OLD WORLD SHOES
The traditional version of Charix are still handmade in Turkey by cobblers using ancient techniques that have been passed down for generations. After centuries, you can still find them in local shops in Istanbul for $20 or through dealers in NYC for $200. They are made with same old-world construction, marketed differently.
The traditional version, taken in 2010
We reimagined and refined Charix.
TRADITION + INNOVATION
Virtually the same, yet drastically improved .
ONE AND ONLY
WHAT PEOPLE ASK US
How long has this type of shoe existed?
Who used to wear these shoes?
Are there other brands that sell this type of shoe?
Are Charix made with the traditional method?
No. We guarded the traditional design but changed the original construction to a more ergonomic, comfortable, modern version of our own. This made all the difference.
Why did you stray from the traditional version?
Our forefathers did not have the same expectation of comfort, fit, durability, and orthopedics as we do today. Our version improved all those points. If you wear both versions you will immediately feel the difference.
Do you plan to offer the traditional version?
I own the traditional version. I want to try Charix.
Email us a picture of you wearing your old traditional pair. We will give you a $20 credit towards your next Charix purchase.
I prefer the tradition version. Who sells them?
Are there different versions of the traditional shoe?
There are several versions; some feature a curled toe, some feature a flat vamp, some feature a woven design. And of course, there is the version we chose for Charix brand, as seen on the picture.