For ladies and gentlemen
Three straps, narrow, robust: our bespoke sandal Sahara tres Even if we have not drawn on historical models: Diagonal straps are actually common in typical African sandals. If you look at this bespoke leather sandal with its footbed, it’s quite clear that it can take a lot. Well, perhaps a trip to the savannah or the desert would not be the best option.
With Sahara tres, the straps run freely under the foot through the sole, we do not fix them with glue nor do we sew them. That means: They are and remain adjustable, which is especially important during the first fitting to the foot, but also if the straps give a little over time. If necessary, they can be readjusted.
The way we route the straps through the sole with Sahara tres has another quite welcome effect: we can keep the sole relatively narrow. As a result, Sahara tres looks more dynamic on the foot. Still, this sandal remains durable and robust. The sewn sole in particular adds to this. The heel strap comes without a buckle or clasp: The three strap ends are simply braided in the broader heel strap so that they hold reliably. Of course, it only takes a few simple steps to loosen and readjust them if necessary.
By the way: Sahara is also available with one or with two parallel straps. Walking in the different Sahara models feels quite similar, but of course the look of the three-strap model Sahara tres is a little more rustic, and the fit is slightly different. The three straps cover more of your instep and thus also hold the foot a little tighter.
SAHARA tres with its three straps can be ordered online or in our store & workshop in Freiburg.
Please see the following information when ordering online.
- Three straps, width adjusted to fit the size of the sandal
- Narrow sole thanks to the strap guide inside the sole
- Made to measure with cork footbed
- The straps are fitted to the foot and can be readjusted
- “Mexican Joint” – no metal or plastic buckles, clasps or fasteners
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.