Handmade in Italy by skilled artisans, these flat sandals are the perfect summer purchase. These block short heeled sandals can be worn day or night. They will give you extra height while still being comfortable. Upper is made from a smooth, glossy fabric, man made microfiber (not silk), produced by a weave in which the threads of the warp are caught and looped by the weft only at certain intervals. Creating a surface which has a distinct luxurious satin look, but does not exploit animals and comes at a great price. Outsole is made of sustainable rubber. Heel: 1 3/4". A Message from Cosi Cosi: Often manufacturers avoid using leather so they can sell their products at a lower price. We refuse to use leather because we respect life and nature, and because we want you to know that's what motivates us. Mass consumption of animal products from factory farming is having far graver effects on our health and the environment than many would like to believe. But the conditions in which animals are kept and the way they are slaughtered were enough by themselves to convince us to stop eating fish and meat. And since we don't eat meat, of course we also don't make shoes with animal products. We can't imagine building our business on the suffering that cows endure to their last dying breath. But we also work in the fashion industry. And as true "fashionisti", of course we absolutely love beautiful things and demand the very best in style and quality. Which is precisely the concept behind COSÌ COSÌ: we offer beautiful, high-quality shoes and bags that are produced without animal suffering.