Our Message to you: feel free.

We bring freedom to your everyday movements, from here to there and especially in between. We are artful with design, grounded in comfort, and mindful about materials. We work to lessen the boundaries between you and your next steps—so slide in and get out the door, slip off and walk in the grass.



A hug you can wear.

We made our signature slides for what our feet need today: allowing our bones to behave as they were meant to, uninhibited and fully supported. Think of it as the sweet spot between barefoot and high-performance, with a look you’ll want to wear with everything. A sleek, contoured shape that pulls on like socks for a secure, strapped-in fit.

A lightweight, proprietary cork footbed offers support and enhanced compression. Made from unused and upcycled wine cork — the equivalent of 9 wine corks per pair. As a naturally resilient and moisture-wicking material, cork’s benefits are many: impact resistance, durability, resistance to odor and water.

Firm and durable stretch knit that holds you snug. A never-felt-before feeling, like a hug for your feet. Pull them on like socks and shimmy your toes to the top of the slide for a secure, strapped-in fit.

Custom-molded natural rubber with good tread and flex points where your foot naturally moves, suited for wherever you’re going. Durable, yet low-profile.

From the cutting of our signature barecork™ footbed to the pulling of our hugflex™ strap for the perfect amount of support, our slides are made by expert hands in small batches by master craftspeople in Portugal, making each one subtly and beautifully different.


Worship the ground you walk on.

We believe in the art of evolution. Making shoes is complex, and we’re committed to making the process more thoughtful when it comes to people and planet.

We launched our brand with renewable and upcycled materials, a short supply chain, minimal packaging and limited releases, and we’re always working toward a higher standard of responsible manufacturing. This is our beginning.

Our slides are made without animal products, focusing on renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials.

Our cork is made from unused and upcycled wine cork. It is harvested in responsibly stewarded forests of Portugal from cork oak trees every 9 years, a process that does not harm the tree in any way since the bark naturally regenerates. Cork is a carbon-negative material, a perfect centerpiece for our pursuit to minimize impact.

We’ve chosen family-owned factories that sit within 40 minutes of one another in Portugal with the intention that our supply chain is as concise and low-impact as possible. Less shipping = smaller impact.

A commitment to made-to-last essentials means less waste in the landfill. Our shoe boxes are our shipping boxes and we don’t use dustbags. Just open, pull the slides on like socks, and step out into the world.


Meet Team Message

Message is a product of thoughtful partnership, from our in-house team across the U.S. to the family-owned factories we work with in Portugal. We’re a group of curious, constantly evolving individuals with decades of experience who fully embrace footwear and personal style.

We work with a group of incredible 2nd and 3rd generation family-owned factories in Portugal to produce our slides. Located outside Porto all within a 40 minute drive from one another, our supply chain is short and sweet. Their talent and experience allowed us to deliver a level of comfort, stability, and finesse never felt before in a slide.

In order to design the best slides, we brought together experts from two sides of the footwear world that don’t interact too often—performance footwear developers and fashion industry veterans—and found that we could all rally around the goal of creating a slide that could truly deliver on both style and support.

We are a seasoned, creative team, located in cities from coast to coast and united by a common purpose: ease for your body, and self-love for your soul. We’re eager explorers, prolific readers, detail-obsessed, and open-minded learners committed to making things better.