categories: Obida, Oliberte

The minute i saw this brand 6 months ago i went crazy over the Obido. This 3 eyelet boot is so clean and different from what’s out there. One might think to throw these with the Clarks Desert boot category but the shape of this boot, the sole, and the fit puts the Obido in category of its own. The amazing leather uppers, stacked crepe soles and leather lining are all extremely premium but the most amazing fact about these shoes is that they are all made in Africa. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Tal Dehtiar, a good Canadian dude who understand quality. After hearing his plans and seeing the Fall 2010 collection i could honestly vouch for Oliberte. These chukkas are available now at the David Z. flagship store.

David Z. – 556 Broadway (between Prince and Spring St.) 212.431.5450

Flip the page for ridiculous shots by @sqmunro as well as information about Oliberte

Oliberté is the very first international footwear company to work exclusively in Africa making premium casual shoes.  Presently building up operations in in Liberia and manufacturing and sourcing leather in Ethiopia, the company looks to work in over 10 African countries in the coming years. The shoes are currently being sold in Canada, USA, Europe, Japan and Australia.
“We don’t want another charity, we want jobs,” can be heard across Africa and it was this sentiment that inspired and led to the creation of Oliberté shoes.
“The only real way to alleviate poverty on this beautiful continent is to build a middle class with fair paying jobs. And if we can build a successful company that also helps build Africa, then maybe we can inspire others companies to follow suit,” says Founder and President, Tal Dehtiar.
By 2015, Oliberté’s vision is to be working in over 10 African countries, helping to build lasting change “The greatest feeling is not when people tell us that  they love where our shoes are made, it’s when people tell us that they love our shoes. Because the only way this whole idea works, is if we continue to bring people a fashionable line of premium quality footwear.”