These Men’s Loafers Help Save Endangered Cheetahs

Duke & Dexter mens loafer
Duke & Dexter cheetah loafers.
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Duke & Dexter is focused on saving cheetahs’ lives, one men’s loafer at a time. The English footwear brand has partnered with the Cheetah Conservation Fund on a limited-edition loafer style, now available on its e-commerce website.

The black loafer style, which retails for $323, features a nubuck upper with a decorative hand-stitched cheetah design. It is also finished with a quilted padded lining, rubber sole and stitched trim.

Duke & Dexter mens loafer Duke & Dexter cheetah loafers; $323. Courtesy of brand

For each pair sold, the brand will donate 25 pounds, or roughly $32, to the organization’s efforts in saving cheetahs around the globe.

According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s website, much of the cheetah population is threatened by human-wildlife conflict. “Over 90 percent of cheetahs live outside protected management areas, meaning that they live alongside human communities,” said a release on the site. The organization helps restore natural habitats and reintroduce cheetahs into the wild.

Duke & Dexter mens loafer, cheetah Duke & Dexter cheetah loafers; $323. Courtesy of brand

Duke & Dexter was founded in 2014 by Archie Hewlett, who began the business at just 22 years old.

Since its inception, the label has amassed celebrity fans such as Eddie Redmayne, Tyson Beckford and Ryan Reynolds. It also opened its first store in London’s Covent Garden neighborhood.

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