Nisolo Review: A Walk in My Trade Show Shoes
When you’re standing on your feet all day, you need shoes that you can stand in all day long without ruining your feet. I am so happy I came across Nisolo and found the perfect pair of shoes. So as I stand for the next eight hours at MD&M West, you’ll know that my feet are super happy in my Nisolo Frida Loafers.
The founder, Patrick Woodyard, moved to Peru to take a job in microfinance. His job was to help out women grow their small businesses. When he was visiting Doris’ small convenient store, he kept hearing a banging. Doris
Nisolo means neither they nor we are alone. Nothing can be accomplished by oneself. We are always in need of someone.
Quick Facts About Nisolo
- Wages are 27% higher than fair trade wage requirements.
- 100% of Nisolo’s producers’ children will be attending university in Peru and will be first-generation graduates.
- $3 million has been invested back into the local Peru economy where their main factory is located.
- 157 sustainable jobs created.
- 761 livelihoods effected through Nisolo’s supply chain.
- Shoes and leather accessories get made in Trujillo, Peru and Leon, Mexico.
- Jewelry is made in Nairobi, Kenya.
Breaking in the Shoes
Let me tell you, I was really expecting at least a few weeks to break in these loafers. I mean they’re leather after all. When I first tried on the Frida loafers, they slid on like butter. The backs of the shoes never rubbed or squashed the back of my heel and my toes were never pinched like little sardines. I can honestly say, these shoes had the easiest break in period I’ve ever had. For reference, I am typically always a 7.5 and I ordered a 7.5. They fit perfectly.
I do admit, I’ve had these shoes since early December (I purchased these shoes on a black Friday special), and the tip of the shoe is every so slightly fading in color. I personally love the look because
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YES! I LOVE Nisolo shoes! I bought my first pair when my old flats completely wore out and I’m in love! Like you, I thought I’d have to work hard to break them in. Nope! They’re so well-made that that they don’t need breaking in at all!
Yesss! I’m so happy you loved them too! They feel like a dream!
These loafers are so chic! I adore the color and glad they are so comfy.
Thank you so much, Kathrine!
I love that companies are making comfy and stylish come together.
I don’t have to stand on my feet for work, but these sound amazing! So chic too.
Thank you so much, Carolyn! 💕
Nice loafers and they look really comfy. Perfect for everyday or a special outing!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much! I couldn’t agree more! I’ve been wearing them nonstop – for work and out! I hope you had a lovely weekend, Nicole!
I love a company that focuses on sustainability and giving back! Those shoes are super cute! So great that they slip on and you don’t have to break them in!
Doused in Pink
I couldn’t agree more! I’m so happy there are cute, ethical companies out there! Thank you for stopping by Jill!
Those shoes are so cute!
Thank you so much, Mira! Happy Sunday!
LOVE that these cute loafers didn’t have a break in period- so awesome! And they are too cute!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thank you so much, Ashley!
Loving the loaders, so cute and chic!
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Thank you so much, Jessica!