Nida Lu Handmade

Men's Emir Loafer - Onyx

$150
Size:

Only 1 in stock

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 
• 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
Returns for store credit or your first exchange per eligible full price item* are always free. We are happy to provide you with one free return shipping label. Returns for refund and subsequent exchange orders are subject to a $6 per item shipping fee. You must initiate your return/exchange within 15 days of receiving your order. Discounted and sale items up to 40% off are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

All returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused, and in original condition with tags to be eligible for return. Refunds or exchanges will not be issued for returned items that have been used or show signs of visible wear.

*Final sale items
Furniture, lighting, oversized items (hampers and all rugs except bath mats), gift cards, all underwear bottoms, bodysuits and face masks (for hygienic reasons), sale items discounted 40% off or more, and orders outside the United States shipped through our shipping partners, Stackry, are all final sale. In some cases, products may have notes in bold at the top of the product description indicating they are final sale as well.

International orders
All international orders are final sale and must be shipping through Stackry. Any duties, taxes, import fees, or carrier brokerage fees incurred in the destination country are the recipient’s responsibility.

Free U.S. shipping
on orders $75+
1% of every purchase donated to an environmental non-profit
Every Made Trade order is
100% carbon neutral

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