TreadLightGear

Tread Light - Leave A Lighter Footprint

Minnesota, United States · 4482 Sales

TreadLightGear

Tread Light - Leave A Lighter Footprint

Minnesota, United States 4482 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Turnaround time is approx. 1-2 weeks for SANDALS, BAGS, PURSES & CUFFS
Turnaround time is approx. 6-8 weeks for all of our MOCCASINS & BOOTS

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.

June - September part of our team is on the road traveling to music festivals, art fairs and Ren Fests selling our wares, so the orders really start piling up! If you need your item by a certain date, please inquire about current turnaround time before purchasing and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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

Our Bull hides are salvaged from a small farm in neighboring Wisconsin, they are bi-products of the food industry. Homegrown and handmade in the USA!

Payment plans are available for items over $100. Down payments are non-refundable. If you need to take a break from your payments, let us know. We will keep your order on file and you can resume your payments when you are financially ready.

Our Vibram and leather soles can be replaced for $50-$75. Like any shoe, the amount of wear and the terrain your walking on determines the life of your sole. Some of our customers tell us the soles of their moccasins held up well after several years of regular use, and other people find their soles wear down after only a few months. Be kind to your moccasins and they will be kind to you. Contact us about any other repair issues on your Tread Light moccasin and we will be happy to take a look.


***We ship worldwide***
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 Apr 12, 2016

Turnaround time is approx. 1-2 weeks for SANDALS, BAGS, PURSES & CUFFS
Turnaround time is approx. 6-8 weeks for all of our MOCCASINS & BOOTS

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.

June - September part of our team is on the road traveling to music festivals, art fairs and Ren Fests selling our wares, so the orders really start piling up! If you need your item by a certain date, please inquire about current turnaround time before purchasing and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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

Our Bull hides are salvaged from a small farm in neighboring Wisconsin, they are bi-products of the food industry. Homegrown and handmade in the USA!

Payment plans are available for items over $100. Down payments are non-refundable. If you need to take a break from your payments, let us know. We will keep your order on file and you can resume your payments when you are financially ready.

Our Vibram and leather soles can be replaced for $50-$75. Like any shoe, the amount of wear and the terrain your walking on determines the life of your sole. Some of our customers tell us the soles of their moccasins held up well after several years of regular use, and other people find their soles wear down after only a few months. Be kind to your moccasins and they will be kind to you. Contact us about any other repair issues on your Tread Light moccasin and we will be happy to take a look.


***We ship worldwide***
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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Simple. Light. Durable. Eco-Positive.

Manna worked her fingers to the bone, stitchin & traveling & selling & designing for over a decade. She started with an idea, and that little idea grew into a big idea and continues to grow with each creation. In 2012 she gave birth to beautiful baby Phoenix and handed the production side of the business over to her cousin Lynn. You can still find Manna in the booth selling our wares, smiling, laughing, and making friends!

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  • Manna

    Owner

    Manna began and ran this business for over a decade. In 2012 she gave birth to her beautiful daughter Phoenix, & handed over the production side of the business to Lynn. You can still see Manna & Babe in our booth selling, smiling, and making friends

  • Clint

    Designer, Chauffeur, Idea Man

    Clint is our muscle man, Idea man, our driver, our entertainer. His favorite hobby is moving around super heavy industrial sewing machines! He designed our Indie moccasins and our ever popular Leaf sandals. He is essential to the Tread Light family.

  • Lynn

    Manager, Customer Service, Production

    Lynn took over managing Tread Light in 2011. She is submerged in the roles of production, cutting punching sewing stitching, packaging & shipping, social media photographer, Etsy & Facebook manager, email correspondence, customer service, etc...

  • Kate

    Assistant, Designer, Production

    Kate has been working for Tread Light for over a year. She cuts, punches & stitches leather moccasins, Sandals, keyrings, ankle cuffs, purses, backpacks etc. Her mind is oozing with new product ideas. She is simply invaluable to the Tread Light team.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
The first Gladiator sandal was made in Greece after my pair of backpacking sandals wore through. I designed the shoe to hold my feet, blister free, love the water, and feel akin to being barefoot. The Maori sandal followed the Gladiator to be even less shoe and more structure for the ease of wearing.

Tread Light expanded to bags, moccasins, boots, and more! Friend's encouragement and creative styles have influenced the path of Tread Light as well as the leather hides themselves which inspire each original piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
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
Po Box 18123
Mpls, MN 55418
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. 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, 4-8 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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 treadlightmpls [!at] gmail.com explaining the reasons why you are unhappy. If we are at fault with our workmanship we will repair, replace or refund the 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

Refunds may take 2-3 weeks to process
Additional policies and FAQs
We accept wholesale inquiries.

More information

Last updated on Apr 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Where do I send my Return or Exchange?

Please send returns/exchanges to:
Tread Light
Po Box 18123
Mpls, MN 55418