Black Norfolk Sneaker
- Summer update on the Point Sneaker
- T-Bar design with closed heel
- Rubber sole
A summer update on the Point Sneaker, The Norfolk Sneaker delivers a contemporary take on a classic style. This wardrobe staple displays a T-bar design with closed heel, an almond toe, teardrop shape cut out accents along the side and buckle detail fastening at the ankle. Crafted from soft leather, the upper is contrasted by a low, flat-form white rubber sole, lightening the overall look of this summer sneaker. Tapering at the toe creates a sleek line that is followed along the T-Bar and buckle. Team with summer denim pieces and feminine dresses to give them a more solid finish.
Material & Makers Notes
These shoes have been handmade in Agra, India by family owned and operated factory Gupta Overseas Pty Ltd. They have been in business for over 60 years and specialise in making shoes for the European market. We visit the factory two to three times a year to see our products being made, assess working conditions, source materials and learn new techniques.
Each design is tested at ELK HQ where the shoes are worn for a period to consider comfort, wear and style. The leather upper is made using REACH standards, a European Union regulation (1907/2006/EC) restricting the levels of specific chemical substances in goods. It is a bi product from the meat industry.
Gupta run an in-house training institute with the sole objective to train rural, underprivileged youths, particularly those who live below the poverty line to enhance their employability.
"These prospective candidates are mobilised by us. The company also arranges their accommodation and food and pay them a monthly stipend. The entire expenses of the training institute are born by us. It is so we who give back to the community and these people can then have skills to get work in the future." - Mr Chetan Gupta, Director
Size and Fit
Heel height: 2.8 cm
These shoes run true to size. Please refer to our size guide for further information.
Size 35= 4 Australia/Canada, 2 UK
Size 36= 5 Australia/Canada, 3 UK
Size 37= 6 Australia/Canada, 4 UK
Size 38= 7 Australia/Canada, 5 UK
Size 39= 8 Australia/Canada, 6 UK
Size 40= 9 Australia/Canada, 7 UK
Size 41= 10 Australia/Canada, 8 UK
Size 42= 11 Australia/Canada, 9 UK
Upper: Cow Leather
Lining: Sheep Leather
These leather shoes should be cleaned and conditioned with a neutral cream polish. Apply with a soft cloth and rub into dry or scuffed areas. Leather is a natural material and will age with wear. It is imperative that you avoid wetting or soaking these shoes in water as this will greatly affect the quality and appearance.