As most of you will probably be used to your shoes having rubber soles, here's a little something about our leather soles used on all womens + kids Made to Order styles.
First things first, leather is not like rubber and it will not perform like rubber.
The first time the shoes are worn the top surface of the leather will start to scuff. This is normal and is how leather soles wear - this doesn't mean that they have worn out.
The womens sole is hand built in a rich shade of tan leather with individual black brushstrokes in the waist area. Each pair will be slightly different. We use a traditional Blake stitch construction which means that the sole is stitched to the insole, making the adhesion of the upper and sole stronger. It also means that your shoes can be smartly repaired by the shoemaker when you need a new leather sole.
The heel also has a TPU heel tip for extra durability and anti slip.
Leather soles can be a little slippy, especially if you're not used to them, so to help little ones we have added a rubber cloud to our leather soles. (Just because we add a little anti-slip doesn't mean it can't look good too!). The heel also has a full rubber top piece so the only bit of the heel in contact with the ground is made of rubber.
Underneath the cloud we have tooled some different weather, could be raindrops, lightning or stars. Each pair will be different.