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Understanding our footwear

Our FAQs

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to common inquiries about Tomás Sullivent. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to our team for personalized assistance.

Are Tomás Sullivent shoes suitable for professional wear?

Absolutely! Our dress shoes are specifically designed for professional settings, combining elegance with the comfort of Wide Toe Box & Zero Drop technology. Whether you’re in the boardroom or just want to look classy, our shoes ensure you look and feel your best.

How do I determine my correct size for Tomás Sullivent shoes?

Have you ever ordered a shoe in a longer or wider size to make it more comfortable? At Tomás Sullivent, there’s no need.

Not sure about your size? We suggest viewing our size chart. You can always contact us for more information and additional support.

Why don't Tomás Sullivent shoes have arch support?

Shoes can weaken feet, but being barefooted is one of the best ways to strengthen them. However, there are times when you need or prefer to wear shoes. Our shoes lack arch support, which encourages your foot’s arch to work and strengthen naturally. If you require arch support, you can replace the insole with one that provides it.

Our most flexible shoe, the Walden, comes with a thin athletic insole that can be easily swapped for one with more arch support if needed.

Are Tomás Sullivent shoes considered Orthopedic?

Not exactly as you might think! For many, the term “Orthopedic Shoes” conjures images of unfashionable footwear. However, an orthopedic shoe prioritizes foot health over fashion. Tomás Sullivent aligns with this philosophy. That’s why we meticulously crafted our “Walk All Day” Wide Toe Box Lasts before delving into soles, heels, and uppers. These lasts provide ample room for your toes, while Zero Drop promotes a more natural posture. Paired with a breathable, natural upper, our shoes offer both style and comfort.

So, to answer the question: Kind of.

Are Tomás Sullivent shoes flexible?

Flexible soles allow for natural foot movement. The Walden stands out as our most flexible shoe, a first for our factory in Spain. Paired with a natural deer skin upper, it creates a uniquely breathable, super-flexible shoe unlike any other—a beauty that’s truly a joy to wear.

Next in line for flexibility are the rubber lug sole and the leather sole with a rubber insert. Our traditional all-leather sole becomes softer with wear.

What is the benefit of a Wide Toe Box?

What is a Toe Box? It’s the front area of the shoe, covering the toes and forefoot. Traditional shoes typically have a narrow Toe Box, unlike ours, which resembles those found in Minimalist, Barefoot, and some running shoes. Men’s Dress Shoes often have even narrower Toe Boxes, while Women’s Dress Shoes can be narrower still. However, the term “Wide Toe Box” can be misleading—it’s not just for people with wide feet. While they may particularly benefit people with wider feet, those with narrower feet, will also appreciate the extra room, especially if they have bunions from ill-fitting shoes. So, wide toe box shoes are for everyone.

What materials are used for the construction of Tomás Sullivent footwear?

We prioritize quality and sustainability in our materials selection. Our shoes are crafted using premium leather and other high-quality materials to ensure durability, comfort, and style.

Does Tomás Sullivent have a Women's Collection?

Exciting developments are underway for the Women’s Collection at Tomás Sullivent. Reach out and share your email with us, and we’ll keep you updated on our upcoming offerings tailored specifically for you.

Get Comfort and Style

Experience timeless class with Tomás Sullivent Footwear

Our Tomás Sullivent footwear exudes class. Our Men’s Dress Shoes are crafted using the finest materials by people with generations of experience.  By blending this expertise with a New Wide Toe Box Last and a commitment to Zero Drop, we’ve created something truly unique. For those who appreciate Barefoot Shoes and minimalist designs but require a more refined touch for special occasions, our shoes offer the perfect blend of style and comfort.

Enjoy a new feel

What's in Your Closet?

Is your shoe collection similar to ours? With brands like Xero Shoes, Altra, Vivobarefoot, Lems Shoes, and more, we appreciate minimalist, barefoot-style shoes with zero drop and wide toe boxes.

But what about men’s dress shoes? We love the functionality of shoes like the Hannah by Xero Shoes, but are they suitable for formal occasions? And what about options like the Altra Escalante or Lems Drifter, Chukka, or Nine2Five?

Each shoe has its place, but when you need a men’s dress shoe with a wide toe box and zero drop, there’s only one choice: Tomás Sullivent. Elegant, professional, and classy, pair them with your favorite suit, slacks, or designer jeans. And for those who love toe socks, we offer them too, perfect for pairing with toe spacers. “Let your little ones splay.”

Invest in your foot health

Our Care Guide

Embark on a journey of shoe care mastery with our comprehensive insights, meticulously curated to preserve the longevity and beauty of your Tomás Sullivent footwear. From cleaning and polishing to storage tips, discover the secrets to maintaining your shoes’ pristine condition and ensuring they stand the test of time. 

Shoe Trees

Our shoe trees are bespoke, also known as last-made shoe trees, crafted from the same molds used to make our shoes. This ensures a perfect fit, preventing curling and creasing while preserving the shape of your footwear.

You can use your existing shoe trees or ones designed for traditional shoes. However, beware of traditional shoe trees with pointed fronts that may deform your shoe if they apply too much pressure.

A comparison of a custom Tomas Sullivent shoe tree to a regular shoe tree

Regular Cleaning Routine

Gently remove dirt and debris from your shoes using a soft brush or damp cloth. For stubborn stains, use a mild soap solution and avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the material.

Proper Storage

Store your shoes in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration.

For travel, use 100% cotton flannel shoe bags to protect your footwear from dust, scuffs, and scratches.

For storage at home, use cotton shoe bags and Tomás Sullivent Shoe Trees to maintain the footwear’s shape and prevent creasing.

Polishing

Polish your shoes to restore shine and protect against moisture and scratches.

How to Dress

For a seamless ensemble, consider tailoring your apparel to complement your Tomás Sullivent shoes for a sleek custom fit.

Compared to a traditional heel, the Zero Drop design of Tomás Sullivent shoes will cause your pant leg to hang lower.  Consider visiting a tailor to achieve the ideal length.

Restoration Services

Tomás Sullivent offers resoling, rebuilding, and refurbishment, providing you with a lifetime of wear.

Enjoy A New Category of Footwear

More About Tomás Sullivent

Step into the world of Tomás Sullivent, where every shoe tells a story of craftsmanship, heritage, and unwavering commitment to excellence. 

From meticulously crafted leather uppers to innovative sole designs, each pair embodies the fusion of tradition and modernity. Dive deeper into our journey to explore the passion, dedication, and attention to detail that define the essence of Tomás Sullivent.

The Benefits of A WIDE TOE BOX & ZERO DROP SHOE

“Sometimes the clothes do not make the man...”

George Michael

From George’s “Freedom” Album

“...sometimes it’s the shoes”

Tomás Sullivent

Wide Toe Box

Our Wide Toe Box shoes provide freedom and comfort to your toes.

Zero Drop

Our Zero Drop footwear design helps you maintain a more natural posture.

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