Moon & Star
Big Ben - Men
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Men, strut your stuff with these oh so stylish & dreadfully comfortable shoes. Made all from full grain leather & all natural materials, they'll be kind to your feet & the environment all at the same time.
People Loving - Working only with small communities & family businesses, Moon & Star aims to provide income security & self-sufficiency to those they partner with. Artisans are paid their full asking price so that they never have to compromise their economic situation in any way.
Planet Loving - Cut & sewn by hand means that these shoes are produced in such a way that reduces the world's energy consumption. No heavy machinery or environmental pollution from factories involved here, & the natural leather & all natural materials of the shoes means they will last longer, thus being a more sustainable & eco-friendly shoe.
Handcrafted - The artisans who painstakingly create these beauties have had the art of shoe-making passed down to them through the generations. They carry on their family traditions by continuing to cut & sew each pair of shoes by hand.
Cause Supporting - Up to 10% of Moon & Star's annual profit goes back into the local communities to improve conditions of small businesses that most need assistance.
The Good Life - Made from only the highest quality leather, your feet will be able to breathe & after some time the leather will mould to your feet, preventing corns, calluses & blisters. You'll be looking stylish & feeling comfy in no time at all.
Locally Made - Moon & Star works closely with local artisans all over Turkey, & choose to source their shoes from Gaziantep (also known as Antep). Gaziantep is a cultural hub in Turkey, known for producing high quality, hand made goods, & in recent years have taken on many projects aiming to preserve & promote traditional hand made crafts.
Sole: Buffalo Skin & Rubber Protection | Upper Section: Cow Skin | Inner Lining: Sheep Skin | Inner Sole: Cow Skin | Stitching: Beewax Coated Twine
Note: Shoes are earthed by adding a thin layer of clay between the sole & inner lining ... which means no static electricity for you!
Any suede or waterproofing products or protectants can be used on your shoes. Avoid any standard leather treatments or conditions. We recommend using only a brush to clean &/or maintain them. Please note that these shoes are not waterproof. In the case that they do get wet or soaked, use a cloth to absorb as much water as possible before leaving your shoes to dry away from sunlight or direct heat. It's recommended that you wear your shoes on alternate days, as the product is made from natural materials & requires a 'breathing' period between wears.
Note: As all shoes are handmade, slight variations may occur.
41 (foot length 26.1 - 26.6cm) | AU7.5-8 | EU41-41 | UK7.5-8 | US8.5-9
42 (foot length 26.7 - 27.2cm) | AU8.5-9 | EU42-43 | UK8.5-9 | US9.5-10
43 (foot length 27.3 - 27.8cm) | AU9-9.5 | EU43-44 | UK9-9.5 | US10-10.5
44 (foot length 27-9 - 28.4cm) | AU9.5 | EU44-45 | UK9.5 | US10.5
45 (foot length 28.5 - 29cm) | AU10.5-11 | EU45-46 | UK10.5-11 | US11.5-11
Country of Origin: Turkey
NB: Products are shipped directly from Turkey.
About Moon & Star
After travelling through over 30 different countries, the creators of Moon & Star realised how little the world knew of Turkey's artisan treasures. Villages, families & communities have been quietly producing & perfecting their art for hundreds of years. Not only do these local communities produce quality items, but they do so while sustaining their history & traditions along with having environmentally friendly manufacturing processes & working to empower local people. All this is done not as a marketing ploy, but instead out of the knowledge it's both the sustainable, & right way to do things for their communities.
Moon & Star aim to strengthen these local communities & promote their products by working closely with each individual artisan, assisting in bringing them into an international marketplace. Comprised of an aeronautical engineer, interior designer, sales executive & teacher, this group has pooled their experiences & abilities to create a company that aim to share the treasures of Turkey with the global community.