Slate Afridrilles
Slate Afridrilles
Slate Afridrilles
Slate Afridrilles
Slate Afridrilles
Slate Afridrilles

Slate Afridrilles

Regular price $95.00 Sale price $66.50 Save $28.50
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Discover our handmade Afridrille collection. The Afridrille is an everyday shoe designed with adventure in mind. Sturdy & breathable, these shoes work well by the beach or strolling through the city. Each Afridrille is beautifully crafted by our empowered Maker Mums from 100% East African cotton. 

  • Handmade in Maai Mahiu, Kenya
  • Materials: East-African cotton / genuine Kenyan leather, traditional jute soles with vulcanized rubber for durability
  • Sizing: True to size. Not available in wide sizes.
  • Your Afridrilles will be slightly tight at first. The shoe will stretch out and mold to your foot after 2-3 wears. If they are a little tight, we recommend wearing them with socks around the house to loosen up the canvas. 
  • Every product supports meaningful, full-time employment in Kenya!

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      The perfect handmade shoe.
      All year long.

      It took us two years to find the ideal canvas, design the soles, refine the pattern, and hone our craft. The Afridrille is the most comfortable espadrille we’ve ever worn. With its refined but simple design, we’ll be damned if it’s not the best looking, too.

      Life in Every Stitch

      The World's Most Powerful Shoe

      The Canvas

      36° East

      Maai Mahiu is located at 1° South, 36° East. We embed that angle into each pair of shoes in the slant of the vamp and the diagonal in our beaded tabs so that our customers are reminded where their shoes are made and by whom.

      All Heart

      ...and Sole

      Ubuntu is all about connection, which is why we put a map of the world on our soles. These soles were made for us by a family-owned company in Murcia, Spain, where espadrilles have been made by hand for generations.

      With a vulcanized rubber lining and a jute rope core, our soles are as durable as they are beautiful.

      Hand-Printed Lining

      Kenyan fashion is all about patterns and colors. Subtlety isn’t normally our thing. These shoes though? They wear their Kenyan pride on the inside.

      Our Afridrilles are lined with a soft, breathable cotton fabric to help them stay dry and comfortable all day long. Each lining is printed by hand with our Ubuntu tribal pattern, so you’ll never forget where they came from.

      Custom Afridrilles!

      We've partnered with Zazzle to enable you to design your own pair of Afridrilles!  Choose from dozens of patterns, colors and linings to make a one-of-a-kind pair: Custom Espadrilles

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