TreadLightGear

Tread Light *Leave A Lighter Footprint*

Eugene, Oregon
7,939 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    TURNAROUND TIME is approx. 2-4 MONTHS for all of our MOCCASINS & BOOTS. If you need them sooner, please message us about our current estimated production time as well as the possibility of a rush order.

Functional Fashion. Our products are hand-made by a small team of dedicated leather artisans in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Everything is hand-built with longevity in mind, taking care to make useful, durable, and beautiful products that last.

Our Vibram and leather soles can be replaced for $50-$75. Like any shoe, the amount of wear and the terrain you're walking on determines the life of your sole. Be kind to your moccasins and they will be kind to you.

If you need your item by a certain date, please inquire about the current turnaround time before purchasing and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We also offer a limited number of rush orders at a time for an additional $50.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that your country may charge an import fee. You may be required to pay this fee upon receiving your package at your local post office.

All orders are shipped with a free shipping confirmation number. If you'd like to purchase insurance, please let us know. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

Durable. Simple. Light. Eco-positive.

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2021

TURNAROUND TIME is approx. 2-4 MONTHS for all of our MOCCASINS & BOOTS. If you need them sooner, please message us about our current estimated production time as well as the possibility of a rush order.

Functional Fashion. Our products are hand-made by a small team of dedicated leather artisans in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Everything is hand-built with longevity in mind, taking care to make useful, durable, and beautiful products that last.

Our Vibram and leather soles can be replaced for $50-$75. Like any shoe, the amount of wear and the terrain you're walking on determines the life of your sole. Be kind to your moccasins and they will be kind to you.

If you need your item by a certain date, please inquire about the current turnaround time before purchasing and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We also offer a limited number of rush orders at a time for an additional $50.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that your country may charge an import fee. You may be required to pay this fee upon receiving your package at your local post office.

All orders are shipped with a free shipping confirmation number. If you'd like to purchase insurance, please let us know. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

Durable. Simple. Light. Eco-positive.

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(2016)
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About TreadLightGear

Sales 7,939
On Etsy since 2009

Simple. Light. Durable. Eco-Positive.

Isn't everyone tired of wearing disposable, uncomfortable, low quality, imported footwear ? So was Manna. That's why in 2000, she started stitching away, creating her own line of footwear made right here in the United States. The bull hide used to create Tread Light moccasins are sourced from Colorado and Wyoming where the state law dating back to the 1800's is "range free", meaning if you Don't want livestock on your land, you put up a fence! The tannery we work with is family owned, and located in Wisconsin. Tread Light moccasins are both Funky and classic! So comfortable, our customers say they are like a hug on your foot!

Shop members

  • Manna

    Owner

    Manna began Tread Light in 2000, and grew her business for over a decade. One of Manna’s superpowers is to create space for other powerful women to shine. She is dedicated to her children and building comfortable, durable footwear made with love!

  • Tika

    Assistant, Customer Service

    Knower and maker of everything, indispensable, yet she’s leaving soon to follow her own creative path with her own paper art business. We will especially miss her puns!

  • Lily

    Social Media, Maker

  • Karen

    Maker

    Purse and accessory maker, this is a woman who can create organization and gorgeous whimsical art with apparent effortless ease. As handy with a drill gun as she is with her leather tools, she is constantly slaying to-do lists and clutter!

  • Paloma

    Maker

  • Tamara

    Customer Service

    Our behind-the-scenes computer maven—she’s whom you’ll often find at the other end of your email. Loves long sunny days with a cool breeze off the lake. Mom of one and eager to welcome kiddo #2 very soon!

  • Chelsea

    Maker

    When she’s not making sandals at the workshop, she’s outdoors—and sometimes she even makes sandals outdoors at the workshop! Chelsea is our go-to plant and fungus expert and plays the banjolele when she’s not painting, hiking, sculpting or swimming.

  • Niermala

    Maker

    Our player of Peruvian musical instruments and embroiderer, she stitches and cuts leather at the workshop. Gentle and wise, she brings serenity and calm to the workspace.

  • Allaura

    Maker

    Maui-born and raised Allaura is a dancer and peyote stitcher when she’s not creating moccasins at the workshop! She has an eye for detail and constructive problem solving and keeps things real.

  • Paige

    Customer Service

    Knitter, mom of an adorable 3 year old, and maker of kitchen messes when she’s not doing administrative or organizational tasks for Treadlight, and yes, all the sewing! She’s learning ukulele and makes popcorn almost every day.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 6, 2018
Tread Light is a family owned business born in Oregon in 2000 by Manna Reynolds. We build funky, unique footwear for festival goers, as well as simple, comfortable footwear for everyday life. All of our leather and Vibram soles are resoleable!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All of our items are 100% exchangeable. In the event of a return we charge a 20% restocking fee. Returns/Exchanges must be sent back to us within 2 weeks of receiving them. We will not issue a refund for sandals or moccasins that have been worn outside. The buyer pays all shipping costs in the event of a return or exchange.

If you're unhappy with your purchase, please contact us immediately via Email at treadlight [!at] gmail.com explaining the reason why you are unhappy. If we are at fault with our workmanship we will repair, replace or refund the purchased item, depending on the problem. If your item is not faulty but you are simply unsatisfied with your purchase, then we can discuss a possible resolution. We will always do our utmost to resolve any problems and provide a happy outcome

Because of direct deposit from our Etsy account, refunds may take 2-3 weeks to process, please be patient.
Payment
We prefer payment by PayPal or Direct Checkout, but we also accept check or money order. If you choose, please Send Your Check or Money Order to:
Tread Light
163 Thomas Ln
Eugene, OR 97404
Shipping
We charge a base shipping fee that includes a free shipping confirmation number. If you would like insurance, signature confirmation etc.. Please let us know, especially if you live in an apartment building or somewhere your mail or packages are not secure. Please be aware that we are not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Turn around time for our leather creations ranges from 1-2 weeks for sandals, bags, purses & accessories, 6-8 weeks for moccasins and boots. If you need your item in time for a certain event please, check the current wait time before you place your order.

More information

Last updated on Sep 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Where do I send my Return or Exchange?

Please send returns/exchanges to:
Tread Light
163 Thomason Ln
Eugene, OR 97404