Classic strap sandals

Our strap sandals are inspired by traditional sandal styles. Some of our models go back to cross-strap sandals that have their origin in the region of Mexico and Central America, others are reminiscent of diagonal strap sandals, as they are frequently worn in Africa. The name of our sandals often gives a clue to where we found our inspiration, and our most popular models include, for example, Mexico and Sahara.

Individually made to measure

All our sandals are made to measure and individually fitted to the foot, so we take footprints of both of your feet in our store & workshop. If you order online via our webshop, we will send you a footprint set, aka foot impression foil set, with which you can take the footprints yourself without much effort. With some models we have to make individual adjustments in our store & workshop, therefore you cannot order these models online.

Solid craftsmanship

High quality leather, solid sole construction and good craftsmanship, cork footbed and clever adjustment make our strap sandals all-rounders that cut a fine figure not only in the leisure time.

Adjustable straps

Even if you can’ t see it: The straps are all adjustable. They run freely through the sole structure and are tightened to fit closely to the instep and provide a good and secure hold. We select the width of the straps to match the size of the sandal, so that, for example, if you have a small or slender foot, you will also have a lighter look. With some models you can also determine the number of straps. One, two or three straps can make the same sandal look sturdier or somewhat more elegant.

Without buckles made of plastic or metal

Often buckles and clasps are the weak points in a sandal. We do without these things in our strap sandals and go for something we call the “Mexican Joint.” The loose strap ends are threaded, or braided, through the holes in the heel strap hold there without any additional measures.

Last forever – and even longer with repair

Well, “forever” might perhaps be a bit of an overstatement. But our strap sandals are made for long-term walkers. We can repair and recondition everything if, after many years or quite some mileage, something gives here or there. We think that is quite sustainable. And so do our long-standing customers.

Rain proof? Sure! 

Good leather has no problems with an occasional shower. Our sandals also take it quite well, but what they don’t like is permanent moisture. With the right care you can do them good: A little leather grease now and then keeps the leather supple and makes it less vulnerable to moisture. And if it gets really wet sometimes, there are a few simple rules to be followed when drying your sandals.

ADVICE, ORDER, SANDALS

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.

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.

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 footprint

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 and a small enclosed instruction. You must return the footprint kit to us before we can begin to work.

2. Adjust the Straps

When you receive the finished sandals, you need to adjust the straps yourself. Please see Video below. 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 “What you need to know” page first. If you can’t find the answer to your questions there, please feel free to contact us directly!