Furlane Shoes - Avana Velvet - PAC007
Little Story of the Furlane Shoes:
"In the region in Frioul, North East Italy, women in the countryside used to make footwear for their family with what could be recycled at home : so the bicycle tyres became the outer soles, old bedsheet could do the lining of the shoes, and discarded garments could become a fabric to use for the uppers of the shoes.
The shoes were ambidextrous and unisex, so everyone in the family could use them - people were used to work in the fields, or to stay at home, and fabric like velvet is special that people use it to make shoes and wear in the festivities. Women traveled the region with a cart walking around to sell the shoes, till they reached Venice, where the shoes were adopted by gondoliers, who found them comfortable and durable that could let them stand all day, and the rubber sole did not damage their precious gondola varnish!
Slip on. Velvet upper. Recycled rubber sole.
Color: Avana. Also available in Royal.
Handmade in Italy
European Size 35-41.
Run True to size