SOURCE Sandals are the go-to footwear for adventurers, globetrotters, city-dwellers, party-people and thru-hikers all around the globe. Just as we appreciate You sharing your experience and adventures with our products, we’re happy to share some fun facts and the how-to-manufacture sandals. Here we go:
1 – It takes over 50 work-processes of mostly manual labor to manufacture a sandal. And each step is done with love.
2 – SOURCE processes about one million meters of sandals straps per year in order to produce its sandals. And we keep adding new patterns in fun colors every season!
3 – Each year more than 200,000 pairs of sandals are sold to more than 45 countries worldwide. Our sandals keep traveling the world on the feet of happy people.
4 – SOURCE Sandals – they’re called Shoresh Sandals here – were named the “Most Israeli Product” in Israel. Our sandals are for Israel what the Victorinox Army Knife is for Switzerland.
5 – Each pair of SOURCE Sandals includes 3.3 meters of our iconic sandal straps.
6 – 40 minutes of human labor is invested in manufacturing one pair of sandals.
7 – SOURCE was the world’s first footwear company to sell sandals in smart reusable packaging – our super practical Eco-Logic Sandals Carry Bag.
8 – Each SOURCE Sandal has an ID number that makes it possible to identify the exact history of the product. This allows for full traceability of the production process to reflect our strictness for high quality products, and gives us the ability to inspect and manage any issues that may occur.
9 – With SOURCE Sandals, you don’t get stinky feet, thanks to the special anti-odor rubber recipe. Yes, we’ve thought of everything.
10 – Last but not least, here’s the recipe how to manufacture SOURCE Sandals:
Step 1: Heat and press two slabs of rubber into a mold for the soles. Our rubber, by the way, is made in Israel according to a special recipe we developed. If you sniff it, you will notice that it has a pleasant scent of vanilla!
Step 2: Cut and sew strips with your preferred design to the desired lengths. Careful! The straps need to be comfortable on the skin, fast drying, light and soft, yet at the same time super tough and durable.
Step 3: Dip the straps in a special glue (another invention of ours) and let them dry.
Step 4: Add buckles and stick the straps between the three layers of the sole. Press and bake it together – so it never ever comes apart, not after years and miles and miles walked …!
Step 5: Final finishes, sanding and cleaning the sandals.
Step 6: Pack the sandals in reusable cloth bags (which are also sewn by hand), and hand them over to amazing people that take them on adventures and treks and travels around the woods, fields, deserts, beaches, mountains around the world.
Here’s a short making-of SOURCE Sandals
This whole process involves dozens of people who create, cut, paste and sew with great accuracy, experience, eye for the detail and the pride to deliver the best sandals in the world for you to discover the beauty of the outdoors!
Enjoy the Outdoors With SOURCE!