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      Wear them Well

      Wear them Well

      Wear
      Them
      Well.

      Shoes that make a difference.

      Introducing our "Wear them Well" Project.

      Adelisa & Co has changed a lot as a company since we started in 2016. but one thing has stayed the same; our mission to contribute to the country where our products our made. Our vision has always been to do donations that have a long term, lasting affect on the lives of different inviduals and communities in Nicaragua. Over the years, because of your purchases, our ability to contribute to larger, sustainable donations has increased and we're excited to announce our "wear them well" project.  

      Wear them well.

      Our "wear them well" slogan describes our vision to continue to create clean water sources for communities in Nicaragua with proceeds from your purchases. When you wear our shoes, we hope you feel the direct connection to impact they are having in contributing to this goal.

      Why Wells?

      In 2019, we committed to building our very first well in a small community in rural Nicaragua. The direct and lasting impact on residents there since it was built has been incredible, and we are excited to reach more communities like this in the future.

      So many communities in Nicaragua still don't have access to reliable sources of water and we want to change that. Oftentimes, only hand dug wells that produce insufficient or unclean water are avaialble. Many people are forced to rely on purchasing clean drinking water from private companies, or to transport water from other communities which is a huge task.

      Wells also have a huge impact on a community's overall health. A study was conducted by the company that built our first well and before it was completed, 60% of the community had parasites. Only 3 months after having consistent access to clean drinking water, 0% of the community tested positive. Over 1,000 people's daily lives and health were impacted for the better because of one well.

      Current Project: Tola Nicaragua

       

       

      We're excited to announce we've already been able to start on building our second well in Tola, Nicaragua. It will be built at a local school that over 400 kids attend. The school currently receives municipal water, but the service is only limited to 2 hours of water every week. A well will not only give clean water access to the surrounding community, but the students will receive 24/7 access to clean water as well.

      Thank you + a note on other donation initiatives.

      If you've been here for some time, you'll know that we have several other donations that we commit to on a regular basis, including contributing towards the education of several university students, and different building projects. These initiatives will continue to be supported alongside our newest goal of building wells. We can't thank our customers enough for choosing to shop small and help us continue to give back to the country where the shoes you guys all love so much are made. We're excited to see what we can achieve together.

       

      Allison & Rachel

      How to get the best value out of your shoes

      How to get the best value out of your shoes

      A pair of handmade leather shoes might not seem like the cheaper option at first, especially compared to what big box stores offer, but if you buy quality and you buy neutral, you'll save money in the long run. Having a pair of shoes that go with everything not only simplifies your life, but you also get the most value out of your purchase when you buy something that will be worn every day. We carry several different shades of neutrals to choose from including our best-selling classic brown. .

      A pair of handmade leather shoes might not seem like the cheaper option at first, but if you buy quality and you buy neutral, you'll save money in the long run. Having a pair of shoes that go with everything not only simplifies your life, but you also get the most value out of your purchase when you buy something that will be worn every day. We carry several different shades of neutrals to choose from including our best-selling classic brown. You can shop by color here.

      Buy a pair you can pass on to siblings or friends. Unlike synthetic materials typically used for shoes, leather is made to last. It's durability allows it to get more wear and you will get the most value out of your purchase when multiple kids are able to enjoy wearing them. Shop our unisex best-sellers below!

      Buy a pair you can pass on to siblings or friends. Unlike synthetic materials typically used for shoes, leather is made to last. It's durability allows it to get more wear and you will get the most value out of your purchase when multiple kids are able to enjoy wearing them. Shop our unisex best-sellers below!

      We have an active B/S/T group on Facebook with over 8,000 members. If you wanted to recuperate some of your costs after using your shoes and help others buy at a discounted rate, join our group!

      Taking care of your leather will make a huge difference when it comes to getting the best value out of your shoes. Shoes are your hardest working accessory and children's shoes especially, are going to show signs of wear fast. The benefit of buying a good quality leather is that it can be restored and renewed when this happens. Most children's shoes are made with low quality leather or synthetic materials which means they peel beyond restoration. Add a leather cleaning kit to your cart at checkout, and you'll be amazed at how long you can keep your shoes looking good. Knowing you can restore your leather gives you confidence to let your kids play without worry. Shop our range of leather care products below.

      Taking care of your leather will make a huge difference when it comes to getting the best value out of your shoes. Shoes are your hardest working accessory and children's shoes especially, are going to show signs of wear fast. The benefit of buying a good quality leather is that it can be restored and renewed when this happens. Most children's shoes are made with low quality leather or synthetic materials which means they peel beyond restoration. Add a leather cleaning kit to your cart at checkout, and you'll be amazed at how long you can keep your shoes looking good. Knowing you can restore your leather gives you confidence to let your kids play without worry. Shop our range of leather care products below.

      Kids are only little for so long and sometimes certain items are too hard to let go of because of the sentimental value they hold. Pulling out their little shoes years later is a priceless experience and will bring back so many memories. Not to mention our classic styles make them the perfect shoes to pass onto the next generation without them going out of style.

      Kids are only little for so long and sometimes certain items are too hard to let go of because of the sentimental value they hold. Pulling out their little shoes years later is a priceless experience and will bring back so many memories. Not to mention our classic styles make them the perfect shoes to pass onto the next generation without them going out of style.

      Leather Care Tips & Tricks

      Leather Care Tips & Tricks

      Wondering how to take care of your new shoes? We've curated the ultimate leather care products for you and will break down the benefits of each item and how to use them. From waterproofing your shoes, restoring scuffs, cleaning and polishing, we have all the items you need to give your leather its best life through every season.

      #1 Shoe Wipes

      Shoe wipes quickly and effectively remove dirt and scuff marks from leather. They have raised dots for scrubbing and come in small and compact packaging making them great to throw in your purse and use on the go. We recommend using these first to clean your shoes.

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      #2 Saddle Soap

      Saddle soap is definitely a must have product. It cleans and renews your leather by removing trapped dirt and replenishing the leather's natural oils. After cleaning your leather, let it completely dry and then apply the saddle soap with a soft cloth. Remove any excess and let it dry. Saddle soap is truly transformative and leaves dry, scuffed leather feeling supple and looking like new.

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      #3 Mink Oil

      Did you know you can waterproof your shoes? Mink oil conditions and protects leather from the damaging effects of water, stains and salt. It restores natural oils to preserve, nourish and moisturize leather, keeping it soft and supple. And if you weren't already convinced to grab some, it also helps prevent drying, cracking and premature aging. We recommend applying mink oil after you've cleaned and conditioned your shoes with saddle soap.

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      #4 Shoe Shine Cloth

      A polishing cloth is included in our complete leather care kit. It's constructed from soft, quality micro fibres, which ensure a lint free, high gloss finish every time. The cloth is perfect for removing surface dirt, buffing, and applying creams. It's also machine washable so you can use it again and again.

      The Complete Kit

      If you loved everything we listed, our leather care kit is a curation of all these must have products. This kit lasts through a ton of cleanings and is typically a one time purchase because it lasts so long. You can also use these items on other leather products you own, just be sure to test out a small spot first!

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      Want to see these items in action? Check out these short videos we posted on Instagram:

      https://www.instagram.com/reel/CVEFFgdgdk0/

      https://www.instagram.com/reel/CWHhQ7csang/

      Happy cleaning!

      Allison & Rachel

      *Please note that these items are recommended for our classic brown and espresso leather and not for our custom lighter colors.

      Donations 2021

      Donations 2021

      As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to thank you all for another incredible year.

      Behind the scenes we've had supply chain issues, political instability, increasing costs, and a continuining pandemic which has created a lot of unique challenges for our business. Yet, because of your ongoing support, we end yet another year where your purchases continued to make an impact for lasting change.

      In a recent conversation with our head artisan Marvin, we counted over 125 individuals who are directly supported through employment by Adelisa & Co in Nicaragua. We consider this an enourmous privilege and responsibility and are always so thankful that year after year, you guys show up and help us continue to grow this number!

      And on top of the direct impact your purchases have on our artisans and their families, we also wanted to share a few ways your purchases have helped various communities and individuals we come in contact with in Nicaragua. We share the following stories to be transparent with you and also to extend our most heartfelt thank you for your support for our shop. It makes a huge difference in so many lives and none of this would be possible without YOU.


      #1

      A special project you guys funded this year was a home for a young 16 year old boy. He was raised by his grandparents who sadly both passed away a couple of years ago. His aunt had donated a part of her property to him, and through your purchases, we were able to fund the construction of a safe, well built apartment for him!

      #2

      If you've been here for some time, you'll remember this beautiful face. Marily continues to be a little miracle! Her parents are excited that she will be turning 9 years old in a few months. The ongoing costs for Marily's treatments, therapies, and daily care are a strain on her family and we're happy to play a part by continuing our monthly sponsorship to help support them with some of these needs.

      #3

      We are also proud to be able to continue to support different aspects of education for four hardworking students. Deyenira continues to study to be a pharmacist and her brother Juan is studying education. Lizbeth is studying to be a translator and Claret (pictured below) just completed her degree and is now entering her two year practicum to become a doctor. A huge congratulations to all of them for their hard work.

      #4

      Another unique opportunity we had to donate to this year, was to a camp for children held in the north of Nicaragua. Several times a year, this non-profit camp holds week long camps for children, completely free of charge. The trip to explore a different part of the country and spend a week full of fun activities is so memorable for the kids. We were able to fund some of the upgrades the camp needed this year like a new kitchen and eating area.

      #5

      And last but not least, we are currently in the initial stages of building a well for a new community! We're excited to share more about this project as it develops. Many of you will remember that last year, we built one for the community of la Junta. It continues to be a source of clean, accessible water to the community and we're looking forward to being able to create this kind of impact again in another town in Nicaragua.

      We are so aware of the fact that you guys could choose to buy shoes so many other places. We are always so humbled by the faithful support of all our longtime customers and by the love and encouragement from our new ones. Thank you for not only helping us support our amazing artisans and their craft, but continue to make an impact in the lives of different individuals and communities in Nicaragua.

      Allison & Rachel, Xx

      2021 Holiday Gift Guide

      2021 Holiday Gift Guide

      Every girl needs a slip on shoe that not only looks good, but is super comfortable to wear. Our mule's flattering shape, on the go ease, and buttery soft leather will make them the perfect gift for any woman in your life.

      A simple and classic tote is something that fits into every wardrobe and style. Whether it's for your sister, mom or best friend, they'll love this beautiful, classic bag.

      Every girl needs a slip on shoe that not only looks good, but is super comfortable to wear. Our mule's flattering shape, on the go ease, and buttery soft leather will make them the perfect gift for any woman in your life.

      A simple and classic tote is something that fits into every wardrobe and style. Whether it's for your sister, mom or best friend, they'll love this beautiful, classic bag.Text

      I love filling up stockings. It's a great opportunity to buy some fun, practical things they will actually use. Add some extra stickers, laces, sunglasses and socks to your cart to fill that stocking up with things you'll both love!

      Let your Dad, brother, husband see how great a handcrafted boot can be by gifting them a pair from Caballero Handmade. Not only will they appreciate the comfort and style, they will love to know that they are not just like any boot that comes from a big chain store. These boots are Handcrafted in a small workshop in Masaya, Nicaragua by a team of talented artisans dedicated to their craft. Available at our partner brand, Caballero Handmade

       

      With four different sets of classic dress socks to choose from, you can't go wrong adding these to your cart to gift alongside those new leather shoes. Shipping is always free at Caballero handmade.

      Let your Dad, brother, husband see how great a handcrafted boot can be by gifting them a pair from Caballero Handmade. Not only will they appreciate the comfort and style, they will love to know that they are not just like any boot that comes from a big chain store. These boots are Handcrafted in a small workshop in Masaya, Nicaragua by a team of talented artisans dedicated to their craft. Available at our partner brand, Caballero Handmade

      With four different sets of classic dress socks to choose from, you can't go wrong adding these to your cart to gift alongside those new leather shoes. Shipping is always free at Caballero handmade.

      I love filling up stockings. It's a great opportunity to buy some fun, practical things they will actually use. Add some extra stickers, laces, sunglasses and socks to your cart to fill that stocking up with things you'll both love!

      Is there anything cuter than a matching mini tote? A classic style like this lasts all the way from toddlerhood to the pre-teen years. My 9 year old loves packing it full of activities and books. Functional, stylish, and the perfect size, she won't ever want to leave the house without it.

      Our felt hats for little girls are such a fun addition to their wardrobes. Available in three classic colors, that complement any outift. Each hat comes with a removable leather band that will match her tote and shoes.

      Is there anything cuter than a matching mini tote? A classic style like this lasts all the way from toddlerhood to the pre-teen years. My 9 year old loves packing it full of activities and books. Functional, stylish, and the perfect size, she won't ever want to leave the house without it.

      Our felt hats for little girls are such a fun addition to their wardrobes. Available in three classic colors, that will complement any outfit. Each hat comes with a removable leather band that will match her tote and shoes.

      I love filling up stockings. It's a great opportunity to buy some fun, practical things they will actually use. Add some extra stickers, laces, sunglasses and socks to your cart to fill that stocking up with things you'll both love!

      I love filling up stockings. It's a great opportunity to buy some fun, practical things they will actually use. Add some extra stickers, laces, sunglasses and socks to your cart to fill that stocking up with things you'll both love!

      I love filling up stockings. It's a great opportunity to buy some fun, practical things they will actually use. Add some extra stickers, laces, sunglasses and socks to your cart to fill that stocking up with things you'll both love!

      Leather boots on little boys are so endearing and nostalgic. Lightweight, flexible soles and leather that can be restored again and again, make them the perfect gift for your little adventurers. Being able to match with Dad will be the icing on top with this gift.

       

      Cozy Condor socks in a beautiful color scheme make a great stocking stuffer and accessory to their new shoes. These high quality socks made in Spain, add a pop of color and cuteness to every outfit.

      Leather boots on little boys are so endearing and nostalgic. Lightweight, flexible soles and leather that can be restored again and again, make them the perfect gift for your little adventurers. Being able to match with Dad will be the icing on top with this gift.

      Cozy Condor socks in a beautiful color scheme make a great stocking stuffer and accessory to their new shoes. These high quality socks made in Spain, add a pop of color and cuteness to every outfit.