Hello, perfect slingback sandals! These water-friendly espadrille style flats feature a comfy neoprene strap, open heel, and a non-skid rubber sole. The best part about these shoes? Cushiness alert: the padded footbed makes them super walkable! No half sizes, please size up!
Every journey requires faith and a first step. In my case, it started with a woman. It was 2004 and I was a spoiled, selfish, 19 year old college student looking forward to a summer adventure. Two weeks into a trip I met a Ugandan woman named Sarah. Sarah lived her life with great meaning and purpose and sacrificed everything she had to care for 24 children who slept on her floor. I knew that there were poor children in the world. But for the first time, I SAW them. I saw their mats, distended stomachs, and their sores. I wanted to help. I moved to Uganda after graduating from SMU in 2006 and came to love Ugandan mothers like Sarah, who were desperately trying to care for their children. I realized that meaningful job creation is critical and started Akola, "She Works", in 2007 with 15 women making jewelry under a tree. Today, Akola has blossomed into a thriving purpose-driven jewelry brand and manufacturing business that creates beautiful designs that build up the lives and livelihoods of 200 women living in poverty. Each Akola piece is handcrafted with the beauty and spirit of each Akola woman who makes it. It represents a story, a life, a family, hope and dignity. A product that heals, a product that restores. Beads hand knotted with pride. A first job. A first step. A new life.
Sea Star Beachwear was founded in the Summer of 2015 with the purpose of creating the ultimate water shoe for men, women, and kids. Our espadrilles blend practicality and versatility with classic style. We’ve reimagined traditional espadrille designs with breathable, quick-drying neoprene upper and a protective rubber sole. Our collection embraces the wanderlista lifestyle by providing a comfortable, chic, affordable, and protective shoe that takes you wherever adventure calls. They easily transition from ocean swimming to rocky beaches or rainy city pavement, and they dry in 15 minutes!