Komodos, Indonesia photo by Matt Mullins

15 Excellent American Made Sandal Brands

​By Matt Mullins  updated May 9, 2019

If you’re looking for what sandals are made in the USA then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve researched and compiled this alphabetical list of men’s and women’s American made sandals both to help you find great sandals and help spotlight our local gear makers including a couple of my personal favorites, Bedrock Sandals and Okabashi.

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Bedrock Sandals

Bedrock is quickly becoming a go to adventure sandal brand. They’ve also become my personal favorites. I didn’t expect the ultra-simple Cairn sandals to be so secure and comfortable but they’re even better than my old Chacos and far lighter. Their rugged vibram soles grip terrain well. I wore nothing but these sandals for 3 weeks in Thailand and was glad that I didn’t take any other footwear. 


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My Bedrock Sandals on Ton Sai Beach, Thailand

Chaco Sandals

Classic river running and adventure sandals, Chaco’s National Park Themed and Custom Sandals are still made in the USA. Unfortunately, the majority of Chacos are now made overseas.


More Information/Pricing from REI.com (NP Chacos)
More Information/Pricing from Chaco (Custom Chacos)

Earth Runners

Ultralight minimalist sandals made in California that allow your foot to connect and feel the Earth, hence the name.


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Gurkee's Rope Sandals

Gurkee’s specializes in soft rope sandals for men and women. Their sandals are made in West Virginia, USA.


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Island Slippers

Island Slippers crafts a wide variety of styles for Men and Women. All of their sandals are proudly made in Hawaii, USA.

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Keen Sandals

Keen sandals make adventure sandals that are well known for their toe protection and comfort. If your clumsy side expects to ding your toes into rocks, Keen’s are the obvious choice. Most Keen sandals and shoes are made overseas but the Evofit and Rialto shown here are built in Portland, Oregon, USA.


Women’s Evofit Sandal
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Men’s Rialto Sandal
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Kino Sandals

Stylish and affordable leather sandals made in Key West, Florida.


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Kino Sandals

Luna Sandals makes rugged soled, minimalist adventure sandals in Seattle, Washington. Like Bedrock, Luna Sandals are becoming quite popular.

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Stylish women’s and men’s sandals custom made in California.

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Oka B

Simply comfortable & ergonomic women’s sandals and ballet flats.

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Okabashi makes fantastic sandals and flip flops for men and women. In fact, their Indigo Classics are my favorite flip flops ever and they’re ridiculously affordable at $21.99 per pair. The ergonomic footbed feels great and for some reason these flip flops refuse to smell bad and I’ve had mine for a few years! Thus they have earned American Gear Guide’s Best Buy Award.


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Shamma Sandals

Minimalist adventure sandals popular with “barefoot” runners.


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Sbicca crafts a variety of fashionable women’s sandals in California. Surprisingly, many of Sbicca’s complex American designed and crafted sandals and boots are affordable.

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Simple and colorful sandals made for the spa and the beach.


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Unshoes Minimal Footwear

Ultralight minimalist sport sandals inspired by the Tarahumara natives who are famous for their barefoot running performance.

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