The Forecastle Swirl
Her Best Foot Forward handmade African Maasai sandals begin with traditional beading and are accented and constructed by a variety of up-cycled products: thread salvaged from grain bags, plastic jugs which take on new life as the templates for our flowers (that's what the decorative part of your shoe is called), and soft leather soles and accents. We think they are the world’s most beautiful African Maasai sandals. In natural leather. Note: because shoes are made by hand and in country, colors of beads and shoe material may have slight variations.
Though you might be able to find find beaded Maasai sandals elsewhere, only Her Best Foot Forward invests proceeds in both the women Artisans who make our product and vetted US 501c3 organizations. From these beautiful handmade Maasai sandals comes not empowerment and employment - but also the funds to strengthen girls’ education, support clean water, and foster good health for women and girls in East Africa. In addition, a portion of proceeds from sale of this product also benefits the Louisville, Kentucky based organization which inspired is "sea-worthy" design - the Forecastle Foundation.