How do I determine my size in Sabahs?
Sabahs should initially fit snug as they will stretch and mold to your feet with time and wear. The chart below takes this into account so choose your typical US or EUR size in a leather loafer or slip-on shoe to find your corresponding Sabah size. If you are between sizes, we suggested sizing UP for women and DOWN for men.
Note: Per the chart below, we suggest ordering Babas one size larger than your Sabahs.
What kind of fit is the best fit?
Sabahs should initially fit very snug as they are made entirely of natural leather and will stretch and mold to your feet with wear. Depending on your feet and regularity of use, the stretching process may take a few days or a few weeks.
TOES: Your toes should touch the end of the Sabah with some pressure. They should not be curling and you should not be in pain.
HEEL SLIP: Do not be concerned if there is minor slippage in the heel. Sabahs are leather-lined and will grip your feet as you walk.
Do you make Sabahs in different widths?
We make Sabahs in two styles: Men’s and Women’s, each with one standard width. Women’s Sabahs are narrower than Men’s Sabahs and are a medium to narrow width. Our Men’s Sabahs are a medium width. For customers with more narrow feet, the width of the Sabahs can be adjusted by using an insole. Sabahs generally can accommodate customers with wider feet because they stretch. In some cases, women with wider feet fit best in the men’s style and vise versa for men with narrower feet.
Do you make half sizes?
No, Sabahs only come in whole sizes.
If I send you my foot measurements, can you provide me with the perfect fit?
We can certainly align our measurements with your measurements but keep in mind that the subtle variations between each handmade pair and the desired comfort and fit for each individual may vary.
I can feel the inside stitching of my Sabahs. Is that normal?
Yes, some customers can feel the insole stitching and may even find it uncomfortable. However, the inside stitching is a simple waxed cotton string and will gradually soften to become unnoticeable in a short time.
My toe touches the end of my Sabahs, but they do not hurt or curl my toes. Are they too small?
No, Sabahs should fit between snug and very snug (toes touch the end; even with pressure) as they will stretch. As long as your toes are not curling or in pain, you have the right fit.
How long will it take to break in my Sabahs?
The time frame for breaking in Sabahs can range from a week to a month, depending how often the customer wears them. However, Sabahs should start to open up after a few wears. If customers struggle to break them in, we suggest taking the shoes to a local cobbler, as they can stretch them in exact places. Additionally, it may help to wear your Sabahs with thick socks to expedite the break-in process. Sweating in your Sabahs will also help to stretch them out.
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