Our grandpa's old shoe blew us away. It just struck the perfect balance between casual and elegant. Relaxing a suit or adding some flair to a pair of jeans. It seemed like the missing shoe that we had been looking for all our lives. So incredibly easy to wear with anything and so comfortable you could wear them always.
Reviving a classic
The shoe that our grandpa left us is what we like to call a café shoe. A style loved for its casual elegance and soft comfort. It used to be a common type of shoe, with various models popping up from the 1940s to the 1980s. Shoemakers around the Mediterranean made them by the thousands. It is easy to imagine someone wearing those shoes while having an afternoon drink outside a lazy café.
We went further than to just put the old shoe back in production. We wanted it to suit the most concerning customers we know, ourselves. So we refined the shape slightly to make it more contemporary, and we went for the softest woven leather and the most exclusive and flexible construction, the Bologna construction.
“Amazing! Thanks for bringing the Einar back”
— Anders Peder Larsen
“It’s been long since I was this pleased with a pair of shoes. Thank you!”
— Christian NordenströmTo the store
GO AS YOU FEEL
SHORTS OR SUIT
WORK OR PLAY
Soft woven leather
The woven leather is the signum of our Einar shoes. It adds a great deal of style and detail to the shoe, but it is more than just an aesthetic feature. The weave and the soft Italian calfskin combined grants a gentle experience and let the shoe follow your foot.
We think luxury is defined by joy and pleasure, and by embracing the best. So we upgraded the original construction to the legendary Bologna-construction. The method is also known as the sacchetto-construction. It is used in the most luxurious shoes because it provides unrivaled comfort. Sacchetto is Italian for pouch and refers to the practice of closing the shoes upper to a sock before attaching a flexible outer sole with a Blake stitch.
Sockless or not, the soft weave and the flexible sole makes it easy to find the right fit. Pick a size according to the length of your foot, and the shoe will shape to your feet. This is why we have so few returns. Check our size guide for more information.
Made in Italy
We produce our shoes in the Marche region of Italy. An area with a long tradition of making luxury shoes. Every village is full of small workshops with highly skilled artisans, each one specializing in some part of the shoemaking process. Generations of shoemakers have developed a way of cooperation where different artisans' skills complement each other. This collaborative spirit makes the Marche region ideal to produce a sophisticated shoe like ours.
Some words from our customers:
“Exceeded expectations! Superb execution guys, totally love them.”
— Anders Schäfer
“I’ve been wearing mine for some days and they are so comfortable!”
— Johan Eriksson
“Sweet goodness, how nice they are!”
— Harry GranqvistTo the store