How I Learned Bootmaking In 5 Days (In Guatemala)

After months of preparation, filming, and editing, it’s finally ready: How I Learned Bootmaking. In five days. In Guatemala. It all started when I visited the world famous Lefarc Tannery in León, Mexico, to learn how to make leather at a workshop. That’s where I met Mike Pelzer, the COO of Adelante Shoes, who had … Read more

How Starting a Boot Business Became a Humanitarian Endeavor (Brought to You By Adelante Shoes)

After bumping into me at a Mexican tannery, Adelante Shoes invited me to Guatemala so I could try my hand at making my own boots. While I was there, I interviewed founders Pete Sacco and Michael Pelzer to better understand how and why they started their brand and the social mission that underpins their operations.  … Read more