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  • Espe in Grey. Create a Culture of Kindness.
  • Espe in Grey. Create a Culture of Kindness.
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Espe in Slate


Product Description

This neutral print is a little subtle and a lot awesome. Rock them with a pair of rolled-up skinnies. 


Thoughtfully designed in the US

Handcrafted in Guatemala

Handwoven cotton fabric and genuine leather upper 

Genuine leather lining

Genuine leather outsole with non-slip synthetic heel-cap

Bootie zips up on the inside ankle

Heel height 1.5"

Because the soles are crafted from genuine leather, they may be slippery when you first try them on. We recommend scuffing the soles on a rough surface, such as a sidewalk, before wearing 

If we are sold out of your size, please contact us at to preorder. 

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  1. My go-to booties!

    Posted by Amber R. on 4th Nov 2017

    They just keep getting better and better! I purchased my normal size, stiff and snug when I first tried them on. Walked around the house a bit (with thick socks on) and they started feeling perfect pretty quickly. Here I am over a year later and I’m even more in love!!! I can wear them all. day. long and my feet are happy!! Truly they are wonderfully constructed!

  2. Comfy & gorgeous!

    Posted by Amanda on 4th Nov 2017

    These boots are FANTASTIC. Yesterday I wore them all day yesterday, walking out the door at 7am and finally got home at 11pm. I worked, walked around downtown, and attended a TED talk. Never once did my feet hurt. Every time I wear them, I get complements! Don’t hesitate to scoop these up!

  3. SO Unique!

    Posted by Jill on 20th Jan 2017

    I absolutely love my new boots! They are like no other around and I have had many compliments on them. I am a bit concerned to wear them in the rain as I don't want to damage the leather but they are well constructed, I weal a 9.5 and the 10 fits very comfortable. I wore them all day the first day out and no issues with my feet hurting. Next I will try some of the cute flats. Definately worth the price paid for them.

  4. Beautiful boots but...

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Dec 2016

    I ordered these booties before I returned to the Statea from Africa because I needed a nice pair of shoes to wear in the winter. They were way above my price point but I figured they were for a good cause. When my booties finally arrived I was so excited. Initially upon opening them, I thought, "they're so beautiful!" Then I saw the side of them. I was sent a pair that had a hole on the ankle in the fabric that is woven together on the heel. Yes, a hole! It was obvious so whoever packed the shoes surely saw them and I find that unacceptable. I had already been back in Texas with all the cold and no shoes to wear that I didn't have the option of returning since I sincerely needed shoes to wear immediately! I'm so disappointed and think this is unacceptable to make someone wait so long on a pre-order to receive their product and when they do to receive one that is damaged! Unacceptable! If I were anyone else, sure, I could have returned them but I literally have lived in Africa the past 3 years and had no winter shoes and didn't have the option to return them. I don't think I will ever purchase from the Root Collective again and unfortunately can't recommend them to friends due to my experience. Such a bummer that they are beautiful booties but I find it unacceptable that they would willing pack a pair of shoes that were obliviously damaged to send to a customer.

  5. Worth the Wait!

    Posted by Julie on 12th Dec 2016

    I ordered these and they were on backorder, so I not-so-patiently waited! They have arrived and I couldn't be be happier with the fit and style! I am usually an 8.5 and the 9 fits perfectly. I've already received so many compliments on these one-of-a-kind booties! And how wonderful to be able to share the story of this company with others!

  6. New favorite fall boots!

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Nov 2016

    Wow! These boots are beautiful and ever so comfortable. They were a bit snug the first time I put them on, but, as I expected, they stretched nicely and are now a perfect fit! I get so many compliments on them (which gives me a great opportunity to tell people about the great work The Root Collective is doing). I'm so glad the weather is finally cooling off, so I can wear these boots even more!

  7. The perfect fall bootie

    Posted by Molly on 19th Oct 2016

    These boots are simply GORGEOUS, so high quality, and intricately made. I love the attention to detail. The materials are beautiful. I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They were tight when they came in, but because they are so well made and the leather is so high quality, I was able to stretch them and now they fit BEAUTIFULLY.

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