Holiday Gift Guide: Footwear and Artisan Shoes

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The second installment of this series will be focused on footwear and artisan shoes. Some people like it simple, while others like it a bit more glam. We’ve got recommendations that we’re sure your loved ones will enjoy!

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Let’s start with Risqué Designs. Designed by Tal de Guzman, these shoes celebrate the skill and craftsmanship of Filipino artisans. There’s a touch of Philippine culture in each shoe. Whether it be through the use of handwoven Philippine textiles, heels carved by hand or some hand stitched details. The company keeps many dying Philippine traditions, such as shoemaking, wood carving, and weaving, alive.

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Each shoe is crafted with great skill and care. No two shoes are alike, just as no two weaves are the same. Owning a pair of these artisan shoes will definitely set you apart from the crowd.

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These shoes would be perfect for the fashion lover, responsible buyer, or simply anyone who loves owning one of a kind items. These artisan shoes would be the perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season.

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Our second recommendation are casual, comfortable shoes from Habi Footwear. Habi promotes responsible fashion and social involvement through 100% Filipino-made environmentally-friendly footwear.

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The shoes are made by mothers in poor urban communities in the Philippines. They use rags and other recycled materials to create everything. Habi likes to refer to this as upcyling. Because each shoe is handmade, there may be slight variations from time to time.

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These shoes make the perfect gift for those who like keeping it comfortable and casual. Habi offers men’s espadrilles, women’s espadrilles and sandals. Buying these shoes would help the communities in the Philippines, while making your loved one happy. A win-win situation!

We hope you enjoyed this post that focused on footwear and artisan shoes. More holiday gift guides will be coming your way very soon. The next one will focus on gifts that are perfect for those who love to travel. Stay tuned!