Leather sandals, ethically produced, handmade in Tanzania.



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With each sale of Wazi Shoes, you can fund nursing scholarships in East Africa to help combat HIV and other health threats. 

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Ethically Produced

We ensure that the fundis (Swahili for worker) who produce Wazi Shoes and their packaging receive appropriate wages and work in good conditions.

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Handmade in Tanzania

 Wazi Shoes are made by hand over several days.  Well-constructed from Tanzanian-sourced leather and elaborate beading, they are built to last many summers.

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Purchasing a pair of Wazi Shoes not only provides steady employment to Tanzanians but helps fund nursing scholars to complete their studies.

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Our material sources for Wazi Shoes

Our material sources for Wazi Shoes

 Wazi is Swahili for open, and Safari Njema means travel well. We hope that you have comfortable feet and an open mind on your journey.


Swahili proverb

Kila ndege huruka na mbawa zake.
Every bird flies with its own wings.

Wazi testimonial

“I have been LOVING my Wazis! They are well made, super comfy and cute. Not to mention the perfect versatile style for Santa Barbara that you can easily dress up or down. Even better that there’s a social mission behind every pair and created by hand by artisans in Tanzania.”

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Handmade Shoes take time...

Swahili Proverb

Hurry hurry has no blessings  haraka haraka haina baraka

Our first priority at Wazi Shoes is making you happy. If you don’t love Wazi Shoes, we will work with you to make sure you do. We can refund you, send you a new pair, we will do whatever it takes! Just reach out to our team because we’re here for you. Happiness Guaranteed.