In the wake of Daunte Wright’s and Ma’khia Bryant deaths we must honor George Floyd’s and Breonna Taylor’s legacy. Remember Ahmed Arbery, Tamir Rice, Jacob Blake, and many more. It is about time to stand up for racial injustice. There are numerous ways to support the #BlackLivesMatter cause. From donating to civil rights and justice organizations to shopping with black-owned fashion and shoe brands.
Founded by Aaron Sharp, Mandeaux is an affordable luxury shoe brand based in the US and the shoes are handcrafted by artisans in Spain using fine, full-grain Italian calf leather. The collection consists of four cleverly named shoes which are King Hezekiah, King Josiah, King David, and King Asa. There is an option to get custom wedding shoes for $300 as well. The brand’s initiative is that giving back is mandatory. There is a loyalty program for recent graduates which is a $50 discount on any Mandeaux shoe purchased. Not to mention, clients have the opportunity to select a charity of their choice prior to checkout. Mandeaux has partnered with Heels on The Move To Heal charity which is a domestic violence hotline that saves men and women from physical violence from their intimate partners.
This eponymous brand designed by Dr.Liza who is an osteopath and chiropractor. Dr.Liza removes and releases myofascial pain syndrome from notable clients such as Brandy, Emmanuel Chirqui, Emma Thompson, Edie Falco, and Kate Winslet. Not to mention, Jamie Foxx, Jeremy Renner, Liev Shrieber. The aim of this namesake brand is to offer a coveted collection of deceptively comfortable 3.75 inch high-heels with strategically placed orthotic insoles that are designed with you in mind. All Dr.Liza shoes are designed and developed in Canada and ethically manufactured in Brazil. The shoes are made from the highest quality leather and shock absorbing material traditionally used in running shoes, and a rubber outsole to prevent slipping. The collection consists of boots, flats, pumps, sandals, slippers, shoulder bags, and backpacks in numerous colors and intricate designs.
Morggana is a black-owned online clothing and accessories store. The chic boots collection is all aptly named. The boots are called charm, Cleo, Empress, Medusa, and last but definitely not least Burmese. All of these boots have attitude and definitely spice up your life. The clothing consists of outerwear, swimwear, loungewear, dresses, tops, pants, 2-piece sets, and even handbags. Morggana aims to empower and encourage women through their style.
This handcrafted shoe and accessories online store features stunning day-to-day shoes and handbags. You need this collection of slides in your life. From cheetah print slides and crystal-embellished slides to faux-fur slides and fluff slides. Find your other go-to pair of camo ribbon slides, beige sneakers, and black velvet boots. Rock the clear marble sandals and clear marble heels in eclectic and elegant designs. All these shoes bring comfort and class with the use of high-quality materials.
The Brainchild of Grace X Lovejoy, an innovative artist, a fashion trendsetter, rule breaker, and glass ceiling annihilator. This is a stunning streetwear and lifestyle brand that is meticulously hand-crafted, and hand tie-dyed in a plethora of different colors and print sets. For instance, there is a roller skate toe caps that are hand-sewn and hand tie-dyed on denim in striking pin and white to match. Pair this set with a tie-dyed pink and white Farfalle-Style bows, tie-dyed pink and white GXO skate leashes, tie-dyed pink and white mask, and GXO logo and Shibori Method tie-died pink and white cotton t-shirt. Better yet mix it with another graphic t-shirt from the collection. The point is this brand offers variety.
Change your sneaker game with Sneakers 843! This premier sneaker boutique stocks a curation of authentic and exclusive sneakers for men, women, and children. Shop the best selection of hype worthy sneakers from Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Yeezy, and much more. The online store offers unique color ways and rare collaborations. There are multiple payment options such as Klarna which is an installments plan option. Also, there is a loyalty program which is a free rewards program where you can earn points and redeem them for coupons to save money on your favorite sneakers.
Baxter Wood is on a mission to stop the tide of plastic waste. The brand’s classically styled genderless raincoats and boots are made from a mix of recycled and natural materials. They offer many different rainwear styles of what Spy magazine called “Baxter Wood’s Eco-Trendy Waterproof Gear Has Me Wishing It Would Rain”. Products include rain boots and raincoats, for both men and women, and are made from natural materials including Hevea tree rubber and recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. Baxter Wood recently launched a recycling program, taking in a customer’s worn-out rubber boots, and offering them a $30 store discount. And a portion of profits are used to fund environmental education programs in the developing world.
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