Ukuhamba - The Walker
"These make me feel like I am making a personal statement with each step." - Alex
Inga took the Derby Dress Shoe from the traditional to the progressive.
Inga Atelier has honored the black culture with a uniquely customized leather shoe that is on an entirely different level. Crafted in South Africa and made of genuine glazed calf skin leather, the Ukuhamba is a goodyear-welted Derby that offers customization with the following progressive slogans of our times: ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘Womxn’, or ‘Just Dream’. Featuring leather outsoles and colored laces in a variety of hues (red, neon green, yellow, orange), the Ukuhamba is a unique shoe presenting a singular style objective.
Note: These dress shoes are custom made just for you. You let us know what slogan you would like, and your foot measurements. We deliver the incredibly unique shoes to you in about 4 weeks time.
Everything is handcrafted by expert African artisans in our South-African atelier. The premium calfskin leather is sourced from a small family owned business in Tuscany Italy, a region well known for its exceptional leather quality. Threads and silk lining come from the Como region in Italy, famous for supplying luxury brands with fabrics. Everything is purposefully made and sourced in an ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly manner.
Care Instructions: Wipe the leather with a damp cloth. Do not use soap.
Ships from USA & South-Africa.
Ships out same day when order placed before 1PM.
Delivery is estimated to be 3 to 5 business days.
Free returns within 30 days if the product is undamaged.
Pre-orders require 6 weeks to be handcrafted and delivered in the USA, and 2 weeks for South-Africa.
Whatsapp our founder Inga Gubeka directly by pressing the green button in the righthand corner
Note: Available Monday-Friday 9 to 5 PM (excluding Holidays).
You are in good company
From a President to an Oscar winning actor, our client base is varied and would be proud to count you among it. Being featured by Beyoncé's website and starring at SA Fashion Week, the world is taking notice. Have it notice you.
Built to become heirloom pieces
A standard of quality that rivals the most renowned in the industry. Handmade craftsmanship by African artisans working with the finest Italian calf leather.