Meet the Wazi Team

The idea of Wazi Shoes came from two sisters, Alice and Heather, who have long term connections to East Africa. Their parents fell in love on a yacht in the Seychelle Islands.  Heather was born in Mombasa, Kenya and the girls spent their early years there. Africa is forever  in their hearts. Having become a nurse and earning a Masters in Nursing with an emphasis in HIV and Community Health, Alice moved to Tanzania to work in HIV prevention. She fell in love and married Abdul, a Tanzanian.

Luggage home was always filled to the brim with Eastern African goodies. Friends and family members would frequently request sandals, and voila the idea for Wazi Shoes was born. Now, after several years of developing styles, trying out various super-beaders, and conducting extensive wear tests, Wazi Shoes is here. Heather is Head of Creativity, Alice is Head of Operations and Abdul, Head of Production. 


Wazi Shoes and Vikapu Bomba, a match in quality and mission. 

Wazi Shoes and Vikapu Bomba, a match in quality and mission. 

This season, Wazi Shoes has partnered with Vikapu Bomba to offer this beautiful pairing of a handwoven basket made from the grasses of the southern highlands of Tanzania with Wazi Shoes. The colorful kitenge fabric handles of the baskets match the travel bags of the Wazis. A perfect gift for a honeymoon, birthday or wedding anniversary. Or yourself!

Every season Wazi Shoes is committed to partner with like-minded organizations to offer beautiful, complementary goods from East Africa.