OasisSandalCompany

Oasis Sandal Company...Comfortable, Elegant Sandals

Grass Valley, California

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Announcement    CHANGES! The Oasis Sandal Company is in the process of transferring to new owners. The sandals you've grown to love and depend on are NOT going away! They will be sold at astralchrysalis.etsy.com once the transfer is complete.

Oasis Sandal Company (a woman owned and operated business in California, U.S.)

GRACEFUL~TREND SETTING~ BOHEMIAN~EXOTIC~GYPSY~RESORT WEAR~DELICATE~

Handcrafted, affordable custom sandals made out of the most comfortable Napa leathers...your feet won't believe how these feel!
We are custom sandal makers and keep no inventory in stock. Each pair is created fresh as we receive orders! Imagine the luxury of selecting a size and color combination just for you....not found in Department stores or even luxury Boutiques!
Specializing in group orders (bridal parties, dance troupes) and discounts are available on orders of 4 or more pairs.
Brides! treat your feet and your special day to a pain free day without heels; If your feet hurt, your face will show it!
Dancers! give your feet and knees the protection they need because if your feet are injured, you're not dancing!

COLORS
Metallic Leather: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Bronze, Penny Copper, Candy Apple Red, Lime Green, Violet, Turquoise, Light Pink and Fuchsia
Natural Leather: Black, Chocolate, Dusk, Palomino, White and Red
Footbeds (the part your foot rests upon): Black, Chocolate and Oak-Tan (blonde)
Soles: all leather, thick or thin leather Veg-Tan (blonde)
Laces: available in all colors and an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of your sandals

THE STYLES:
BELLA CARIBE: 10-11 oz leather sole, a layer of luxurious padding and an optional small stacked heel.. Think everyday, longer more comfortable wear, Resort wear, Bridal, etc

OASIS DANCE SANDALS: specifically for dancers wanting a lighter than air feel. Crafted out of 5-6 oz leather. No Padding or heel in this option; though you can purchase single or double padding from our store.

THE ATHENA
Using the same soft leathers, The Athena has 4 sets of loops giving it the ultimate "gladiatress" look! A single layer of padding is included. These can be ordered with a thicker sole or the thin dancer style sole.

THE TAHITI
Again, using all the same soft leathers. The Tahiti comes without a heel strap giving it a real barefoot look and a lower price tag! Also available in both thin and thick soles.

PADDING: It's invisible! Some sandals (Bella Caribe and Athena) come with a layer of padding, others do not. You can purchase single or double layer padding separately in our shop.

IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE COLOR COMBINATION YOU WANT, PLEASE ASK :)

SIZING INSTRUCTIONS: Because our sizing, like any shoe company, can differ from one manufacturer to the other, we have come up with an easy way to obtain your size! When you place your order, send us a message with your shoe size and email address. We will email you 2 sets of sizing templates. For example if you are a size 7, you'll receive size 7 and 6 templates. You'll print these out and stand barefoot upon them. Our sandals tend to run a little large so this step is necessary UNLESS you've ordered with us before and know your size. Each template comes with a measurement line and it is essential that you place a ruler on this line to make sure there was no size distortion during download and printing. The really nice thing about this is, if you need small adjustments in where the toe loop holder is, you can draw directly on the template and mail it to us...no emails please. The same holds true if you need the length or width slightly adjusted.
Another example: the 7's fit you perfectly in width but they are too long and the toe loop holder isn't right for you. Draw directly on the template shortening the length and drawing in another toe loop holder....it's that EASY! There is usually no additional charge for this unless the changes are dramatic and then perhaps a custom pattern will be needed. If you do choose to draw on the templates, be very sure as what you draw will be what we make for you. Please be aware that stock size templates that we alter by your direction cannot be returned.
If your templates do distort, let us know and we will mail them to you.
No printer? No problem! Send us your mailing address and we'll send the templates to you right away!
For special sizing needs or if you know you will need a custom pattern, please contact us BEFORE your place your order for instructions as we'll create a special Etsy listing that reflects the custom pattern fee...(see below).

CUSTOM PATTERNS
Over half of our business is custom! The custom pattern fee is $25.00. We will receive your tracings and create a pattern for each foot. A copy will be mailed to you for your approval before we begin work. This option is especially necessary if you have hard to fit feet: longer big toes, wide or very narrow feet or any other sizing issue.
We retain the custom patterns *forever* and you won't ever have to pay a custom fee again, unless of course, your feet change shape!

TRACING INSTRUCTIONS
Stand barefoot on white paper. Holding a PENCIL at 90 degrees to the paper, trace very closely around the entire foot. DO NOT angle the pencil to go under your foot. DO erase any incorrect lines so we can see exactly what your foot looks like. Between the big toe and the second toe, squeeze your pencil in the "V" between those toes and draw a 1/4" small circle. This is where the toe loop holder will go and is an essential step.

RETURNS:
If you do feel the need to return your sandals, they must have no visible signs of wear and be returned within 12 days of receipt. Your refund will be in the form of a check and will not include a $15.00 restocking fee and whatever shipping fees applied to the original transaction. Sandals that are NOT eligible for Return are: sizes 5 and 11, custom patterns and stock size sandals that have been altered upon your request.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 21, 2021

CHANGES! The Oasis Sandal Company is in the process of transferring to new owners. The sandals you've grown to love and depend on are NOT going away! They will be sold at astralchrysalis.etsy.com once the transfer is complete.

Oasis Sandal Company (a woman owned and operated business in California, U.S.)

GRACEFUL~TREND SETTING~ BOHEMIAN~EXOTIC~GYPSY~RESORT WEAR~DELICATE~

Handcrafted, affordable custom sandals made out of the most comfortable Napa leathers...your feet won't believe how these feel!
We are custom sandal makers and keep no inventory in stock. Each pair is created fresh as we receive orders! Imagine the luxury of selecting a size and color combination just for you....not found in Department stores or even luxury Boutiques!
Specializing in group orders (bridal parties, dance troupes) and discounts are available on orders of 4 or more pairs.
Brides! treat your feet and your special day to a pain free day without heels; If your feet hurt, your face will show it!
Dancers! give your feet and knees the protection they need because if your feet are injured, you're not dancing!

COLORS
Metallic Leather: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Bronze, Penny Copper, Candy Apple Red, Lime Green, Violet, Turquoise, Light Pink and Fuchsia
Natural Leather: Black, Chocolate, Dusk, Palomino, White and Red
Footbeds (the part your foot rests upon): Black, Chocolate and Oak-Tan (blonde)
Soles: all leather, thick or thin leather Veg-Tan (blonde)
Laces: available in all colors and an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of your sandals

THE STYLES:
BELLA CARIBE: 10-11 oz leather sole, a layer of luxurious padding and an optional small stacked heel.. Think everyday, longer more comfortable wear, Resort wear, Bridal, etc

OASIS DANCE SANDALS: specifically for dancers wanting a lighter than air feel. Crafted out of 5-6 oz leather. No Padding or heel in this option; though you can purchase single or double padding from our store.

THE ATHENA
Using the same soft leathers, The Athena has 4 sets of loops giving it the ultimate "gladiatress" look! A single layer of padding is included. These can be ordered with a thicker sole or the thin dancer style sole.

THE TAHITI
Again, using all the same soft leathers. The Tahiti comes without a heel strap giving it a real barefoot look and a lower price tag! Also available in both thin and thick soles.

PADDING: It's invisible! Some sandals (Bella Caribe and Athena) come with a layer of padding, others do not. You can purchase single or double layer padding separately in our shop.

IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE COLOR COMBINATION YOU WANT, PLEASE ASK :)

SIZING INSTRUCTIONS: Because our sizing, like any shoe company, can differ from one manufacturer to the other, we have come up with an easy way to obtain your size! When you place your order, send us a message with your shoe size and email address. We will email you 2 sets of sizing templates. For example if you are a size 7, you'll receive size 7 and 6 templates. You'll print these out and stand barefoot upon them. Our sandals tend to run a little large so this step is necessary UNLESS you've ordered with us before and know your size. Each template comes with a measurement line and it is essential that you place a ruler on this line to make sure there was no size distortion during download and printing. The really nice thing about this is, if you need small adjustments in where the toe loop holder is, you can draw directly on the template and mail it to us...no emails please. The same holds true if you need the length or width slightly adjusted.
Another example: the 7's fit you perfectly in width but they are too long and the toe loop holder isn't right for you. Draw directly on the template shortening the length and drawing in another toe loop holder....it's that EASY! There is usually no additional charge for this unless the changes are dramatic and then perhaps a custom pattern will be needed. If you do choose to draw on the templates, be very sure as what you draw will be what we make for you. Please be aware that stock size templates that we alter by your direction cannot be returned.
If your templates do distort, let us know and we will mail them to you.
No printer? No problem! Send us your mailing address and we'll send the templates to you right away!
For special sizing needs or if you know you will need a custom pattern, please contact us BEFORE your place your order for instructions as we'll create a special Etsy listing that reflects the custom pattern fee...(see below).

CUSTOM PATTERNS
Over half of our business is custom! The custom pattern fee is $25.00. We will receive your tracings and create a pattern for each foot. A copy will be mailed to you for your approval before we begin work. This option is especially necessary if you have hard to fit feet: longer big toes, wide or very narrow feet or any other sizing issue.
We retain the custom patterns *forever* and you won't ever have to pay a custom fee again, unless of course, your feet change shape!

TRACING INSTRUCTIONS
Stand barefoot on white paper. Holding a PENCIL at 90 degrees to the paper, trace very closely around the entire foot. DO NOT angle the pencil to go under your foot. DO erase any incorrect lines so we can see exactly what your foot looks like. Between the big toe and the second toe, squeeze your pencil in the "V" between those toes and draw a 1/4" small circle. This is where the toe loop holder will go and is an essential step.

RETURNS:
If you do feel the need to return your sandals, they must have no visible signs of wear and be returned within 12 days of receipt. Your refund will be in the form of a check and will not include a $15.00 restocking fee and whatever shipping fees applied to the original transaction. Sandals that are NOT eligible for Return are: sizes 5 and 11, custom patterns and stock size sandals that have been altered upon your request.

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Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
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  • Monica on Oct 27, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I absolutely LOVE my new dance sandals that were handmade with love by Colleen. These sandals fit my feet perfectly, are very pretty, and are so comfortable that I feel like I am not wearing any shoes at all. I have very problematic feet and have a hard time finding shoes that fit. Colleen answered all my questions about sizing and color eloquently, in detail, and with a fairly quick response. It is definitely worth the price. I will be purchasing another sandal this Spring! It was a pleasure doing business with this Etsy business. Thank you, Colleen, for making it easy to shop on line for a pair of shoes!!

  • Cherie on Jul 27, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    These are my second pair of sandals from Oasis. I absolutely LOVE THESE SANDALS!! They fit perfectly and get better and better with each wearing as the soles mould to the shape of your foot. Highly recommend!

  • Reviewed by Inactive on Jul 7, 2020

    1 out of 5 stars

    Again, Incredibly disappointed in the customer service as well as the product.

    The designer uses a reverse bevel, but makes the foot feel unsupported at the edges. The product says black footbed, it fails to say BLOND BOTTOM. UGH. Horrible aesthetics. Couldn't be bothered to use Black on Black.

    Poor Quality. Chunky laces. BLOND BOTTOMS. Beveled Edges TOO Extreme. Maker unwilling to correct issues.

    Returned for a FULL REFUND. Bad Business. Don't waste your time. I usually leave rave reviews. This is the most disappointing thing I have ever received. DO NOT BUY HERE.

    Colleen

    Colleen responded on Jul 8, 2020

    This customer was very difficult to communicate with. Store policies state refunds by check. They also state I no longer offer rubber soles and I told her that as well. I told her I'd offer a refund in full when she returned the sandals as what she is demanding is not possible (no black sole material). If she had read the descriptions of the sandals in my shop it clearly says Veg-tan leather is used for ALL soles. The bevel edge finish is there to help retain the edge being that we use very soft leather for ultimate comfort. There was no need for such rude comments and I reserve the right to refuse service to her which I am enacting now. My other client reviews speak for themselves. Sellers beware.

  • Reviewed by Inactive on Jul 7, 2020

    1 out of 5 stars

    Entirely Disappointing. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY-

    In 2008 I went to a belly dance festival. I found the most amazingly comfortable sandals. When I purchased them, I was promised that the sandals were guaranteed for life. I wore them for eight years until finally the leather broke. I was a mess, my favorite pair of sandals, gone. I had to find the maker of these shoes.

    I finally located the business card for the shoe company and happily discovered them here, on Etsy.
    Unfortunately, now I am not only mourning the loss of my original pair, but the new pairs are NOTHING like how they are described.
    BUYER BEWARE- Poor Quality finishing looks cheap. Returned for FULL REFUND. I'm so sad. These were my favorite... Never doing business here again.

    Colleen

    Colleen responded on Aug 16, 2020

    Ok, gloves off. I am a reputable seller who takes pride in her product and this was BEYOND upsetting. I waited a reasonable amount of time before rebutting this second review in the hopes that this customer would return the sandals for a refund. Instead, she preferred to complain and abuse me. I believe she was trying to fraudulently obtain my custom sandals for free or at a great discount with the amount of abuse and harassment on the conversation page. Of course, she did not harass or bully me publicly and Etsy refuses to help (even though they READ it) by removing her unwarranted reviews. In all my years of being a custom sandal maker I have NEVER been treated like this before. She must be a very miserable person and I feel sorry for other sellers who have to deal with her. Beware the Curio Collector.

  • Lillian on Mar 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully made, and so comfortable. Im still breaking them in, but they seem to be a great form fitting sandal!

  • Sharon on Jan 20, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Bought the Oasis Dance sandal about 10 years ago and loved them. I have worn them every week since. They were starting to show wear so I ordered another pair since I cannot dance without them. This time I upgraded to the Bella Caribe Sandal. Wow! I thought my Oasis Sandals were comfortable but the Bella Caribe are even better as far as comfort goes with that extra padding. I am so pleased. Thanks Colleen, you're a master craftswoman.

  • MikaElla on Aug 22, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great fit, beautiful red color. Very comfortable when I belly dance. The laces are super sturdy. I got lots of compliments from the last show I did.

  • laurabrandi on Aug 11, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful sandals! They fit perfectly, and look so nice!

  • laurabrandi on Jul 12, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great vendor! She really wants to be sure you have the correct size, and I appreciate her efforts! The standard size was a tiny bit narrow for me, so I went with the custom sizing. They fit perfectly! I'm very happy with them.

About OasisSandalCompany

Sales 606
On Etsy since 2008

Oasis Sandal Company began as Lazara's Sandals. Being a belly dancer, I found her lovely handmade leather sandals just what I needed and wore them for years. At a festival one day, one of my dance sisters told me that Lazara was discontinuing her business and moving out of the US. I went over to her booth and asked her who would be taking over because this just couldn't stop....these sandals were the BEST thing! She told me the business was for sale and asked if I wanted to buy it......I heard myself saying "Yes, I do!". And....that was the start; this was in 2005. I quit my lucrative job as an x-ray technologist and have never looked back! I love my work and making women all over the world happy!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 7, 2020
Welcome to my Shop! Being in love with color and texture, crafting these delightful sandals is a dream come true for me. I've been a professional dance performance artist for over 21 years and completely and totally understand the need for "happy feet".....These 4 styles of sandals are my answer to those of you seeking stylish, exotic and comfortable shoes WITHOUT the pain of heels! Whether you're a dancer, bride or just want sandals that aren't off the rack...this is the place for you!
I want my customers to be happy, if you're not, please tell me why and give me an opportunity to fix it!

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
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
With a few exceptions, Refunds and Exchanges are happily accepted provided that there are NO visible signs of wear.
Your Sandals, if eligible for a refund, must be returned within 2 weeks....allowances will be made for out of U.S. customers.
No Refunds can be given for custom pattern sandals, sizes 5, 11 and 1/2 sizes.
Shipping fees will not be refunded and a $15.00 restocking fee will be deducted from the refund.
Refunds are by check.
Payment
My preferred method of payment is PAYPAL, but I will accept checks and money orders. Please be aware that your sandals cannot be created until your payment has cleared.
PAYPAL orders must be completed within 48 hours...I do allow longer, of course, for checks and money orders.
Shipping
Shipping is done through USPS.
For more than one item and group orders, please contact me before ordering so that I can give you an accurate shipping fee.
International buyers are responsible for customs fees...if you do not see your country listed, contact me and I'll see if it's possible to ship to you :)
Additional policies and FAQs
If you wish to send a gift to someone, please let me know in the customer comments section who you would like the sandals to fly to...and I will, of course, gift wrap your purchase.
Your sandals are crafted in a non-smoking environment....