Oliberte Shoes

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  • Size: 72.22% True to Size (18 ratings)
    • 72.22% True to Size
    • 16.67% Runs 1 Size Small
    • 11.11% Runs 1/2 Size Small
  • Width: 55.56% True to Width (18 ratings)
    • 55.56% True to Width
    • 38.89% Runs Narrow
    • 5.56% Runs Wide
  • Arch Support: 55.56% Minimal (18 ratings)
    • 55.56% Minimal
    • 27.78% Good
    • 16.67% Excellent


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Oliberté is a sustainable brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe in empowerment, transparency, and doing right by all. This means making premium quality products with a lifetime warranty, and it means treating every employee, everywhere in the world, with respect.

In 2009, we started off as a small footwear company partnering with factories and suppliers in Africa. Since then, we gained enough momentum to launch our very own factory in 2012. We make every single pair of Oliberté shoes at this factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In September 2013, we also became the world’s first Fair Trade Certified™ footwear manufacturing factory.

Initially, this question came up a lot. People asked: Why? Why or how could anyone want to make shoes in a place full of so much poverty and corruption?

But our experience of Africa is not one that’s categorized by negative generalizations. Ours is one of pride, talent, and outstanding materials that are good to the environment. We believe that with the right partners, each country within Africa has the means to grow and support its people. So that’s what Oliberté does – we work to create fair jobs and lead the charge for workers’ rights, supporting this effort. We manufacture in Ethiopia at our factory and partner with suppliers, farmers, and craftsmen to produce premium product in Africa. Through this, we create product that makes our global team, and global customers, proud.

One Percent For The Planet

Planet Shoes is a proud member of 1% For The Planet.

1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. Members recognize their responsibility to and dependence on a healthy environment and donate at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide.


We are thankful for the opportunity to join forces with other environmentally committed companies to learn and implement best practices for minimizing environmental harm in all aspects of business.


Reviews
 
By: 
cool shoes
Needs a little breaking in, but overall a great shoe
 
By: 
Very comfortable shoes
The shoes feel great; one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn!
 
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My third pair
This is a great looking shoe and comfortable. It's my third pair so it should say something about how I feel about them. The brown leather take a day or two to break in but once it's done, it's great. The bottom of the sole can wear down which can make it a little slippery in wet weather. All in all...very satisfied.
 
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Great looking casual slip-on shoe
Very attractive and seemingly well-made shoe, but do to the very limited adjustment offered by the lacing, the shoe fits a bit wide and a bit loose for what is essentially a slip-on loafer.
 
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Nice Boots
I really like these boots- they are unique looking and well made. At first, they were very stiff especially around the ankles and I almost sent them back. I am glad that I gave them a chance, because they are breaking in nicely. I have very high arches, and while these are not terrible, I do wish they had a little more support. My foot is a size 8.5, and I bought these boots in a size 9. They fit perfectly!
In Our World
In Our World Video Series
Featuring Oliberte

There is nothing us Planet people enjoy more than talking about shoes! When friends and family ask, “what are your favorite brands?” we naturally rattle off dozens of names we love for their own special reasons. Get to know what it’s like in our world of feel-good footwear as we share our experiences with you.

Initially, this question came up a lot. People asked: Why? Why or how could anyone want to make shoes in a place full of so much poverty and corruption? But our experience of Africa is not one that’s categorized by negative generalizations. Ours is one of pride, talent, and outstanding materials that are good to the environment. We believe that with the right partners, each country within Africa has the means to grow and support its people. So that’s what Oliberté does – we work to create fair jobs and lead the charge for workers’ rights, supporting this effort. We manufacture in Ethiopia at our factory and partner with suppliers, farmers, and craftsmen to produce premium product in Africa. Through this, we create product that makes our global team, and global customers, proud.