Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)
Caramelo Baba (Womens)



Caramelo Baba


The Caramelo Baba is made at our workshop in El Paso from European leather, using a full-grain hide for durability & longevity. The leather is then naturally milled to become super soft, with a waxed tannage that gives it a butteriness unlike any Baba we've made before. A classic color, with a subtle texture, we’ll be wearing this rich, honey brown slip-on all summer long… enjoy!

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Please, note: This item is part of our Last Call Collection -- Last Call items are only eligible for Exchange or Store Credit, and they cannot be returned for refund.

Product Details

100% Full grain natural milled leather
100% Veg tanned natural leather lining
100% Veg tanned italian bull leather sole

made in

Sabah Workshop, El Paso, Texas


Lightly brush off any debris or dirt on the surface with a soft, damp cloth. Use sabah leather cleaner and conditioner, in that order, applying the product to a soft cloth and rubbing it onto the shoe with a circular motion. Pressure isn’t necessary — simply apply with a quick motion and the heat of the friction will infuse the product into the top grain of the leather. Be certain to cover the entire upper, including within the creases. Allow to dry and then buff off the excess with a clean, dry soft cloth.

Size & Fit

IMPORTANT: Please refer to our size guide before ordering, as our Babas made in El Paso have a unique fit.


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Handmade in the USA

A beautiful setting results in beautiful work. The Sabah workshop in El Paso, Texas exemplifies this. We are proud to have some of the best talent in our Workshop — all masters in their field.


From our Second Workshop & Design Studio in El Paso, TX,

comes a range of novel & exciting backless Babas -- we have utilized our newest US workshop to experiment with unique materials, textures, and styles. Our El Paso designs take a fresh look at what a Baba can truly be.


El Paso made Babas on Real People, in Real Life

Your Questions Answered

How do I determine my proper size?

All of our styles are true to size; however, each unique silhouette differs numerically.

You can expect to take a different sizeway for Sabahs, Turkish made backless Babas, & El Paso made Babas. You can view the exact style type on the relevant product page.

We recommend selecting the numerical size that directly corresponds to your typical EUR/US shoe size in the drop down menu on each specific product page.

We certainly understand that juggling various numbers, sizes, & fits can feel daunting at first, so please do not hesitate to drop us a line for guidance & support!

How should my pair fit?

For an ideal fit, your heels should come just shy of or right to the back edge of the insoles. The natural leather will stretch and form to your feet with wear.

Your toes should touch the end of the pair with some pressure; however, they should not be curling.

It typically takes 3-5 good wears for your Babas to begin notably stretching throughout.

That said, the Baba style is initially a touch more relaxed than the Sabah (full shoe).

Why do El Paso made Babas differ in numerical fit from Turkish made Babas?

The differing methods of craft in each workshop lead to alternate numerical sizing on the final last. The history of shoe making in each setting brings forth these unique elements of production.

We recommend selecting the numerical size that directly corresponds to your typical EUR/US shoe size in the drop down menu on each specific product page.

How do I care for my El Paso made Babas?

Specific care instructions will vary based on the material used to craft your unique pair.

Velvet, hair-on leather, smooth leather, fabrics, & suedes all require slightly different attention & maintenance.

To learn more about your pair specifically, email us at or consult your local cobbler!

Can I return my pair for refund, credit, or an exchange?

Of course!

We happily accept all returns on NEW & UNWORN Sabahs & Babas. Please, visit our Returns page for more information & to initiate a request.

We also offer FREE returns for new & unworn orders placed in the US within 30 days of receipt.

Domestic shipping information.

For all orders placed that are currently in-stock, we are able to send your package to post within 1-2 business days.

Once your shipment is en route, our standard shipping option will typically have your order to you within an estimated 3-4 days.

We do, however, offer various shipping options at checkout should you prefer to have your package sooner. We offer UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS Next Day Air for expedited service.

As a note, UPS 2nd Day Air does not expedite shipping over the weekend.

Where is my order shipping from?

Sabahs & Babas are all handmade in either Gaziantep, Turkey or El Paso, TX and shipped to our main fulfillment center in Connecticut. Your order is, then, carefully packed up by our team & passed off to post.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we do! As a note -- depending on the country you are ordering from, you may want to visit our UK site -

International shipments may be subject to customs fees and import duties of the country to which your order is shipped to. The courier will charge you any taxes or customs directly. For any detailed questions on this, we recommend you consult your local Customs office, which will happily assist you with further information.

Sabah is not responsible for any duties or taxes imposed by the recipient’s country. If any such duties or taxes are imposed, you, the customer, will be responsible for paying them.