TAKA shoes are made from vegetable-tanned leather.This leather is free of chrome, a toxic heavy metal used in mass production.
Each TAKA is cut, hand-stitched and lasted by hand in Los Angeles.
Taka UNDYED series is free of any kind of dye.
A patina will develop through exposure to environmental elements such as sunlight and moisture. Natural polishing with oils and wax will accelerate the tanning process.
PLANT-DYED colors, such as Black and Umber are created from plant material and are free of petrochemical and synthetic dyes.
TAKA's are lightweight and sculpt to the foot.
Our shoes are created slowly and with mastery. All superfluous components have been removed.
Each item is designed to be worn close to the body, adapting to the wearer and evolving over time.