The Story of Pelanir

Born on the vibrant streets of Turkey, Pelanir arose from a simple observation. The burgeoning barefoot footwear trend, focused on athletic styles, left a void for those who craved the liberating feel of barefoot shoes but desired a touch of elegance for everyday life. Fueled by this insight and a deep appreciation for natural movement, Pelanir's founders envisioned footwear that would set your feet free. Imagine shoes that seamlessly blend with your daily wardrobe while allowing your feet to move and connect with the ground as nature intended. This is the essence of Pelanir.

Woman in a blue shirt and cream pants, sitting on a wooden chair in beige shoes.

Rooted in Tradition, Crafted for Today:

Our journey led us to partner with skilled artisans in Turkey, where generations have honed their craft, meticulously handcrafting shoes using time-tested techniques. These partnerships are built on a shared passion for quality and a commitment to using the finest natural materials.

Pelanir is a testament to this rich heritage. Each pair is meticulously crafted using premium, naturally tanned genuine leather. This meticulous approach not only ensures exceptional durability but also allows the shoes to breathe and adapt to the unique shape of your feet, creating a truly personalized experience.

Brown barefoot loafers on a colorful Turkish traditional carpet.

Beyond Functionality, A Focus on Wellbeing:

Pelanir is more than just stylish footwear. We believe in the profound impact natural movement has on overall well-being. By allowing your feet to move freely, our shoes promote healthy foot development and improved proprioception – your body's awareness of its position in space. This enhanced connection to the ground can improve balance, posture, and overall proprioceptive awareness.

Four-step collage showing the process of making leather shoes by hand.

Sustainable Practices, Mindful Choices:

Our commitment to natural materials extends beyond comfort and aesthetics. We prioritize using responsibly sourced leathers, minimizing our environmental footprint. Additionally, the focus on handcrafted production reduces waste often associated with mass production methods.

Woman in burgundy barefoot loafers and a brown leather jacket, sitting next to a helmet.

A Journey of Rediscovery:

At Pelanir, we invite you to rediscover the freedom of natural movement. Our shoes are designed to be an extension of yourself, allowing you to navigate the world with confidence and comfort. Whether you're conquering city streets or exploring hidden trails, Pelanir will be your trusted companion on your journey. Join us as we redefine barefoot footwear, one comfortable, stylish step at a time.