Championed by surfers, skateboarders and geeks, sneakers brought a culture shift in the 1980s. It no longer became a strange sight to find sneakers making its way even into the office. Sneakers work perfectly with your favorite jeans for social Friday or perhaps adding color and swag to your work attire.
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Elizabeth Semmelhack, the Senior Curator of Toronto’s BATA Shoe Museum states: “Men take their biggest sartorial chances at the footwear level… men’s fashion is actually changing from the feet up. If you’re wearing gold Christian Louboutin sneakers with spikes, you didn’t buy them to play street ball. You’re playing a different game. You’re playing the game of fashion.”
So if you need to switch it up in your sneaker collection, how about Sawa Shoes, made in Ethiopia to champion the new African narrative and charity treatment. They took the challenge to fabricate and produce shoes in Africa with all its added benefits. “Sawa has just the courage of its opinions and marketing choices” with a varied choice of sneakers to match anyone’s taste. You can find Sawa shoes on their online store, from Cape Town (Merchants on Long on Long Street) to Korea, New York to France.
Check out their fall-winter 2015 lookbook that is a tribute to their team of workers who are producing the SAWA shoes. “Men or Women, from different region, from different religion, they move as a solid team, we never move alone!”
Sources: Images subject to copyright ©SAWAShoes. Also content sourced from American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum.