An Incredible Shoemaking Journey Spanning 70 Years
Turkish handcrafted leather shoes are one-of-a-kind and are revered all over the world for their excellent design, attention to detail, and high-quality materials. This is why Sepol Shoes, a brand built by Seyfiddin Polat, boasts a large customer base that loves the variety the brand has to offer, not to mention the unique designs that cannot be found anywhere else. No matter what the occasion may be, Seyfiddin Polat’s brand Sepol Shoes offers premium footwear that is sure to set you apart from the rest.
Who Is Seyfiddin Polat?
Seyfiddin Polat is a Turkish shoemaker who started working at a shoe atelier in 1952 when he was 8 years-old. He apprenticed at one of the best shoe studios and continued to gain knowledge of the art form as well as the industry. He was an enthusiastic learner and began to take an interest in the different types of Turkish as well as Western shoes for men. He dedicated his life to learning the shoemaking trade and perfecting his craft.
By then, he had developed an eye for recognizing great shoemaking and aspired to start his own atelier where he could craft high-end shoes for men and women. With his knowledge of the craft, how to source quality materials, and an excellent eye for recognizing fine craftsmanship, Polat started his own studio where he developed novel designs that put him on the map and allowed interested clientele to get in touch with him.
His workshop was established in 1971 in Istanbul, Turkey. In almost no time at all, it quickly garnered great reviews from clients as they loved Polat’s work. His fame grew not only in Turkey but extended to countries in Europe.
What Became of Seyfiddin Polat’s Brand?
As Seyfiddin Polat grew older, the second generation of shoemakers in the family took over the business. With much more ambitious plans to expand the business and establish a worldwide reputation, Sepol Shoes was established. The brand SEPOL aimed to provide wearers with high-end, handcrafted, and elegant shoes that were true in essence to Seyfiddin Polat’s ideology of creating shoes using premium materials.
What Is Seyfiddin Polat’s Brand Aiming to Achieve?
Since Seyfiddin Polat first began working in the shoe industry in 1952 to this day, the purpose of his brand and legacy has been the same: to create unique footwear that is handcrafted by artisans with care and designed unlike any other in the business. Although the brand currently only caters to men, there is a plan in the works for an expansion into crafting women’s shoes that will offer stylish and top-of-the-line footwear crafted by hand by our trained and talented shoemakers.
The men’s line for Seyfiddin Polat’s brand Sepol offers lace-up shoes, loafers, premium sneakers, and high-end formal shoes for ceremonies and events. Each category of the shoes boasts a large variety of colors, designs, and textures. Some tuxedo shoes from the company feature leather outsoles, while most sneakers from the company are made using the best quality of leather available.
Seyfiddin Polat was a visionary when it came to the craft of shoemaking. He tried adopting new practices in his methods and catered to clients’ recommendations to create men’s shoes that they loved wearing. His brand Sepol is deeply valued in Asia, Africa, and Europe but aims to continue Seyfiddin Polat’s legacy to other regions as well. With sights currently set on providing quality handcrafted footwear to audiences in the US, Sepol Shoes strives to make a mark in the American shoemaking industry. With a collection of new designs for women, the brand is sure to become an American favorite.