Comfortable Traditional Zulu Shoes.🇿🇦

izimbadada, also known as izingcabulela , are comfortable, long-lasting sandals historically worn by Zulu people in rural KwaZulu Natal. The sandal has a signature rubber look with the soles and straps being made from old car tyres.

Popularly known in Zulu as “izimbadada ” because of the sound they make when walking in them, these traditional sandals have become iconic in South Africa and Zulu culture.

While the sandals have a distinguishable sole made from car tyres, designs differ and often custom-made according to the buyer’s request. This can include cow hide embellished straps to straps that are beaded or embroided.