Fernando Rojo walks in nobody else’s footsteps, nor their shoes for that matter.

The would-be College junior is taking a semester off to work full-time on the launch of his shoe company, PATOS Shoes, a brand that offers high quality footwear with a positive social impact.

The design of the shoe combines a modern, minimalist sneaker with authentic Latin American textiles. It is currently offered in canvas and leather. Each pair is made by hand in a small factory in Peru, and each purchase ensures a skilled team of local artisans can continue their centuries-old trade.

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