UK 3, FINGLE Bloom Shoe #4343

UK 3, FINGLE Bloom Shoe #4343

Regular price £189.00 Sale

Classic Derby's, Faerysteps style. A vintage inspired, superbly comfortable shoe with adjustable central lacing. These are wonderful everyday shoes, especially good for rambling, after which, with a quick polish, they can be reunited with petticoats and tea dresses.

  • Colour: Terracotta blush antiqued.
  • Toe shape: Round.

See SIZE tab before ordering to find your correct fit.

“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.” Kenneth Grahame, The Wind In The Willows. 

How to measure and find your size

You will need a metric tape, a sheet of paper, pencil and a wall. Use the diagram below to take your length measurement.

Place a sheet of paper and your heel against a straight wall. With pencil held upright, mark the longest toe. Do this with both feet as they are often different lengths. Use the longest measurement. If you are ordering boots it is advisable to wear your socks when measuring, for shoes and sandals, feet should be barefoot.

Interior finished size of BOOTS, SHOES & CLOSED TOE SANDALS:

UK 3 - Length: 23.8 cm  
UK 4 - Length: 24.7 cm  
UK 5 - Length: 25.6 cm 
UK 6 - Length: 26.5 cm 
UK 7 - Length: 27.4 cm 
UK 8 - Length: 28.3 cm 

Interior finished size of OPEN TOE SANDALS, footbed from heel cup to front edge (measured at the centre line):

UK 3 - Length: 24.4 cm
UK 4 - Length: 25.3 cm
UK 5 - Length: 26.2 cm
UK 6 - Length: 27.1 cm
UK 7 - Length: 28 cm
UK 8 - Length: 28.9 cm

Sandals such as 'Flittle' are open at the toe, so the exposed footbed is longer. As such, you may have to size down further to avoid too much room being left beyond your toes. This also applies to certain slip on styles, such as Florence. See individual listings for specific sizing information.

Example; my foot length measurement is 25.5 cm and I am a high street shoe size of UK 7. I wear faerysteps size UK 6 for boots & shoes, but I choose a UK 5 in sandals and slip on styles such as Florence.

Overseas Sizing Conversion Table

UK 3 / US 5 / EU 35.5
UK 4 / US 6 / EU 37
UK 5 / US 7 / EU 38
UK 6 / US 8 / EU 39
UK 7 / US 9 / EU 40.5
UK 8 / US 10 / EU 42

Conversions are approximate, don't forget you will need to measure up before ordering to check your sizing on the chart.

If you have any difficulty in decided what is the best size for you please do get in touch and let me know your measurements and usual shoe size. 

Delivery costs are calculated at checkout and are based on the basket total. Unless specified on the product listing items are sent within 3 to 5 working days of purchase with a dispatch notification sent at time of posting.

UK postage rates
Total £0.01 – £49.00 = £4.50
Total £49.01 – £90.00 = £6.00
Total £90.01 – £190.00 = £8.50
Total £190.01 - £250.00 = £10.00
Total £250.01 and up = £12.00

INTERNATIONAL postage rates
Total £0.00 – £30.00 = £8.00
Total £30.01 – £49.00 = £14.00
Total £49.01 – £90.00 = £18.00
Total £90.01 – £250.00 = £25.00 
Total £250.01 – £350.00 = £30.00 
Total £350.01 – £440.00 = £40.00 
Total £440.01 - £500.00 = £50.00
Total £500.01 and up = £60.00

UK Delivery information
UK footwear orders are sent via either Royal Mail or Hermes courier and should be delivered within 5 working days of dispatch notice.

International Delivery information
Your order will be shipped overseas by Royal Mail or courier. Delivery times can vary depending on the destination country but it can take a while. Please allow up to 21 days for your parcel to be delivered. International customers are responsible for any customs charges that may be incurred. I am afraid that custom charges are beyond my control and I am unable to offer quotes of what they might be. Please do check the customs rules within your country before ordering. It is most likely that there will be customs charges.

We accept returned products within 14 days of date of delivery.

Please see our DELIVERY & RETURNS page for full details before ordering.

Leathers
Quality full grain hides are carefully selected to make our footwear and accessories. Being a natural product, scuffs, scars and variations will occur across the hide. This is especially evident in the *antiqued leathers which offer instant aged beauty.

Choosing colours is always hard so do study your wardrobe to see what would best suit the majority of your clothing and keep an eye open for suitable stock. Gnome colours will of course be Brown and Green with rich red accessories to complete the look. Excellent all round winners for me, which will go with anything are: Black, Aubergine, Cocoa, Nut or Indigo.

Shoe & boot after care
Always make sure that your shoes are kept well polished to avoid unnecessary wear. Any good polish will do, my preference being old fashioned dubbin (very sticky to apply) which I leave overnight to soak in. Coconut oil is also a favourite. Polishing your shoes will darken the finish on all leathers apart from the satin finish ones. The *antiqued finish leathers will lighten with wear as the waxes and oils in the leather are displaced. It's a useful indicator that a jolly good polish is needed to replenish both the colour and the finish. If there is any fading then you can use a tinted shoe cream available in shoe shops or online. 

Do not be shy about using your faerysteps for extreme weather conditions. They are capable of tackling all seasons. Mine have gone boulder hopping at the seaside and the Moors, as well as running and rambling. I clean off the mud, pop them somewhere lukewarm (not on a radiator), and when dry I give them a good coat of dubbin. The ribbons even get a wash in the sink with warm water and hand soap. My shoes are then ready for the next adventure.

Barefoot comfort soling
We believe that your shoes should feel just like slippers, all day, every day, and our shoes do just that. With all leather interiors your new shoes will naturally give with wear, gradually moulding to your feet and offering glove like comfort.
We use a durable, highly flexible, super lightweight, cushioned, non slip soling on our footwear. There is no heel, just like Mother nature intended, with the soling offering a good level of bounciness and protection. When the time comes your shoes can be resoled by your local cobbler, thus extending the life of your beloveds and avoiding landfill sites.