Five Black-Owned Shoe Brands
2 | Brother Vellie
Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.
The Fieldfire Palms Pumps have MY name on them.
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3 | Rebecca Allen
As a Black woman working in finance, Rebecca Allen always wanted to look professional without sacrificing a clean, sophisticated style. She loves color, but never wore it because she couldn’t find the perfect nude pump to complete her outfits -> so she developed the New Pump to be timeless and wearable all year long.
It’s also wearable all DAY long, with a cushioned insole and a 75mm heel.
I snagged the New Pump yesterday. I will be sure to share them when they arrive!
4 | Salone Monet
Salone Monet is a collection of thoughtfully designed inclusive nude heels, made to highlight all complexions.
A nude that compliments your skin tone while elongating your legs sets your personal style atop the pedestal of your choosing. They believe every woman should know the effortless style of a thoughtfully designed nude shoe that highlights her complexion. Nude heels accompany difficult to style pieces adding value to your wardrobe; like a great pair of jeans or a little black dress. And because they make your legs look longer, they are a red-carpet mainstay. Salone Monet shoes offer a unique combination of fashion and utility. Their heels come in six skin flattering satin shades, so you will be sure to define your pedestal.
Sign me up for the Sable Slingback Sandal.
5 | Zou Xou
New York-based footwear line Zou Xou works with master shoemakers in Buenos Aires and uses premium Argentinean leathers to make sophisticated styles that can be worn from morning to night. His summer collection consists of sandals and mules made for lounging and soaking up vitamin D
I’ve got my eyes on the Lagos Sandal.