Paez

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Come check out thease fun, funky, and insanely comfortable shoes. Paez offers an alpargata style shoe that is 100% Argentine. The Alpargata is a canvas shoe that first appeared in Argentina around the 1830s among rural workers. The shoe’s popularity quickly spread thanks to the alpargata’s comfort, convenience, and versatility. The alpargata was traditionally made only in black and white, but now, thanks to Paez, they are the most comfortable and colorful fashion accessory available. At first, I thought these shoes looked kind of ridiculous, but I am a Paez convert! I ended up wearing thse shoes during a two-day travel nightmare and was glad I did. They are super comfortable for both walking and waiting and they added some funky flair to my travelers’ style. When Paez says that they are 100% Argentine, they mean it. Not only is this Fair Trade company based in Argentina, they also produce all their shoes there, and only use products Argentine products. A word to those looking to buy alpargatas: Be sure to select a shoe that fits snugly. Because they are canvas, the shoes will stretch and mold to fit your feet within 6-8 hours of wear. A loose shoe could lead to uncomfortable blisters. Paez are currently available at kidoshoe in sized 13 – 6Y. Baby Paez should be available in the U.S. soon. We’ll be sure to keep you posted!