Grandt Mason Handcrafted Shoe - Ladies Ballet Pump
Finally, a vegan shoe for the conscious consumer, a move away from synthetic leather
The Ballet is a semi-pointed pump which offers a lacing system running around the waist, set at the heel with a delicate bow. We recommend tying this with an attractive, double knot for a snug fit. This sturdy flat is designed to hug the arch and the heel. The vamp-cut is a fine balance of femininity and functionality sitting just above the toe-line. The outcome is an incredibly comfortable walking shoe perfect for work or play.
Grandt Mason is South Africa's first eco-footwear brand.
Grandt Mason Footwear produces sustainable footwear of impeccable quality utilizing local artisans working to the principles of fair trade. Their designs are unique, with a focus on ergonomics, correct footfall and the principles of movement. They have been designing and manufacturing sustainable, high-quality and comfortable footwear for men and women since 2002. All products are handmade in their atelier in Cape Town (Woodstock), using fair trade principles, sustainable materials and local resources.
This ballet pump is made from durable fabric and comes with a one global year guarantee! * The upper is breathable and pre-shrunk, making the shoes machine washable.
The insole is made from pure cork with a padded layer of silicone. Both are 100% bio- degradable. These natural components are anti-bacterial while allowing the foot to breath and remain cool in Summer and Warm in Winter. Cork never gets wet so the insole always remains dry no matter the conditions. The midsole is made from a woven plant fiber board.
A 3mm cork-rubber wedge is used offering shock absorptive qualities. The wedge also acts as an indicator when the sole is worn through and should be retreaded. The is a pure rubber, non-slip gristle sole - these soles are retreadable just about anywhere on the planet. Utilizing this standardized component allows one to prolong the life-span of Grandt Mason shoes no matter where you take them.
By purchasing a pair of Grandt Mason shoes you are investing in an item that won't just last the season, and supporting local industry. We love the fact that no synthetic leather is used to produce these pumps and that so many of the components are biodegradable!
*Grandt Mason Shoes carry a One Year Global Guarantee against any factory/construction related issues. Wear and tear related issues will be evaluated and repaired/replaced at their discretion. Soles are designed to be re-soled but this does not fall under the guarantee. Most issues can be evaluated post review of an image sent by the customer of the fault. Thereafter arrangements should be made to have the shoes returned to The Bespoke Artichoke and we will make arrangements with Grandt Mason Atelier in Woodstock.