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 Turkish 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.
About our Product Being an ethnically mixed family we wanted to bring the culture and traditions from Turkey back to the US. We have close relationships with the Families and Artisans making our product, and source ethically, using sustainable materials, real leather, recycled yarn and all natural dyes.
About our shoes Our shoes are handmade using a 700 year old Turkish shoe making technique. We design in house and work with a family of Artisans in Gaziantep, Turkey, where they've 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!