Fete Lifestyle Magazine September 2023 - Fall Fashion Issue | Page 21

hen scrolling

through social

media chances are

one will see an ad for anything and everything from suits to boots. There are plenty of new luxury brands launching every day, but it’s a good bet that you won’t find a Founder or CEO that’s as committed to combining luxury, quality, and a mission to give back as much as Charles Hawkins and his new shoe brand Hawk & Sole.

Hawk and Sole is a company focused on social and economic impact for the company and community. Their high-quality shoes reflect timeless design with a social mission. Employees feel a sense of ownership and their values include growing wealth to bring increased equity to our world. Charles Hawkins created the high-quality luxury sneaker by first taking classes to learn about fashion and design, and then researching and sourcing imported leather from Italy. Hawk & Sole was designed in Chicago, but the shoe came to life in a factory located in Lewiston Maine.

Through Hawk & Sole Charles Hawkins aims to bring opportunities to the southside of Chicago where he grew up and beyond. For every Hawk & Sole sneaker sold, the company inches closer to being able to hire employees to share ownership and do meaningful work in an inspiring environment.

Hawk & Sole believes in the adage that a person’s footwear says a lot about them. Constructed with artisan workmanship using Italian Vachetta leather, the shoe presents a beautiful classic design, is extremely comfortable, long lasting, and is considered to be more affordable than other luxury brands.

Charles Hawkins principles are the blueprint for building the brand which are discipline, excellence, leadership, and teamwork. The feedback from customers thus far has been extremely promising and word is starting to spread about Hawk & Sole, especially amongst business professionals and athletes. Hawk & Sole features four colorways: white, black, navy blue, and curry for low tops; black and white for high tops. Customers can shop online at www.hawkandsole.com and prices range between $545 - $595.