This popular statement expresses where SOM Footwear stands right now. We are presently taking few steps back in order to make a better jump. From the beginning of SOM, we found it important to share with you the crucial stages our company has been going through. Being transparent is our motto because we feel that you are part of the SOM adventure too. In this present edition, we have a big announcement to make: a necessary setback to rebound stronger while increasing production performance!
by co-founder Nathalie Bouchard
Drawback and Rebound
We are now announcing that it is time for SOM Footwear to re-think its production process in order to move forward. Recent events have made us take a look at SOM from a different point of view.
Our website will still stay up and running, and we'll continue to serve our present customers with exchange or re-soling, but we won't be able to produce on demand as we have been during the past year. We will need all your patience and understanding because we don't know how long this will take. During this period, we'll keep you posted on our progress.
The motivator factor - TestimonialsI will repeat this every time I have a chance: Thank you for being part of SOM's Family! Your testimonials are what make us move forward and we can't find the words to express how precious it is for us to hear about your satisfaction. I am the fortunate one who receives them first and it is my pleasure to share them with everyone else on our team.
Shoe sizes - Growing DemandWe have a growing list of very patient people that have been waiting for us to serve their feet sizes. As you may know, SOM is presently serving Men size 5 to 12, and Women size 6.5 to 13.5. The shoes will turn 24 months old next month and we always say that we had to start somewhere with sizes. It is our primary goal to provide more sizes and we thank you for your continuing patience. Stay tuned, as we should have more news for you by this coming fall.
On behalf of SOM Team, I would like to wish you a great season, whatever that season may be on the hemisphere you are part of. It is now possible that a pair of SOM Footwear is walking, running or playing almost anywhere on the Globe!
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Today is the first time I find out about these real made in USA ATHLETIC SHOES. And the right shape, not toe squishing. I’m very happy you publish this information about your growth process. It will help me be patient if need be. I am so tired of foreign shoes especially athletic it will be worth any wait required.
Three people have ordered , or are going to order , shoes from you. One in Las Vegas, Nv. and two in Roseburg, Oregon. Do I get any discounts? Also, never get your mail. Would like to order another pair of shoes.
I love your shoes. I’m not sure which model I have, they have the little dots for tread. All semblance of brand has worn off. I forget I have them on. They have changed my body in a good way.
They however have been deemed very ugly by my family and I’m not allowed to wear them in some cercumstances. They are black on black with blue.
I want to say the black on tan with red laces are good looking. If I could get those colors I think I could wear them everywhere. Or an extra pair of laces to mellow out with black or brown.
Keep up the great work.
Only recently heard of your shoes after your drawback. Materials, style, and a U.S. made product are just what I was looking for. I would by a pair right now if there were any still available in my size. Look forward to production resuming so I can get a pair.
Hi, SOM family!
I am one of these ‘minimal shoe’ buffs, except, I’ve never found five fingers that fit super well. I have size 10A, super narrow, low volume feet, so I often end up sizing down to 9s, etc. I love my Merrell Trailgloves, and have taken to hoarding them off eBay since they’ve stopped making the best, w i d e toeboxed originals. I am however, still in love with original Feiyues and have been wishing I could find something similar but with, what I call, a Birkenstock toe. Something that allows one to splay their toes. And I love the proprioception and all that natural footwear jazz! Ya’ll seem to be providing the PERFECT DREAM SHOE here! And I’m super sad to see that I’m late to the SOM party. I require black shoes for my various jobs and none of those options seem to be available on your shop.
I am really hoping to get a pair of Burghers or SP-L3s to help liberate my toes from my abusive Feiyues.
Any info is appreciated!