Named after the scientist Galileo Galilei, best known as the father of modern science, who brought Mathematics, Physics, and technological advances by improving the military compass, the telescope, the microscope, the swimming costume and the thermometer. Despite being censored and banned by the Church, Galileo continued his Astronomy studies discovering Jupiter's moons, the planet Neptune, the phases of Venus, and was the first to map out craters and mountains on the Moon. In 1632, Galileo was tried by the Roman Inquisition and was found to be "vehemently suspect of heresy" and lived the rest of his live under house arrest, all for holding to his theory that the Sun does not revolve around the Earth, and the Earth is not the center of the Universe.
Featuring vegetable tanned leathers with a soft pebbled texture built on a 0.75" platform of exposed recycled cork with a 4" solid wood heel, The Galileo was designed by John as a natural heeled sandal for those eco-minded, fashion-forward individuals who like to prove that the truth cannot be contained, and who are driven to prove their enemies wrong. Natural Beauty Rules.