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Restock: Aurora Shoe Co. - Middle English

Fresh Middle English shoes from Aurora Shoe Co. are now available at Nepenthes New York. Available in-store and online at

The Middle English shoe blends quality and simplicity. The monk strap design features a Vibram outsole and a two-piece upper construction. The adjustable strap wraps around the heel for an adjustable fit. Since the early 1990s, Aurora Shoe Co. has been crafting Middle English shoes with a small team of artisans in Aurora, New York.

Every stage of production prioritizes quality, starting with the leather. The company sources its leather from Horween Leather Co. in Chicago, renowned for its Chromexcel leather—a vegetable-tanned pull-up leather cherished by leather enthusiasts for its glossy finish and supple texture. The leather is stitched to a Vibram sole and may be replaced.

The entire process, from stitching and assembly to packaging, is done by hand, leaving every pair with an enduring stamp of American craftsmanship.