TheDrifterLeather

Handmade & custom fit shoes

Thessaloniki, Greece · 2527 Sales

TheDrifterLeather

Handmade & custom fit shoes

Thessaloniki, Greece 2527 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(886)

Announcement   ---Minimalistic leather footwear handcrafted to your measurements---
We try to reply to messages within 48h. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

PRESS:
http://www.katysays.com/shoes-the-summer-list/
https://crippledscholar.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/the-joy-of-shoes-that-fit-fashion-and-disability/
http://www.tomboy-tarts.com/fashion/drifter-leather-all-in-the-family/
http://makeorbreakblog.com/2013/09/new-shoes-for-me/
http://mydayisfriday.blogspot.gr/2011/11/friday-is-my-day-drifter-leather.html
http://apieceoflisajane.blogspot.gr/2013/03/friday-favorite-drifter-leather.html

LOOKBOOK:
http://www.thedrifterleather.com/lookbook

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Announcement
Last updated on Apr 29, 2016

---Minimalistic leather footwear handcrafted to your measurements---
We try to reply to messages within 48h. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

PRESS:
http://www.katysays.com/shoes-the-summer-list/
https://crippledscholar.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/the-joy-of-shoes-that-fit-fashion-and-disability/
http://www.tomboy-tarts.com/fashion/drifter-leather-all-in-the-family/
http://makeorbreakblog.com/2013/09/new-shoes-for-me/
http://mydayisfriday.blogspot.gr/2011/11/friday-is-my-day-drifter-leather.html
http://apieceoflisajane.blogspot.gr/2013/03/friday-favorite-drifter-leather.html

LOOKBOOK:
http://www.thedrifterleather.com/lookbook

Find DL on:
https://instagram.com/thedrifterleather/
www.facebook.com/thedrifterleather
twitter.com/drifter_leather
thedrifterleather.tumblr.com/
www.pinterest.com/DrifterLeather/
flavors.me/thedrifterleather#_

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5 out of 5 stars
(886)
Shawna Haidinger

Shawna Haidinger on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love!!! So comfortable, so pretty, so many compliments first day I wore them. Easy ordering, fast shipping for over seas. I am so satisfied and can't wait to order my next pair of shoes from this company!

yakayenne1

yakayenne1 on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am a repeat customer because these shoes are just so comfortable they are almost like going barefoot. And very stylish and now I can say durable.

yakayenne1

yakayenne1 on May 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am a repeat customer because these shoes are just so comfortable they are almost like going barefoot. And very stylish and now I can say durable.

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Updates

Our Passion minimal flats handcrafted in a new green leather for a special order!

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Leona desert boots in a lovely tobbacco brown.
Making of our Passion flats in Natural green. All parts handcut footprintswriting_handskin-tone-2scissors

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About

Step by step

The Drifter Leather consists of a team: Callie, Christianna, Maria and Garifalos.
We are a small family business with tons of love for what we do!
Callie is a photographer and graphic designer, Christianna is a musician and their mother and father, Maria and Garifalos, have over 20 years of experience in the shoe industry.

We decided to work on a kind of an old-fashioned project: to hand-craft shoes that are comfortable and sustainably made with custom measurements, respecting individuality, the nature of the human body, and the value of materials that sometimes are thrown away due to mass production.

The heritage we carry goes three generations back. Our beloved grandmother, and Maria's mother, was a very talented modiste back in the 60's. Our grandfather, Garifalos's father, was a really creative cobbler who also produced shoe designs.

In memory of the people who taught us everything, but also in memory of "the old times" when craftsmanship was an everyday reality, we decided to make a line of ethically produced shoes.

Everything you see around our shop is hand-cut and sewn! The Drifter team owns the creative process, from the patterns to the photographs. Most of our designs are limited and when restocked, we usually offer new editions featuring new colors and textures.

We always use excellent quality materials, trying to recycle as we seek leather put aside. We never purchase it in lots and we utilize pieces to create our small collection of accessories.

For all the reasons above, we are very passionate about arts and crafts, and this shop is a great challenge for our imagination.

Our studio-showroom in Pylea, Thessaloniki used to be a garage and, as all garage bands do, we are jamming with our ideas. Our designs are the product of unity, cooperation and heritage.

Hope you enjoy our collection!

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Shop members
  • Maria, Callie, Christianna, Garry

    Owner

    A family of four, living in Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece.

  • Callie, Christianna

    Customer Service, Curator, Designer

  • Maria, Garry

    Designer, Creator, Footwear Experts

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2016
Welcome to our shop and thank you for visiting!

Everything you see around our shop is hand-cut and sewn! The Drifter team owns the creative process, from the patterns to the photographs. Most of the designs are limited and when restocked, we usually offer new editions featuring new colors and textures.

CUSTOM FIT SHOES:
We offer the service of custom fit on all shoe orders without additional cost. We just cross-check with standard sizes, as we strongly believe in individuality rather than generic sizes! We accommodate women's sizes from US5 /UK 2.5/ EU35 and up to US13 /UK 10.5 /EU45, as well as different sizes between feet, various widths and calf circumference.
We hope you enjoy our collection!

Read some of our customers’ reviews on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/TheDrifterLeather/reviews?ref=shop_info

Learn more about our small team:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDrifterLeather/about?ref=announce

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
We accept PayPal payments or Etsy's direct checkout.
You can read the help articles below on the payment mathods:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3616
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

WHEN?
Payment is expected as soon as possible but you can also feel free to ask for a reserved listing if you are planning to pay within 2-3 days.

PROCESSING TIMES:
All of the items in our shop are made to order. Upon the full receipt of your payment, and assuming we already have your specific measurements and sizing, we will start processing your order. We usually need 7-10 working days to complete any order. Custom orders may take a little longer.
Shipping
WHEN?
We ship the product as soon as it's complete. This does not apply to national holidays and strikes affecting the shipping procedure, as the post office might be closed.

WHERE?
We ship worldwide via registered priority air mail through the Hellenic Post Office (ELTA).
Please, double-check the address you provide during checkout . In case of PayPal payment we can only ship items to the PayPal address you have submited.
We want your lovely item to reach you!

HOW?
Registered mail is the most secure shipping service and your package is trackable.
As soon as your package is shipped, you'll be notified and we'll provide you with the tracking number of the delivery. Sometimes postal services don't update the online info for registered packages. In that case, we suggest to contact your local post office for more info.
The postman will have to deliver the package personally to you, so your signature will be required. In case you can't be reached at the address you provided, a notice will be left there, so you can pick the package up from your local post office.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING:
If you need your item to arrive at a specific date, please convo us before placing your order to make it happen, if possible. The available courier services and shipping costs vary widely.

SHIPPING TIMES:
Usually the mail from Thessaloniki, Greece to the U.S., Australia, Canada and Asia takes about 10-15 working days. It takes 3-7 working days for a package to get to Western and Eastern European destinations. For deliveries inside Greece, it takes 3-5 working days.
There are also some options for express delivery that takes 2 or 3 days available at an extra cost and for European deliveries only. We're not liable for delays caused by postal services and this is why we can't guarantee an exact arriving date. We're also not responsible for any custom charges that might occur.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want our customers to be completely satisfied and we take pride in having happy customers!

NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR PURCHASE?
Please convo us before leaving your review and we will try to work things out the best way possible. We are open to exchanges, refunds, partial refunds… whatever works best for both parties in each specific case. This applies for workmanship defects, sizing issues, etc.


WHEN?
For us to refund or exchange the item, you have to contact us about the issue within 7 days upon receipt and ship the item back in the next 5 days.
We can't refund footwear that shows signs of wear and tear. Please make sure to return the item in its box or another box if the original one is not available. We can't proceed to a refund, in case the item shows damage caused by an unsafe package, during shipping.

*Please, don't forget to include the receipt in the returned package.*

The money will be refunded to your account, after we receive the returned product to check its condition.

EXCHANGES:
In case of an exchange, we will start crafting the new item after we receive the one you return. We can't exchange footwear that show signs of wear and tear.

CUSTOM ORDERS:
When it comes to custom orders, our shop's policy is that we do not accept returns but we do exchange the item in case of wrong sizing and uncomfortable fit.

RETURN SHIPPING COSTS:
In the case of a return, the shipping costs will not be refunded. In case of an exchange, the cost shipping back to us will be on you, and we will resend the new or adjusted item at our expense. When you ship items back to us, make sure to label the package as "returned goods" to avoid any custom charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
PACKAGING:
Accessories come in lovely handmade packaging. Shoes are shipped in a cardboard box, which keeps them safe during their travel. We can include gift packaging with a tag that you can write your wishes on with every purchase so don't hesitate to get something for a gift. Please contact us to let us know, so we can also exclude the receipt stating the price in euro from the package.

COLOR CUSTOMIZATION:
In case you want to have slight changes, such as color and leather type, compared to what you see on the photographs of our products, feel free to convo us and we will try to accommodate your request or choose from our chart.This usually won't cost you anything extra.

Our Color Chart : https://img0.etsystatic.com/118/0/6022636/il_fullxfull.982380194_625c.jpg

DESIGN CUSTOMIZATION:
All patterns used for our designs are made by our small team and require a lot of time, research and testing. We're not able to attach high-heeled soles on our designs, as we use no machinery other than a sewing machine. This helps keep our carbon footprint low and our shoe soles minimalistic according to the barefoot philosophy. We are open to work with you on new ideas for designs, so contact us to see if it's do-able.

Thank you for taking the time to read our policies and feel free to contact us if you require clarification of any of these matters.

More information

Last updated on Apr 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "CUSTOM FIT"?

We strongly believe in individuality rather than generic sizes! We offer the service of custom fit on all shoe orders without additional cost. We only ask for your shoe size in order to cross-check with the custom fit measurements. We accommodate women's sizes from US5 /UK 2.5/ EU35 and up to US13 /UK 10.5 /EU45, as well as different sizes between feet, various widths and calf circumferences. Please feel free to request a design listed as men’s or women’s, in either women’s or men’s sizes.

For more info and guidelines, visit http://thedrifterleather.bigcartel.com/sizing-custom-fit

WHAT ARE MINIMALISTIC SHOES & SOLES?

The soles featured on our shoes follow the barefoot style philosophy. Wearing the shoes you will feel your feet free to move and bend. Some of our designs feature leather soles and combined rubber parts while some feature full Vibram soles with piping. The shoes are also really lightweight.