Hand-oiled with a blend of plant-based oils, beeswax, and propolis, so natural variation in color tone is to be expected.
Each pair is made by master shoemakers in the shoes’ town of origin: Athani, India. The leather keeps getting softer, richer, and custom-formed to your foot the more you wear them.
Every pair oiled by hand using a blend of plant-based oils, beeswax, and propolis. The deep brown won’t rub off on your feet, and can be easily re-conditioned at home using Obenauf’s leather oil. Our traditionally-tanned water buffalo is made by hand in small batches, so each pair has a unique surface grain; natural variation in color tone is to be expected.
Solid shoes run true to size. Take your normal shoe size.
If you are normally a half size, take one size down. For example, if you’re normally a 9.5, order a 9.
Once you put a few miles on them the toe box and footbed will mold to your foot for the perfect fit; use our break-in tips to ease the process.
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Every pair is oiled by hand using a Obenauf’s Leather Oil—a blend of plant-based oils, beeswax, and propolis. Several well-applied coats turn our water buffalo leather a deep chocolate shade. This kind of leather has been used to make shoes in Athani for generations; it’s tanned nearby in a small batch traditional process that makes for beautiful, high quality leather; the oil adds a rich color that lasts well over time.
We believe in products with a sense of place. Mohinders are made by master shoemakers in Athani, India, whose designs are iconic to the surrounding region: Northern Karnataka. Follow our off-the-beaten-path journey through Karnataka’s red-rock climbing walls, cave temples, and outdoor sandal markets along the way.