Making Every Step Personal from Charity to Shoe Design - COMUNITYmade


Making Every Step Personal from Charity to Shoe Design

Making Every Step Personal from Charity to Shoe Design

by Shannon Scott October 02, 2023

Yes, footwear is very personal for us. At COMUNITYmade, we put just as much passion and care into making the best custom shoes for our clients as we do building the best community for the people around us. Our care for the individuals and spirit of our community comes through in each one of our shoe designs. Let’s take a quick look to see how we do this.

COMUNITYmade: Crafting Footprints of Excellence and Community Support

COMUNITYmade is not just another shoe company. It's a philosophy, a testament to the twin pillars of artisanal brilliance and community upliftment. In each pair of handmade shoes we make, you can rest assured of the meticulous craftsmanship and a promise of social responsibility.


Every Shoe - A Canvas of Artisanal Mastery

To understand COMUNITYmade, let’s examine its design process. Every shoe is a manifestation of an exhaustive journey, from the initial conceptualization to the final stitch. Before any shoe takes shape, hours of brainstorming go into ensuring that the design resonates with both aesthetic appeal and functional ergonomics. It's a delicate balance that only a few can achieve, and this brand does it consistently.

The leather is carefully selected, ensuring it meets the stringent standards set by the brand. Our artisans, with their deep-rooted passion and years of experience, treat every shoe as their canvas. They sketch, trace, cut, and sew, imbuing creativity and expertise into each step. It’s a slow process, driven by passion and patience, resulting in a product that's not just a shoe but a testament to human dedication and artistry.

However, the excellence of COMUNITYmade doesn’t merely lie in its production; it’s in the profound impact we, along with our customers, can achieve in the way of community support.

The Proud Artisans of Los Angeles

We’re so lucky to live in Los Angeles. This area is a veritable gold mine of skilled craftspeople and artisans from all over the world. COMUNITYmade provides a way for these people to take pride in the excellence of what they can create with their hands. Many of our artisans live close to our location. And this brings a whole new level of local impact into the equation.

Walking Towards a Brighter Tomorrow

With each purchase, COMUNITYmade assures its customers not just of a high-quality product but also of a contribution towards a brighter future for many.

A portion of every purchase dives straight into local community initiatives. But this isn’t just any ordinary act of corporate responsibility; it’s an innate part of the brand’s DNA. From supporting youth programs to encouraging community-driven art and culture initiatives, COMUNITYmade believes in fostering an ecosystem where everyone thrives.

For them, shoes are not just footwear. They're a step forward – for the wearer and for the community. It's a wonderful synergy where elegance meets empathy and style meets social responsibility.

Social Responsibility In Everything We Do

For those committed to conscious consumption, COMUNITYmade is the ideal footwear brand. We work hard to counter mainstream practices that harm the environment by sourcing materials from certified farmers and adopting eco-friendly alternatives like vegan leather in their shoe designs. Our entire range of footwear is crafted with both sustainability and ethics in mind.

Moreover, COMUNITYmade is a staunch advocate for fair labor compensation, aligning wage structures with prevailing rates and the cost of living. This approach ensures that workers achieve a decent standard of living.

Giving Back with Charitable Donations and Community Initiatives

When you purchase from COMUNITYmade, you’re empowered to allocate up to 20% of your purchase to charities of your choosing. Every time you shop, you get to select from a myriad of charitable organizations and initiatives to add a positive impact for your community. Whether you wish to support one cause or distribute your contribution across several, the choice is yours.

Walking in Their Shoes

To wear a COMUNITYmade shoe is to walk in the footprints of the artisans who crafted it and to step forward with the community that it supports. It's a unique experience, knowing that with each step, you are not just flaunting a masterpiece but also furthering a cause.

In today's world, where fast fashion often overlooks ethical considerations, COMUNITYmade stands as a beacon of hope and an exemplar of what businesses can achieve when they blend craftsmanship with compassion. Here, every shoe tells a story, and each purchase writes a chapter in the larger narrative of community upliftment.

As you slip your feet into a pair of COMUNITYmade shoes, remember, you're not just wearing a shoe. You're wearing a promise, a commitment, and a dream of a world where the customer, the community and the company all prosper by uplifting others.

Legacy of Love and Care

At COMUNITYmade, we believe together, we are all on a journey, leaving behind footprints of love, care, and community support. Our legacy is not just in the shoes we craft but in the lives we touch. We wish to be recognized not only for the products we create but also for the change we inspire.

Taking Positive Steps Into a Better Future

As COMUNITYmade continues to stride forward, our commitment remains unwavering. We're not just crafting shoes; we're weaving dreams, stitching stories, and building a community grounded in love and care.

You Are Always Welcome

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, stop by our location and come see for yourself. We are located at 584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 – right in the center of the Arts District. Come sit down and chat with one of our designers or proud artisans. We’d love to show you around and explain every step in the process of making shoes and making connections in our community.

Make It an Event

One of the ways we celebrate our community is by inviting visitors to use our beautiful event space. It’s big, it’s fun, and it has been designed with the same meticulous care and style we put into our shoes.

Shannon Scott
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Find Your Perfect Size

We want to help make sure that your new shoes have the best fit possible.  

We have created a separate fit for men and women to provide the ultimate foot hugging comfort.  Our sockliner and upper materials will naturally mold to your foot and stretch out after a short period of time, so do allow for this when trying our shoes on initially.


 In general, our shoes are running closer to an everyday shoe fit vs. an athletic shoe fit and can be worn with or without socks - but the socks have to be eye catching for best results.


Any variances from this chart will be noted on each individual product page.