BALANCE PAYMENT: Stingray Sport Trainer Project


Please note: this is a balance payment for a Spring pre-order project. Thank you for placing your deposit order of $275 earlier this year. The balance payment is for $375.

The Stingray Sport Trainer is simply one of the greatest and most unique pieces of footwear that you'll ever own. To date, we've produced about 250 pairs of these, and we're thrilled to open up a new preorder round for this season. 

Also known as "Shagreen," genuine Stingray hide has an organically pebbled texture of calcium beads. This tough exterior (20x more durable than cowhide!) provides an effective defense against predators, and makes for an exceptionally strong skin in a pair of shoes. And despite this hard surface, the underlying hide is as soft and supple as calfskin, providing exceptional comfort with little break-in required. We can't stress enough how impossibly cool and distinct these trainers are! Stingray is a rare leather.. it's used more rarely in footwear, and it's only used by Epaulet in the classic German Army Trainer pattern. You won't see another pair like it anywhere! 


The most distinguishing feature of genuine Stingray is the white "eye" - which are the nodules of the animal's backbone. Each Stingray has only one, and no two are exactly alike. We aligned these perfectly on the rear heel of the Sport Trainer. 

Our Stingray trainers are available in both Mocha and Black.. with enough skin for approximately 12 units to be made in each color. You may choose either blind eyelets or several colors of metal eyelets as an accent. The deposit is $275 with a balance due of $375 (total retail $650) when the trainers are received and ready to ship to you. Delivery is approximately 16-20 weeks from the project closing date. 


This is our modern day re-interpretation of the athletic shoes issued to the West German army in the 1970s. We've retained the clean lines, slim shape, and minimal design of the original - but we've upgraded all of the materials to offer a truly high-end product. The sport trainer runs true to size. The Black Sport Trainer is finished with black calfskin and black suede accents, and the Mocha Sport Trainer is finished with mocha suede accents. Both are fully leather lined and incredibly comfortable. 


1) Your preorder is held with a non-refundable deposit.
2) Preorders will be accepted until midnight EST Thurs 4/11. Size and style changes can be made before 4/12, but not afterwards. 
3) Delivery is scheduled to Epaulet within 16 to 20 weeks of the order closing date (approx July-Sept 2018).
4) Once the shoes are received, you will be notified via email and the balance may be paid online. Final payment must be received within 14 days of notification, or your deposit will be forfeit and the sweaters will be put up for general sale.
5) Shipping to US addresses is included in the price. International customers, we request you choose "Store Pickup" for this deposit item. You can pay for shipping on the balance payment once your item(s) arrive. 
6) We reserve the right to limit or refuse any order.
7) All preorder sales are final. When the item arrives, we regretfully cannot accept any returns or exchanges on these purchases.
8) Our factory is small and can be subject to unforeseen delays. Although we will do everything possible to receive this product within the stated window, delays can happen outside of our control.