Gabriela collaborated with Clergerie to design this high-platform sandal. The Michael Sandal has a platform with braided raffia detail. The ankle strap closure and crossing toe feature a more delicate raffia braid.
The Gabriela Hearst x Clergerie collaboration came upon working with David Tourniaire, a master shoe designer from Romans-sur-Isere, a town which used to be the heart of shoe production in France and counts more than 120 years of craftsmanship.
Clergerie is the last remaining shoemaker that still produces its shoes in the region. The Clergerie shoes use wood and raffia, two materials that would make up for the penury of leather during World War II and have become signature elements of the Maison.
The raffia is woven by hand by traditional artisans in Morocco and the shoes are assembled in France in their factory in Romans-sur- Isere. We brought the cork element, a low impact material as you don’t kill the tree but shave the trunk instead. Combining these elements together was the essence of our capsule collection.
- Heel height 58mm
- Raffia/ Lambskin Upper, Calf Lining, 100% Wood Heel
- Made in France
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