Our goal is to make vintage style comfortable and easy to wear, but with an ankle strap it was always going to be a little bit tedious to put on and take off everyday, particularly for those who cannot bend for too long or have chronic pain/disabilities in their fingers. So to make things more convenient, we discovered the quick release buckle which we heard was a fantastic time saver as well as beneficial for those who found it hard to use the traditional buckle due to disabilities.
Will my pair have this new buckle?
We're still in the process of transitioning over, so many of our shoes will still have the traditional buckle for now. New styles for 2020 will have the new buckle.
I prefer the traditional buckle - will you still make them?
For now we are testing the new buckle to understand how beneficial it is and what impact it has on our customer base, particularly for those who need it most. For now we do not have plans to return to the old buckle.