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Laces are high quality leather sneakers for the modern minimalist. They are made with Nappa leather for the ultimate comfort without the luxury markup. The sale of these shoes are helping out a special mission in Indonesia to fight against human trafficking. Laces has partnered with Compassion First which is a nonprofit organization that helps women and children that are recovering from human trafficking in Indonesia. Their mission is to empower survivors to rebuild their own lives. After the girls have been rescued from these trafficking situations they are overwhelmed as they recover from the trauma that they have experienced. They receive their very own welcome packet that includes clothing, a stuffed animal, bedding, and toiletries. Each pair of the shoes that are sold will contribute to their first set of clothing.

Not only do these shoes serve a special mission but they are also a great pair of shoes. The exterior is made from a high quality leather. Each of the shoes come with 5 embroidered colored dots on the side. The interior of the shoe features a forefoot heel cushioning and arch support. The base of the shoe is made from the typical rubber outsole that is commonly found in shoes from big suppliers. The stitching on the shoes is even and tight adding to the quality and design of the shoe. Laces come in blush and white varieties so that I can pair them with multiple outfits.

Laces shoes are very comfortable and can be worn with just about anything. They can be dressed up with khakis or simply worn with a nice pair of jeans. It makes me happy to know that I can get a high quality product and also give support to those who are in need. They fit in very well with the current shoe trends and look very stylish.  The embroidered dots on the side of the shoes are there to represent a dot to dot book. Laces is trying to connect the dots between the people of Indonesia and the buyers of the shoes.

It feels good to know that you can make a difference in other parts of the world by simply purchasing a nice pair of shoes. The mission of Laces is an important one. To lift those that are struggling and be able to reach to those who need help the most. To find out more about Laces or their mission, please visit the links below.

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: January 15, 2019
Ship Date: May 20, 2019
Website: My Laces