Born shoes is a brand of handcrafted footwear for women and men. Born shoes offer supreme comfort, the result of an old-world shoemaking technique called "Opanka," in which layers of rich outer leather, leather lining, and shock-absorbing foam are sewn together in a single piece. This creates maximum flexibility in all Born shoes, Born boots, and Born sandals. Many wearers consider Born shoes to be works of art. In the short time since the brand was first launched by the respected H.H. Brown shoe company, Born has already developed a devoted following.