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    the sample: vol. 1

    The first volume of three, the sample vol. 1 introduces my first silhouette as an independent shoe designer and opens up the discussion of trauma. This shoe is a manifestation of my own journey of coping and healing from addressing with my own mental health.

    I chose the color black to represent the darkness we often enter when experiencing trauma. The mixture of textiles; pebbled leather, long haired suede, and short haired suede, all speak to the unpredictable terrain within those moments. The cream, EVA foam midsole provides comfort for your feet, acknowledging that we can find comfort in darkness. The raw, foam edge collar speaks to vulnerability in that dark space and even the physical and/or mental abrasions we experience. A prescription label is printed on the midsole, signifying that they are prescribed to use as needed or as symptoms persist. The box is a manifestation of emotions that exited during the design process.

    My hope is that people will not only see value in the premium materials, but also in the message. When this trilogy ends, you'll want to make sure you have all three volumes for the culminating message and to see the shoe evolve. Maybe it helps others themselves grow and evolve in their own mental health journey.

    *Sizing. Shoes run true to size and are listen in men's whole sizes.

    If you wear a half size, we recommend going down to the nearest full size. (Example: if you wear a men's size 10.5, size down to a size 10).

    For women's sizing, size up 1.5 sizes from the sizes shown. (Example: A men's size 8 converts to a women's size 9.5). If that size lands on a half size, we recommend going down to the nearest full size.

    If you prefer a snug fit, we recommend going down a full size. 

    *All sales are final. All pairs are made to order. No returns or exchanges will be allowed after your order is placed.

    *We are not responsible for lost or stolen mail. Once the shoes are shipped, if you have any issues with shipping, please contact the shipping provider.  

    *Please check your order confirmation to make sure the size you ordered is correct. If it's not, please contact us via email as soon as possible. Once the preorder ends and production begins, we cannot change or exchange your size.

    *Please check your shipping address to make sure it's correct. If it's not, please contact us via email as soon as possible. If your package is returned due to an incorrectly submitted mailing address, we will be more than happy to resend it, however, you will be responsible for paying the postage costs for reshipment.

    *Customers are responsible for any extra duties, taxes, or shipping fees for international shipping.