WATER BUFFALO LEATHER SANDALS - AVAILABLE IN THREE COLORS
YEP! YOU FOUND THEM!!! I started wearing them back in the 70's and still wear them to this day! The 100% leather toe strap sandals everyone wore back in the 60's and 70's. Call them Buffalo Sandals, Hippie Sandals, Jesus Sneakers, Jesus Sandals, Kolhapuri Sandals - they're still as comfortable as you remember. They are hand-stitched with stacked-leather soles. Available in Black, Medium Brown or Dark Brown. The style of the sandal your order will remain the same but the designs of leathers strips, braids and embossing across the arch strap may very slightly.
Please USE OUR SHOE CHART ONLY for picking your size. These sandals are made in India and do not follow a standard shoe sizing chart.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! In addition to entering your actual shoe size, please take a moment to measure the length of your foot, using the instructions listed below, and send us your info by email ([email protected]), CRM message here on our website, adding a note to your order or by phone call or text to (856) 316-8602. We love hearing from our customers to get all of the information we need to pick just the right pair sandals for you!
Your sandals will arrive ready for gift giving with a copy of the break-in instructions enclosed. They're still as comfortable as you remember.
Welcome back to your favorite sandals!
We try very hard to find a pair of sandals that will fit you comfortably so....
******* PLEASE SEND US THE MEASUREMENTS OF YOUR FOOT! *******
Do you have extra wide feet or narrow feet. YOU HAVE TO LET US KNOW! These sandals are made to fit a regular width foot but we can check our stock for a wider or narrower pair. Once you have placed your order, we would like you to send us an email ([email protected]) with the measurements of the length and width of your feet to make it easier for us to pick a pair that will fit you properly. First, place a ruler on the floor and stand on it with one barefoot, lining your heel up with the end. Now place ALL OF YOUR WEIGHT on that one foot and look to see where your big toe reaches. Write down the measurement. Now, turn the ruler a quarter turn and stand on it again, with ALL OF YOUR WEIGHT, so the ruler is going across under your foot at it WIDEST point, usually near the balls of your feet and write down the measurement. Now send us those two measurements so we can look for a pair that will fit you correctly.
If you have any questions about choosing the correct size, you may contact us before placing your order ~ (856) 316-8602. We will be more than happy to help!
These sandals are normally a little stiff when you first receive them. This is normal! Before you start the break-in process, please try your sandals on first. If the length of the sandal is too short or too long you will probably need a different size. If the arch band or the toe band is very loose or very tight, you also may need a different size. Soaking these sandals in water will not change the length of the sandal and it will not shrink the arch band or the toe band. The softening and forming to your feet only occurs while the leather is drying, so leaving them in the water for a longer period of time will not correct these two problems. You'll probably need to return them for a different size.
Here's the OLD HIPPIE secret for breaking in your new pair of sandals to make them softer and more comfortable - soak your sandals in water for about 3 minutes, no longer! We only want the leather to be softened by the water. Soaking them longer WILL NOT make them shrink or change size in any way! If you try your sandals on and they fit pretty well, then go on to one of the break-in processes listed below.
Remove them from the water and put them on. Then chose one of the following Break-in Methods
Wearing a pair of socks over your sandals during the Break-in Process will help prevent damaging the bottoms just in case you may decide to return them.
Method 1 ~ If the arch band feels a little tight, you may wear them as they dry. This method will stretch the sandal arch slightly. If the arch band is really tight, it will not stretch enough to fit your foot without breaking so please do not damage the sandal if your foot is too wide to fit. Be sure not the mark up the bottom or walk on hard surfaces.
Method 2 ~ If your sandals feel like a good fit, you may opt to let them air dry naturally without wearing them.
Method 3 ~ If they are a little bit loose, you may want to place them in a sunny area as they dry. This method MAY help the leather shrink a very small amount.
Any break-in method you choose will soften the leather only (IT WILL NOT shrink or change the size of the sandals in any way), helping them conform to your feet so they fit you like a glove!
Please remember ~ we cannot except a return of any sandals that show signs of wear, alteration, damage or foot odor. If you plan to walk around with your sandals to check out the size and the comfort, be sure to only walk on a rug or a smooth floor area. You may also try wearing a pair of socks over your sandals while you are walking around waiting for them to dry so that the bottoms do not get marked up or pitted. DO NOT walk on the sidewalk, asphalt or any other rough surface as this will mark up the bottoms and we will be unable to accept your return because we will be unable to resell them if you should decide to return them.
PLEASE BE HONEST! We accept returns and exchanges but we don't want any surprises when we receive your returned item. All sandals must be returned to us in the same condition that we sent them to you. NO EXCEPTIONS! For more information about making a return or exchange, please read our company's return policy.
IMPORTANT!! Once you have decided that your new sandals fit correctly and that you will be keeping them, there is ONE MORE STEP TO GO THROUGH. Put your sandals on your feet and walk outside to a very rough surface like a sidewalk, parking lot or asphalt and drag your feet with the sandals on across the rough surface so that you will scratch up the bottoms of the sandals making them very rough on the bottoms. This will prevent you from slipping while wearing your sandals. You may also use a rough piece of sandpaper to do the same thing. SAFETY FIRST! This is a VERY IMPORTANT STEP to complete. Please keep in mind that if you do rough up the bottoms of your sandals you will no longer be able to return them for any reason so please be sure you are keeping your new sandals before you complete this last step.