Our construction

when we set out to create an all-leather shoe with a molded arch, we had no idea that it could be such a challenge! what most people don’t realize is that truly 100% leather sandals are quite rare in the market. most manufacturers combine leather uppers with other synthetic components, and call them “leather” sandals. making (and wearing) all-leather sandals is a passion of ours: sandals that will last a decade, or two (or forever). . . which means no cutting corners.

creating an all-leather sandal (like others in the market) is not necessarily difficult, though it is costly. what IS really difficult is working the leather sole so that it can hold the shape of the arch through time, while still looking slim and feminine… AND thin enough to be flexible and immediately comfortable.
 

creating all-leather footwear (like others in the market) is not necessarily difficult, though it is costly...

what IS really difficult is working the leather sole so that it can hold the shape of the arch through time...

while still looking slim and feminine… AND thin enough to be flexible and immediately comfortable.
and so the story begins...

seven rounds with the factory…

 

one custom “made-for-beek” sole machine (think 1000 kilos of pressure) …

 

much trial and error with the sole-leather thickness and arch height…

 

lots of sweat and late-night “you can do this / don’t give up” conversations… have lead to the heart and soul of beek: “our sole”. each sole takes 48 hours to make. a process of soaking the sole-leather, molding with pressure, and an exact drying process (the rest is a secret…)

 

all under the masterful eyes of our artisans in Mexico. lots of perseverance has made our dream come true.

 

we then fit our our sandals on ourselves (kenna is the size 9 and birgit the size 6) and our closest friends, to perfect them before we go into production. every single pair of beek sandals is made to our crazy type-A specifications (and, believe us, that’s no easy task).

and voila!
you now have a beautiful pair of beeks!