By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Jan 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
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Kenneth Cole is on a mission to help the people of Haiti. When the country was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2010, Cole launched an in-store shoe drive and sent thousands of pairs to Haitians in need. Since then, he's launched an in-store fundraiser, sent associates on volunteer trips to rebuild communities, opened The Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center (The KCHHC) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cité Soleil, and opened a store there. And now, on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, Cole is taking it one step further: the brand has partnered with Deux Mains, a Haitian sandal workshop, to create a limited-edition sandal made by Haitian artisans.

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“Since shortly after the earthquake five years ago we have sought to play a role in helping to rebuild Haiti,” Cole says. “Although the press and cameras are gone, the needs of the community are not. This sandal collaboration is one more step in our effort to put our foot-wear it makes a difference.”The sandals, which are available for both men and women and called the Love-Haiti sandals, are made from upcycled tires and locally sourced leather. They will each come in a burlap tote that says, "We Are In A Love-Haiti Relationship." Get yours now for $69 at