
pink birds on red roses
burnt orange flowers and birds on orange
exquisite flowers red and white on purple
pink flowers
purple flowers, deers and eyes
red, blue, pink pattern
purple and blue pansies
orange and purple flowers and leaves
pink flowers
blue, pink and yellow flowers on red
pink and purple rose and blue pattern
pink and white pansy on crimson
brown and gold birds
green and olive garden
green and olive river border
purple, blue flowers and deers
golden brown flower and birds
golden brown flower and birds on golden stripes
coloured birds and flower on brown and tan stripes
pink humming birds and leaves
brown and orange flower and birds
hot pink flowers, deer and eyes
golden brown flower with leaves
golden orange flower and birds
purple birds and flower on purple stripes
purple bird with flowers and leaves
blue bords and blue flower
brown flowers on brown horizontal stripes
peach flowers and green leaves
blue and pink bird on denim stripe
purple, green, blue flowers on white
children on pink
brown flowers on brown
blue and purple tulips
orange and silver birds and flower
brown flower centre
tan flowers and orange birds and leaves
orange flowers and bird on dark burgundy
red and pink flowers on tartan
pink flowers in red and white stripes
brown and silver flowers and birds
eye symbol in browns
yellow, red and pink flowers on blue
blue birds on stripes
humming birds in browns
humming birds and green leaves
rainbow zig zag circles
brown and silver flower and birds
purple and pink flower and birds
coloured flowers on rainbow stripes
orange and pink flowers on pastel stripes
red birds and flowers
red and yellow flower on rainbow
blue flowers on green leaves
blue and flouro green flowers
orange flower and birds
brown and tan tulip on pink and brown stripes
daisy garden yellow and white
pink and red flowers on pink tartan
pink flowers on green
red, pink and yellow flowers on white with rhombos
rainbow stripes and white infinity
black eyed daisies on crismon
pink and yellow flower garden
grey flower and birds on black
turquoise and grey birds on black
mayan bird on crimson
purple flowers on green follage
pink birds on white and pink stripes
orange and red flowers on crimson tartan
golden flowers on green foliage
golden brown birds and flowers
pink flowers and green leaves on crimson
violet bird on purple flowers
golden flowers and green leaves on burgundy
pink birds on red roses
burnt orange flowers and birds on orange
exquisite flowers red and white on purple

Ballerina Sandals

Confused about your size? See size FAQ
Regular price
$130.00
Sale price
$130.00

These sturdy and densely embroidered sandals are perfect for work or play. The natural leather inner and the cotton upper keep you cool in summer and adjustable ankle straps stop excess movement inside of the sandal.

Handmade by an Indigenous Guatemalan family of shoe-makers with three generations of experience, the soles are innovatively made from recycled car-tyres and are not only glued but stitched on through every layer of the sole.

The unique hand-embroidered fabric covering the toe is recycled from the neck pieces of antique Mayan blouses, which are the most exquisitely embroidered part of the work, often depicting flowers and birds from the area where the blouse originates. The circular nature of the neck-piece provides a perfect shape for the Ballerina sandal, enclosing the upper foot and leaving the rest of the foot free.

These shoes are washable and stretch in both width and length so we recommend to begin with a snug fit. They suit both wide and narrow feet.

Perfect for professions where the toes must be covered, like teaching, and for lovers of sustainable, ethical and fair-trade products, these colourful "one of a kind" sandals are sure to become a favourite choice for the warmer months of the year.

The Official International Shoe Size Conversion Chart can be found here; http://www.shoesizes.co/

What You Will Need:
  *   Two pieces of paper
  *   A writing utensil
  *   A ruler
  *   A friend (recommended, but not essential)
 
Thing You Should Know Before You Measure Your Feet:

  *   It is best to measure your feet after a full day of walking because walking can slightly increase the size of your feet.
  *   It is best to measure your feet wearing the type of socks or stockings you will be wearing in the shoe you plan to purchase. Only measure your feet while barefoot if you plan to wear shoes over your bare feet.
  *   Remember that the difference in shoe size measurements is often as small as 6 mm so your foot measurements will need to be equally detail-oriented to be effective. Rounding up or down will decrease the accuracy of the measurement and your likelihood of finding a good shoe fit.
  *   Measure both feet. Most people's feet are slightly asymmetrical. When buying shoes use the measurements from the larger foot.

Measuring Your Feet In Four Basic Steps:

  *   1. Step down on a piece of paper and trace the outline of your foot. Particularly if you have trouble touching your toes, it will be easier if you have a friend present to trace your foot for you.

  *   2. Use the ruler to measure the length of your foot from the longest toe (usually the big toe, but depends on the foot) to the back of your heel. Write down the measurement.
 

 *  3. Measure the length of the foot across the widest part of the foot (usually across the ball of the foot). Write down the measurement.

  *  4. Compare your foot measurements to the measurements on our international shoe size chart to find the number that corresponds to your shoe length.

What style of shoe is best for me?

Do you have bunions, very wide feet or use orthotics?

Certain styles of Ethnic spirit shoes are perfect for people with bunions or other types of sensitive feet. Our Low Desert boots for example have no seams along the edges, only soft, pliable and mouldable cotton fabric that in a short time will take the exact shape of your feet. When measuring shoes to fit orthotics, many people like to go up one size, or often the orthotics can be placed inside of your normal size shoe after they have stretched in just one week or so.

A perfect example of just how much our Low desert boots can stretch in width was proven to us with our very first customer at Woodford Folk Festival one year, who called out to us, " I'd love to buy your shoes but I was born with six toes so I don't think you can help me!"
We responded that we'd love to at give it a go as our shoes are especially designed for people with wide feet or bunion problems. The customer was very surprised to find himself walking out in new colourful and extremely comfortable shoes! He passed by every day of the festival singing our praises for having helped him to find an awesome pair of festival shoes for the first time ever that fit well!

Do you have very slim feet?

Certain styles of Ethnic Spirit shoes are perfect for a slim foot, especially our Convertible and Traditional Cowboy boots. The important thing to remember is that being a slim fit in a pointy style shoe you can usually go down a size from your normal size because of the extra room at the toe.

Do you have very flat feet or a narrow heel?

All of our shoes have flat soles apart from our cowboy boots, and all fit arch supports inside if necessary to create a comfortable arch for flat feet. Our cowboy boots work well with a heel grip when necessary for narrow heels. Both the arch support and heel grip can be purchased easily from local chemists.

What if the shoes I purchase don't fit?

We understand that buying shoes online can be a risky thing. When we serve you in person at our stall we give all the attention you could possible need to ensure that you find the best type of shoe for your type of feet and size. When buying online our intention is to provide as much information as possible to gauge the exact shoe type and size for a comfortable fit.

We are a small family business and for this reason we don't do refunds for changes of mind, but if you do purchase a pair of shoes that don't fit and even after trying all of the tricks that we suggest for stretching and wearing in, they are still not comfortable (as long as not damaged or worn outside), we are willing to exchange for another pair or give credit in another part of our online store. The postage for returning the shoes to us must be covered by you and we will cover the return to you. We think this is a fair deal and our most important wish is that we are all happy at the end of the process.

Caring for my shoes and wearing them in