Jamie Haller Metallic Ballet Slip in Bronzo
Inspired by a traditional ballet slipper, with a long vamp and a low side. A beautiful shape with ultimate flexibility, made in Italian Metallic bronze lambskin. Lined in leather with a soft leather sole. Handmade using Sacchetto construction.
The fit is true to size. Size up if in between sizes or a relaxed fit. Size down for a dancer snug fit.
a note from Jamie Haller on caring for your shoes
Our leather slippers and loafers are made from Italian skins. Their beauty rests in the leather’s finish and handfeel. To ensure their preservation, please wear your shoes carefully. Treat them thoughtfully. Avoid water, dirt, mud or sand. They will develop a patina over time. The leather will form to your foot and change appearance. This is part of the beauty of a more naked skin, much like an unlaquered brass or raw denim, they will become your own creation over time. Markings, discoloration from wear and from being worn will create a one of a kind appearance that will tell the story of your time.
Please also realize that my shoes are handmade. This is a beautiful process that supports a family and community of Italian makers that have been making shoes their whole lives and their families lives before them. They are a lineage. They use their hands. They cut by hand, they apply the soles by hand. They sew by hand. Humans can make human errors. Because my shoes are not made by automated machines and presses, but by humans, they will have minor inconsistencies from shoe to shoe. If you have an issue with a pair please reach out. I personally check each shoe before it is sent to you. What makes them not 100% perfect is what makes them beautiful. This handmade construction is a dying art. It creates a fit and a feel that is different. They are different.
We do not offer repairs. Please consult with a qualified cobbler if your shoes need repairs over time. This is a relationship you should have in your toolbox. A good cobbler is your friend.
The sole is a sueded leather. It is a sole meant to be worn outside and inside. There is no issue wearing your shoes outside and even in mild weather. The soles are not heavy duty. I would suggest not wearing your shoes in heavy rain or snow. They are not that kind. Please note that in time they can become slippery on wet flat surfaces as would any leather sole. I suggest buying anti slip stick on sole stickers. You can buy them on amazon.