A classic white sneaker is one of our favourite wardrobe staples at ELK, so our Roscoe Trainer is sure to feature in high rotation in our daily outfits. An easy-fitting style with two velcro straps, the lower side profile offers a more feminine look, which can be easily worn with any outfit from jeans to dresses and everything in between.
Leather is a natural, renewable material made from animal hides that have been preserved and softened through a tanning process. We select our leathers based on their properties and the intended application.
Leather lasts a long time, ages well and is easy to care for and repair. Unlike many synthetic materials, leather develops patina over time and gets better with age. Buying a well-made leather product can be considered an investment and supports the slow fashion ethos of “buying less, buying better”. Leather can be recycled or upcycled, and once it reaches the end of its lifecycle it is biodegradable.
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 at least twice 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.
With a commitment to responsible business practices and a culture of continuous improvement, Gupta has implemented some outstanding initiatives to support their employees, community and the environment.
Gupta has SA8000 social accountability certification and as members of Sedex undergo annual Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) audits, to ensure safe and ethical work practices.
Size & Fit
This sneaker fits true to size, and the natural leather will soften with wear.
These leather shoes should be cleaned and conditioned with 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.
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