“There should be a deep connection between who you are and where you’re from,” says John Carpenter, owner of Island Slipper, the oldest manufacturer of made-in-Hawai‛i footwear. “For more than 60 years Island Slipper has made sandals for all of Hawaiʻi, be it the fisherman along the coast, young guys out sailing, or island women who dress with flair. We’ve always tried to remain true to the lifestyle and people of this place.
Following a line from ancient Hawaiian ti leaf sandals, Japanese zoris, and the ubiquitous rubber “slippah,” Island Slipper continues a tradition of authenticity and innovation. Today Island Slipper produces more than 80 styles for men and women, all featuring comfort and durability in looks that range from flip-flops to fashion.