These shoes are a modern take on a 700 year old Turkish (Yemini) shoe! They are all handmade by a family in Gaziantep that having been crafting shoes for generations. They use five different kinds of leather, all organic and natural dyes. Each shoe is first moistened to soften the leather, making it pliable, then sewn together with cotton thread that has been soaked in beeswax. This crafts a unique and well formed shoe that will last a lifetime.