WALKNY YEMANY SHOES
Yemeni is the original name given to traditional heel-less shoe that has history of 600 years in Southern Anatolia. It is believed to originate in Yemen where it took its name and then moved to Aleppo, a Syrian city before coming to Anatolia. For centuries these shoes were the everyday footwear of people living in all these regions. They are handcrafted using only the finest leather and natural materials and well known for their comfort, longevity and prevention of sweat and odor.
The natural materials are the healthier choice for your feet by molding into their shape and allowing them to breathe. Different types of leather are used in crafting these shoes. Cow, goat, sheep and buffalo leather are used in making different sections of the shoe. The outsole is always tanned buffalo and the inner lining is lambskin that makes it soft on your feet. The insole is cowhide and the upper varies from cowhide to goatskin. In the final step of the shoemaking beeswax cotton twine is used to stitch outsole, insole and upper together.
WALKNY Yemany shoes are handcrafted in the local workshops that are run by families for decades in Gaziantep. Their art and skills have been passed down generation to generation as a longstanding family tradition. These workshops are also very authentic. The last standing medieval historical inns of the city shelter these workshops and the centuries-old craftsmanship. Craftswomen are encouraged to work on the final stage that is the stitching because they have smaller hands and can get better into the shoes.
Walkny named the shoes 'Yemany' after redesigning and restyling the traditional Yemeni shoes keeping the same old handmade technique. Introduced them to women who are active and stylish and enjoy comfort and quality. Walkny Yemany shoes are good in all seasons and with their new look, they can be easily combined with casual to chic many outfits.