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When the weather gets sizzling hot…

☀️ We can’t wait for hot weather! 🔥
And we have the ventilation to prepare for it…

Hot weather is just around the corner and we have delightfully airy shoes that offer perfect ventilation and comfort for those sticky summer days.

We use three methods for ventilation:

Woven leather Fully punched leather Cut outs

Ventilation #1 – Woven Leather

In our woven leather models all the straps are turned over with thin leather lining and hand-sewn with small stitches. This is a quality feature that gives our models that intricate. classy, and elegant look while also keeping your feet cool.

Woven leather straps are very sturdy and keep their shape very well, even with extensive wear. This technique requires very high craftsmanship, especially for the thinner straps.

Two examples that use woven leather are our HIGHBALL and TONIC models.

Ventilation #2 – Fully Punctured Leather

Shoe styles that use fully punched leather are amazingly soft and airy. The lining and the upper leather are first attached and then embossed with either a laser device or, in our case (very old school) with metal die punchers.

These punchers exist in all kinds of designs and patterns and one of the benefits is that the resulting leather becomes very supple. There are no stitches and the holes go right through to ventilate the skin.

Two examples that use fully punctured leather are the PONY AIR and the PACIFIC models.

Ventilation #3 – Cut Outs

Cut outs are often not recognized as ventilation for your feet because they are simply part of the shoe design. Here, the leather is cut out or punched out and the edges are sewn with small stitches. This work needs to be done very carefully and of course it’s all done lovingly by hand.

Two examples with cut outs are our RIVIERA models, available in Classic, High, or Flat, and our WEST model.

Don’t forget that we also have  an extensive selection of stunning handcrafted artisinal fans to help keep you cool and stylish this summer. Aren’t they beautiful?

At Saint Savoy, we certainly take ventilation seriously and we absolutely love to consider all of the practicalities of our shoes and accessories. We’d love to hear your feedback!

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