Product Information: These sandals are handmade by the people of Ngaye in the region of Thiès north of Senegal. The artisans there are known to be perfectionists because of their high-end quality products. They regroup themselves around a big organization to sustain the needs within the community. As you wear these fashionable, unique, and extremely comfortable Ngaye Sandals, just know you are helping a rural community in West Africa thrive. The cork footbed is lined with embossed snakeskin that softens over time for proper heel, arch, and foot support when walking. The leather used for the outsole is strong, yet soft; therefore, it delivers long-lasting durability on a variety of surfaces.