Every pair is oiled by hand using a Obenauf’s Leather Oil — a unique blend of plant-based oils, beeswax, and propolis to achieve rich and lasting shades of walnut brown. Several well-applied coats turn our water buffalo leather shades deeper, resulting in a polished yet extremely wearable shoe. 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.
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.