Nida Lu was created from a romantic gesture.
An American Girl Traveling the World meets a Turkish Boy running a famous Tree House Hotel. Boy buys girl some Traditional Yemini shoes the rest is history. Thirteen years of marriage later, they‘ve traveled the world, started three businesses, birthed two children, Nida & Lu, and returned to the shoes that started it all.
Our shoes are a modern take on a 700 year old Turkish (yemini) shoe! they are all Handmade by our family in Gaziantep that have been crafting shoes for generations. We 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. We hope you enjoy our magic shoes created from love!
Euro sizing. Fit is standard.
Rubber sole for traction.