The Darling Shoe is special (!) and made for those of us that seek reprieve from the mundanity of mainstream ‘almond-toed’ shoe designs. She is crafted on the square toed DAHL last in homage to the great Roald Dahl, referencing his famous and terrifying story The Witches. The Darling shoe is a zippy little number, with an offset 2.5 cm stacked leather heel and veg tan outsole that have been hand painted white to contrast with the matt black cow leather of the body of the shoe. Heel and side seams are exposed showing a raw edge and creating a contemporary aesthetic. Extra long waxed cotton laces wrap around the 'waist' of the shoes. These shoes are show stoppers and not in a mundane mysogynistic-stilleto kind of a way but in the best possible everyday kind of way: where form and function is celebrated. The Darling Shoes’ shape, it’s wide, square toe imagines a secure sense of self, uniqueness, style, strength and a daring attitude, while it’s ‘perfect for walking height’ heel, means it is comfortable enough to be worn everyday.
Crafted in matt black cow leather with hand stitched detail and squared tongue and topline. Lined with black pig leather and featuring a fully cushioned leather insole of hardworking memory foam under the leather sock. In keeping with our commitment to slow fashion the Veg Tan leather outsoles on these shoes are fully replaceable.
Made on the C width fitting DAHL last which provides the shapely profile and that extra bit of comfort-inducing-width in the toe region!
These shoes have been designed, patterned, prototyped and tested in Melbourne by Karen Booker. The size range is then crafted in Vietnam.
We offer free shipping for Australia and New Zealand with a free exchange program if you get the wrong size. International shipping is available at a subsidised, flat rate and also includes a free exchange program if you get the wrong size.