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Low-Top Suede Leather Sneakers Quartz Grey

Farbe: White White Desert Beige Khaki Navy Blue Deep Blue Cloud Grey Quartz Grey Black Black
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Origin | Handmade in Portugal
Upper | Gold-rated biobased suede leather from Italy
Lining | Ultra-soft full-grain calf leather from Italy
Outsole | Stitched-down Italian Margom rubber outsoles
Footbed | Italian calf leather over removable insole
Comfort | Cushioned tongue and collar for utmost comfort
Laces | Grey natural cotton laces from Portugal
Extra Laces | Dark grey natural cotton laces from Portugal
Branding | Muted logo embossing on back collar, tongue, and bottom
Packaging | Black cotton dust bag in 100% recyclable shoebox
Warranty | 2 years

Our lofty goal was to create the ultimate minimalist sneaker which seamlessly unifies uncompromising comfort, premium quality, and timeless design. We removed all unnecessary stitching and prominent branding to realize an ultra-clean silhouette which will transcend time. The sneakers are handcrafted in Portugal with the utmost attention to detail of velvety biobased suede leather from Italy. The cushioned tongue, soft calf lining, and Margom outsole ensure an incredible wearing comfort from the first step and for many miles to come. The sneakers match perfectly with our classic belt Umberto.

Care Instructions
Cleaning: Spray the leather with our Bamboo-Lotion, gently rub any dirty spots with our Crepe Brush, and let it dry. Spray the outsole with our Bamboo-Lotion and clean it with the rough side of a kitchen sponge. Use the bristles of our Crepe Brush to clean in-between the upper leather and outsole.
Care: Thinly apply our Organic Cream on the entire surface with a soft cloth and let it dry.
Reinstate: Roughen the leather with our Crepe Brush for the signature suede look.
Frequency: Repeat once a month or whenever needed.

All of our care products are organic and made in Germany.

Repairs
We want you to enjoy your Dalgado products for as long as possible. That is why we offer several professional repair options so you can give your products the long life they deserve. For more detailed information, click here.

Warranty
We are very confident in the quality of our sneakers. That is why we are offering a 2-year warranty against any manufacturing defect. For more detailed information, click here.

If you need any assistance, please contact us via phone
+49 (0) 211 97531929 or send us an Email.

30 Day Returns

Free Worldwide Shipping

2 Year Warranty

We are Climate Positive

We are Plastic Positive

Made in Porto, Portugal

KNOW WHAT YOU BUY

The fashion industry is notoriously opaque and deceiving. As a consumer you get hardly any reliable information on the actual origin of the materials and manufacturing conditions. To us, that is fundamentally wrong. You have every right to know exactly what you are buying. That is the only way to make better purchasing decisions.

OUR SNEAKER MANUFACTORY
Porto, Portugal

 

"Made in" labels are unfortunately a highly simplified truth. For a product to be legally labeled as "Made in Italy", for example, it is sufficient that the last essential production step took place in Italy. The term "essential" is often stretched to the limit. Many brands, including many luxury brands, use this loophole and have their products manufactured in low-wage countries in Eastern Europe and the Far East before they are "luxurified" in Italy. Unfortunately, as a consumer, you hardly ever know about this. To us, that is totally wrong and inexcusable. That is why all of our products are proudly crafted in family-owned workshops in Italy, Germany and Portugal where all artisans are treated with the respect they deserve.

Crafting premium sneakers have been a family passion for our Sneaker Manufactory for decades. Located in Portugal’s Sneaker hub, the Manufactory has been crafting premium-quality footwear for many of the top luxury brands since 1988. The vast know-how combined with modern technology ensures the refined look, enhanced durability and supreme comfort of our sneakers.

Find out more about our sneaker manufactory

 

Our Sneaker Manufactory

Traceability The fashion industry is notoriously opaque and deceiving. As a consumer you get hardly any reliable information on the actual origin of the materials and manufacturing conditions. To us, that is fundamentally wrong. You have every right to know exactly what you are buying. That is the only way to make better purchasing decisions.
Gold-rated Italian Suede Leather
  • Material: Cow suede leather
  • Origin of material: Waste product of European meat industry
  • Tanning method: Mineral
  • Tannery: Mastrotto
  • Location: Verona, Italy
  • Certification: Biobased, LWG Gold-rated

The upper leather is cow suede leather from the famous Italian Mastrotto Tannery. Mastrotto is considered one of the world’s best tanneries and has been awarded the coveted LWG Gold Seal for its dedication to exceptional quality and sustainable production processes. On top of that, their leathers are the world’s first USDA certified biobased leathers. Only the very best rawhides which are all side products of the European meat industry are used to produce this beautiful soft leather. The hides are dyed all the way through for a rich colour palette in compliance with the strict REACH Regulations.

Learn more about the Tannery
Super Soft Calf Lining Leather
  • Material: Full-grain calf leather
  • Origin of material: Waste product of European meat industry
  • Tanning method: Mineral
  • Tannery: Tirrena
  • Location: Marche, Italy

The lining leather comes from the famous Tirrena Tannery located in Marche, Italy, the heart of the Italian premium sneaker industry. The leather is mineral-tanned full-grain calf leather providing utmost wearing comfort and breathability. Only the very best rawhides which are all side products of the European meat industry are used to produce this beautiful leather. The hides are dyed all the way through for a rich colour palette in compliance with the strict REACH Regulations.

Learn more about the Tannery
Suede Heel Counter
  • Material: Suede cow leather
  • Origin of material: Waste product of European meat industry
  • Tanning method: Mineral
  • Tannery: Tirrena
  • Location: Marche, Italy

The leather used for the heel counter is super soft suede leather from Tirrena Tannery. It is the same esteemed Tannery that provides us with the lining leather. We use suede for the heel to provide for a comfortable feel around the ankles and prevent them from slipping which might cause blisters. Only the very best rawhides which are all side products of the meat industry are used to produce this beautiful leather. The hides in compliance with the strict REACH Regulations.

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Durable Italian Outsole
  • Material: 100% Rubber
  • Origin of material: Italy
  • Factory: Margom
  • Location: Marche, Italy

Margom rubber outsoles have been the number one outsole in the premium sneaker segment for many years; and that for good reasons. Made of 100% rubber, the outsoles are extremely durable yet incredibly comfortable. The clean design of the outsoles are the perfect foundation for a minimalist sneaker.

Super Soft Calf Leather Insole Upper
  • Material: Full-grain calf leather
  • Origin of material: Waste product of European meat industry
  • Tanning method: Mineral
  • Factory: Tirrena
  • Location: Marche, Italy

The secret to a comfortable shoe is a comfortable insole. That is why we use the same super soft calf-leather over our removable insoles as for our lining. The leather provides a comfortable feel right from the first step. You can also remove the insoles and replace it with orthopneic insoles if needed.

Learn more about the Tannery
PU Insole Lining
  • Material: PU
  • Origin of material: Italy
  • Factory: Unknown
  • Location: Portugal

The lining of the insoles is made of durable PU which will adjust to your foot over time making for an incredibly comfortable footbed. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the name of the Factory creating the PU but we are working on it and will continually update our traceability information. We are currently in transition to more sustainable cork insole lining. Once we completed the transition, we will update our Traceability information.

Durable Natural Cotton Laces
  • Material: Natural Cotton
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Factory: Undisclosed
  • Location: Portugal

Made of strong natural cotton, our laces are guaranteed to last a long time. To offer even longer wearing joy and styling options, every sneaker comes with an additional pair of laces which either colour-matches the upper leather or outsole. Finding a good Laces Factory is surprisingly difficult. That is why we are not disclosing the name of our Factory. Some secrets are just not meant to be revealed. We hope you understand.

Comfortable Cardboard Footbed
  • Material: Recycled cardboard
  • Origin of material: Germany
  • Factory: Texon
  • Location: Möckmühl, Germany

The footbed made of thick recycled cardboard is a major contributor to the conformable stride of our sneakers. Over time, the cardboard will develop a natural footprint of your foot. The footbed is created by the American Company Texon in their German Factory. Texon is the worldwide leader for high-quality footbeds and has recently announced the ambitious goal to becoming a zero-waste company by 2025.

Durable Heel Counters
  • Material: Non-woven polyester
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Factory: Lusocal
  • Location: Romariz, Portugal

The heel counters are a major contributor to the supreme comfort and exceptional durability of our sneakers. Lusocal runs on 100% renewable energy and is a zero-waste operation. The reinforcements are made of non-woven polyester. We are currently in transition to more environmentally-friendly biodegradable heel counters. Once we completed the transition, we will update our Traceability information.

Durable Toe-Puffs
  • Material: Woven viscose
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Factory: Lusocal
  • Location: Romariz, Portugal

The toe-puffs also play an important role for the comfort and longevity of our sneakers. Lusocal runs on 100% renewable energy and is a zero-waste operation. The reinforcements are made of woven viscose. We are currently in transition to even more environmentally-friendly biodegradable toe-puffs. Once we completed the transition, we will update our Traceability information.

Super Soft Fabric Reinforcements
  • Material: Non-woven polyester
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Factory: Lusocal
  • Location: Romariz, Portugal

As an extra layer of comfort and durability, we position non-woven polyester fabric reinforcements between the upper and lining leather. Lusocal runs on 100% renewable energy and is a zero-waste operation. The reinforcements are made of non-woven polyester. We are currently in transition to more environmentally-friendly biodegradable reinforcements. Once we completed the transition, we will update our Traceability information.

Cushioning for Enhanced Comfort
  • Material: Polyester
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Factory: Cooks & Clarks
  • Location: Portugal

The cushioning of the tongue and ankle add to the exceptional comfort of our sneakers. The cushioning is made of PU in Portugal. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the Factory name creating the cushioning but we are working on it and will continually update our traceability information.

Strong Stitching Thread
  • Material: Polyester
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Factory: Cooks & Clarks
  • Location: Portugal

Sneakers are exposed to a high degree of wear and tear. That is why we use strong polyester yarn from Cooks & Clarks for enhanced durability. Polyester yarn is significantly stronger than cotton yarn. Cooks & Clarks is a worldwide leader in the creation of high-quality stitching yarns for footwear. We are in the process of switching to recycled polyester yarn. Once we completed the transition, we will update our Traceability information.

Harm-Free Glue
  • Material: Unknown
  • Origin of material: Portugal
  • Characteristics: Water soluble and free of harmful substances
  • Factory: Cipade
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

The glue is water soluble without any harmful substances and is made in Portugal. It is specialized leather glue which ensures that the sneakers will look great even after many years. The glue is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified. Unfortunately, we don't yet know it’s exact composition but we are working on it and will continually update our traceability information.

Price Breakdown

We all know that fashion brands heavily mark-up their prices. But do we really know by how much? We certainly didn't and what we found out shocked us. Traditional retail brands mark-up their prices by 5-6 times. Luxury brands mark-up their prices by staggering 10-15 times. To us, that is unjustifiable. We cut out the middle man, sell directly to you and pass the savings on to you. Our average mark-up is 3 times and we reveal our exact production costs. You deserve to know.

PRODUCT DETAILS

THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS THAT MAKE OUR SNEAKERS STAND OUT

 

Guaranteed luxury quality without the markup The art of sneaker making has been a family passion for our Sneaker Manufactory since 1988. The rare combination of skilled artisans, modern technology, and premium materials results in fairly-priced luxury sneakers which will withstand the test of time. We guarantee it.
Gold-rated Italian Suede Leather

Leather is the main component of our sneakers which is why we make no compromises when it comes to it. The leather is LWG Gold-rated Italian suede leather which is also the world’s first USDA certified biobased leather. The raw hides are side-products of the meat industry and are tanned in compliance with the strict REACH Regulations.

Timeless Minimal Design

The sneakers were designed with the goal to realize the ultimate minimalist sneaker. We removed all unnecessary stitching and prominent branding to realize an ultra-clean silhouette which directs the focus on the gorgeous Italian leather and will never go out of style.

Expertly Handcrafted

It takes the collaboration of 37 artisans and 52 production steps to craft one single pair of our sneakers. The vast know-how of our manufactory and the premium materials used, ensures the exceptional longevity and refined appearance of our sneakers.

Climate & Plastic Positive

For every single order, we plant one tree with our partner On A Mission and remove 80 plastic bottles from our beloved Oceans with our partner Empower. We are very proud to be a climate-positive and plastic-positive Company. Every Sneaker is packaged completely free of any virgin plastics in a beautiful black sneaker box and comes with a cotton dust bag from Italy. Every product has a footprint. We do everything in our power to make sure it’s a positive one.

Reviews | FAQ

Where are your sneakers made?
All of our Low-Top and High-Top Sneakers are handmade in our Sneaker Manufactory located in Portugal. To learn more about our Sneaker Manufactory, click here.

Which materials are your sneakers made of?
Our sneakers are primarily made of premium leathers from Italy. Yet, there is a lot more to our sneakers than meets the eye. To learn exactly what our sneakers are made of, take a look at the “What it’s made of” section on the product page.

How do I find my sneaker size?
The most accurate way to find your sneaker size is to follow these simple steps:
1) Wear the typical type of socks you’ll wear with your sneakers and place one of your feet on a piece of paper with your heel against a straight wall.
2) Mark the outline of your toes.
3) Measure the longest part of your foot (heel to toe length).
4) Repeat with your other foot and check in our size guide which size fits you best.To see the size intervals, click on the size chart of the respective sneaker.
To see our complete size guide, click here.
Still not sure about your size? No worries at all. Just get in touch with us via email, chat, or phone +49 (0)211 97531929 and we will help you.

How do I take care of my sneakers?
The best care for the sneaker depends on the kind of leather it is made of. For every one of our products, you can find a “Care & Guarantee” dropdown explaining how to best take care it.

How long does it take to break in the sneakers?
Our sneakers are designed to be exceptionally comfortable right from the first step. In most cases, there will be no break-in time required. We do, however, recommend gradually increasing the wearing time of the sneakers.

What does the sneaker warranty include?
Our sneakers are handcrafted of the best materials and will last for many years to come. Yet, in case any manufacturing defect should occur within the first 2 years, we’ve got you covered. To see a more detailed list of what is covered and what isn’t, click here.

Of course, we will look at any defects on a case by case basis. Simply get in touch with us via email, chat, or phone +49 (0)211 97531929 and we will find a solution for you.

 

GENERAL FAQ

Why are you displaying your production costs?
We all know that fashion brands heavily mark-up their prices. The traditional mark-up is 5-6 times. The mark-up for luxury brands can even be 10-15 times. They can do so, because we as consumers don't know the actual production price. We firmly believe that you have a right to know. That is the only way to empower you to make more informed and better purchasing positions. You can find the exact price-breakdown for each product in the “What it costs” section.

How do you calculate the traditional retail price?
This is how the fashion industry works traditionally:
Production Price x 2 - 2,5 (on average) = Wholesale Price
Wholesale Price x 2 - 2,5 (on average) = Traditional Retail Price

Take one of our Low-Top Sneakers for example. The Production Price is 58,10€.
Wholesale Price: 58,10€ x 2 = 116,20€
Traditional Retail Price: 116,20€ x 2,2 = 255,00€ 
Dalgado Price: 58,10 x 3,01 = 175,00€

We cut out the middle man, sell directly to you and pass the savings on to you. Our average mark-up is 3 times.

Why is transparency so important to you?
The fashion industry is notoriously opaque and deceiving. As a consumer you get hardly any reliable information on the actual origin of the materials and manufacturing conditions. We firmly believe the industry is fundamentally flawed. You have every right to know exactly what you are buying. That is why we reveal exactly where our products are made, what they are made of, and what they cost.

What does climate positive & plastic positive mean?
There is only one Earth and it is our responsibility to take care of it. Yet, regardless of how environmentally-friendly our materials and production processes are, every product has an ecological footprint. We do everything in our power to make sure it’s a positive one. For every single order, we plant one tree with our partner On A Mission and remove 1kg of plastic from our beloved Oceans with our partner Empower.

Being climate positive means that we as a Company go beyond achieving net zero carbon emissions and actually create an environmental benefit by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Being plastic positive means that we as a Company remove more plastic from the oceans than is created during our entire production.

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Where do I find information on exchanges & returns?
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How can I contact Dalgado?
You can contact us via email, via chat, or phone +49 (0)211 97531929. We’re here for you Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm CET.

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