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Combining the vintage appeal of a German Army Trainer with contemporary styling, Rivera Sneakers are truly unique. Crafted with luxurious smooth calfskin leather and textured suede, these sleek kicks are a touch retro and a touch fashion-forward. The exquisite detailing complements both casual and dressy outfits, so you’ll always look great sporting a pair.
Based on classic designs, all of our sneakers are crafted to outlast trends and be as stylish in the years to come as they are today. This makes them an excellent investment, especially since you won’t have to replace them as the trends change. You’ll always be in fashion when wearing them with jeans, shorts, loungewear, trousers or even some suits.
The artisanal processes used to craft your sneakers are usually reserved for high-end shoes. This includes details such as hand cutting and hand finishing the leather. It takes longer to complete but results in durable sneakers with a premium look and lots of character.
To ensure your sneakers have a firm, stable shape and structural integrity, we humidify the leather of the upper and place it on a foot-shaped mold called a last. There it air dries for at least 72 hours during which time the shape solidifies, and the leather fibers bond together. This guarantees your sneakers will retain their shape for a very long time.
Highly breathable, flexible and durable, full-grain calfskin leather holds its structure and will conform to the shape of your feet. Conditioned with shea butter and carnauba wax for suppleness and a deep color, a unique patina will develop over time.
Treated with natural components during the tanning process to be water-repellent, the fuzzy surface of our supple calfskin suede looks beautiful and will age gracefully. It’s also relatively easy to maintain with the right brushes and natural care products.
A wholecut piece of soft Vachetta leather lines the interior of your shoes to smooth over any joints or seams. Its natural temperature regulating, moisture absorbing, odor controlling and breathability properties will also keep your feet fresh and comfortable.
The natural rubber used for the soles of our sneakers is vulcanized and blended with other materials, such as recycled rubber, to improve resilience, strength, flexibility and water resistance. Count on them for stability, excellent traction, support and buoyancy.
Round, waxed cotton laces present a reserved appearance with a touch of flair. They slide easily through eyelets and tend to stay tied, and the wax helps prevent fraying while prolonging the life of the laces.
Great value shouldn't come at the expense of human dignity. For us, it's equally important to provide an excellent experience to you and to our craftspeople.
He works as a leather cutter and approaches his job with dedication and meticulous attention to detail. Originally hailing from the coast, he has a deep love for tropical music, and his colleagues have been known to catch him dancing on occasion while on the job. He claims to be a world-class salsa dancer.
She is a member of the finishing department team, ensuring that all sneakers are meticulously laced and flawlessly packaged. In her personal life, she is a loving mother to a young child and relishes spending time with him, whether it's playing games, assisting with homework, or visiting their neighborhood park.
With years of experience and expertise under his belt, he has trained many of our workshop employees. While he spends most of his time crafting leather goods, his passion for road cycling is undeniable. Joaquin closely follows every race and has a particular admiration for Colombian climbers.
Our products are crafted to order in small batches and shipped directly to you. There’s never unsold inventory, no middlemen and no high markups. All of these savings are passed on to you so you get the best in style, materials and craftsmanship at a fraction of traditional retail prices. Win-win.
You will never have to pay for shipping in the contiguous US. It’s pretty simple, we want your experience to be risk-free.
If your product is not what you expected just send it back (for free) in unworn condition and we’ll refund 100% of your order.
We craft our products so we know exactly what goes into them. We’re happy to offer you a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
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“Comfortable from day one, and handsome in an understated way“
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“Impressed with the quality of the stitching and silky leather lining”
“The products are elevated but service is even better”
“Thoroughly impressed with their overall look and quality”