Artisan Crafted Shoes, Sandals & Goods
The man behind human made
Hey, Brax here! Whether you got to the shop through word of a friend, social media or stumbled upon me at the local artisan market on your vacation to Hawai'i, I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and always sending your positive vibes. This dream gig would not be possible without you. Kōnea in the Hawaiian language translates to "restore to health". Every shoe that is crafted in the Kōnea Dōjō is designed as an aid to restore your feet back to optimal function. All shoes are made with flat minimal soles, natural toe box, flexible and constructed around a human foot shaped last (shoe form). The ultimate goal is being able to live barefoot without any aches and pains. With that in mind my design process is simple, craft with integrity. KŌNEA FOOTWEAR was conceived because morally I didn't agree with the giants of the shoe industry. Everything that is available to be purchased in the shop is made when ordered or produced in small batch runs to reduce waste. I don't support shoe boxes, so all shoes & sandals are packed in a military grade canvas drawstring bag designed to be reused in any way you see fit. Again, welcome and if you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email or stay connected through social media.