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AERA
MINA - black nappa-effect

$450

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This brand generally runs true to size

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Est. time to ship: 1 - 2 business days. U.S. delivery only.

A cross between a loafer and a ballerina, our Mina is the perfect eco-conscious, vegan silhouette that is easy to style with just about anything. Its elastic support for the heel and square toe design make for an extremely comfortable and modern fit. Offered in our brand-new, extremely soft vegan Nappa and our iconic vegan Python. Artisanally made in Veneto, Italy.

Inspired by Mina, also known as the “Tigress of Cremona”, a true icon in Italian pop music and television variety shows from the 1960s. Known both for her incredible singing skills and strong emancipated image as a woman.
Item Details
  • Color: Black Nappa-Effect
  • Outer: 40% polyester, 60% polyurethane
  • Sole: 50% synthetic rubber, 40% mineral composts, 10% additives
  • Lining: 75% polyurethane, 25% viscose (82% bio-based mass content)
  • Lightly cushioned insole
  • Made in Italy
Size, Fit & Care
  • Fits true to size
  • Italian sizing

To clean either the vegan "leather" or "suede" uppers, gently wipe with a damp cloth, being careful not to rub too much. We do not advise the use of any cleaning products, such as soap, polishing, or treatments, which may cause damage to the uppers.
Sustainability
Based on the “cradle to consumer” Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by SCS Global Services on our behalf, the Mina in Black Nappa-Effect has the following impacts on the environment, and we have, or are working to offset these impacts by 110%:

    • Global Warming Potential (GWP): 11.9 kg CO2 eq / pair, which is the same as driving a typical passenger vehicle for 30 miles. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in the Green Trees Reforestation project, working to plant trees in one million acres of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, with over 6 million trees planted to date.
    • Fresh Water Consumption (FW): 0.55 m3 / pair, which is the same as running a typical dishwasher 18 times. We have more than offset this impact, by 110%, by investing in Water Restoration Certificates through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
    • Primary Energy Demand (PED): 200 MJ / pair, which is the same as operating a typical refrigerator for 7 days.
    • For the impacts on Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), Acidification Potential (AP), Eutrophication Potential (EP), Smog / Photochemical Oxidant Creation Potential (POCP) and Fossil Fuel Depletion (FFD), please find more detailed information in our complete LCA, available here.
Furthermore, among other materials, various forms of plastic were used to make our shoes, weighing 279 grams or 9.8 oz in total. Although (a) we have already offset or will be more than offsetting our environmental impacts by 110%, and (b) some of our plastics originate from recycled sources, we acknowledge that plastic is not good for the planet. Thus, we are working with
Plastic Bank
, to offset the plastic used in the making of this pair of shoes by 110%. To do so, we invested in Social Plastic® Collection Credits equal to 10.8 oz of plastic prevented from entering the ocean and recycled. For more information on how this offset is achieved, please visit Plastic Bank’s website.

Finally, 95% of the materials used in our shoes are made in Italy, as well as our manufacturing, which takes place in Veneto. We care about the people who make our materials and our shoes, and we’re working only with suppliers and manufacturers that share and embrace our values. More about our Social Sustainability platform
here
.
AERA

Veneto is an Italian region renowned for its luxury footwear. So naturally, AERA went there to seek family-owned manufactures to create its beautiful (and sustainable) shoe collections. But, in a twist on tradition, every ballet flat, boot, and platform heel is made entirely out of vegan leather. Old world, meet new world.

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