Origin: San Pedro La Laguna
Ethnicity Maya Tzu'tujil
Roberto is an extremely innovative entrepreneur dedicated to the craft of shoemaking. He began constructing traditional shoes in his small village decades ago, but recently began a new venture. He took a great risk, investing his entire savings to tried something ingenious: sneakers made completely of recycled materials including a sole crafted from discarded car tires. With a long history of indigenous artisans in his family - he constructed his new sneaker design with upcycled Mayan textiles. Meaning no part of the shoes are new--they’re made entirely of re-used material!