About Bummel Shoes
A stunning leather Bummel shoe is contemporary, yet classic - a must-have in any wardrobe. Wear it casually with jeans or dressed up for a smarter look, they are stylish and full of character. Bummel means quality, individuality, comfort and durability - not mass-produced but made with love and care in South Africa.
Handmade - 100% Leather
Each pair is handmade from handpicked African leather, making each shoe a unique one of a kind masterpiece - attention to detail is second to none, no shortcuts.
Vegetable Tanned Leather Insole
80% of your foot sweat is absorbed by the insole, synthetic insoles cause sweaty, wet and smelly shoes. We use the most expensive veg tanned leather insoles that stay odourless and mould to the shape of your foot.
Vegetable tanned leather takes longer to produce and is more expensive when finely finished, but it is also one of the oldest methods of tanning leather. Vegetable tanning soaks hides in a tea made from tree leaves and/or bark, and associated tannins kill mould, fungus, mildew, etc. and help keep your shoes smelling great even after years of continuous wear.
Vegetable tanned leather also absorbs moisture so your feet stay dry inside the shoe.
No Synthetic Material Ever Touches your Foot
Only leather will ever though your foot, so you can even wear your shoes without socks. No bad smell ever. Full grain leather uppers are used which are breathable, heat-regulating, repel water and are easy to clean.
Flexible, Moulds to your Foot
Imagine a shoe to fit your foot like a glove, this is what a full-leather Bummel shoe will become. It takes the shape of your foot and becomes your most comfortable wear.
Built to Last
Using only quality materials and German-inspired craftsmanship, these shoes are built to last.