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- Patent leather finish
- Cow hair detail
- Padded lining
A practical summer shoe, the Arla Sandals have been crafted using a mixture of quality materials. Patent crinkle leather back strapping is juxtaposed against a cow hair front strap, adding a textural element to a classic ELK sandal shape. Sheep leather has been used to create the lining and extra padding has been added for comfort. The slightly stacked heel and classic black colouring make these sandals a versatile accessory to mix and match with your ELK wardrobe.
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: 17 mm
The Arla Black Sandals run true to size. The leather upper will soften and stretch with wear.
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 Hair/Cow Crinkle Patent Leather
Lining: Sheep Leather
These leather shoes should be cleaned and conditioned with a neutral cream polish on the patent leather sections only. Apply with a soft cloth and rub into dry or scuffed areas. To clean the cow hair, use a slightly damp cloth with a mild detergent and wipe in the direction of the hair growth. Avoid getting the hair too wet in this process. 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.
Made In India