Oliberte ratings

Average Customer Rating Based On 29 Reviews


5 Star
(14)
4 Star
(8)
3 Star
(3)
2 Star
(3)
1 Star
(1)
  • Size: 79.59% True to Size (98 ratings)
    • 79.59% True to Size
    • 6.12% Runs 1 Size Small
    • 6.12% Runs 1/2 Size Large
    • 6.12% Runs 1/2 Size Small
    • 2.04% Runs 1 Size Large
  • Width: 78.95% True to Width (95 ratings)
    • 78.95% True to Width
    • 17.89% Runs Narrow
    • 3.16% Runs Wide
  • Arch Support: 59.57% Excellent (94 ratings)
    • 59.57% Excellent
    • 25.53% Good
    • 14.89% Minimal


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.

Reviews
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To take the Plane.
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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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Cute but funky fit
These shoes are super cute and I am hoping they will fit better as I wear them. They feel oddly as if they are on the wrong feet and do not seem to have an arch support as well. Much stiffer than other mocassins I have purchased.
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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.