Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)
Catania Velvet Baba (Womens)



Catania Velvet Baba


Our newest Velvet Baba, in a luxe shade of midnight-black! Made in El Paso using Sabah’s standard of high quality materials: a combination of our velvet fabric upper sourced from one of the best velvet suppliers in Italy, plus a first-ever drum-dyed sole & insole of our shoes -- in this case, an Italian bull leather, drum-dyed in Italy in a matching deep black. The velvet is resistant yet soft, featuring a rich, almost iridescent, deep, deep black. Elevating really anything you could put on, these pair great with jeans and a sweater, while also being a great option for a fancier look, such as a suit or dress. Enjoy!

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Product Details

- Velvet upper sourced from Italy's premier Velvet producer
- Veg tanned bull sole & insole that will form to your feet and is meant for indoor & outdoor use
- Handcrafted in our El Paso Workshop
- McKay stitch sole construction

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Sabah Workshop El Paso, Texas


We advise against cleaning with water or detergents of any kind. Clean with a woolen cloth or gentle brush stroking the velvet in the direction of the pile. A gentle steam could be used to improve any crushing or inconsistencies in the velvet.

Size & Fit

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

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.