On Shoes: Every shoe, boot and creation is born of my love for the earth, for indigenous cultures, and for the old ways. The shoes are built to bring you into relationship with the earth beneath you, and into relationship to your own earth, your body, which you’ll feel in entirely new ways in these soft soled shoes. Notice your body aches and pains melt away, literally, once you get your feet on the ground. It's the relationship between the earth and your nervous system that restores health in all body systems.
And, feel good that you're supporting local makers who literally use their own hands to build your shoes. We make our shoes to order, at home, with local materials, and with the interest of 7 generations at heart. Which means: less carbon footprint, less waste, less factory pollution. & More connection to all the things that truly sustain our lives.
All of our materials are locally sourced here in Napa County from a hide house that provides the highest quality deer, elk and bison hides from animals that are humanely raised and slaughtered. All parts are used post-mortem. And our scraps are donated here to local schools for leather crafts.
In order to minimize waste and keep our cost manageable, we use as much of the hide as possible. Sometimes there are imperfections in our shoes. We consider it part of the magic and charm of having a handmade, earth-adoring shoe, and hope you will too!!
On Healing: Healing. It does require a lot of patience. and practice and focus. I have come to love it so completely and fully. The intensity, and uncertainty and magic of it. Though I know the hard impasse's are almost more than one can bare.... But I just want to put out that possibility, that it is as rich and fulfilling as life can be: being so ill and at the edge, and having to find one's way back.
- Merrill Page, founder