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Acapulco Royale: Luxury, Handcrafted Shoes in Sustainable Eco-Leather, Paying Homage to Latin American Heritage

Acapulco Royale: Luxury, Handcrafted Shoes in Sustainable Eco-Leather, Paying Homage to Latin American Heritage

September 17
07:18 2020

Made from Veg-Tanned leather and with eco-friendly practices, these handcrafted, luxury shoes have a timeless style, making them the perfect addition to any casual or formal outfit.

Latin American heritage is rich, having inspired various designs. A timeless look is not only about the pants and shirts; the shoes are crucial. 

Acapulco Royale is all about a long-term investment in quality. For that reason, we want to present our safely-made and environmentally-friendly footwear line.

Our new range of luxury, handcrafted shoes takes inspiration from classic Latin American heritage, blending it with a modern touch. Each shoe is a work of art, entirely handmade, featuring handwoven designs made by local milliners. This type of local artisans’ handwork is steeped deeply in tradition and craft. Still, relatively few tanneries today can produce veg-tanned leather with this level of skill.

Acapulco Royale uses durable, Vegetable Tanned leather paired with cushioned insoles for maximum comfort. Only 10% of the leather in the world is done like this! The rest is made with harsh chemicals that damage the environment. Vegetable-tanned leather is an ancient form of leather tanning. The recipes and skills have been handed down from generation to generation for millennia, resulting in fully biodegradable leather that can last for a century or longer with proper care. 

Veg-tanned leather, also called Eco-leather, is three times more expensive than chrome-tanned leather. However, thanks to the all-natural process, it is entirely environmentally-friendly and safe. The time and skill involved in its production make it an expensive and luxurious material, becoming more valuable and unique the longer you have it.

The hand-knitted patterns of the shoes also improve airflow, thereby enhancing foot comfort and health. With EVA rubber, the shoes provide maximum grip for a much-improved walking experience. We blend tradition with a touch of modern style, not only with the designs but also with new premium materials and innovations, like the comfort insoles. Through this traditional method, we are helping to reduce the environmental impact as well.

Emilio Baumgarten, the founder of Acapulco Royale, stated that “At Acapulco Royale, we want to pay tribute to the hands of “Maestros Zapateros,” who create the stylish and environmentally-friendly shoes, handcrafted in local communities. As a Mexican national, I realized many of our traditions were fading away. I made it my mission to showcase Latin American heritage in the best light by combining culture, craftsmanship, and sustainable materials to preserve Latin-American traditions.”

When it comes to options, the Acapulco Royale line has plenty to offer to both men and women. There are three different styles for women: the Cosmopolitan, with 100% leather soles, the Caipirinha, with EVA rubber soles, and the Mimosa, with 100% leather soles. There are three different styles to choose for men: the Martini with 100% leather soles, the Gin and Tonic with EVA rubber soles, and the Mojito with EVA rubber soles.

Each shoe is available in different colors, ranging from neutral tones like Midnight Black and Dark Chocolate to Midnight Blue, Red Carpet, and Cognac. Sizes are available based on the EU, US, and UK sizing charts. Each shoe is hand made by local milliners in the Latin American community, allowing you to contribute to their livelihood with every purchase.

For now, the shoe line is available for preorder through Kickstarter. Backers can avail early bird discounts of up to 70% on their purchase. Once the crowdfunding campaign is complete, shipping will follow the schedule, as shared by Acapulco Royale on Kickstarter. 

About the Company – Acapulco Royale 

Established by Emilio Baumgarten, Acapulco Royale came into being after Emilio reconnected with his Latin American roots. As a Mexican national, Emilio felt it was his responsibility to revive Latin American fashion, while also paying homage to various traditional elements deeply embedded in the culture.

To show your support to the campaign, visit their Kickstarter page:

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