Soles With Soul
For more than 60 years Hartjes has been hand-crafting comfortable, sustainable, and fashionable shoes in Austria.
You’ll feel good about wearing these beautifully-made shoes and boots - that come in women's sizes 6-13 - knowing that every step of the way, Hartjes uses 100% sustainable materials in their shoemaking process. They are hand-made and source 98% of the materials used from local European countries, leaving a smaller carbon footprint because the materials don't have to travel far to the manufacturing facility. Natural materials like cork, responsibly sourced leather and loden (waterproof wool) create a sustainable and luxurious feel. Solar panels line the roof of the building, producing enough electricity for not only the machines and everything they need to make the shoes, but also enough to sell the excess power to the local city, yet again offsetting their carbon footprint.
See step-by-step how each shoe is hand-crafted below.