new shoes September 19 2018
19 September 2018. This fall we're introducing some new characters around here. Meet our new shoe, and our new love, the RAKU Babush. As you can see, she's elegant and simple, and gets along perfectly with our Fall clothing lineup.
A leather, slipper-like shoe with a natural crepe sole and a brass cone / leather fringe detail, the Babush is suitable for both casual and formal occasions.
The Babush comes with an interesting back story as well. RAKU founder Miki Nagamine created her line of shoes as a tool to enrich one's life. After making moccasins in Tokyo, she moved to Mexico where she began RAKU, a name derived from the Japanese concept of comfort and joy. Each pair is hand-made with high quality vegetable tanned leather and production is done with great respect for the materials and the earth.