Mustafa Gündüztekin was born in Havran, Balıkesir in 1945. After finishing primary school, he started working as a shoemaker in his father’s business. Gündüztekin developed his skill and became a master craftsman making leather holding boots “körüklü çizmesi”. At one time, folding boots were a symbol of wealth and power. Today a decreasing number of craftsmen make folding boots including Gündüztekin. The folding boots that he makes for special orders from abroad are known as “Zeybek Çizmesi”.