- Japan Eco-Leather Association certified vegetable-tanned leather
- Vibram Tank sole
- Recycled Japanese Igusa Tatami insole
- Also available in Dark Brown and Black
In a new and more flexible world, where hybrid working has become a norm, Liberato offer a unisex loafer that can easily be dressed up with a suit, or down with a summer skirt. In a world more conscious of sustainability, and with consideration for the natural environment, Liberato presents a slip-on loafer that pays homage to traditional Japanese materials, techniques, and craftsmanship. Liberato’s shoes are hand-made by the skilled craftsmen of Nara, a peaceful city steeped in shoemaking history since the Edo period of the 17th and 18th centuries when Zori (Japanese sandals) were constructed.
Meticulously crafted from a high-quality veg-tanned eco-leather, the material is both functional & environmentally friendly. No corners have been cut with the use of extra thick Vibram tank soles, which feature incredible grip to stand the test of time. The heel area is designed to exude comfort, consider functionality, while still remaining highly presentable in its overall aesthetic.
Lining the loafers are insoles crafted from tatami. While paying homage to the rich history of tatami mats in traditional Japanese homes, the novel idea also offers a profusion of benefits. They are hygroscopic; meaning that they absorb the moisture in the air, which results in a less stuffy shoe, particularly when sock-less. They have antibacterial properties, preventing both bacteria and odor. They retain heat to insulate the wearer's feet, and finally, the elasticity of the tatami makes for a revitalizing walk.
We advise choosing one size down from your typical shoe size.
Made in Nara, Japan