Sandal Maker Dave Piper – The Sandal Story 2017-02-17T23:21:06+00:00

Sandal Maker Dave Piper
The Piper Sandal Story

hand made leather sandals for children - feet tracing instructions

A Sandal Maker since 1971, I have now been making sandals for 46 years. It began in Cocoa, Florida but, settled in Texas thirty-eight years ago.

San Antonio is  home now and where we hand craft all of our leather sandals. Being self taught, I have passed the craft on to my son Jon, as he grew up he began to help me in The Shop and we have worked together ever since.

The Piper Sandal Co. is a Family Business.

We make them and sell them all ourselves.

Jon, I and with help from a few friends, family and loved ones who have been apart of the Piper sandal crew have made and sold a little over 60,000 pairs of  Piper sandals through all these years.

On December 9, 2004 Penelope Raye Piper was Born, the 3rd generation of sandal makers.
 

3rd Generation Sandal Makers

 
All Piper Sandals are Made In America,
at 7402 Pipers Bluff, San Antonio, Texas to be exact.
Jon & Penelope live next door and each day we gather in the shop to do our work.

We make two sandal styles: “THE ORIGINAL” and “THE SLIP ON“.

Our Hand made leather sandals feature a one piece fully adjustable leather strap which gives every foot a perfect fit.

WE REPLACE PIPER SANDAL STRAPS FREE EVEN IF A DOG EATS THEM.

The bottom sole is Vibram that we resole for about half the price of a new pair.

Inside the sandal we place an orthopedic foam and an arch support. This foam is designed to compact and form your own footprint in a few weeks of wear.

Throughout the year we travel to sell at major Art Shows across America.  We sell through the mail, over the phone and on the world wide web.

I have always believed there is room in the market place for a product made of the highest quality materials, where style and function are accomplished. That can be Made In America and sold at a reasonable price.

We find the three thousand year history of the sandal and the Overwelming Support of Our Customers gives us reason to believe we have a product that will stand the test of time.

We make all of our sandals ourselves without having to take advantage of cheap world labor.  Made in the U.S.A. with the highest quality American tanned cowhide leather Piper Sandals are guaranteed to fit, feel good and last a long time.  They are numbered and in inherently limited edition.

Walk Well,
Dave Piper & Family

hand made leather sandals for children - feet tracing instructions
hand made leather sandals for children - feet tracing instructions
hand made leather sandals for children - feet tracing instructions
hand made leather sandals for children - feet tracing instructions
hand made leather sandals for children - feet tracing instructions
Jon at a show
early pair from the 70
early pair from the 70
sandal maker dave piper in 2005
Every Sandal is Numbered
3rd generation sandal maker
Piper Sandal clay model
future sandal maker Penelope in the Shop
polishing sandals
polishing sandals
polishing sandals