The Foundation Flat – Tan
- Considerately Produced
- Cruelty Free
- Friendly Materials
- Giveback Culture
- Water Usage
An elegant and versatile ballet flat for the perfect everyday look. This style is currently made to order and will ship in 3 weeks.
Have a high instep, wide feet or wearing a half size? Size up for a perfect fit. Leather lining and insole – memory foam padding for extra comfort – Heel height measures 5mm or 0.2 inches.
An elegant, minimalist ballet flat that feels as good as it looks. Carefully crafted in Italy for everyday wear, these light brown slip-on shoes are cut, sewn, and made by hand from luxurious Italian aniline leather and their shape is defined by the natural curve of the foot. The directional square toe and flattering vamp give the humble ballet pump a simple yet modern update.
For this style, we travelled to Italy, the land of artisanal craftsmanship. Here, we work closely and responsibly with a solid base of local craftsmen to handmake your leather shoes. Learn More
Water Usage: The tanneries that ESSĒN collaborates with work with wastewater recover plants in order to recycle and reuse the water and minimize waste. The production wastewater is transferred to a local treatment plant, where it gets treated, sanitized and returned to the environment. ESSĒN also uses non-toxic, chrome-3 tanned aniline leathers. This process uses significantly less water and energy and the final leather is water resistant, softer and thinner, making for a more comfortable final product.
Cruelty Free: All leather used is a by-product of the meat industry, which would otherwise go to waste. The leather used is LWG certified.
Friendly Materials: All leather used is non-toxic, aniline leather is used where suitable. ESSĒN also uses recycled rubber and plastics whenever available.
Giveback Culture: ESSĒN partners with i=Change and a percentage of each sale goes to one of three charities involved with either cleaning the sea, supporting Syrian refugees and helping women build their future.
Considerately Produced: ESSĒN partners with TRBE to carbon compensate and support energy efficiency, forestry and clean energy projects.
Packaging: Boxes are made from recycled cardboard and the inks used are soy-based, the tape used is strictly paper tape.
- Additional information
Weight N/A Size
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
Considerately Produced, Cruelty Free, Friendly Materials, Giveback Culture, Water Usage
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
- About The Brand
About The Brand
The best shoes in life are worth waiting for, and that’s exactly the ethos behind Essen, the brand with a mission to slow down the fashion cycle and with it the industry’s footprint. Timeless designs, uncompromising quality and responsible production are the basis on which Essen was built and their handcrafted designs prove that love, art and design will always stand the test of time. All shoes are produced by local craftsmen and women from Italy, Spain and Portugal.
- Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Between 2 - 10 working days once your order has been processed. Delivery times vary depending on the country and customs and are therefore indicative only.
We want you to love your ESSEN shoes as much as we do, so we are here to help you with return or exchange requests for anything that isn’t perfect. All we ask is that you return your order to us in its original condition within 14 days. When you try your new shoes on we recommend that you do so on a soft surface so the soles stay in perfect condition.
To complete a return or exchange request please follow the below steps: Send an email to email@example.com within 7 days of receiving your order and confirm whether you wish to exchange for an alternate size or return as a refund.
Please state your order number, style(s) and size with an outline of the reason for your return and confirmation the items are unworn with tags included and in original packaging. ESSĒN will then respond with a RA (Returns Authorisation) number and returns form for you to fill out and email back to our Customer Service team. Once we have received your complete returns form we will provide you with our return address.
Please only send the package back to the Return Address we have provided. We will not be responsible for packages returned to other addresses. Item(s) must be returned within 14 days of receipt; Any shoes that have been worn or damaged will not be accepted for a refund or exchange. Shoes must be returned in a saleable condition (all tags need to remain included and items must be returned in original packaging) and inside a protective shipping box. We reserve the right to refuse a return if it does not reach our standards.
Exchanges can be made as a request only and this is subject to availability - if your requested item is not available then a credit note will be issued and you will be notified via email.
Please note, no refunds will be accepted on discounted items. Postage charges on exchanges or returns (other than faulty) are not refundable.