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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 (including us at the time) 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.

100% Leather

creating all-leather footwear is not necessarily difficult, though it is costly...

Arch Support

what WAS DIFFICULT was figuring out how to work a leather sole so that it can hold the shape of an arch through time...

Slim Comfort

while still looking slim and feminine... and thin enough to be flexible and immediately comfortable.

And So It 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 sandal artisans in Mexico. Lots of perseverance has made our dream of our perfect sandals come true.
We then fit our our shoes 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 shoes is made to our crazy type-A specifications (and, believe us, that’s no easy task).
And waaa-la! You now have a beautiful pair of beek sandals!
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