Established in the 1950s, Nefes is a workshop specializing in handmade Yemeni and barefoot shoes. Under the stewardship of Okan, the current operator and a direct descendant of the founder, Nefes continues to stay true to its heritage.
Their shoes promise a unique experience, providing more functionality than conventional styles like moccasins, loafers, slip-ons, espadrilles, and huareces. What makes them stand out is the use of copper rivets in grounding shoes with a natural alignment with the earth beneath your feet.
This small business is also known for its Summer Sandals, featuring a copper rivet-free design that can be customised upon request at no additional cost. Notably, their loafers and women’s barefoot shoes are deemed a perfect fit for wide and voluminous feet.
Taking pride in their personal touch, Okan ensures he is hands-on with every order. Nefes supports the local craftsmen of Gaziantep’s handmade product market, helping to preserve an age-old profession.