taka shoes are handcrafted, using traditional cobbling techniques for comfort and durability. a woman owned and operated company. the leather naturally patinas: undyed veg-tanned leather starts skin-toned and develops into a rich almost marbled in character. (It is an accumulation of scratches oils from your hands or other sources sunlight wear etc). Designed and constructed for ease of movement and comfort. wear them often for an easy, put together look that is both comfortable and stylish.