Black Orpheus Sandal
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- ELK's Classic summer sandal
- Moulded and raised footbed construction, padded for extra comfort
The Orpheus Sandal is a timeless style that has proven durable and popular each summer. A classic ELK design, it mixes elegance and practicality into one everyday shoe. This sandal features a wide leather foot strap, a closed heel and a fine leather ankle strap that fastens with a buckle detail for extra support. The raised footbed construction is padded for added comfort while featuring a white trim for added interest. Perfect for travelling or for those spending a lot of time on their feet due to the comfortable sole, the Orpheus sandal has been designed to be versatile, complementing all summer pieces such a shorts and dresses.
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: 1.8 cm
These Sandals run true to size. The leather upper will soften and stretch with wear.
Please refer to our size guide for further information
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.