Cognac Summer Slide


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The epitome of modern minimalism, these double-strap leather slides are made from snake print Italian leather and have an elasticized strap for a supportive fit. The durable rubber sole extends out from the foot to lend an architectural finish. Set on a padded insole with a low squared-block heel, they are perfect for long days in the city or strolling coastal streets. Wear them with a dress to make it feel more casual, with denim, or even a suit - they go with everything!

For this style, Essen traveled to Portugal, a country of rich culture and an illustrious heritage of leather workmanship and shoe manufacturing. There, they work closely with a solid base of local craftsmen. 

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  • Ethically handcrafted in Portugal
  • The mesh lining and insole made of Cow leather
  • Fits true to size
  • Heel height 4.5cm or 1.77 inches
ESSEN aims to make timeless, sophisticated shoes that never fall out of style and can be carried over from season to season.
The collection is designed and developed in Melbourne and entirely handmade in Italy, Portugal & Spain. The styles are limited releases, created in small production runs.
ESSEN works with local, family-run factories in both Italy, Portugal, and Spain who have been making shoes for generations. From the leather selection, the engineering of the lasts, the pattern cuts, and the hand finishing of the shoes: the entire range is handmade by people who place care into every single pair produced.

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