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BALANCE PAYMENT : White Tennis Trainer Summer 2016 Preorder Project




Please note: this is a BALANCE PAYMENT for a preordered white calfskin trainer.

The white tennis trainer has become an Epaulet cult classic and our most popular sneaker by a mile.

We are thrilled to have received your special order white tennis trainer. Once we receive your balance payment, we'll get these beauties shipped out.

This exclusive preorder opportunity empowers you to customize the absolute best sneaker on the market with your choice of 5 sole colors and 10 heel cap leathers, including genuine shell cordovan and stingray.

Place your deposit by Sunday 7/24 and your sneakers will be made to your exact specifications and delivered in a few months. 

Please note: due to leather scarcity, Teak Shell Cordovan is limited to 16 units and Stingray is limited to 24 units total. 





Epaulet Trainers run true to size. If you typically wear a 10D in dress shoes, then we recommend ordering a US10 in these. For a comparison to our dress shoes, this size would correspond to a 10D in the Alden Aberdeen last, a 9.5D in the Alden Barrie or Tru-Balance last, and a 9UK in most Carmina lasts.

Many of our customers also tend to wear the same size in these as they would in a Converse Jack Purcell - which can be a useful comparison for getting fitted locally.

For European customers looking at the EU size, we also recommend purchasing your typical size.

Like any quality leather sneaker, these will break in and stretch in both the width and the height if needed. You should not size down as a result, but you can feel confident in the eventual fit if the trainers are a touch tight upon the first try-on.

Most customers will wear the same size in all four styles. If you take a wide fitting (US "E"), then we recommend the Sport Trainer, as its overall shape is more accomodating for wider feet. Narrow fit customers (US "C") should have no problem with any of the shapes - you'll simply need to lace them a bit tighter. Extra-wide customers (US "EE" & "EEE") should consider sizing up a half to allow for extra width in the toe box.

Our trainers are meticulously crafted in Portugal with our own exclusive comfort lasts. For this project, six different styles are available to order.

Every pair has a full kidskin glove liner and a leather-lined footbed. With the combination of this excellent leather and our world-class construction, these will be among the most comfortable pieces of footwear that you have ever owned. Not only are our trainers an excellent value for the price, they are truly better made than nearly everything else on the market. Each pair is delivered with cotton shoe bags.

1) Your preorder is held with a $110 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit.
2) The full price per unit is $175 for the calfskin heel caps and $205 for the Exotic heel caps (shell cordovan, stingray, unfinished horsehide).You will be emailed for the balance payment as soon as they arrive 
3) Preorders will be accepted until midnight EST July 24th. Changes can be made before July 24th, but not afterwards. Once orders are placed, they cannot be canceled or refunded
4) Delivery will occur approximately between late November and December 2016
5) Once the trainers are received, you will be notified via email and the balance may be paid online. Final payment must be received within 14 days of notification, or your deposit will be forfeited and the shoes will be put up for general sale.
6) Shipping to US addresses is included in the price. For International customers, we request that you choose "Store Pickup" as your shipping option (resulting in no shipping fee charged now).
7) European orders will be fulfilled by our affiliate in Austria, so your shipment will wholly occur within the European Union. The shipping price for this is $25 for delivery throughout the EU.
8) All preorder sales are final. When the shoes are delivered, we regretfully cannot accept any returns or exchanges on these purchases.

9) Our quoted delivery period for these sneakers is November/December 2016. However, we're working with both a small tannery and a small factory. Things can happen, and factors outside of our control could cause the delivery to be delayed. If the delivery is somehow delayed past January 31st, 2017, then customers will be offered the opportunity to cancel their preorder and receive a full refund of their deposit.