When we returned home to visit Mexico a few years ago and saw the beautiful shoes Mexican artisans were able to create by hand, we knew we wanted to support their ART and share it with the world. Every pair of SOLS is handmade by expert artisans living in Mexican pueblitos, using weaving techniques and patterns handed down for generations.
We keep in close contact with the 43 talented artisans we partner with, and we are growing ever day. Each of them has children, all between the ages of 6 months to 15 years old. The fair-trade wages every SOLS purchase provides allow them to support their families and provide for their basic needs without having to travel far to sell their shoes or take their children out of school to work.
Meet Gustavo and team. They are the faces behind your shoes.
Huaraches are Mexican’s native sandal, with a history as long, unique, and enduring as our artisans themselves. Huaraches are intricate woven sandals made with genuine veg-tanned leather and recycled tire rubber. Dating all the way back to Meso-American times, huaraches are still made by hand, the old-fashioned way.
Each pair of SOLS is ethically designed, woven, and curated by artisans from Mexican pueblitos. These sandals are comfortable, durable, stylish, and truly one-of-a-kind.
We’re Liz and Cici, two Mexican-American sisters who share a love of shoes, entrepreneurship, and our unique heritage. Armed with degrees in business and a desire to give back, we started SOLS to create something meaningful to our community in Utah, our people in Mexico, and the rest of the world.
Our mission is to celebrate culture and empower artisans by sharing our culture’s handmade leather huaraches with the world.
XOXO - SOLS
Liz + Cici
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