Braided sandals and clogs

Are they already shoes or still sandals? Our bespoke closed sandals and braided sandals may not be so easy to categorize, but they absolutely belong in our range, just like our clogs. They cover the foot a good deal more than a classic sandal, and yet they are more airy than shoes. However, these models are certainly by no means a compromise: Each has its own distinct style and is just right for a lot of occasions.

The sandal maker becomes a shoemaker – and needs their lasts

When it comes to actually making them, our closed sandals have one important thing in common with shoes: We need a pair of lasts that we individually make to the foot. By the way, for each foot separately, because the right one is never the exact counterpart of the left one. For this, we have to take your measurements precisely, and we can only do that in our store & workshop in Freiburg. So, alas, you can not order these models online.

Good craftsmanship, good material 

As always, we handcraft each pair of braided sandals and clogs using carefully selected materials. What you will always get is high-quality, mostly vegetable tanned leather and a solid sole construction. By the way: Due to the fat or grease it holds, well-maintained leather can easily survive a little rain. In our care tips, we explain what you need to keep in mind if it ever gets a bit too wet.

Extended life through repair

If something wears out or no longer fits properly any more after many years of wear, we can repair or replace everything if necessary. Not only the outsole. So you may confidently expect an above-average service life.


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.


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!