The Slip-On trainer is our "thumbs up" to the West Coast's laid back attitude. It matches the classic surfer style of a slip-on sneaker to the meticulous construction and materials of a venetian loafer. This is a truly versatile style that looks proper with a beer and board shorts or a sharply tailored suit. Each pair is crafted in Portugal.
This upper of this particular Slip-On is our gorgeous full-grain calfskin from Italy's esteemed Gruppo Mastrotto tannery. It has a tight, consistent grain and a butter-soft hand.
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. The comfortable last has a sleek profile, low toe box, and perfectly rounded toe cap. Both whole and half sizes are available for a precise fit.
Epaulet Slip-On 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 or Vans Authentic - 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.