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.