Nida Lu Handmade

Lu Women's Loafer - Turquoise

$165
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 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.

Extended Holiday Return Policy
For the holiday season we’ve extended our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. All eligible full price items* purchased between November 1st and December 31st are able to be exchanged or returned for store credit until January 15, 2021. This means you’ll have until January 15, 2021 to contact our customer support team to initiate an exchange or a return for store credit.

Products must be in original, unused condition and with tags. Refunds to the original method of payment are not covered under this extension and are still subject to the 15-day return policy outlined in our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee below.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
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 within 15 days of receiving your order. All returns and exchanges must be unworn, unwashed, unused, and in original condition with tags.

Return shipping is free for exchanges or returns for store credit. There is a $6 shipping fee for each item returned for a refund. 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. A customer who requests a used or worn item back is responsible for return shipping.

Final sale items
Furniture, lighting, oversized items (hampers and all rugs except bath mats), gift cards, all underwear bottoms, bodysuits, and face masks, sale items discounted 40% or more, and international orders outside the contiguous United States are final sale.

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

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