made in britain
can be personalised
These comfy hand made leather slippers have a natural rubber crepe sole and can be personalised.
We handmake the slippers in our Cambridge workshop. They are breathable, natural and are great for relaxing at the start and end of the day. Plus the waterproof rubber sole means they are also suitable to nip outdoors. They would make a great Christmas gift for a Dad or Grandad.
Inspired by a visit to the worlds largest shoe collection in Northampton where amazingly shoes from hundreds if not thousands of years ago have survived. I especially like the "time capsule" shoes found in chimney breasts and under floorboards. I have tried to combine the crepe soles of Desert boots with the foot covers (vamps) of the Tudor period.
The slippers are available in an unlined thick waxy cowhide which is a beautiful textured dark brown.
The slippers can be personalised with engraved initials, name or message on the heel of up to 20 characters.
We can add a Monkey Birthday card to your order if the slippers are a birthday gift.
Our normal range of sizes is 7-12. If any size is not available as an option it's because we have run out of stock or have a backlog of orders in that size and are trying to complete those before offering that size for sale again.
The leather we use is an oiled cowhide we have specifically chosen this leather because it does not have a heavily manufactured synthetic finish you can see the variations and history of the hide through the oiled finish. In some instances this means the leather will not have a completely consistent single coloured finish you will be able to see any natural scratches, spots and colour variations that existed on the hide before being oiled.
The oiled nature of the leather is such that just through the process of sending them in the post they often arrive with a slight makrs; a history of the bumps and bashes they received in the post, inconsistencies in the finish of the leather. There may be light scratches to the leather, these are all superficial marks which are characteristic of this leather and as soon as the slippers are worn the marks will change as they begin to acquire the patina of wear.
These slippers are a handmade product made in a leather workshop in a very low tech, old fashioned way. Sometimes a little glue may be visible on the inside of the slipper although we try to avoid this. There can be some marking on the inside of the slippers as the shoe lasting process which gives the slippers their shape can cause denting and slight colour change on the internal sole of the slipper in places. Please feel free to ask questions about anything described here if you are concerned.
Slippers are sized to UK men's sizes, they are quite wide fitting.
A pair of size 10 slippers weighs 0.5 kg.