Roma boots are the perfect choice for style and comfort. Our Matte Gray all-weather rain boot coordinates with any outfit elegantly. Product Specifications Outsole: Traditional natural rubber sole Made from 100% Natural Rubber Lining: Quick dry knitted cotton lining Footbed: Multi-layer cushioned insole Height: 38 cm, 1" heel, Rounded Toe (Size down for half size) Ships only within Continental United States (Estimated shipping time: 3-5 Business Days)
Buy One, Give One: for every pair of rainboots sold, Roma Boots donates a pair to a child living in
poverty. Named after the Roma ethnic group, these comfortable, durable rainboots are primarily delivered to Roma children in Central and Eastern Europe, quite a cold, wet climate for children on the streets. Roma Boots knows that proper footwear is just the first step out of poverty for these underserved kids. Education is the bigger goal, so every pair of rainboots delivered comes with a backpack and school supplies. It's raining joy!
Growing up in the remote village of Benesti in pre-revolutionary Romania, Samuel Bistrian, experienced first hand the struggles one faces growing up in poverty in a communist ruled country. And though Bistrian and his family immigrated to the United States when he was only eight, his parents taught him and his eleven brothers and sisters to never forget their humble beginnings, to display gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon them and to always give back to those less fortunate. So for the next twenty years, giving back is exactly what Bistrian set out to do.
lege, Bistrian dedicated much of his free time to causes and organizations he believed in. Often traveling to poverty-stricken countries where he assisted with the building of schools and orphanages, Bistrian spent his summer breaks serving as a missionary at youth camps and offering assistance to abandon children. Then in 2001, Bistrian returned to Romania for the first time since moving to America and though the country was no longer under communist rule, poverty still remained. As he witnessed street children (called Romas) trudging through the rain and snow with inadequate shoes or too often no shoes at all, Bistrian knew he had to help.
Upon graduation from Dallas Baptist University, Bistrian took a job with a major department store in Dallas, Texas where he worked over the next few years. During this time he continued his service to those in need by sending clothes, shoes and money back to his home country and taking annual trips back to Romania to work as a missionary. However, it never seemed to be enough. So in 2010 Bistrian decided to take the experience and knowledge he gained working in retail fashion and merge it with the humanitarian efforts he held so close to his heart to create a charity based company that could give back on a grander scale � and with the help of friends and family, Roma Provisions was finally born.
Named after the children it hopes to benefit, Roma Provisions designs and sells rain boots on a �one-for-one� policy, so their non-profit subsidiary, Roma For All- can distribute boots to children living in poverty. Through Roma Bistrian hopes to create a larger impact on the lives of street children and orphans in not only his home country of Romania but throughout Central and Eastern Europe as well.
Bistrian currently runs Roma Provisions out of Dallas, Texas where he resides with his wife Alejandra and their two daughters, Ilona and Emma.
Roma Boots is a hybrid company that combines fashion with charity. We design and sell rain boots primarily in the United States while our nonprofit subsidiary --- Roma for All --- distributes boots to children living in poverty.
Our mission is to keep feet warm and dry by providing a comfortable, durable and practical pair of Roma Boots to every poor child living in cold and wet climates.
These are mostly street children and orphans, primarily of Roma ethnicity. Providing proper footwear is the first step to helping this underserved population of children. Our broader plan is to empower these children to break out of the cycle of poverty by getting them back into the education system where they can learn to take care of themselves. Our efforts are made possible by the generous support of many volunteers.