BLACK Smooth. Custom Colour
BLACK Smooth. Custom Colour
Timeless jet black with a smooth satin finish. Part of the Villager range, a gloriously supple top grain leather. Suitable for shoes & boots.
TO ORDER - Add this listing to your basket alongside your chosen style from the CUSTOM STYLES collection for me to make your shoes / boots in the colour shown in the image. *This listing cannot be purchased if Custom Styles are unavailable.
Insole leather colour (the base inside the shoe) will vary and cannot be chosen.
This is a limited edition colour. If I have overestimated how many pairs I can make from this particular hide I will contact you and issue a full refund.
Fairysteps shoes are generous. Customers always 'size down' in our shoes, so as a general rule, order one size down from your usual commercial shoe size, eg: usual size = EU 39 / UK 6, order size = EU 38 / UK 5. Half sizes should go down to the next full size below.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - Please read the sizing page before ordering!
How To Measure - Place a sheet of paper and your heel against a straight wall. With pencil held upright, mark the longest toe. Do this with both feet and compare the longest measurement with the charts below. If ordering boots it is advisable to wear socks when measuring, for shoes feet should be barefoot.
Interior finished size of BOOTS, SHOES & CLOSED TOE SANDALS:
UK 3 - Length: 23.8 cm
UK 4 - Length: 24.7 cm
UK 5 - Length: 25.6 cm
UK 6 - Length: 26.5 cm
UK 7 - Length: 27.4 cm
UK 8 - Length: 28.3 cm
Interior finished size of OPEN TOE SANDALS, foot bed from heel cup to front edge (measured at the centre line):
UK 3 - Length: 24.4 cm
UK 4 - Length: 25.3 cm
UK 5 - Length: 26.2 cm
UK 6 - Length: 27.1 cm
UK 7 - Length: 28 cm
UK 8 - Length: 28.9 cm
Sandals such as 'Flittle' are open at the toe, so the exposed foot bed is longer. You may have to size down further to avoid too much room being left beyond your toes. See individual listings for specific sizing information.
Example; my foot length measurement is 25.5 cm and I am a high street shoe size of UK 7. I wear Fairysteps size UK 6 for boots & shoes, but I choose a UK 5 in open toe sandals & slip on's.
Visit SIZING page to read more.
Materials & Care
Materials & Care
Many of the materials I use are much sought after artisan leathers. Full grain, top shelf quality hides lovingly created, much like the footwear I make with it. Sourced from my two (wonderful) trusted leather merchants up North who I have been dealing with for the past twenty years.
Choosing a colour will be the hardest part of ordering, so do study your wardrobe to see what would best suit your colour schemes. You can then keep an eye open for stock in your size / colour. Excellent all round winners for me, which will go with anything are: Mulberry, Brew, Conker or Nettle, but basically... brown in any shade is a winner.
Being a natural product, scuffs, scars and variations will occur across the hide. This is especially evident in the *antiqued leathers which I select specifically for this reason. They offer instant aged beauty getting even better over time.
Yarns are likewise, the best quality I can find. Yarn content is shown on each listing making them suitable for customers who may be sensitive to pure wool.
For Leather... Any good polish will help keep your shoes & leathergoods in excellent condition, my preference being old fashioned dubbin which I leave on overnight to soak in. Polish will darken the finish on all leathers apart from the satin finish ones. The *antiqued finish leathers will lighten with wear as the waxes and oils in the leather are displaced. It's a useful indicator that a jolly good polish is needed to replenish both the colour and the finish. If there is any fading you can use a tinted shoe cream available in shoe shops or online to restore colour.
For Textiles... Preferably hand wash in warm water with suitable detergent. Reshape while damp. This will make sure that your soon to become favourite jumper or dress will serve you for many years to come.
Delivery costs are calculated at checkout and are based on the basket total. Orders for stock items are sent within 3 to 5 working days of purchase with a dispatch notification sent at time of posting.
UK postage rates
Total £0.01 – £39.00 = £4.50
Total £39.01 – £90.00 = £6.00
Total £90.01 – £205.00 = £8.50
Total £205.01 - £250.00 = £10.00
Total £250.01 and up = £12.00
INTERNATIONAL postage rates
Total £0.00 – £30.00 = £14.00
Total £30.01 – £49.00 = £16.00
Total £49.01 – £90.00 = £18.00
Total £90.01 – £250.00 = £25.00
Total £250.01 – £350.00 = £30.00
Total £350.01 – £440.00 = £40.00
Total £440.01 - £500.00 = £50.00
Total £500.01 and up = £60.00
Due to recent changes in legislation I am unable to ship to Germany. If you do order I will have to refund you, apologies.
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