The Adelante Journey

Origins Footwear is one of those things you sort of take for granted. You strap on a pair of kicks and make your way out the door, not really thinking about the history behind them.
Celebrating New Life: The Baptism of Baby Calixto “Yeah, you totally have room to do a three point turn” I said, not totally sure that was true. The car was on a road flanked with buildings to our...
Amazon sells 562 million products, and constantly adds to their collection — a collection whose sales make up 44% of the total e-commerce market in the US. As substantial of a market as Amazon has...
If you are a fan of high quality footwear, you might have heard of the Goodyear welt (GYW). If you haven't heard of it, I don't fault you -- before Adelante I hadn't either. In this post, I will...
“One day here is like a week working anywhere else, there is just so much that can happen in one day”. Rocio said this with the kind of satisfied exhaustion one might have at the end of a hike with...
When I was a student at the Fletcher School, Dean James Stavridis told me that the key to international security is to build bridges, not walls.
By this time, you might have eaten all of your Easter candy... but I have just experienced my first Semana Santa, Spanish for Holy Week, here in Antigua and am still in awe of this beautiful cultural...
A couple of years ago, the term fast fashion meant very little to me — cheap, mass-produced clothes that move quickly from the runway to stores to keep up with trends. Since my work with Adelante...
If you were to tell me three years ago that I’d be walking through a maximum security prison in Guatemala while breaking bread and drinking Coca Cola with the leader of one of the most dangerous...
I clambered aboard the Adelante ship nine months ago. I use the word “clambered” in this metaphor because I did not leap gracefully or commandeer with clear direction. The Adelante vessel had...