Nida Lu Emir Men's Loafer - Onyx

$150
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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.

Domestic: Free shipping on all orders. 15 day return/exchange policy on all full price products, except furniture, lighting, oversized and discounted items. All furniture, lighting, earrings, swimsuits, underwear and oversized items are final sale. Discounted items are eligible for exchange or store credit within 15 days of delivery.

International (outside the U.S.): Flat $29 shipping for all orders under 4 pounds. Flat $89 shipping for all orders over 4 pounds. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale.

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