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What a story,
What a trip

2010
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An idea is born

Co-founders Eli and Martin created Freewaters in a tiny art studio, nestled up in the hills near San Francisco, CA.

2011

Kenya

Before we sold our first pair, we established our first clean water project in Kenya.

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Featured in Huffington Post

Freewaters discussed water projects

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Sandal launch

Our first product line was sandals only. Our most popular style was called The Dude.

2013
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Outdoor retailer show

Freewaters showcases their products at the trade show!

2014
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Heading south

As we grow, we set up our first “office” in San Clemente just minutes from the beach.

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Shoe launch

A natural next step, we add shoes to our product line so our adventures could extend into all seasons.

Haiti Water project

Our water projects expand into Haiti, building rain catchment systems in the remote mountains.

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2016

Philippines

As we begin to sell our footwear across Asia, we launched our third water project in the Philippines.

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2018
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Supreem Foam

Two years of development leads to this exclusive formula, solving one of the biggest sandal design challenges.

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Responsible leather

Our award winning, Gold Certified leather supplier purifies 100% of the water used by filtering it through on-site wetlands.

2019
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REI award nomination

Humbled and honored to be nominated as a Vendor Partner of the Year by REI.

Comedian Bert Kreischer podcast

@FreewatersShoes are the best flip-flops I've ever owned in my entire life!

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2020

Aaron Draplin designs the new Freewaters logo

Renowned graphic designer gives Freewaters a new look and feel.

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2021

Freewater brings the Dillon back

After comedian Bert Kreischer in 2019 asked for use to start selling the Dillon sandal again, we finally did a limited time release!

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