TreadLightGear

Tread Light *Leave A Lighter Footprint*

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 4658 Sales

TreadLightGear

Tread Light *Leave A Lighter Footprint*

Minneapolis, Minnesota 4658 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1272)

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

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 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 current turnaround time before purchasing and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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 Nov 7, 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

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 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 current turnaround time before purchasing and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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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ADD-ON Roller Buckle
$5.00
Extra Laces / Replacement Laces
$10.00
ADD-ON Leather Lace Leaves
$25.00
PAYMENT PLAN Twenty Five Dollar PAYMENT
$25.00
LEATHER RESOLE
$50.00
PAYMENT PLAN Fifty Dollar PAYMENT
$50.00
PAYMENT PLAN Seventy Five Dollar PAYMENT
$75.00
VIBRAM RESOLE
$75.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1272)
Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown on Jan 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered the cuff for a Christmas Gift and when it didn't arrive I checked the tracking. Imagine my embarrassment when I saw I had sent the package to my old apartment! Treadlight messaged me promptly when they received the returned package and I corrected the address. I got it back in just a few weeks with a lovely handwritten note. I was expecting to get pulled through the ringer for my error, but it worked out great! Will definitely remember Treadlight in the future.

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About

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 hides 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, just a 5 hour drive (and footprint) from our Minneapolis workshop. Tread Light moccasins are both Funky and classic! So comfortable, our customers say they are like a hug on your foot!

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  • Manna

    Owner

    Manna began Tread Light in 2000, and grew her business for over a decade. In 2012 she gave birth to baby Phoenix, and the production side of the business was handed off to her cousin Lynn. You can still find Manna in the traveling Tread Light booth!

  • Clint

    Designer, Chauffeur, Idea Man

    Clint is our muscle man, Idea man, our driver, our entertainer. He designed our Indie moccasins, Sneakasins, 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...

Shop policies

Last updated on November 15, 2016
The first Gladiator sandal was made in Greece after Manna's pair of backpacking sandals wore through. She designed the first Tread Light Gladiator sandal to hold her feet, blister free, to 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 ultimate minimalist sandal.

Tread Light soon expanded to bags, moccasins, boots, and more! Friend's and stranger'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, 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.
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 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.
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