Nida Lu Nida Women's Loafer - Avocado

$165
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Fair trade
Fair
Trade
Heritage
Heritage
  • Made with responsibly-sourced goat or cowhide leather upper, buffalo leather outsole, and stitched with thick cotton thread coated in beeswax
  • Rubber outsole for a long-lasting shoe that’s easily resole-able after years of wear
  • A traditional Turkish-Yemini design that dates back over 700 years
  • Handcrafted by refugee and local artisans in Gazientep, Turkey

These shoes become very comfortable over time, as the natural leather forms to your foot. When you first try on your Nida Lu shoes, your toes should settle in the shoe touching the front end. Some pressure is normal as long as your toes are not bending. The natural leather adjusts itself and soon your shoes will fit like a glove. If your toes are curling down or in pain, you’ll need the next size up. The width should be so that it is a firm, yet comfortable grip with some pressure, as the leather will also stretch a bit with wear. 

Nida Lu’s husband and wife team creates modern handmade shoes in Turkey that are an adaptation of a 700-year-old Turkish-Yemini shoe design. Each pair of shoes are handmade by a family of generational shoemakers and cobblers in Gaziantep, Turkey. These shoes are a heritage product which means they’re supporting the preservation of a heritage craft.  Many of the shoemakers that Nida Lu Handmade employees are refugees. Providing employment opportunities and paying living wages to marginalized communities is at the heart of Nida Lu’s business. Nida Lu uses five different kinds of leather that are tanned natural based dyes across their shoe line. Once dyed the leather is softened — making it pliable — then sewn together with a cotton thread that has been soaked in beeswax. Each pair is easily resole-able and designed to last a lifetime.

15-day hassle-free returns for U.S. customers

You can return or exchange eligible full price items* purchased on Made Trade for a refund or store credit, so long as you get in touch with our customer support team within 15 days of receiving your order. You can reach our customer support team by email at support@madetrade.com. Returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused and in original condition with tags.

If you’re exchanging a product or receiving store credit then return shipping is 100% free. If you are returning an item for a refund we charge a flat $5 return shipping fee for each item ordered.

Discounted and sale items up to 40% off are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

Final sale items*
Furniture, lighting, oversized items (hampers and large rugs — excluding bath mats), gift cards, all underwear bottoms and face masks (for hygienic reasons), sale items discounted 40% off or more, and orders outside the United States are all final sale.

Domestic shipping (inside the United States)
Free shipping on all orders over $75 and flat $6 shipping on all orders under $75 (Continental United States). For orders of oversized items to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam or Puerto Rico (hampers and some large rugs), we charge a flat $50 shipping fee.

International shipping (outside the United States)
Flat rate shipping ($19 - $89) depending on the order total. Please note taxes and duties are not included. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale. We do not ship furniture or most oversized items outside the United States. Shipping furniture to Alaska and Hawaii may incur an additional fee. Contact us at support@madetrade.com for more details.

Free U.S. shipping
on orders $75+
1% donated to a
grassroots organization
All shipping is
100% carbon offset

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