TheDrifterLeather

Handmade & custom fit shoes

Thessaloniki, Greece · 2814 Sales

TheDrifterLeather

Handmade & custom fit shoes

Thessaloniki, Greece 2814 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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---Minimalistic leather footwear handcrafted to your measurements---

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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twitter.com/drifter_leather
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www.pinterest.com/DrifterLeather/
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Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2016

Thank you for visiting our shop! Your message will be answered as soon as possible. Please allow about 48 hours for a response.

---Minimalistic leather footwear handcrafted to your measurements---

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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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1014)
Marit

Marit on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very comfortable, perfect fit and great service.

Kerstin022

Kerstin022 on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Super süße Schuhe. ... sehr bequem und butterweich. Vielen lieben Dank. Kerstin

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Monet Wong

Monet Wong on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for making these in a lady size - they are SUPER CUTE - custom fit perfectly on first wear as always - got them in the mail yesterday and wearing them all day today right away - so comfy. thanks again! I was going to post a picture, but I don't see how to do it....

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Loving this "from above" photo sent to us footprintsheart️ These are a custom fitted pair of pebbled black Chelsea boots!

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Bespoke pair of our Night ballet flats made in pebbled black, butter soft leather! scissorsfootprints All pairs are handcut to custom sizes.

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A unique combination of colors on this classic Oxford design!

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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 November 30, 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 your measurements with the standard sizes, as we strongly believe in individuality rather than generic sizes! We accommodate sizes from US5 /UK 2.5/ EU35 and up to US13 /UK 10.5 /EU45, as well as different sizes between feet and various widths.
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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • 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/120/0/6022636/il_fullxfull.1039834838_1qy1.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.

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 Nov 30, 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.

WHAT SOLE OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

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 full Vibram soles are hand-cut out of Vibram rubber sheets (of 6 or 4 mm thickness) that cover the whole sole of the shoes. A piping around the shoe is required and therefore they have a wide look.
Leather soles with rubber parts allow the shoes to be folded and can be easily stored into a dust-bag when you are on the go. As they are mostly made out of leather, they are more suitable for warmer days and dry surfaces.

WHAT INSOLE OPTIONS DO I HAVE?

The insoles are made out of 1mm thickness soft cushion and a layer of thin leather. They don't feature any arch support. We also add 0.5 hidden heel cushion for a slight heel elevation which can be omitted for a zero drop flat shoe, by your request.

CAN I HAVE A PAIR CRAFTED ON THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF MY FEET?

As our shoes are handmade and all parts are hand-cut, we are able to customize the size and create a pair of shoes that will fit comfortably. We can also accommodate orders for different length or width between feet or slightly change the shape of the toe-box.

CAN I PLACE AN ORDER FOR A PAIR OF SHOES IN A CUSTOM COLOR OR DIFFERENT LEATHER TYPE?

In case you want slight changes to your order, such as color and leather type, compared to what you see on the photographs of our products, feel free to drop us an email and we will try to accommodate your request. This usually won't cost you anything extra. Below, you will find a link to our color chart. Most of our designs can be crafted in the colors and textures included. Please, make sure to contact us to check on the availability of our stock before placing your order.
COLOR CHART S 2016 https://img0.etsystatic.com/118/0/6022636/il_fullxfull.982380194_625c.jpg (clisck on the image for larger view)

CAN YOU CRAFT A CUSTOM DESIGN I HAVE IN MIND?

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.

WHAT WOULD THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR MY ORDER BE?

Our crafting time normally takes one to two weeks. In case there’s a queue of orders, it might take up to three weeks and we’ll make sure to notify you about any possible delays. We ship the product as soon as it's complete. This does not apply to national holidays and strikes affecting the shipping procedure, as post offices might not be on service.

WHAT TYPE OF PACKAGING ARE THE ITEMS SHIPPED IN?

Accessories come in a lovely handmade packaging and bubble envelope. Shoes are shipped in a cardboard box, which keeps them safe during their travel.