There’s so much that’s good about the Adibo Boots from Canada’s Oliberté, that I don’t even know where to start. Handcrafted in Africa, the shoes are made entirely from domestically sourced materials, including natural, tree-derived crepe rubber, and leathers from from free-range and synthetic hormone-free animals – most of which are tanned in low-impact, ISO 14001 certified facilities. The shoes’ makers, in addition to being paid a fair an equitable wage, are provided with a slew of benefits, and nearly half of them, both on the factory floor and in the head office, are women (a largely atypical occurrence for the area). As for the shoes themselves, each averages more than 1,000 stitches, meaning less glue and far greater durability. Plus, they look frickin’ great.
Did I mention they’re totally affordable too? And, that if / when the shoes do finally wear out, you can send them back to Oliberté to be recycled? And you thought my first sentence about there being too much was just an exaggeration.
For price and purchase info, visit Oliberté.