Here’s a fun, funky, fair-trade abiding shoe company called Paez (pronounced as ‘pice’), which specializes in a comfortable shoe named alpargatas!
Alpargatas, which are a lightweight shoe made out of canvas, are said to have been brought to Argentina about 1830 by Basque immigrants. (Paez alledges that alpargatas originated in Egypt as a sandal.)
Originally available only in black and white, Paez alpargatas now come in a rainbow of colors—as they are manufactured totally in Argentina.
Photos Copyright Paez.