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“In the age of the generic, nonthreatening Silicon Valley sneaker, the Sabah is that rarest of birds: a low-key slice of minimalism that nonetheless has a distinct personality.”
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“Though this particular style is of-the-moment, the way it's made—by hand, using high-end materials and a replaceable sole—means it's designed to last and even get better with age.”
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“I often long for the ease and simplicity that comes from sliding on a pair of shoes and running out the door. That's why I’m obsessed with my Sabah’s.”
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“If colour, craftsmanship and comfort rank high on your footwear checklist, you're in for a treat with Chiltern Street's newest addition, Sabah.”
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“We’ve written about these Turkish leather slippers ad nauseam for good reason: pound for pound, they’re the most comfortable and versatile shoe you can buy. There are very few shoes that can do 15 city miles by day and then seamlessly transition to evening-wear by night, but the Sabah is one of them.”
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“We chose Chiltern Street because of the neighborhood and our neighbors — sophisticated and independent yet inclusive and humble, quality over quantity, and consisting of many multi-generational family businesses.”
“I’ve been wearing these shoes with billowing dresses as well as tailored navy trousers.”
“For my summer holidays this year I’ll be packing a pair of Turkish slippers. That’s if they’re not on my feet, as these sleek and simple shoes are supremely comfortable – and still stylish enough to wear almost anywhere.”
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“We just wanted to make great shoes with integrity.”
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“Tweaked for durability and style, Sabah’s now Insta-famous shoes were largely inspired by a pair of traditional Turkish slippers.”
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“Sabahs have been our go-to travel shoes since they hit the market.”
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“The footwear is a custom, higher quality adaptation of the shoes that have been crafted in Gaziantep for centuries.”
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“Together Sabah and Fernanda Uribe worked on a pair of shoes and the outcome is quite majestic.”
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“Their supple leather molds to your foot making them super comfortable even after a long flight, and the unfussy design keeps them very lightweight.”
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“You won’t find another pair of shoes like these outside of Turkey.”
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“It’s very Old World—not dissimilar to how you might buy shoes in Turkey.”
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“We wanted to delight our customers and give them an elevated experience that’s positive and thoughtful.”
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“Production is now based in southern Turkey, and Sabah employs 20 local artisans and Syrian refugees. This community-centric philosophy carries over to his newly opened Dallas shop.”
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“A brand which celebrates travel, discovery, style and comfort is one that we can definitely get on board with.”
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“Our business is 50 percent a retail company, and 50 percent hospitality/community.”
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“Almost like the little black dress of shoes, they are now essentials in my weekender bag and give me one less thing to forget.”
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“Despite being based on a nearly 1,000-year-old shoe making technique and using old world materials, Sabahs are a novel style in the modern footwear marketplace.”
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“We have built the workshop hand-in-hand with the owners since the beginning of Sabah. We have been involved in every step of the process to understand and celebrate the craft.”
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“It’s nice to have a relationship with the customer and know the name of every person who owns a pair.”
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“They work on the beach or at a bar. Accommodating as they are, however, these shoes aren’t flimsy, thanks to their sturdy rubber or leather soles.”
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“Sabahs, as they’re called, stand out for their tempting colors.”
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“Mickey Ashmore's Uptown shop offers old-world craftsmanship in a variety of colors.”
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“Instead of a leather sole, which just gets destroyed, I added rubber. So you can walk on pavement to the subway and back.”
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“These craftsmen are trained in a disappearing skill of hand-stitched shoe construction unique to Sabah.”
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“Sabahs are among our favorite shoes to travel with: They’re colorful, effortlessly chic, easy to take on and off, and perfect for dressing up or down.”
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“These unique slippers feel just as perfect in Bali as they do in Baltimore.”
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“Each shoe is handcrafted in the traditional fashion, without machinery or pre-punched holes; and each pair is marked with the handwritten initials of the Turkish cobbler who made them.”
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“They feel like slippers and wear like your trusty leather Fryes.”
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“The most common thing we hear from customers is, “I never want to take them off.”
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“They won’t smell, they mold to your feet, and they continue to look better and better.”
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“It is made entirely of leather. That’s the beauty of the shoe. There is nothing synthetic except for the piece of rubber, which is natural rubber.”
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“Ashmore still produces each pair of shoes with those same craftsmen, utilizing the unique, hand-sewn stitching process, the finest quality leathers sourced from century-old tanneries, and the utmost attention to detail.”
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“After kicking around in a pair for a few weeks, I can honestly say I never want to travel in anything else.”
The Sabah Dealer
“The arduous process is unique and gives the Sabah its distinctive look and durability. This commitment to craftsmanship has become “a community which goes well beyond product.”
Selling shoes, softly, with a glass of wine
“Ashmore still produces each pair of shoes with those same craftsmen, utilizing the unique, hand-sewn stitching process, the finest quality leathers sourced from century-old tanneries, and the utmost attention to detail.”
The Sabah Dealer — New York
“The Dealer’s crew also does “Sabah Sundays,” a salon of sorts at the Sabah House where you can enjoy cocktails, live music and stimulating convo.”
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“While they may seem delicate (don't most foreign goods?), Sabahs are sturdy andincrediblycomfortable because at the core these are travel shoes, built to withstand whatever adventure may come your way.”