El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)
El Paso Baba (Mens)



El Paso Baba


Made entirely of undyed, vegetable tanned leather in our El Paso, Texas workshop, our El Paso Baba is noteworthy (the crème de la crème of our collection). A testament to quality over quantity, crafted by hand one pair at a time - they'll last you a lifetime. Lighter in color and smooth to start, with every step along the journey, your El Paso Babas will form to your feet and get richer & warmer in color. That's the result of using the highest quality materials, without compromise, and assembling them by hand with an attention to detail not often found in modern footwear. Enjoy!  

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Product Details

- 100% Veg tanned natural leather upper
- 100% Veg tanned natural leather lining
- 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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Made by hand in the Sabah Workshop in El Paso, Texas


Please, refer to the FAQ at the bottom of this page for more information on care

dealer's notes

Our first Baba ever made in the El Paso workshop

Size & Fit

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


Leather Cleaner + Conditioner SET


About the El Paso Baba

In early 2019, we landed on El Paso, Texas as the home of the second Sabah Workshop. El Paso, like Gaziantep, is a border town with a history of trade and craftsmanship. Amongst many things, El Paso has a rich history in leather working and cowboy boot making, specifically using saddle leather which is a wonderful, undyed leather that is 100% vegetable tanned and used in the making of the El Paso Baba. Our vision is for our El Paso Sabah Workshop to be a place that produces the same beautiful Sabahs & Babas you’ve come to know, that serves as an outpost for collaboration between our Turkish and American craftspeople, and is a hub for innovation, creativity and new ideas.

Handmade in the USA.

A beautiful setting results in beautiful work. The Sabah workshop in El Paso, Texas exemplifies this concept. We are proud to have some of the best talent in our Workshop — all masters in their field, who come from the world of high-end cowboy boot making.


Better with time & wear.

The beauty of using 100% vegetable tanned, undyed leather is how it turns golden brown & forms to your feet with wear, time and exposure to sun & elements. They're really no other leather like this!


El Paso 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).

What is 100% Veg-Tanned Leather?

100% veg-tanned leather is, in its essence, truly natural. This leather is undyed & largely unfinished. As such, you can expect to see some subtle marks & imperfections on the leather, and it is certainly susceptible to gathering more blemishes, dots and drips along the way. This is the idea! Over time, these marks will blend in as the leather patinas and turns a richer, honey brown.

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 Babas?

- Keep away from water & heat sources - when vegetable tanned leather gets very wet, it tends to stiffen up.

- Periodically condition with Leather Conditioner to keep the leather soft and supple; and to encourage the patina.

- Avoid using chemical cleaners or abrasive brushes, as these may damage the leather.

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 - uk.sabah.am.

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.