The Bohemia Leather Sandal
For centuries, the bohemian spirit has been about doing things your own way. With their combination of braided straps that surround a solid strip of leather, these pretty handmade sandals effortlessly go with the flow. Both stylish and ultra-comfortable, they pair equally well with long skirts and cutoffs with their subtle, feminine balance.
- Made of locally sourced leather
- Handcrafted tire soles made from upcycled tires sourced in Haiti
- No break-in period "aka" instant comfort
- Super cushy foam core mid-sole made from high-quality foam to offer support and durability
- Handmade leather footbed
- Slightly raised heel for extra impact absorption
- Handmade by artisan shoemakers in the Dominican Republic
The Bohemia is both pretty and practical.
This style is a great fit for narrow to average-sized feet. The straps across the toe will flex and stretch slightly - just enough to fit your foot comfortably in all the right places.
We do not recommend this style for those with wide feet or painful bunions, as the toe strap will irritate the top of the foot.
Founder Christal Earle came up with the idea of upcycling used tires for the soles of shoes while in the Dominican Republic and noticing the overwhelming amount of tires destined for landfills. She went on to found Brave Soles with a vision to create beautiful fashion that's kind to both people and the planet at a fair price.
Using innovative solutions, such as upcycling, microfinancing, and community engagement, her company is helping break the cycle of poverty for both her suppliers and impoverished communities.
Their shoe leather is sourced in the Dominican Republic with a local business, Bojos Tannery. As a certified gold member of the Leather Working Group, Bojos is transparent about their process and upholds high environmental standards.
Brave Soles' regular accessories leather collection is sourced from either upcycled aircraft seats and furniture cutoffs from furniture makers or overstock leather from the manufacturing zones of the Dominican Republic.