About Sanuk

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The Sanuk brand has been around since 1997 when founder Jeff Kelley started making sandals out of inner tubes and indoor-outdoor carpet. This spirit of innovation grew and became the backbone of the brand.

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From the early “Wire” and Poncho sandals to Yoga Mat Sandals and Sidewalk Surfers we have continually sought out unique and new techniques.

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Headquartered in Southern California we are an eclectic little family hailing from the east and west coasts, the Phillippines, Hong Kong, and even Cleveland, Ohio. With your support, we are continuing to grow and now have distribution across the United States and in over 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

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Sanuk also sponsors a diverse group of athletes ranging from surfers like Donavon Frankenrieter and Dave Rastavich to rock climbers like Chris Sharma and Daniel Woods. Their impact on our brand culture has been profound as we deliberately partner with athletes known as much for their style and charisma as their specialized talens. Like the products that we design, our roster of athletes is truly “superFUNKtional.”

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Today, we strive to make products that are as much about funk and funk as they are about function. We’ve found that our feet are happiest when they tread the road less traveled- so we design our sandals accordingly! Because Sanuk is the Thai word for funk and happiness, our name is also our mantra.

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Our goal is to provide creatively inspired yet thoughtfully designed products for the global outdoor community… mostly because we are part of it.

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Thank you for your support! Sanuk Smile… Pass it On!