global: sawa s/s 2012 collection

© sawa - the tsagué hi-top in turquoise

being home to some of the planet's finest athletes, you'd think it's only natural for ethiopia to have its very own sneaker brand. in fact, sawa was established out of a conviction and a dignity to craft a unique fashion product made in africa. based in the country's bustling capital addis ababa, the brand combines specific sourcing with a vintage approach and hits all our style buttons. the sneakers have a rubber sole, offering comfort, flexion and strong resistance to abrasion. it's cemented and stitched to the upper thanks to a nylon waterproof thread sole featuring a striking africa map drawing. sawa's s/s 2012 collection is once again brimming with cool styles, and shown here are three models we specifically like.

sawa's s/s 2012 collection is available at select stores across the planet, including j.crew [los angeles + new york], dover street market [london] and comme des garçons [tokyo], but can also be ordered online.

© sawa - the dr. bess canvas in blue, black and grey, the tsagué in white and navy [top + bottom]