Mohinders Traditional Handwoven Indian Shoes Releases New Women’s City Slipper

It’s a party in the back and business in the front for handwoven footwear label Mohinders.

The brand’s new backless women’s City Slipper, which launched earlier this month, is available for pre-order and will ship during the second week of June.

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Detail of Mohinders.
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Handmade by second and third generation artisans in the remote village of Karnataka, India, the footwear features full grain water buffalo leather that is vegetable tanned and a natural crepe rubber sole, available on the brand’s website for $145.

Founded in 2013 by former lawyer Michael Paratore, Mohinders is an ethically sourced label that benefits local shoemakers through a cooperative that offers fair compensation and labor practices.

Paratore said in a statement that he was inspired to found the company after he became “obsessed” with the traditional Indian footwear silhouette during a trip to India. “We started with an existing design, based on a classic style made in this part of India for centuries,” he explained. “We then make adjustments to enhance the style, comfort and durability.”

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