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Style: Africa on Your Feet


SAWA SHOES is back at it again with their Fall-Winter footwear collection for your African…well, foot! This season’s collection features shoes with a new, suede finish that come in two low-top styles as well as two mid-rise styles. Both styles come in a grey/white or  blue/white color combinations. This collection seems to embody the active sophisticate with its’ fresh, functional design—comfortable enough to walk in, yet fly enough to play in.

Also, If you’re about more than just stunting in a pair of vintage inspired kicks, you will be thrilled to know that Sawa Shoes is one of the few fashion companies that produce their products 100% in Africa in an effort to positively affect the continent’s economy by keeping production and products within the continent--an effort in direct opposition to brands such as TOMS who use Africa to generate exposure with ‘trendy’ charitable slogans. Sawa Shoes is a company who is focused on building and adding value to products produced in Africa.

You can check out more flicks from their dope FW12 Lookbook on their website--which was shot in a closed down railway station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Also, check out our write-up on SAWA’s earlier collections here.

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