Adelante Shoe Co.

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Our Mission

MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY EFFORTLESS TO CHOOSE A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE PAIR OF SHOES WITHOUT COMPROMISING ON QUALITY, STYLE, OR PRICE

Cobbler to Customer

Meet our Artisans

The Adelante Journey

From Consultant to Entrepreneur
From Consultant to Entrepreneur

by Bob Mott February 01, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with international business and travel. After graduating from college, I chose to live abroad to pursue my dream; analyzing businesses in frontier markets in East Africa, Asia, and now Latin America. I love the unique challenges that force socially-minded companies in these regions to innovate continuously in order to create impact.

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A Deeper Connection
A Deeper Connection

by Peter Sacco January 31, 2017

I have been asked many times what Adelante has to do with international relations, a discipline more associated with the foreign service than the shoe business. For me the two undertakings are deeply intertwined.

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Quality and Social Impact Are Not Exclusive
Quality and Social Impact Are Not Exclusive

by Michael Pelzer January 18, 2017

Marketing is difficult, especially when you aren’t a marketer by trade; lucky for me the Adelante story is naturally compelling. It is a story of connection and respect that echoes of broad sweeping change with the potential to uproot entrenched and exploitative production processes. So yeah, compelling.

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The Big Idea
The Big Idea

by Peter Sacco January 11, 2017

Am I passionate about shoes? That’s a tricky question.

Certainly I have developed a deep appreciation for the craftsmanship with which Adelante shoes are made. And I love to turn a finished product over in my hands, admiring the details that make each pair unique.

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The Founders Club

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