These sneakers are crafted by Sawa, maker of retro-cool sneakers that support local craftspeople in Africa. The brand's footwear is designed and constructed in Ethiopia in order to support the local economy, which is what we call kicks with a conscience. The Dr. Bess—named for one of the designers, Yves Bessala, whose habit of wearing a white lab coat earned him the nickname "the doctor"—is a lightweight low-profile tennis shoe built out of distinctive suede. And if you want 'em, this is the only place in the entire U.S. to get 'em.
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