I love your shoes!!! I'm also passionate about the humane treatment of animals. Any idea where Horween Leather Company purchases their skins? Thanks so much! Heather
Thanks for the question - Horween's leather is a byproduct of the meat packing industry. We never thought to ask beyond that. You can do your own investigation if you'd like to know more: Horween.com
Hello,I have a pair of your shoes and love them. Two years in and going strong! Can you please email me the best way to care for them? Mine are filthy and I'm not sure how to best clean them w/o ruining them..I looked for a FAQ on your site and didn't find one. Thank you,Tracy
Hi Tracy,Thanks for the great question. Dave recommends Otter Wax saddle soap for cleaning our shoes. http://www.otterwax.com/After cleaning them with saddle soap, then a leather conditioner or salvewill keep them soft. A beeswax based salve, like the one Ottwerwax sells,will be naturally anti-bacterial to help fight odor.We're planning to do a blog post on this with photos and will add it to our website. Thank you for asking!Alyssa
Hi.I am wondering if your shoes will work for someone with thin feet - by that I mean that a lot of shoes have a toe box that is too "tall" for my feet. It seems that this measurement would not be captured in the tracing so I wanted to ask about this aspect of your shoes. Thank you.
My feet are like that too (maybe due to my very low arches?). Our shoes are made from full grain leather and are purposely left snug so that your foot can make an impression on the leather. My guess is that your feet would feel snug at first and might not ask the leather to do much stretching. Does that make sense?
I have a quick question, I have been wearing my new Middle English shoes for the past month without socks in the Atlanta heat. As I'm sure you've guessed, the smell isn't ideal anymore. I was wondering if you guys knew of any weay to help conquer this problem?
Here is our advice on cleaning your shoes: http://aurorashoeco.myshopify.com/pages/common-questionsI would also recommend giving them time to air out between wearings. The full grain leather breathes, but as you said, hot weather and bare feet can take over. I wonder if baking soda, sprinkled in at night might help?
Hi There! I stumbled upon this blog and thought I'd testify that Aurora Shoes are awesome. I bought a pair in 1999 and still wear them ALL the time! (At the time, I was studying at Wells College, and just walked into your warehouse/factory to buy a pair...I'm so glad to see that you're still going strong, making awesome shoes.) My shoes are in amazing shape 15 years later...I'm MAYBE getting to the point where I need to have the soles replaced. They are awesome--they've traveled with me from coast to coast and oversees, through college, career, and now back in Ohio where they are great for chasing kids :). Thanks for making a product of such quality. Peace be with you!
Hi,I am so bummed that you are closed for the Barn Sale weekend!! My mother and I always make there'll to Aurora after going to the sale to get new shoes for our new clothes-my mother holds the record of 30 pairs in her collection. I was really looking forward to possibly purchasing a pair of boots. Is there any way for someone to open the shop on Thursday or Friday for us to shop?? We would really appreciate it..I also left a message at the shop. My phone number to reach me at is 508 410-4032.Thank you,Linda NusumWorcester, MA
I just found you while reading comments on another blog (the daily muse). Do you recommend any particular style for slightly flat, wide feet? I plan to send a tracing too, but as I live in Germany, it may take a few days. We do a lot of traveling so I'm always on the look out for comfy, great looking shoes that can take me from city to country and back.
It's always good to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!