Based in New Delhi, India, Lethato is a luxury men’s leather dress shoe e-commerce business that serves customers in the United States, Europe, and Middle East. With a handcrafted process and imported materials, the company provides men with a variety of premium dress shoes that aim to elevate men’s style for a fair price. Customers can complete their look with Lethato’s timeless styles such as oxfords, loafers, and boots that have a contemporary flair.
Lethato’s passion for making quality and stylish shoes is evident through the materials and meticulous handcrafted process. The shoes are made with imported soft Italian leather to ensure comfort and a perfect fit. While most shoe companies use lasers or molds to cut leather, Lethato hand cuts each pattern.
For shoes that are suitable for any season, Lethato makes its shoes with rubber soles to provide better traction for wet and snow covered pavement. Lethato uses a blake stitch construction for its shoes, a method that tends to make shoes sleeker, more flexible, and easier to break in. Shoes with a blake stitch construction can be re-soled two to three times, extending the life and use of the shoe. For the final touch, the shoes are hand painted by experienced craftsmen.
Generally, high quality men’s dress shoes can range from $200 to $2,000. Lethato shoes prices range from $130 to $199. Given the materials and handcrafted process used to make the shoes, Lethato shoes are more affordable compared to other popular competitors such as Allen Edmonds.
Lethato shoes are available for purchase on Amazon. Through Amazon Prime, customers can receive Lethato shoes faster than purchasing from Luthato’s website with two day shipping. Purchases made through Luthato’s website are not eligible for free returns or exchanges; some styles and colors are available for free returns through Amazon.
Each order purchased from Lethato comes with free shipping. The orders are shipped within three business days and then delivered in two to six business days. While this is an average shipping time compared to other retailers, if a product is short, the shoes need to be made and will be shipped within two to three weeks. It is unclear how to determine if a product is short or in stock on its website.
Compared to other brands and retailers, Lethato has a short window for returns of only 15 days from the delivery date. To receive a refund, the product must be in original, unworn condition with all accessories. Although the company offers free shipping for purchases, the customer will need to pay for shipping for exchanges or returns. It is unclear how much that may potentially cost as it is undisclosed on its website, and the company is based in New Delhi, India.
VAT and custom duties are not included in the price. These may be charged by the courier at the time of delivery. The estimated price for the VAT and custom duties is undisclosed on the website.