About Us - The Story Behind Mala & Our Leather Flats

About Us

We started Mala because we couldn’t find beautiful flats that were comfortable enough to wear all day, made with quality materials and available at a great price. After searching everywhere and being unable to find the flats we truly wanted, we decided to create them.

Designed in Brooklyn, Handcrafted in León

We design every pair of our beautiful flats in Brooklyn, NY. Style, comfort and ensuring our flats can handle the demands of a daily commute that involves lots of walking are at the core of our design process.

We bring our designs to life in León, Mexico, which has been the Shoe Capital of the World since 1645. At our León factory, skilled craftsmen handcraft every pair of Mala flats from the finest leather that’s available.

#ShopSmall and Do Good

We’re working hard to build a great business that’s able to give back to a cause we care deeply about. We learn something new daily, and we truly appreciate every single person who supports us!

Thanks for getting to know Mala,

Silvia Torres

Silvia Torres - Founder

Tyler Banfield

Tyler Banfield - Director of Marketing

Angelica Torres

Angelica Torres - Head of Operations