Keen Women's Santiago Lace:
Make the world a better place through your purchase of the Women's Keen Santiago Lace shoes. Made in the Dominican Republic from natural cotton canvas and locally produced rubber, these comfortable shoes (offered in an explosion of color) are eco-friendly and made using adhesive-fee construction with traditional hand-cranked machines. Recent vulcanization processes involved high temperatures and nasty chemicals, but with resurrected German made Desma hand operated direct vulcanization machines, the result is a slightly slower process but one that's infinitely healthier for the environment. A compression molded EVA midsole adds modern cushioning, and a molded footbed supplies support. The outsole is non-marking natural rubber. Feel good, not just because the shoes are comfortable, but because part of the proceeds from each pair of Santiago Lace for women from Keen shoes sold goes towards raising $1 million in microloans for impoverished communities around the world.