Bahatika means “HAPPINESS” in language of Swahili which I think is the perfect name for the company that makes these cool vegan shoes because everything about them makes me happy. The design, the quality, the comfort and the mission…it all makes me smile. Bahatika shoes are designed in Vienna and manufactured in Spain in small factories that have made shoes for decades. Using the finest faux leather and other natural materials, Bahatika has a commitment to respecting people, animals and the environment when they produce their shoes.
I recently purchased my first pair of Bahatika shoes and I got the vegan high top sneaker Milki. Let me put it bluntly…these shoes are the bomb people. Seriously. SO freakin comfortable, I wear them every chance I get. They are beautifully constructed and have a super cool minimalist look. I got black (surprise, surprise) but they also come in nude, beige and a grey faux snakeskin print they call safari.
Bahatika also has a low top slip on sneaker, the Malkia. For the spring season they have introduced this shoe in basic black and white, but they also have it in a great leopard which is my personal favorite. The leopard print is currently on sale, so go out and snap them up before someone else does!
I can never get enough sneakers, so when I saw the Macheo in silver, I knew that I had to add them to my collection. This is more of a running style shoe, but I don’t plan on running anywhere in these kicks except out to drinks with my girls. With shiny silver combined with snake skin patterned vegan leather and a platform sole, these are some snazzy sneaks my friend.
For their spring 16 line, Bahatiki introduced the Bedawi lace up oxford. OMG, this is such a cool shoe. Pointy toe, perforated vegan leather upper and funky platform sole, this is the shoe to have this season.
If you are anything like me, when I am feeling down, buying a new pair of shoes makes me happy. I guarantee if you decide to purchase a pair of Bahatika shoes, your spirits will be lifted knowing that your bought comfortable, stylish shoes that are good for you, the environment and the animals.
Images source and credit for all images: Bahatika