|Mohinders Shoes - Women's Flats|
Cruising around Instagram in December, I came across an interesting company called Mohinders Shoes. I was intrigued and checked out their website.
They offer handmade leather shoes made in India.
Typically, I am disappointed with small shoe companies as I wear a size 11 women's shoe and many companies don't makes shoes bigger than a women's size 10. I really liked the styles, however, and kept looking through their site.
I found that for the women's flat they actually recommend you order down a size and they make sizes up to 10 for women. Success!
I was super excited and attempted to order a pair. Being a small company sizes and styles go in and out of stock quickly. I signed up for their waiting list and within a week I received an email that my size was back in stock. I immediately ordered a pair and in three days, they were in my hands and on my feet.
Mohinder's shoes recommend that not only do you order a full size smaller (for the women's flats only), but the shoes should actually be tight when you get them. Surprisingly, they were not too short, as I had feared, but my little toes pinched a bit. Having trawled through instagram, I had seen comments that this was common. I wore them around the house for the first evening and they stretched right out. I instagrammed my new shoes and mentioned the fit and received a comment back within just a few minutes from Mohinders advising me to keep wearing them and to contact them should I need any assistance at all. Don't you just love social media when it's at its best? I surely do.
Like all natural leather products, they started to develop a patina and molded to my feet. I have very high arches and they do not rub on the tops of my feet at all.
They are extremely comfortable.
They remind me of a more stylish version of the huaraches I used to buy in Mexico when I was a teenager (eons ago). Back in the day, I always had to purchase men's styles from the cobblers in Guadalajara because my feet are so large. I loved how they fit and felt on my feet. The natural leather wore like iron, but the style always left me a bit wanting. I wanted the cute styles that were made for women.
Now I have something very close to just that.
Mohinders takes it a step further by adding a crepe sole so you won't slip on smooth floors (like concrete sidewalks, which used to happen).
You can read all about their story on their website. Here's a link:
I recommend them!