Toehold® takes pride in using labor-intensive, ancient techniques combined with state-of-the-art equipment to achieve an unparalleled line of products. The amount of time dedicated to each product and our attention to detail is what sets us apart. Our staff includes skilled craftsmen who have dedicated their careers to the art of creating beautiful, handmade leather products.
Welcome to Toehold
Toehold® is an American flip-flop company. Our goal is to bring tradition back into footwear, using techniques and styles of craftsmanship that the early Egyptians and Romans perfected centuries ago. We engineer our flip-flops with similar methods and materials used by the original craftsmen of leather footwear, but with a modern touch. We use the highest-quality leather to craft a product that is truly unique.
Toehold® uses the centuries-old tradition of “vegetable tanning” leather. The hides are sourced right here in the US and are treated with organic materials that come straight from nature. The finished product is durable with a beautiful patina that, with proper care, can last for years to come.
Ethically Sourced Leathers
When we first heard about African leathers, we soundly rejected the idea of using them in our products.
Consequently, we were then provided government documentation describing the importance of supporting these majestic creatures, and we reconsidered.
Our research revealed that when an animal perishes, and Game Wardens are able to respond quickly, the meat can be harvested to feed local villagers and the hide is sold to a government-controlled tannery. Therefore, these hides are meticulously tracked and monitored. Your proceeds, in turn, pay the wages of the Game Wardens while aiding park funding to keep the animals safe from poachers.