Like all hand-made stuff using natural materials very pair will be unique which is a sign of quality.
The birch wood is one of the hardest tree species but still very fragile material so watch out for knocking
the back of the heel into stairs or edges of sidewalks since the wood might chip.
Terhi Pölkki shoes are made high quality vegetable tanned leather. Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using tannins and other ingredients found in vegetable matter such as tree bark, wood, leaves, fruit and roots.
It is non-irritant, soft to the touch, ages richly over time and therefore metal and chrome-free and biodegrades naturally. Our vegetable tanned leather is classic leather that shows its wear beautifully over time. It is completely natural, meaning it is naked, with no synthetic top finishes.
Natural colours will slowly darken over time due to exposure to the sun.
LEATHER AGING AND PATINA
The Karin sandals on the left in its original pristine condition and on the right it has
darkening after one year of daily use.
Vegetan leather will develop a patina over time.