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NAHA

For ladies and gentlemen

420,00 

incl. Tax

Order: 2 Weeks

Bespoke leather sandal with two straps and toe loop Straps and toe loop – this combination seems a bit unusual, but many like the extra hold of this rugged, yet not at all heavy leather sandal. It is quite similar to our Sahara dos model, but the toe loop actually makes a difference. We don’t want to make a lecture on the function of the big toe in walking and running, but it’s true: Naha feel a little different when you wear them.

In any case, the loop makes our bespoke Naha a barefoot sandal. Socks don’t get along with the sort of thong the loop creates between the big and the second toe. Two parallel straps form the toe loop and run three times over the instep diagonally. The straps are adjustable at any position, which means that they will fit exactly to the individual shape of your foot. The two strap ends are braided twice through the heel strap, so they hold tight and make buckles or clasps unnecessary – our “Mexican Joint.” The clean leather look is not spoiled by metal or plastic parts.

Instep and heel straps retain the foot nicely on the cork footbed. The sandal does not sit too loose, so it is also well suited for longer walks in everyday life.

By the way: While the name does point to Japan, or more specifically, to Okinawa, however, Naha is not a typical Japanese sandal. We do not use wood or straw. But we are quite sure, with Naha you would be also very well equipped on Okinawa.

NAHA can be ordered online or in our store & workshop in Freiburg.
Please see the following information when ordering online.

  • Custom made leather sandal
  • Two straps and toe loop
  • Adjustable instep and heel straps
  • “Mexican Joint” – no metal or plastic buckles, clasps or fasteners

Notes to:

We use vegetable tanned leather we dye ourselves in different colors and shades. Because we make each model only to order, you can always select the color.
For online ordering, we only offer a limited range of colors; you can always find the color swatches on the online catalog page of the respective sandal model. When you order in our workshop, the color range is larger.
Apart from that, we have photographed the models for this online catalog in just one color mostly. If you browse the entire collection, you will get an idea of the other colors.
When you wear the sandals, the leather will develop its own patina over time, becoming darker. It is difficult to say how strong this effect will be. So, if in doubt, choose the leather a little brighter.
Please keep in mind: Each hide takes the color on in its own way, each dyeing process goes a little bit differently. And as to how your display or monitor shows the colors: we have no influence on that. Color deviations can therefore occur and are not per se a fault. If you want to be sure, take a look at the leather for your sandal in person at our store & workshop.

We use high quality outsoles in different colors. Which sole we should put on your sandal, you decide yourself.
Of course, the color of the sole also affects the look of the sandal to a certain extent. You can go for contrast, for example with a light sole to a dark leather color, or choose a more low-key combination.
Of course, the sole material also has an effect. When making your selection, keep in mind where you will normally wear your sandals. In the order of images:
Soles 1 to 3 are made of high quality rubber. They are wear-resistant and durable, and also very slip resistant. Rubber is somewhat stiffer and therefore also makes the sole a little more rigid than, for example, EVA. Sole 1 has a marked profile, which once again increases the grip. This can be useful, for example, if you walk a lot on natural trails.
Soles 4 and 5 with their wave pattern are made of EVA, a proven, especially lightweight material. EVA soles are slightly more flexible than rubber, so they provide a more comfortable walking experience. Our EVA soles are a bit thicker than the rubber ones, enhancing the light cushioning effect.

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MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

Kundenberatung

Instead of just reaching for the shelf: First, just have look at it. Usually, in a shoe store, you would just pick a pair of sandals in your regular size off the shelf and try them on. With us it’s different. We have samples in our store workshop for you to look at, but no range of finished sandals or shoes for you to try on. But of course you can have a good look at our models, here on the Internet or in our store & workshop.

Advice in our workshop. Of course, you can just come to the workshop and get all advice you might need. However, if you want to order a pair of sandals or shoes, we recommend that you make an appointment so that we make sure we have enough time for you. The appointment can also be arranged outside our opening hours (Monday to Friday 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.). Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for normal needs.

Once you have made your decision, we ask you to stand on a so-called foot-impression-box with both feet one after the other. This is a kind of footprint kit that shows us just where you normally put weight on your feet. We also draw the foot outline for both feet.

In the course of this, we also discuss the special requirements you may have for your feet. While we don’t make orthopedic shoes or sandals, and don’t do video or computer analysis of your gait or foot form, we will use our experience and expertise to address special needs.

Anpassen vor Ort

Need some time: Handmade Sandals & Shoes Once we got your footprints, we can start to make your sandals or shoes. It’s handwork, and we do it on a first-come, first-served basis. We will give you an approximate appointment date for fitting or an estimated date for shipping, respectively. For some models – the ones you can not order online – we need you to visit us for a second appointment to fit the sandal or shoe.

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

Kundenberatung

Instead of just reaching for the shelf: First, just have look at it. Usually, in a shoe store, you would just pick a pair of sandals in your regular size off the shelf and try them on. With us it’s different. We have samples in our store workshop for you to look at, but no range of finished sandals or shoes for you to try on. But of course you can have a good look at our models, here on the Internet or in our store & workshop.

Advice in our workshop. Of course, you can just come to the workshop and get all advice you might need. However, if you want to order a pair of sandals or shoes, we recommend that you make an appointment so that we make sure we have enough time for you. The appointment can also be arranged outside our opening hours (Monday to Friday 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.). Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for normal needs.

Once you have made your decision, we ask you to stand on a so-called foot-impression-box with both feet one after the other. This is a kind of footprint kit that shows us just where you normally put weight on your feet. We also draw the foot outline for both feet.

In the course of this, we also discuss the special requirements you may have for your feet. While we don’t make orthopedic shoes or sandals, and don’t do video or computer analysis of your gait or foot form, we will use our experience and expertise to address special needs.

Anpassen vor Ort

Need some time: Handmade Sandals & Shoes Once we got your footprints, we can start to make your sandals or shoes. It’s handwork, and we do it on a first-come, first-served basis. We will give you an approximate appointment date for fitting or an estimated date for shipping, respectively. For some models – the ones you can not order online – we need you to visit us for a second appointment to fit the sandal or shoe.

1. Make a Print

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING ONLINE ORDERS

Please note:

Shape: The sole and footbed are shaped according to your footprints and therefore may appear slightly different from the pictures in the online catalog. This is not a deficiency.

Color: The leather is dyed individually, and your monitor or display can show colors quite differently. The colors are therefore not binding, this is not a deficiency.

1. Make a Print

Involvement of the buyer: We need your footprints for our bespoke sandals and shoes. When we receive an online order, we will send you a footprint kit; how to use it is shown in a video you can watch online and in a small enclosed instruction. You must return the footprint kit to us before we can begin to work.

2. Adjusting

When you receive the finished sandals, you need to adjust the straps yourself. We show you how to do it in a video you can watch online and in a small enclosed tutorial.

This collaboration is required; it is not a shortcoming and does not justify a price reduction.

Right of withdrawal and exchange: All our sandals and shoes are custom made and we only make them to order. The purchase contract is concluded by the binding order, you can not return or exchange the sandals or shoes.

General Terms & Conditions: Please read our GTC before you make your binding order. We are obliged to provide you with these informations. When ordering online, you are required tick the respective box to confirm that you have read and understood our GTC .

Further questions: Please check our FAQ“ page first. If you can’t find the answer to your questions there, please feel free to contact us directly!