Handcrafted natural raffia sandals. The sandals tie up with a string at the ankles. The shoes are entirely handmade and take a few days to produce, given the nature of the raffia work involved. Raffia is a natural fibre and comes from the leaf of a palm tree in Madagascar.
These sandals will complement many different outfits: they will look elegant whether casually worn with jeans or worn with skirts and dresses. They are very comfortable and easy to wear and are a must-have for any summer wardrobes!
Description (no animal product):
Rubber outsoles and heels
Please note that the shoes are made for NARROW width feet but will not fit wide feet. If you would like a wider width, please convo us with your query and we will try our best to accommodate your request.
Raffia has a rather coarse texture and may itch at first. This will ease-off after a few wears, as the raffia softens. As a natural fibre, raffia will also slightly stretch out with time. Please also note that raffia does not agree with water so please refrain from wearing the shoes in the rain (if at all possible!). Due to their handcrafted nature, each pair of shoes is unique and some imperfections may be seen.
Please scroll down the size menu to find your size. If you like the style but your size is no longer available, please go to our “made-to-order” listing to pre-order a pair.
If you are unsure which size to choose, please refer to the conversion chart below. Alternatively, feel free to send us a convo.
EUR 35 = UK 2.5 = US 5 = 22.4cm* = 8.82in*
EUR 36 = UK 3.5 = US 6 = 23cm = 9.06in
EUR 37 = UK 4 = US 6.5 = 23.7cm = 9.33in
EUR 38 = UK 5 = US 7.5 = 24.4cm = 9.61in
EUR 39 = UK 6 = US 8.5 = 25cm = 9.84in
EUR 40 = UK 6.5 = US 9 = 25.7cm = 10.12in
EUR 41 = UK 7 = US 9.5 = 26.4cm = 10.39in
EUR 42 = UK 7.5 = US 10 = 27cm/10.63in
* This is the foot’s length, which can be obtained by drawing an outline of your foot on a sheet of paper and measuring from your big toe to the back of the heel in a straight line.
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