4 COMPONENTS / 1 INGREDIENT
1 WOVEN LEATHER UPPER
1 LEATHER INSOLE
1 LEATHER OUTSOLE
1 YARD BAG-TANNED LEATHER STITCHING
THE MYSTIQUE OF BAG-TANNED LEATHER
Believe it or not, the City Slipper is made entirely of LEATHER. And there’s a reason you’ve never seen leather quite like this…it’s special and takes 40 long days to make! To get this specific shine, texture and look, the full-grain water buffalo hide is tanned from start to finish entirely by hand using an artisanal vegetable-tanning process called bag-tanning. And if any of the detailed steps in this process is skipped, the leather will be ruined. By the way, the majority of the world’s leather is tanned using a chemical process that takes only a few days. Also, our leather is intentionally not "corrected" to eliminate or hide the natural scars or marks. That’s why mohinders have so much character!
If you weren't already convinced that the City Slipper is the holy grail of shoes, it is thought by many Indians that wearing bag-tanned leather has health benefits. WHAT!? Here's the story. Bag-tanned leather is vegetable-tanned using extracts from different tree barks and nuts, including the myrobalan nut. This is a medicinal nut commonly used in ayervedic
medicine. The constant contact of your feet with the leather tanned using the myrobalan nut is thought to keep your body, and specifically, your eyes cool. As
you wear in your mohinders,
you’ll notice the leather on the heals turning darker. It is believed that the
darker color is evidence that shoe is absorbing the heat from your body. Is this all true...don't know, but hope so!