balkan tourist heritage travel backpack by super special sneakers

by Super Special Sneakers from bulgaria

$ 129

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Our travel backpacks are inspired by a simple hiking backpack popular in Bulgaria in 1950s.  Constructed from 12oz Canvas impregnated with paraffin wax for excellent water repellency and durability, the backpack also features strong leather straps and fasteners and heavy duty rivets and buckles. Our redeisgn features rear-entry zip (concealed while wearing) for easy access into the bag and quick side pockets opening. 


    • 12oz Bees Waxed 100% Cotton Canvas
    • Extra Thick Cow Hide from Local Tannery
    • Adjustable Leather Shoulder Straps & Fasteners
    • One Large Main Compartment with Drawstring Closure.
    • Side Pockets with Easy Access
    • YKK® Zipped Back Entry
    • Metal Rivets at All Point of Strain
    • Metal Buckles
    • 5 mm Felt Strap Padding
    • Handmade in EU

  • SIZE

    42 cm/48 cm/18 cm

    16.5 inch/19 inch/7 inch


    Waxed cotton should not be machine washed or dry cleaned and should be kept away from hot water and harsh detergents that will remove the wax coating. When spots occur, use a damp rag or soft bristle brush to gently buff out the stained area. You can use a hair dryer to smooth any unwanted lines in the canvas. You can use a hair dryer to smooth any unwanted lines in the canvas.


    If waxed canvas is creased, folded or scratched, these markings will appear slightly lighter in color on the fabric. We call this a patina effect. The ability of waxed canvas to patina creates a fabric with character and a rugged, lived-in look.


caramel gray blue

Super Special Sneakers

Mladost 3
Sofia 1712 (BG-22) bulgaria

Nostalgia tints memories with a golden hue -  the European founders of Super Special Sneakers knew they had stumbled upon gold when finding an old production book from a former Czechoslovak shoe brand. Designed in 1951 as an affordable hiking model, the gnarly design featuring heavy weight canvas, vulcanized midsole, and country outsole was reborn to meet the needs of the urban dweller. The brand made sure you’ll take them on lifetime adventures on and off the grid.

Continuing the mission to fight fast fashion with timeless designs, the brand does a new retake of yet another 1950s classic - the “Balkan tourist” backpack. It’s inspired by the remarkably simple design of the Easter European signature at the time - practicality over anything. The all naturally sourced materials for the backpacks are boosted by extremely durable water protected fabric (used for boat sails) to last longer than any communist regime would do. The brand thought of it all by adding a laptop pocket for anyone on the go. The “Balkan tourist” and the all new capsule collection by Super Special Company will take you on an everlasting journey to anywhere your cheeky day leads to. 


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shipping policy

We ship Worldwide from Bulgaria where we are originally located.
Delivery times are as follows:

Europe - 4-6 working days

USA and Canada - 7-14 working days

Japan, Taiwan, Singapore - 7-10 working days

Australia and New Zealand - 10-21 working days

Others - 10-30 working days

Please note that the usual estimated delivery time might be affected by special periods like: holidays or Sales periods.
Our prices include all taxes included for orders in the European Union.
For orders outside the European Union, prices are quoted without tax; these orders will be charged with any taxes and charges applicable in the country of destination. These costs, any additional costs that might occur at your local courier and all related formalities are the customer's responsibility.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the shipping.

refund policy

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return the shoes within 14-days from the purchase date. The product MUST BE in perfect condition - unworn, with tags on, in original packaging and wrapping paper.

We are not responsible for any returns which are in faulty conditions.

We will not refund any shipping costs, duties and taxes.