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Arche

arche logoWell-being, serenity and harmony, difference, multiculturalism and colour = Arche.

In 1968, Pierre-Robert Hélaine created this amazing brand.  Since then Arche has been assembling its designer shoes, boots, sandals and handbags by a team of artisans in the Loire Valley, south of Paris, France.  

Every pair of Arche shoes are hand made to perfection.  They have a 100% natural latex sole cushioning for maximum durability, flexibility and unrelenting shock absorption.  

The uppers are supple water and scratch resistant leathers and nubucks, repelling the elements whilst creating a cozy and breathable home for the foot.  There is such an instant comfort with these shoes, you will literally bounce in each step.

And then there are the colours. Block colours of incredible hues, a trademark of their effortless style. Because of the traditional tannery process employed, they will maintain their authentic lo

ok and feel for years.

Lastly you can't help but notice the style of Arche.  Unique, chic, and effortless. These shoes truly do exhibit an unequalled mode of originality.

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Click here to see a list of common foot complaints that Arche can help tp prevent and alleviate

Once you wear a pair of Arche you will never go back, and as their founder said in his quote from the art of walking ...

if you think too much, walk
if you can't think, walk
if you think poorly, walk some more 

Made in France, buy Arche comfort shoes boots which are great for bunions and problem feet shoes online in Australia from size 4

 (European 35) up to size 12 (European 43) from ShoeBeDoo - online at www.shoebedoo.com.au and instore at ShoeBeDoo Bunbury and at ShoeBeDoo Dunsborough

An Artisanal Manufacturing Spirit

Arche Shoes’ industrial site near Paris, in France, nestling among the Castles of the Loire Valley, Château-Renault offers Arche an entirely modern production unit. Equipped with cutting-edge tools employing the very latest technologies, the company has also combined the management, administrative and sales services there. 

Manufacturing Arche shoes requires about one hundred manual operations. A team of qualified men and women who are passionate about their jobs perform these operations that are the guarantee of quality, and a demonstration of unique skills. They devote all of their expertise to adding the designer detailing that you deserve in a shoe or boot.

An artisanal manufacturing spirit, supported by strict and perfectly controlled industrial procedures.

Arche’s first secret of success for the past 40 years has been its Style Office. An integral part of the production unit, it works on anticipating the fashions and trends of tomorrow. Drawings of new designs, the creation of prototypes, the finalization of models, it is a world of creation and imagination which draws its inspiration from fashions from all over the world, not just french fashion. Our comfortable designer shoes and boots are the result of our upscale designers that work here.


Lactae Hevea Soles

Harvesting hevea milk

The Hevea is a tree cultivated in the big Tropical plantations. It contains a rare and exceptional product: its milk.Hevea milk travels through a system of canals separate from its sap network. The milk is harvested by making fine cuts in the tree trunk. This harvest, far from weakening the tr

ee, helps it flourish. Each tree produces about 50 grams of milk a day. To make an average pair of soles takes between 25 and 30 cuts. The height of the trunk that is cut is usually about 1.3 metres. Once one edge of the cut part of the tree has been reached, the other edge has had the time to regenerate, and a new cycle can begin

Craft skills

In the beginning, one idea: making soles like the native South American Indians, who in the past produced all sorts of exceptionally elastic objects from coagulated hevea milk. Drawing on this, ARCHE and RELTEX developed a process to refine hevea milk entirely by hand, similar to making cheese (pouring the milk into moulds, 

coagulation, cooking for one hour). LACTAE HEVEA soles are all made manually one by one, according to a unique know-how which requires precision and time: twenty manual operations are necessary to make one sole, following a long tradition. This process creates the famous bubble structure of LACTAE HEVEA soles.

Gift of Nature

Hevea milk gives birth to the LACTAE HEVEA sole.

Its refining, similar to that of cheese, preserves the natural qualities of hevea milk and bestows its virtues. The purity of this milk creates the unique structure of air bubbles of the LACTAE HEVEA sole, which acts like natural shock absorber, harmoniously keeping in step with the movement of the foot. The medical profession has made a point of recommending the LACTAE HEVEA sole for added comfort when walking and for the future well-being of your feet.

 

A dream comfort

Where does the outstanding comfort of LACTAE HEVEA soles come from?

From their inimitable unique microstructure that comprises an infinite number of air cushions that act as shock absorbers. This microstructure is obtained during the long drying process of one week after the sole is taken out o

f the mould: the water contained in the hevea milk drains out, until it has completely evaporated,

through thousands of tiny canals that form a capillary microstructure. All these air cushions give LACTAE HEVEA soles their comfort, their elasticity and their exceptional suppleness. Thanks to all these air bubbles, LACTAE HEVEA soles are lighter. Their density is about 0.9 g/cm2. (Try dropping them in water - they'll float!)

 

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