When the pandemic started, Capra Leather, a design studio from Bogotá, realized they needed to create a new product to help people adapt to the new normal. As our homes became more important to our daily lives, they decided to design a product to help people get more comfortable.
Capra Leather decided to create the perfect home shoe. That’s how the HOM was born.
HOM: The natural, easy-to-wear home shoe
HOM is made entirely from full grain leather, the highest quality layer of the hide. Capra’s leather comes from the finest cattle raised in the open grass of the Andean mountains, complying with the highest environmental standards during the tanning process.
The interior is all breathable suede, a natural material with a signature napped texture that is pleasant to touch.
The footbed has four complementary layers.
- Memory foam that slowly molds to the shape of your feet.
- Natural rubber latex to insulate against heat and cold.
- Cork heel reinforcement for a natural firm support.
- EVA, as the foundation of the footbed; it’s light and shock-absorbent, and tenderly supports every step.
Capra Leather developed and tested HOM for more than 8 months. The end result was a made-to-last shoe that is the perfect balance between comfort and style. HOM is made out of premium, locally sourced, natural materials, and crafted by artisans to last the duration of a person’s life.
The brand history
Capra was born in 2015 from founder Juan Quiñones’ love of leather and his belief that there was space to innovate in the men’s leather goods realm. He began his business by crafting and selling handmade laptop sleeves on Etsy.
Since then, Capra’s has cemented itself as a brand of handcrafted, sustainable and stylish leather goods. Today, they are trusted by customers in over 100 countries on 5 continents.
We are a design studio passionate about pushing the limits of leather goods design to create products with soul. We believe in products that captivate the senses and evoke emotions, says Juan.
Every detail is designed to achieve the perfect balance between functionality and style.
Located in the art district of Bogotá, Capra’s shop is a place where creativity and dedication meet. Here, a group of talented artisans with decades of experience craft every order that is placed through their website.
This workshop is the heart of the Capra brand. Every product is crafted here, and every design is developed and tested here, says Juan.
“We believe that when a product is crafted by hand, the attention to detail is acute. The artisan’s character and advanced skill level gives soul to the product. Each artisan relies on traditional crafting techniques while also dedicating time to innovate on processes and materials to achieve unique designs,” says Juan.
The Capra philosophy
Capra’s ethos is to never compromise quality and offer outstanding products at a fair price all year long.
“We only use the highest quality natural materials that we can get our hands on, and we are on a mission to locally source as much as possible and keep our ecological footprint low. And every piece is made to order to avoid waste inventory,” says Juan.
“We believe the combination of quality materials and attention to detail results in a leather piece that lasts a lifetime,” Juan continues. Capra offers a lifetime guarantee on every piece they craft.
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