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Date Established 07/2017
Founder Liz Reyes
Headquarters American Fork, UT
Industries
Fashion
Website https://shopsols.com/
Press Contact Liz Reyes
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About

Each pair of SOLS is ethically curated, designed and woven by artisans from Mexican pueblitos using weaving techniques and patterns that have been handed down for generations. They source all natural materials such as genuine leather, natural rubber and a natural water-based adhesive to create sandals that are comfortable, durable,stylish, and truly one of a kind.

Each shoe starts with the story of the hands that made them and that story lives on through those who wear them. Every pair of SOLS purchased directly helps support the Mexican artisans who handcrafted them.

Founding Story

When Cici and Liz returned home to Mexico a few years ago and saw the beautiful shoes artisans were creating by hand, they knew they wanted to support their art and share it with the world. The issue they saw the artisans facing was having to rely on the ever-changing local markets and unpredictable tourism to earn a living wage and support their families.

This is when SOLS was born. Growing up with Mexican artisan-made household items, Liz and Cici shared a love for the craftsmanship and the rich history behind leather shoemaking in Mexico. SOLS was a way to share that rich history of Mexican leather shoemaking with the world, while also being able to provide a steady income for local artisans in Mexico helping them provide for their own families.

Today, Cici and Liz keep in close contact with the 42 talented artisans SOLS partners with. They work in collaboration with their artisans to create new styles, colors and designs, and to source the best materials to work with.

Bios

Liz (She/her) is a Mexican-born, American-raised entrepreneur who shares her love of shoes, entrepreneurship, and heritage. Armed with a degree in business and a desire to give back, she started SOLS to create something meaningful to her local community and at the same time help her people in Mexico thrive.

Liz is highly involved as the CEO of SOLS. She truly is a jack of all trades and loves working with all different parts of the company, but her favorite is collaborating with the artisans on new designs and colors for upcoming seasons. She also loves to network and help other friends grow and expand their own business, she thrives on learning how to overcome business problems.

In her free time, you can find Liz tending to her ever-growing garden, coming up with new home improvement projects, and exploring the great outdoors.


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Testimonials

These shoes are so comfortable and are made with high quality materials. I thought I would need to break them in, but they were super comfortable straight out of the box. These are my go to everyday shoe. Easy to style with any outfit. Perfect fall/spring shoe. Also so happy to support a female ran business and each shoe is helping artisans.

Megan Bilderback

I have had these since last summer and the only thing I regret is not finding out about this brand sooner. The quality is outstanding and the comfort is like no other. These shoes, any of them, are a must.

Yolanda Beard

Wow, I was onboard regardless given the background of the organization. But the craftsmanship and quality are excellent. What a comfortable and versatile shoe! I absolutely love mine, give them about a week to break them in, and wow. Lifelong customer. Also, teachers, great shoe for being on your feet all day!

Nicky Cabral

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