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The Epaulet Tennis Trainer is our modern day re-interpretation of the clean leather tennis shoes of the 1960s. We've retained the minimal look of the original design but we've upgraded all of the materials the offer a truly high-end product. Produced at our European factory, Epaulet Tennis Trainers perfectly compliment the casual side of our collection. Like all things Epaulet, they offer a phenomenal value. We're confident that they are the best product on the market at anything approaching this price. They'll wear in beautifully, and we believe you'll find them to be some of the most comfortable shoes that you have ever worn.
The Epaulet Tennis Trainer is hand-made in Portugal using a unique "glazed cowhide" upper. This leather starts as a full-grain, chrome-tanned cowhide - very much like the Couro Cromo that we often work with. From there, a fully pigmented base coat is applied for color, and finished with a strong coat of nitrocellulose lacquer. The coats are dried and glazed together for a firm bond and a smooth, uniform finish. The resulting skin has an exceptionally durable shine and a deep luster. It's highly water and stain-resistant and requires very little upkeep to maintain its gorgeous finish.
The Tennis Trainer's comfortable last has a sleek profile, low toe box, and perfectly rounded toe cap. An Italian-made Margom rubber sole provides great traction and a cushioned ride. The sole is cemented internally and reinforced with 360° stitching to the upper. A kidskin glove leather full liner extends throughout the interior. Both whole and half sizes are available for a precise fit.
This particular colorway matches a dark brown upper to a gum-colored sole.
Epaulet Tennis 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 Chuck Taylor - 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.