The Adibo desert boot is the newest release from footwear newcomer Oliberté. Born in 2009, Oliberté is a Canadian/African based footwear company.
Oliberté houses their offices in Canada and their production entirely in Africa, specifically Ethiopia, Kenya and Liberia (not you’re typical countries when talking footwear production) and features skilled craftsmen creating a collection designed by African artisans.
“Oliberté is a new revolution showcasing the true potential of Africa. Every time someone buys a pair of Oliberté shoes, they are showing to the world that Africa is more than just poverty – that it is full of pride, power and liberty,” said Tal Dehtiar, Oliberté’s Founder and President. “All the attention on Africa is focused on alleviating poverty, but the only real way to alleviate poverty on this beautiful continent is to build a middle class that includes fair paying jobs. The more shoes sold, the more fair jobs will be created at local factories where Oliberté works which ultimately changes lives for the better.”
The footwear landscape has shifted in the past few years away from the sweatshop manufacturing and towards smaller factories, higher quality, increased social responsibility and improved working conditions. Oliberté is among those brands to proudly claim the ideas of creating premium goods, outside of the Asian sweatshops and place an increased importance in community and well-being.
The Adibo booth is made in Ethiopia with premium leather upper, 100% goat leather tan lining, a recycled crepe rubber outsole, and leather cord laces.
Available in Anitque Brown, Black Sheep, Navy Suede, Light Grey nubuck, Dark Grey Nubuck, Tan Nubuck, Patent Black, Perforated Green Suede, Black Nubuck, Black Nubuck with Brown Suede Contrast, Brown Suede.
Retail pricing is around $130CDN with the Black Sheep model at $139CDN.