At Englin's Fine Footwear, we've always got our eyes on the
horizon, looking out for the hottest new shoe styles and most innovative
brands. We have high standards when it comes to partnering with a new brand:
They must be at the cutting edge of the industry, with excellent standards of
quality and customer satisfaction. With that in mind, we're excited to welcome Bed Stu (stylized as BED|STÜ or BEDSTU) as the newest member of the
Englin's Fine Footwear family of brands. This New York-inspired shoe company lives and works
by the motto "Genuine | Unique | Imperfect", and their shoes reflect
that commitment to bold individuality. Learn more about Bed Stu and the styles
we'll be offering below!
About Bed Stu
Bed Stu takes its name from the Bedford-Stuyvesant (often
called Bedford-Stuy or Bed-Stuy) neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. This
neighborhood is known for the deep, resilient roots of its culture and
community, and Bed Stu takes inspiration from the creative heritage that Bedford-Stuyvesant
represents. From their start in a small warehouse in Los Angeles more than two decades
ago, Bed Stu has been committed to the idea that quality craftsmanship is
paramount, and that true shoemaking expertise can't be mimicked by machines. By
bucking the trend of mass production and focusing on the beauty of a
one-of-a-kind, hand-finished product, Bed Stu has made a significant mark on
the footwear industry.
Tradition is a key factor in Bed Stu's success. Cobbler
pieces are made using time-honored techniques, such as hand cutting, hand
weaving, hand stitching, washing, tumbling, and hand finishing. Many Bed Stu
shoes feature Goodyear welting, a labor-intensive but highly durable method of
shoe construction that makes it easy for the shoe to be resoled in the future.
When it comes to materials, Bed Stu uses vegetable-tanned, chrome-free natural
leather, free range when possible. Most leathers are treated using formaldehyde
and chromium, and while that method is quicker, those two substances are listed
as human carcinogens by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which
made switching to vegetable tanning a no-brainer for Bed Stu. They are committed
to eventually making their process 100% organic, and they currently offer a
special Organics Collection as a step in that direction. Because of Bed Stu's
hands-on approach to shoemaking, each and every Bed Stu shoe is unique in some
While Bed Stu's techniques might hearken back to old-school
traditions, their clientele is ultra-modern. Celebrities like Taylor Swift,
Jeremy Renner, Emma Roberts, Jensen Ackles, Kelsea Ballerini, and more have
been spotted flaunting their Bed Stu style. Yet these trendy, top-quality shoes
are surprisingly affordable, so you can copy your favorite celeb looks without
breaking the bank.
Bed Stu Styles
We're starting with just a few of our favorite Bed Stu sandals,
and we couldn't be more excited to show them to you. These sandals have proven
to be some of Bed Stu's most popular designs, and all three are skillfully
crafted in Leon, Mexico. Whether you're into straps, cutouts, or woven
detailing, Bed Stu has the sandal for you!
Bed Stu Manati
Bed Stu Manati in Smoke Blue.
The gorgeously handmade Bed Stu Manati is as flattering as
can be with its trendy crisscross straps. A toe loop and adjustable buckled
backstrap help create a secure, custom fit all around. With a vegetable-tanned,
chrome-free leather upper in ethereal Smoke Blue and antiqued brass hardware
for a touch of refinement, you'll want to show off the Manati wherever you go. The
leather of the Manati's sole is twice tanned for maximum flexibility, so you
can enjoy the protection of a tough sole and the feeling of walking barefoot
all at once.
Pair the Bed Stu Manati with all your favorite casual summer
looks. We like it with denim shorts, pastel skirts, or even skinny jeans on
cooler days. The Manati looks best with whites, pale hues, and delicate floral
prints. Cheeky and feminine, the Bed Stu Manati is perfect for showing off that
Bed Stu Soto
Bed Stu Soto in Black Rustic and Tan Rustic.
If you like sandals with extra coverage and a dose of
sophistication, the Bed Stu Soto is the style for you. This lovely sandal gives
you the looks you want and the comfort you deserve. A full grain leather upper
with stylish cutouts takes the Soto sandal from cute to effortlessly chic, and
the faux side buttons add charm while the rear zipper makes slipping in and out
of the Soto a breeze. Each step is as comfortable as the last with the Soto's
padded leather footbed. The hand-stitched leather outsole features a rubber
heel for just the right amount of traction.
The Bed Stu Soto is the perfect sandal for going straight
from a long day at work to a night out. The instep coverage keeps it classy
enough to pair with pencil skirts and buttoned blouses at the office, but once 5
o'clock rolls around, you can swap your business casual wear for something
flirty and paint the town! We're offering the Soto in two flattering shades:
Black Rustic and Tan Rustic. We like the Soto in Black Rustic with a red
cocktail dress or black slacks, while the Soto in Tan Rustic looks great with a
flowing sundress, light khakis, or florals. Both pair well with denim of any
kind. Add the Bed Stu Soto to your closet today and explore the possibilities!
Bed Stu Capriana
Bed Stu Capriana in Cognac.
Strappy is the look this season, and the Bed Stu Capriana captures it perfectly. You'll appreciate the Capriana's expertly crafted beauty
the moment you lay eyes on it. Intricate woven detailing and hand-finished leather
give this sandal a hint of boho style. Your feet will be cozy all day long with
the Capriana's cushy, leather-covered insole. If fit is your concern, the
Capriana has two adjustable ankle straps with brass buckles, as well as a rear
zipper for easy on and off. The Capriana's finishing touch is a hand-stitched
leather outsole with a grippy rubber heel.
With its laidback look, the Bed Stu Capriana will be your
go-to all summer long. The Capriana in Cognac complements light denim jeans or
shorts, boho maxi skirts, and navy or blue/white gingham tops. It's versatile,
stylish, and a lovely addition to any woman's summer wardrobe.
Bed Stu Blaire
Bed Stu Blaire in Tan Rustic.
With sandal season coming to an end, now is the time to start looking ahead to
the cooler temperatures of fall. We've got just the style for you: the Bed Stu Blaire in Tan Rustic! This heeled bootie features rear lace-up detailing and an inside zip
closure, and it will look equally as good with jeans and a tee-shirt as it will with a cute fall dress!
Are you as excited about Bed Stu as we are? This eco-minded
company has some truly beautiful handcrafted shoes to offer. Keep checking the
site for amazing new Bed Stu styles!