ABOUT US

 

The sandals

Established in 2005 by architect Annie Mohaupt, Mohop is an eco-friendly footwear company specializing in interchangeable shoes that allow nearly infinite design options with just one pair of soles. One-of-a-kind, custom-fit sandals can easily be created by simply lacing any ribbon or fabric tie in Mohop’s patented sole.

A socially-conscious company, Mohop ensures that all of our collections are produced with sustainably-sourced, recycled, and/or fair-trade materials.  Mohop has three collections: our flexible-sole MOPED collection, our Japanese-inspired MOKOBO collection, and our high-end BESPOKE collection. Each collection is produced by Annie and her team of talented artisans in our Chicago workshop. Mohop shoes are available online and at retailers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and have been featured on a huge variety of national and international media including Vogue.com, Chicago Tribune, Lucky Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, US Weekly, MTV, Vh1 and ARTE. The video to the right shows how Mohop soles are made.

                                                                

About our shoes          

Our innovative shoe has been dubbed the 'infinity sandal'. You can easily customize your shoes by quickly changing the ribbon ties. Different lengths and styles of ribbons can be used to achieve a virtually infinite number of looks with just one pair of soles.

See the video to the right to get started. You can also click here to see additional illustrations for inspiration...

Are they comfortable?

YES!!!! The curved shape of the footbed provides even support along the length of the foot, alleviating the typical fatigue points at the heel or ball of the foot. Our proprietary elastic loops allow the ribbon ties to move with the foot, eliminating the blisters and chafing associated with most new sandals.

But don't take our word for it. Read some of the hundreds of reviews at our Etsy store.

         

Caring for your sandals

Your Mohop shoes are meant to be worn frequently and eventually they may get dirty or scratched. The shoes feature a durable hand-rubbed finish - to clean, simply wipe them with cool water and a mild detergent. Most ribbons can be machine or hand washed.

Annie's story

Watch the video to the right to hear the story of Annie's life-changing plunge to become  a shoemaker and designer!

         

Our friends at Jhoole

Mohop has partnered with Jhoole, a non-profit social enterprise in India, to create our beautiful recycled saree ties. Each pair of saree ties is a one-of-a-kind, handmade by women who earn fair-trade wages so their children can attend school, with the goal of ending the cycle of poverty in their family and community.

Jhoole is currently building a beautiful, eco-friendly, energy-neutral training center in Maheshwar, India. This center will allow Jhoole to work with more than 500 women. The center has a nursery and other necessary resources for families, and will be a huge asset to the community. One hundred percent of the purchase price for these saree ties goes to the construction and outfitting of a computer lab, as well as the salary of a lab instructor, for this new training center. Visit Jhoole.org to learn more about how your purchase is an investment in the women and their communities of rural India.