Iron dye is colorfast and won't rub off on feet. Each pair is dyed by hand; natural variation in color tone is to be expected.
Every pair is dyed by hand in a simple process using water + iron. The myrobalan in our leather reacts with iron for a colorfast black, which won’t rub off on your feet or fade over time. Iron-dyed shoes can be easily re-conditioned at home to restore the deepest black; some natural variation in color tone is to be expected.
Woven Shoes run big and fit best when they start out tight. Take a full size down and use our break-in tips. For example, if you’re normally a 7, order a 6.
If you are normally a half size, take one size down. For example, if you’re normally a 7.5, order a 7.
After a few days of wear, toe box and footbed will mold to your foot for the perfect fit.
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The same kind of leather has been used to make shoes in Athani for generations. It’s tanned using just a few ingredients: water, acacia tree bark, and myrobalan (the nut of a Terminalia chebula tree). Every piece of leather is infused with myrobalan, which is also a natural dye; when mixed with iron, myrobalan reacts to create a deep black. So, we can simply dip our shoe leather in water + with iron for a colorfast black dye that won’t fade or rub off.
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.