The sandals are made from products purchases in Haiti and hand crafted. The sole of the shoe is a combination of leather and rubber and the top is a braided string. The idea for these braided sandals orginally came from the jewelry making class in professional school. The class was learning how to make bracelets with the same string and then one student decided to use the tecnique on sandals. We have several different styles and colors available and the shoes are true to size.