Ocean Minded first started manufacturing sandals in California in 1996.  As part of our philosophy of going back to our roots and celebrating our heritage, we've partnered with The Sandalman, a small footwear company based in Newport Beach, CA that was founded in 1976. The collaborative relationship combines the best of both companies by taking Ocean Minded's original sandals the Mokulua and the Makena, and updating them in the ‘Golden State’ with premium materials using The Sandalman's handcrafted techniques.