Root sandals in blue/ivory leather
The interlocking straps of the Root sandals remind us to stay connected with the earth, our loved ones and most importantly ourselves.
ETHICALLY HANDMADE IN COLOMBIA BY STIVALI
MATERIALS & FEATURES
Upper smooth manhattan leather and piton-embossed cattle leather
leather heel along with rubber outsole
Golden metallic hardware
Heel height: 0.5"; 1.2cm
• All measurements are based on a size 37 shoe. There may be slight measurement variations based on size
Each pair of shoes is handcrafted by our artisans on our atelier in Colombia. Your purchase supports their families to improve their quality of life.
UNITED STATES RATES
* US GROUND FREE (2-6 BUSINESS DAYS; + 5 BUSINESS DAYS FOR ALASKA, AND HAWAII)
* 3 DAYS $35
* 2 DAYS $45
* OVERNIGHT $75
WORLDWIDE RATES (CANADA, UK, EU, ASIA & OCEANIA)
* UPS, USPS & DHL WORLDWIDE RATES WILL BE OFFERED AT CHECKOUT (2-10 BUSINESS DAYS). FREE SHIPPING DOES NOT APPLY WORLDWIDE.
Care & Info
Cattle leathers have beauty marks/freckles/moles/scars, just as we do. In part, that is also the beauty of leather, each piece is unique, special and has history. As we share in the following video: https://youtu.be/Oy6R3J_1YSA
That said, the leathers we use are a by product of the food industry. Here at Stivali, style and comfort are undoubtedly important in our design process but they do not rank highest in our curation process. Maintaining an ethical mindset is always the biggest inspiration behind our collections. The way in which Stivali weaves sustainability and design into stylish footwear is always with consideration of our morals, the environment and you.
Everything starts with our materials. We have worked with 100% Colombian leather since our beginnings in 1998 and continue to choose authentic leather over faux alternatives. The debate over vegan and synthetic leather has been long and confused, straying away from the truth of the matter: vegan leather comes at a significant environmental cost.
Polyurethane and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) undergoes an intensive chemical process in effort to mimic leather. Both plastics require plactizers and phthalates (which are harmful and toxic) and are derived from fossil fuels, releasing nitrogen and carbon into the atmosphere. In addition, both plastics take hundreds of years to biodegrade and are more likely to end up in landfills as their quality worsens quicker. Fashion brands are quick to green-wash vegan leathers as a sustainable alternative to their buyers, as even the word “vegan” ignites an association to the diet and lifestyle.
Genuine leathers are natural products of the planet and therefore biodegrade entirely and much quicker. A by-product of the food industry, our leathers are a solution to wasted materials rather than a new addition to an on-going problem.
From the beginning design phases to our showroom to their new owner, we make sure to carefully curate an ethical experience. After choosing your favorite new booties, they’ll be wrapped in entirely biodegradable packaging and a portion of each purchase will be donated to a charity of your choosing.
For every pair of shoes, we want to ensure our customer transparency and as little environmental impact as possible. At Stivali, we not only strive to cater elevated footwear but ease our carbon footprint as well.
Stivali handcrafts women footwear and accessories in Colombia at the Guarin family’s atelier. Where quality is treasured, along with a revived appreciation into traditional skills. Handcrafting shoes to last generations.
Stivali believes that footwear should be both, sophisticated in form and ethical to wear. Thus, the brand is proud to honor family values. The way Stivali honors families’ legacies is by offering products and services conceived in family, revealing our operations transparently, and by creating aspirational yet attainable and wearable collections.
Handmade by artisans in Colombia
Meet the Designer
STIVALI NEW YORK
Based in: United States of America
Designed in New York and handmade in Colombia. Stivali New York is a symbol, is sophisticated and is ethical. We envision our footwear as a wearable statement symbol that elevates quality along with comfort. We believe that footwear should be both, sophisticated in design and ethical to wear.
The way Stivali honors its vision is by offering products and services conceived in family along with our artisans, revealing our operations transparently, and by creating aspirational yet attainable and wearable collections. Crafting elevated yet practical shoes to western inspired cowboy boots in our family's atelier. We are shoemakers since 1998.
Root sandals in blue/ivory leather
@S T I V A L I N E W Y O R K
Welcome to our house, our label!
Stivali New York crafts aspirational yet attainable, wearable and ethically handmade leather footwear for women. The goal of our upcoming collection, The Origin Collection, is to go back to our roots and highlight the beautiful history and craftsmanship of Colombia.