In the interest of doing more with less, we first and foremost designed versatile silhouettes in easy-to-wear colors that can take you from casual Fridays to weekend jaunts with ease. Take the go-everywhere sneaker boots, for example. The cleanly styled Tahoe and Niseko can just as easily be worn at the office as they can for nights out with friends. That = life simplified.
But SAOLAs are about a lot more than style, comfort, and versatility. There are plenty of shoes on the market that achieve those fundamentals. However there aren’t many sustainable shoes out there, and that was a need we set out to address. With plastic pollution taking over our oceans and climate change threatening to literally change the landscape as we know it, brands need to change the way they manufacture and we all need to change the way we consume. It can be overwhelming when you think about it all, but we believe that small changes made by many equate to big changes long-term. And that focusing on what we can do rather than all the negative stuff out there empowers us.
So we’re changing the way shoes are made, using recycled plastic, algae foam, natural cork, and organic cotton – every element is a step in the right direction to decrease our environmental footprint. We hope that you will join the #MAKEANIMPACT movement and proudly wear SAOLA’s sustainable shoes as you walk through life. Thanks for being a part of the ride.