GUTTA SOLES was established in 2012 in Accra, Ghana. The company's initial intention was to design a shoe that was durable enough to handle surface conditions in Africa.
Our reason for founding the company was as a means of organizing income for the artists and our brand as a community based organization. Our founding principle is economic independence by means of natural creativity.
Our Gutta Soles sneakers are hand made from natural tree rubber, organic cotton, recycled car tires, recycled fabrics, and glass beading. They are available via our Custom Collection which is a customized sneaker, our Exclusive Edition collection which is a 1 of 1 custom sneaker, or our Gutta Gold collection which is our premier sneaker that is made from gold material, customized, and also 1 of 1.
In 2018, we introduced the “Upcycled by G-Soles” brand. They are re-purposed shoes made from recycled fabrics sewn onto the upper. We found a constructive way to reduce waste, and give our customers a moderately priced alternative to our original custom Gutta Soles collections.
We at Gutta Soles strongly believe that when Africans discover and create oppurtunities with their own "natural" wealth, the entire world will benefit from it.
The shoe line is just one example of this concept. We are exporting, internationally, to affect lives locally. Through information and opportunity we are fighting economic and social inequalities with the hopes of inspiring young Africans to have a positive effect on the world.
Our product is made in Ghana, with Ghanian materials, labor and creativity.
Leslie Bentil aka Kromanteng