About Vines Islandwear
Vines Islandwear features a modern hybrid of fashion+action, daily-wear sandals for women.
We are so thankful for our past few years of selling a traditional, handmade version of these fun and comfortable sandals that have historically been and are handcrafted in various parts of the world.
Not long after beginning to vend these popular sandals on the streets of St. John, USVI, however, we realized that we could and should improve on them... the way they fit, the quality and sourcing of the materials, the extra details we dreamed of adding that would take a great sandal and make it both extraordinary and eco-friendly. The dream of developing our very own Vines Islandwear Original and Unique sandals was born. Sandals that we - over the past 18+ months - have personally created side-by-side, together with our talented sandal designer and shoemaker.
Since 2016, we have have been meeting one-on-one with our North American suppliers, testing, experimenting, and "making better." We've taken everything we've learned over years of helping and watching our customers try on sandals - and we've vastly improved on a traditional concept - not just in fit - but in the quality and intention of every single detail. It was important to us that we personally met face-to-face with each supplier of each detail of our sandal - from the stitching to the soles to the braids - and we did!
In our new Vines Islandwear 2018 Original sandals, we have maintained the foundation of what initially made these types of sandals so LUV'd - comfort, light weight, femininity, personality... but we've upgraded to even higher quality polyester cording and lining, dangling Vines charms, a more flexible cut and shape, comfort EVA, and even memory foam heels!
Our new soles are fun AND eco-friendly - now developed with a recycled tire rubber blend you can feel GOOD about. And certainly not least, we've infused a gentle coconut scent into our soles - bringing the island to your feet, wherever you may wander.
Smell our Feet - if it's not coconut, it's not a Vines Islandwear Original.
Stay tuned as we continue to expand our Vines Islandwear LUV lines with accessories and apparel - this is only the beginning! We are actively working to launch a giving program and are focused on one day using Vines' profits to build a non-profit wellness center in Puerto Rico. And while we currently design and sell Vines Islandwear sandals crafted specifically for women, we are exploring an expansion to kids' and men's sandals in the future!