Free domestic shipping on all orders over $50


Tennis Trainer Low Smoke Horsehide Ecru Sole

$165.00 $235.00
Sorry, this product is no longer available

PLEASE NOTE: All markdown items are FINAL SALE. No returns and exchanges can be accepted for these items.


Item Description  Sizing Construction and Origin Mike's Notes

This smokey grey horsehide has an incredible finish and look. Tanned in Portugal, its official name is "Couro Cavalo" The skin is taken from the front quarter and has both a high natural oil content and a signature small visible grain. The effect is slightly distressed and the hand is radically supple. We contrasted this dark grey tone with a light ecru sole.


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 to offer a truly high-end product.

Epaulet Chelsea Boots 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. 


The Carver Chelsea Boot is made in Portugal using gorgeous full-grain genuine horsehide leather. This stunning leather has a soft finish and an extremely supple hand. The comfortable last has a sleek profile, and a tapered toe.

The boot is made with traditional blake construction. The upper is connected to the sole and leather welt via a single interior stitch. This gives the boot exceptional lightness and comfort. The sole flexes freely as you walk and has almost no break-in period. These boots are fully re-craftable, and can be easily resoled by a cobbler when needed. 

The Italian-made rubber sole is water and oil-resistant. It has a durable lug pattern which provides grip on wet surfaces and protects the blake stitch as you walk. A kidskin glove leather liner extends throughout the interior. 

Worn with jeans, with chinos, with trousers, or with a suit, the timeless Chelsea boot always cuts a rakish profile. 

I designed the Carver to jive with our collection. It's tapered toe works with the profile of our trousers, and its versatility allows it to match with nearly everything that we offer. 

On top of that, it's the absolute best Chelsea on the market for the money. You know how we operate here at Epaulet!