Some shoe companies offer a handout to those less fortunate when you buy a pair of their shoes, for example they will donate a free pair for each pair you purchase. Those shoes may still be made in low wage factories in
. soleRebels are different. soleRebels are an Ethiopian company which offers a fair wage to their employees and are made from organic cotton and recycled tires. We are talking about a fair trade shoe here! That alone is exciting to me, but even better, their shoes are great looking and comfy. China
To be fair, I must confess that I am NOT a shoe hound. I own less pairs of shoes than my husband. I prefer to spend as little as possible on them (we are talking end-cap clearance rack of Target low) and keep them forEVER. So for me to spend, $60 on one pair of shoes is major, but I did it and I am very happy with my new shoes.
soleRebels are made in
and each pair is custom made. Sizing is easy with a chart you can print out and check your size. The price includes shipping (all the way from Ethiopia ). From the date I ordered the shoes until I received a shipment notice was exactly 2 weeks and I received them within 3 days of the shipment notice. I picked the TOOs xxYYY elite style shoe in Steel Blue. They are a medium wash denim color; super soft and comfy and they fit great. Only problem is, I want another pair now. Maybe soleRebels will make a shoe hound out of me yet! Ethiopia