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The Luvos Sneaker provides streamlined, modern styling with a monochromatic silhouette making it versatile for any occasion. This wardrobe staple features an almond shaped toe, back pull tab and a patent strap detail with an elasticated gusset for comfortable wear. The soft cow hair upper provides a unique contrast to the smooth patent strapping.
Material & Makers Notes
These shoes have been handmade in Agra, India by family owned and operated factory Gupta Overseas Pty Ltd. They have been in business for over 60 years and specialise in making shoes for the European market. We visit the factory two to three times a year to see our products being made, assess working conditions, source materials and learn new techniques.
Each design is tested at ELK HQ where the shoes are worn for a period to consider comfort, wear and style. The leather upper is made using REACH standards, a European Union regulation (1907/2006/EC) restricting the levels of specific chemical substances in goods. It is a bi product from the meat industry.
Gupta run an in-house training institute with the sole objective to train rural, underprivileged youths, particularly those who live below the poverty line to enhance their employability.
"These prospective candidates are mobilised by us. The company also arranges their accommodation and food and pay them a monthly stipend. The entire expenses of the training institute are born by us. It is so we who give back to the community and these people can then have skills to get work in the future." - Mr Chetan Gupta, Director
Size and Fit
Heel height: 28 mm
These sneakers run true to size. The leather upper will soften and stretch with wear.
Upper: Cow Leather
Lining: Sheep Leather
Made In India
These leather shoes should be cleaned and conditioned with a neutral cream polish. Apply with a soft cloth and rub into dry or scuffed areas. Leather is a natural material and will age with wear. It is imperative that you avoid wetting or soaking these shoes in water as this will greatly affect the quality and appearance.
A speciality protective spray can be used on the cow hair. If there is spillage, gently spot clean in the direction of hair growth. A hard bristle brush can be used to remove any dirt or dust by brushing in the direction of hair growth only.