Root sandals in green/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 ON ALL ORDERS OVER $150. $15 ON ORDERS UNDER $150.
* 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 Deisgner
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 green/ivory leather
How does the made-to-order process work?
Our made-to-order process is offered to anybody who can’t find their proper size or a specific style on the website. Please email email@example.com with the product name, color-way, your shoe size and personal information to begin processing your custom order. After we receive your information, our Atelier will begin hand-crafting your custom shoes and get them to your doorstep within 15-25 business days.
How can I place a made-to-order?
If your desired size is missing, simply go to the product you’re interested in and select the made to order option within the size selection. If your desired style is missing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the product name, color-way, your shoe size and personal information. We will get back to you within 24 hours regarding your request and begin the made-to-order process.
Do you have Vegan options?
All of our shoes are made with 100% Colombian, authentic leather. We continue to choose genuine leathers over synthetic alternatives because of the negative impact that faux leathers have on our environment. Our shoes are a by-product of the food industry, as a solution to our growing waste issue rather than adding to it with plastic leathers that do not biodegrade.You can read more on the benefits of authentic leathers here.
What do I do if there is a problem with my order?
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If you need to make any changes or cancel your order, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once an order has shipped, we cannot make any changes.
Please make sure that your items are eligible for a return, were not walked in, or damaged in your care.
The fulfilling timeframe window of our standard ground-free shipping is from 2 to 6 business days, and it is offered for all orders in the US of over $150.
Orders placed after 4:00 p.m. ET are processed the following business day Monday through Friday. Holiday and Weekend orders are processed the following business day. Right afterward a tracking number is shared via email.
Get in touch
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