Havana

For ladies and gentlemen

380,00 

incl. tax

Cuban lightness, made suitable for everyday wear Where we got the inspiration for our lightweight bespoke sandal Havana? That’s no no secret. Well, this leather sandal does not have an actual model in Cuba, we developed it right here in Freiburg.

The combination of toe straps, or toe rings, with straps crossed over the instep is somewhat unconventional. With little effort here we achieve a very good hold on the foot, which is barely covered –  Havanna relies on only one strap. Quite incidentally, this gives a nicely narrow sole and slim sandal. But of course we don’t forego our footbed here

You can’t see it, but the strap is not sewn tight, but runs freely through the guides in the insole. The strap remains adjustable and can be fit precisely to the foot when tightening it, which comes in handy in case the leather gives a little after long wear.

The toe rings incidentally save from a supposed sandal sin: Socks don’t go with Havanna. At most, you could try toe socks or Japanese “tabi.” But that would be utterly un-Cuban.

P.S.: Well, of course we know that Havanna is spelled “Havana” in English, but we’re a German based store & workshop after all. So we treat our Havanna to the extra “n” and hope you’re not too confused about that.

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HAVANNA can only be ordered in our store & workshop in Freiburg, we do not offer this sandal in our online shop.

  • Slim bespoke leather sandal with cork footbed
  • Unusual combination of toe rings with crossed instep strap
  • Just one strap, very open and light
  • Firm hold on the foot
  • Straps are fully adjustable

Notes to:

We use vegetable tanned leather we dye ourselves in different colors and shades. Because we make each model only to order, you can always select the color.

For online ordering, we only offer a limited range of colors; you can always find the color swatches on the online catalog page of the respective sandal model. When you order in our workshop, the color range is larger.

Apart from that, we have photographed the models for this online catalog in just one color mostly. If you browse the entire collection, you will get an idea of the other colors.

When you wear the sandals, the leather will develop its own patina over time, becoming darker. It is difficult to say how strong this effect will be. So, if in doubt, choose the leather a little brighter.

Please keep in mind: Each hide takes the color on in its own way, each dyeing process goes a little bit differently. And as to how your display or monitor shows the colors: we have no influence on that. Color deviations can therefore occur and are not per se a fault. If you want to be sure, take a look at the leather for your sandal in person at our store & workshop.

Example of colors:

Kastanie
Rot
Cognac
Mocca
Natur
Schwarz

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

Kundenberatung

Instead of just reaching for the shelf: First, just have look at it. Usually, in a shoe store, you would just pick a pair of sandals in your regular size off the shelf and try them on. With us it’s different. We have samples in our store workshop for you to look at, but no range of finished sandals or shoes for you to try on. But of course you can have a good look at our models, here on the Internet or in our store & workshop.

Advice in our workshop. Of course, you can just come to the workshop and get all advice you might need. However, if you want to order a pair of sandals or shoes, we recommend that you make an appointment so that we make sure we have enough time for you. The appointment can also be arranged outside our opening hours (Monday to Friday 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.). Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for normal needs.

Once you have made your decision, we ask you to stand on a so-called foot-impression-box with both feet one after the other. This is a kind of footprint kit that shows us just where you normally put weight on your feet. We also draw the foot outline for both feet.

In the course of this, we also discuss the special requirements you may have for your feet. While we don’t make orthopedic shoes or sandals, and don’t do video or computer analysis of your gait or foot form, we will use our experience and expertise to address special needs.

Anpassen vor Ort

Need some time: Handmade Sandals & Shoes Once we got your footprints, we can start to make your sandals or shoes. It’s handwork, and we do it on a first-come, first-served basis. We will give you an approximate appointment date for fitting or an estimated date for shipping, respectively. For some models – the ones you can not order online – we need you to visit us for a second appointment to fit the sandal or shoe.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

Kundenberatung

Instead of just reaching for the shelf: First, just have look at it. Usually, in a shoe store, you would just pick a pair of sandals in your regular size off the shelf and try them on. With us it’s different. We have samples in our store workshop for you to look at, but no range of finished sandals or shoes for you to try on. But of course you can have a good look at our models, here on the Internet or in our store & workshop.

Advice in our workshop. Of course, you can just come to the workshop and get all advice you might need. However, if you want to order a pair of sandals or shoes, we recommend that you make an appointment so that we make sure we have enough time for you. The appointment can also be arranged outside our opening hours (Monday to Friday 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.). Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for normal needs.

Once you have made your decision, we ask you to stand on a so-called foot-impression-box with both feet one after the other. This is a kind of footprint kit that shows us just where you normally put weight on your feet. We also draw the foot outline for both feet.

In the course of this, we also discuss the special requirements you may have for your feet. While we don’t make orthopedic shoes or sandals, and don’t do video or computer analysis of your gait or foot form, we will use our experience and expertise to address special needs.

Anpassen vor Ort

Need some time: Handmade Sandals & Shoes Once we got your footprints, we can start to make your sandals or shoes. It’s handwork, and we do it on a first-come, first-served basis. We will give you an approximate appointment date for fitting or an estimated date for shipping, respectively. For some models – the ones you can not order online – we need you to visit us for a second appointment to fit the sandal or shoe.

1. Make a Print

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING ONLINE ORDERS

Please note:

Shape: The sole and footbed are shaped according to your footprints and therefore may appear slightly different from the pictures in the online catalog. This is not a deficiency.

Color: The leather is dyed individually, and your monitor or display can show colors quite differently. The colors are therefore not binding, this is not a deficiency.

1. Make a Print

Involvement of the buyer: We need your footprints for our bespoke sandals and shoes. When we receive an online order, we will send you a footprint kit; how to use it is shown in a video you can watch online and in a small enclosed instruction. You must return the footprint kit to us before we can begin to work.

2. Adjusting

When you receive the finished sandals, you need to adjust the straps yourself. We show you how to do it in a video you can watch online and in a small enclosed tutorial.

This collaboration is required; it is not a shortcoming and does not justify a price reduction.

Right of withdrawal and exchange: All our sandals and shoes are custom made and we only make them to order. The purchase contract is concluded by the binding order, you can not return or exchange the sandals or shoes.

General Terms & Conditions: Please read our GTC before you make your binding order. We are obliged to provide you with these informations. When ordering online, you are required tick the respective box to confirm that you have read and understood our GTC .

Further questions: Please check our FAQ“ page first. If you can’t find the answer to your questions there, please feel free to contact us directly!