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The Foundation Flat - Black Woven

€299 EUR

The Foundation Flat - Black Woven

€299 EUR


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Introducing a special release of our signature Foundation Flat. These intricate ballet flats are a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Realised by world-renowned fabric supplier, Atillio Imperiali, the sustainable Italian satin composition is made up of 72% Ecovero® viscose and 28% GOTS organic silk. Available in classic Black, the embroidered Foundation Flat is set on a cloud-like cushioned insole with a flattering high vamp and directional square toe. Coveted for their endless versatility, wear your pair day-to-night with polished tailoring, relaxed denim or a refined maxi dress.

This limited-release Foundation Flat is exclusively made-to-order and will not be available ‘in stock.’ Instead, your pair will be custom-made by hand for you and only you; a process that helps us produce more sustainably by significantly reducing waste and eliminating excess inventory.

Materials & Care
  • Have a high instep, or wearing a half size? Size up for a perfect fit
  • Sustainable Italian satin - 72% Ecovero® VISCOSE  and 28% GOTS organic SILK
  • 100% Leather binding and lining from LWG-certified partner 
  • Memory foam padding for extra comfort
  • Heel height measures 5mm or 0.2 inches
  • Visit our Care Guide for detailed instructions
Delivery & Returns

ESSEN offers complementary worldwide shipping on all orders over €150.

We're an Australian brand but most of our shoes are shipped from Europe. Our warehousing and distribution was deliberately chosen to be near our factories so we can produce only what we need and minimise the total distance your shoes have to travel.

Standard delivery: 2-4 business days
Express delivery: 1-3 business days

Standard delivery 4-10 business days
Express delivery 3-5 business days

For more information please check our Shipping page.

Purchased items can be returned within 14 days of the delivery date. Find more information here.

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If you have any questions about fit or sizing or require a custom fit, we’re happy to help. Please contact us at

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