Peter Sacco, Mike Pelzer, and Julia Barry — The Adelante Founding Team
WHAT YOU'LL FIND
Adelante’s first-ever guide shop. Browse our men’s and women’s styles in person, and we’ll fit you on-site for custom shoes, handmade by your craftsman in Guatemala and shipped to your door in 10 business days.
M-Th: By appointment only; F: 3p-9p; Sat: 11a-7p; Sun: 11-4p
Adelante was born from the realization that capitalism can be both the cause of and the solution to our greatest social challenges.
Youthful wanderlust first carried us to Latin America; the promise of its people brought us back after college. When the non-profits we worked for didn’t address the root causes of social inequality, we turned to for-profit business for answers. But our approach to shoemaking would be different.
Adelante’s prices are built from a baseline of paying craftsmen enough to live well in their communities. Our theory is that creating jobs that pay over the Living Well Line will result in sustainable economic development. Of course, we can’t build an influential company without exceptional shoes. Our customers say they want quality, connection, individuality — and they want it fast.
So we handmake shoes that are on par with the highest quality footwear in the market at half the price. We make-to-order and deliver personalized pairs direct from Guatemala within 10 business days. And we experientially connect each customer with their shoemaker while their shoes are being made.
We envision a future of capitalism retooled. Join us.
This is the perfect spot for our very first guide shop! We’re excited to have a physical location where people can come to see and feel the product, get fitted for shoes, and experience our brand.
PAIRS WELL WITH:
Any of our fellow fashion retailers… and a tall glass of craft beer.