SANTE + WADE / British footwear
Sante and Wade, believes every woman should experience the emotion that comes with finding something beautiful that fits perfectly, whatever the occasion.
Sante + Wade designs all sizes from 6 to 11.5 (36-45) knowing women come in a variety of shapes and size.
You are looking for the shoes you want, not the shoes that fit; and if prince charming won’t deliver, you’ll do it your own way. Tall women shouldn’t wear heels? Wide-fit shoes can’t look feminine or sexy?
SANTE + WADE creates high-quality shoes at a fair price to accommodate the needs of women with longer or wider fit. At the heart of SANE + WADE is a commitment to encourage women from all paths to stand out and be bold.
SANTE + WADE is a story about passion, innovation, and friendship. A story of 3 friends from different background who joined forced and skills.
Shola Asante, conceived the brand after trying and failing repeatedly to find footwear that fit and reflected her sense of style. An alumni of the footwear development programme at Taftc in Singapore, she further cemented her technical skills with one-to-one coaching at a luxury footwear consultancy.
Agnès Cushnie joined shortly after, using her expertise in the fashion industry to further develop the idea into a business model.
Actress and TV presenter Marcy Oni completes the team. An influencer in her own right, she uses her footprint in social media to understand and respond to customer needs in emerging markets.
From the beginning of this journey, the founders partnered with luxury European consultancies, to ensure bringing the highest levels of craftsmanship to their product design process.
The product development starts with the creation of bespoke lasts in the UK. SANTE + WADE’ shoes are then handmade at a Portuguese factory with decades of shoemaking pedigree.
Their workmanship and attention to detail brings to life our design ethos;combinining splashes of colour and lavish textures with timeless silhouettes.
SANTE + WADE uses only the finest European leathers and components on our products.
Social and sustainability responsibility is a part of their commitment, using shoe boxes made of 100% recycled materials, as well as packing tissue produced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials (FSC certified).”
Shola Asante – Sante + Wade