About us

Who We Are

We are not a fashion brand. 

Fashion brands celebrate designers and believe things like “shoes make the man.” 

We exist to celebrate individuals. 

The artists. 

The free spirits. 

The ones who live fully and do it with style. 

The thrill seekers by day 

and the trendsetters by night. 

The surfers. 

The yogis. 

The outdoorsmen and women. 

The select few who’ve figured out the only life worth living is a comfortable one. 

Because truth be told, shoes don’t make the man. 

The men and women who wear them do.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: create the most comfortable, stylish and modern sandals on the planet using innovative, cruelty-free materials. 

To develop beautifully innovative sandals that deliver on everyday wearability from the beach to the boulevard.

 

Inspiration Behind the Malibu Sandals

In an effort to create the world’s most comfortable, stylish, modern sandals, we draw inspiration from the cultural history of coastal California, most notable Malibu.

We're inspired by the incredible migration of a woven Huarache sandal from small coastal towns in Baja, Mexico to California's surf towns and beyond. These sandals which were initially brought back on the soles of venturous hippies and surfers during the mainstream surfing boom of 1960's coastal California. 

Eventually these sandals would find it's way onto the soles of America's developing youth and counter-cultural revolutions. It's was during a time of great social and cultural change in the US. 

Originally we found inspiration in the ancient craft of Mexican Huarache sandal-making but as with all design, innovation and evolution are inevitable to the core of modern design. 

This approach of looking into the past has always been a valuable strategy that continues to inform all of our footwear designs and engineering techniques. 

Mexican Huarache sandals date back many centuries. Their origins are unknown, but there are clear design links between Mayan Caites sandals and pre-Hispanic footwear seen on ancient codices. 

Traditionally handmade and constructed out of raw leather, the Huarache’s primal design language features an intricately woven pattern that’s very durable and proven to withstand the test of time.