In case you're wondering (or have wondered) we've always made our shoes in China. Other than some pretty sick hurraches we made back in the day in Mexico, China has always been the home of Simple manufacturing. If you poke around the inside of your pair, you should be able to find the label that shows where your shoes were born. Most likely, that label says China (whether you're wearing our shoes or someone else's).
We've been getting a bunch of emails about where we make our shoes. And to be honest, a lot of these emails have bummed me out. But yesterday, I got an amazing email that totally changed my point of view.
In case you didn't know, we're trying to change the way shoes are made... from the inside out. We do this by using sustainable materials like car tires, recycled plastics, natural rubber, and organic cotton, reducing the amount of glues we use to make our (there's a bunch of other stuff, too). As some of you know, when you're the one marching to the beat of a different drummer, the stepping is a bit challenging. Along the way, most likely after everyone stops thinking you're weird, the criticism starts.
Instead of taking it to heart, we're going to focus on the good stuff we're doing... every step forward takes a lot of work, and we're proud of what we're doing. We hope you are, too.