The slip-on is one of the most recognizable and comfortable silhouettes ever created. The Mandeaux® Ariane (air-ee-awn) is no different in that regard. However, just one look at this shoe and you can understand that it’s in no way basic.
We searched all over for a metallic leather that had the beautiful look and color we were searching for, yet was resistant to abrasions. Metallic leathers are known for being relatively delicate so we wanted to make sure we had above average durability.
This look is achieved by applying a thin foil layer to Italian calf leather and sealing it with a top coat intended to increase its resistance. The upper is full grain calf leather ethically sourced from Italy. To reduce creasing on the vamp, we suggest using shoe trees when not wearing the shoes.
As always, our rubber cupsoles aren’t just cemented. We also stitch them to make sure they give you years of wear.
*Metallic leather requires slightly extra care. Please make sure to dry any water or liquid from your shoes as quickly as possible. To clean them, NEVER use any abrasive solvents on the leather. It will eat away at the protective layer and damage the underlying foil and leather. Instead, use a damp rag. It is natural for the protective layer to wear away as time goes on. It’s normal wear and tear.
**These shoes are a standard B width. Please, if your feet are wider than the standard B width, size up. The uppers of these shoes are all leather so there is a break in period. They will feel snug until you break them in.