The Pablo Sandal is the first style of unisex shoes to join the VALOYI tribe.
Styled after a centuries-old Spanish style of shoes called Avarca. A shoe that has always been 'made by the people and for the people'.
Our Pablo will have a Spanish heart with an African flare.
It will serve as a vehicle of further expression and showcasing of African materials, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. Using thoughtfully curated local and traditional materials - such as locally sourced leather, beading, locally woven textiles, Bogolan, Kuba, handwoven raffia, to name but a few - it will be handcrafted, beautifully made, and of the highest quality.
The soles of the sandals are durable used tyres that would have otherwise been destined for landfills. Discarded tyres are a problem not just locally, but the world over. Filling up landfills and spaces in underserved communities where they are unfairly dumped.
VALOYI will be giving them a new lease on life by utilising them as a source of upcycled sustainable material for the soles of our shoes - a project we hope to further expand into in many ways. Thereby creating a product that is durable, comfortable, and extremely long-lasting.