We combined soft suede with an XL Extralight® sole to make this the perfect travel shoe. It's 3x lighter than your average shoe at less than 1lb per pair. Additionally, we designed the shoe to be completely collapsible so that you can easily pack them in your bag on your next trip without cramping up space or weighing you down. With comfort and functionality at its core, the Travel Derby is handcrafted in an ethical factory in León, Mexico.
- Soft Suede upper
- XL Extralight® sole
- Tongue loop
- Soft leather insole
- Waxed cotton laces
- Handcrafted in an ethical factory in León, Mexico
True to size.
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True to size, these shoes are the most comfortable shoes I own. No break in period needed, easily packable, and extremely versatile as you can dress them up or down. I live in Ventura, and they're a great beach town shoe (they're pretty solid for skating too). -Matt S.A smart shoe. Comfortable and compact, even if it doesn’t breathe a whole lot. Would definitely buy again. -MattGreat shoes
Super light and very comfortable. Stylish and can be dressed up or down. -Richard H.
Our mission: to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable direction - where success is based on more than just offering the cheapest price - a direction that not only values exceptional design, but the producer and the planet just as much as the end consumer.
We’re committed to delivering effortless style that’s rooted in versatility, comfort, and quality. After all, good design should make your life easier. Our collection of contemporary classics take you from day to night, work to play.
We responsibly source our leather from tanneries committed to the ethical treatment of animals (always a byproduct of the meat industry) and the implementation of eco-friendly waste disposal systems.
We are continuously looking for ways to improve our supply chain. Our goal is to create a better and more sustainable future with our producers and suppliers.
All Nisolo producers receive, at a minimum, beyond fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment. Your purchase enables us to create opportunity for over 500 people across our supply chain.All producers in our partner factories make a minimum of 27% beyond fair trade wage requirements. In one of our partner factories, entry level producers receive up to 74% more than fair trade wages, while experienced producers receive significantly more. The annual turnover rate is less than 2% across all partner factories.
Our first mode of ethical production is through our own factory in Trujillo, Peru’s shoemaking capital and third largest city. Shoemaking as an art form has been passed down through generations, and we take pride in sustaining its long held traditions.
Our second mode of ethical production is through championing other ethical factories. We employ a strict set of standards that all partner factories must meet in order to produce for Nisolo. At a minimum, all producers must be 18 years or older, receive beyond fair trade wages, healthy working conditions, and healthcare. Nisolo staff personally conduct routine factory visits multiple times a year to establish strong working relationships and ensure standards are met.
Our third mode of ethical production is through working closely with small, independent artisans to help grow their businesses and production capabilities. Just like in our own factory and our partner factories, all employees of our independent artisans are over the age of 18, and receive beyond fair trade wages, benefits, and a healthy working environment.
The average salary of Nisolo producers is 27% higher than fair trade wage requirements. The average annual income increase for all producers is 140%. Women in particular have felt significant impact, reporting an annual income increase of 173% since joining Nisolo compared to previous employment.
Where we operate, 75% of employment takes place in the informal economic sector (i.e. selling goods in the marketplace, working project to project for different employers, paid informally in cash without a contract.) All employees work on contract, guaranteeing a stable salary with benefits and consistent work. More than half of Nisolo producers had never previously held a job in the formal economic sector.