Details about 68 WL
The tassel loafer is one of the truly iconic slip-on shoes. No. 68 WL goes above and beyond its famous 20th-century predecessor, combining classic design with a modern lacquered upper.
Women’s tassel loafer in black patent leather
No. 68 WL is distinguished by a pair of tassels at the instep (which gives the shoe its name), as well as by a U-shaped vamp insert. The tassels on this women’s patent leather loafer only serve a decorative purpose; the fully-dyed calfskin upper nestles comfortably against the foot without the aid of a drawstring closure (a detail found on more traditional models). The leather from which the upper is made was treated with a layer of polyurethane film during processing, lending this Blake-stitched tassel loafer a fabulously glossy look. This patent leather is what makes this striking addition to our “Italian Line” truly unique, as this material is rarely seen on classic women’s loafers.
No. 68 WL’s insole and lining are also made of leather, as are its outsole and heel. The latter are complemented by an additional rubber sole. Thanks to this protective outsole, this women’s tassel loafer in black patent leather ensures perfect footing on slippery surfaces.
The loafer is an offshoot of the moccasin with a separate insole, outsole, and heel. While this model features traditional tassels, it is made unique by its gleaming patent leather upper. This material is made by applying a special layer of polyurethane to leather.
Gently rounded towards the toe, with a toe box that rises slightly from the ground. This last lies close to the foot at the instep, and is of an average width at the middle. Significantly narrower than the classic last, the elegant last is recommended for average and low insteps.
This shoe’s upper consists of premium, fully-dyed and medium-soft calfskin. The technical term for this type of leather is "Italian calf". It is distinguished by its even grain and soft grip.
The models in this collection are the products of traditional Tuscan handicraft. These dreamy, Blake-stitched shoes are made from the finest leathers, and boast truly stylish designs. 100% made in Italy.
General information about our women's loafers
A special Langhorn sewing machine is used to stitch directly through the outsole, insole, and bottom edge of the shoe shaft, combining the three. As a result, Blake-stitched shoes are extremely lightweight, flexible, and comfortable.
Mass-produced shoes are glued together on assembly lines. All of our premium, full-leather shoes, on the other hand, are handcrafted to the finest standards of quality. You can see and feel the difference.
The high quality of these shoes is reflected in their high leather content. Their uppers, lining, insoles, and outsoles are made from the finest leather. They even have leather heels, made by painstakingly stacking thin layers of leather on top of one another.
Of course, our focus is on your new pair of shoes. But to underline our passion for our products, we enclose a few extras in your shipment. We hope that sparks your excitement about your new footwear.
Our passion for our products is reflected in their packaging. All of our shoes come in an elegant red shoebox emblazoned with the SHOEPASSION.com logo. Furthermore, it is easy to grab, thanks to a special opening on the side, and comes with a few thoughtful details.
These shoes come stored inside two shoe bags, packed into a shoebox. Shoe bags are a great way to maintain their condition—they protect your footwear from soiling and scratching. They also let you transport your shoes in style.
Shoe Care Guide
Goodyear-welted shoes last far longer than mass-produced models. A dedicated cleaning and care routine is an indispensable part of keeping your shoes in mint condition. An introductory guide to shoe care is included with your order.
The values we live by
Lots of brands are quick to conceal the production methods behind their products, as well as the origins of the materials they use. We, on the other hand, have nothing to hide. From the very beginning, our products have been »Made in the EU«, in the classic sense. As such, we treat both our fellow man and the natural environment in a way that’s ecologically sustainable and ethically responsible. Each step on our supply chain is entirely transparent for you to see—that’s a promise we’re happy to stand by.
Made in EU
While most of our peers in the shoe industry are still unable to guarantee shoes that are »made in the EU«, we’re able to prove that our shoes are just that. We use leather from France and Germany, manufacture our shoes in Spain, and run distribution and logistics in Germany—our shoes are 100% made in Europe.
For many companies, all that matters are the profits; they fail to take notice of the disastrous conditions under which hides are taken in Bangladesh, or shoes are manufactured in China. We turn instead to traditional European tanneries and Spanish craftsmanship, to the benefit of man and nature alike.
Our promise: since you’re purchasing directly from the manufacturer, you’re spared the typical high margins. You’re also spared the additional cost of paying for a brand name. Thanks to our advantageous wide reach and our low cost structure, we’re able to offer sensationally low prices.
From the provenance and treatment of the leather we use, to the conditions in our Spanish factory, to delivery with our logistics partner, we don’t leave any stone unturned. We provide copious, transparent information on every step in our supply chain.
Your opinion is important to us; that’s how we define our business. If you’d like to express your satisfaction with our products and services, let us know. You can read reviews from other customers as well as experts in the shoe industry on the SHOEPASSION.com site. Your satisfaction is our top priority!