TreadLightGear

Tread Light *Leave A Lighter Footprint*

Eugene, Oregon
| 8,389 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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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 moccasin 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 Mar 10, 2022

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 moccasin 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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Heart Keychain

Heart Keychain

$7.00

Front wallet

Front wallet

$50.00

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About TreadLightGear

Sales 8,389
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, Maker, Designer

    Manna began Tread Light in 1999. 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! Manna is the head artist.

  • Lily

    Social Media, Maker

    Lily is a passionate advocate for sustainable change and fully supports the slow fashion movement. She loves empowering fellow artists and sharing their creations!

  • 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 summer days with her two babies and being in her veggie garden. Works remotely from MN and misses being closer to the team!

  • 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.

  • Lindsay

    Maker

    Lindsay is super great at many things! In addition to being an amazing mama of two super cool kids, she is a fast learner and currently cuts and stitches shoes and bags. She is learning the sewing machine and shipping also.

  • Ren

    Maker, Designer

    Ren is the fastest and best person for sewing that we have! She is amazing at building purses, jackets, and everything sewing machine. She can even fix the sewing machine! All while being a mama of two and designer of her own clothing line!

  • Mayli

    Maker

    This amazing mama-to-be is a joy to have on our team! She cuts, punches, and stitches mocs.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Tread Light is a family owned business born in Oregon in 1999 by Laura 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 Visa Mastercard 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
contact us for shipping address
treadlight [!at] gmail.com
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 1-4 weeks for sandals, bags, purses & accessories, 6-8 weeks (or more, depending on the season... please feel free to message us) 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 May 10, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Where do I send my Return or Exchange?

Please contact us for address to do returns/exchanges.

treadlight@gmail.com

thank you!