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SOM - Versatile Minimalist Shoes

SOM - Versatile Minimalist Shoes

The team at SOM have always had the idea that our shoes are a versatile minimalist shoe that can be worn for numerous activities. We found out that...
What Makes SOM Footwear Unique?

What Makes SOM Footwear Unique?

SOM Footwear is a unique company located in Montrose, CO. Besides making shoes made in the USA, there are also some amazing qualities that make...
Get Fresh Locally!

Get Fresh Locally!

Who doesn’t love fresh picked fruits and vegetables? Not everyone has the time or space to grow their own but, no matter the region in which you li...
Why Wear Flexible, Thin-Soled Shoes?

Why Wear Flexible, Thin-Soled Shoes?

In a recent survey we conducted, our customers provided valuable feedback on our soles. One thing was to keep our soles flexible and thin. Our cust...
Your Fabric + Your Style = Your Custom Shoes

Your Fabric + Your Style = Your Custom Shoes

Have you ever looked at a piece of fabric and thought “man, that’d make a great pair of shoes!”  We do—all the time.  We admit it’s mostly just a q...
Shoes are too small for these feet

Wide Shoes vs. Wide Toe Box: What Keeps Feet Comfortable?

A couple of years ago, we wrote a blog asking if wide shoes are always the answer.  This question still comes up time and time again and we thought...
Colorado Made Sneakers to Fit Your Lifestyle

Colorado Made Sneakers to Fit Your Lifestyle

SOM sneakers may be barefoot inspired, but they are also heavily influenced by the environment in which they were created: the stunning scenery of ...
Arch Support: Do You Really Need It?

Arch Support: Do You Really Need It?

“Do your shoes have arch support?  And do I even need arch support?”  This question comes to us often, especially from those customers who are look...
What Made in USA Means

What Made in USA Means

Many people discover SOM Footwear because they are looking specifically for shoes made in the USA. While there are a handful of shoe companies maki...
Making the Most of Daylight during the Summer Solstice

Making the Most of Daylight during the Summer Solstice

For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, today is the summer solstice, marking the traditional start of summer. (Friends in Australia and the re...
When Impossible Means Nothing: In Support of Pushing Limits

When Impossible Means Nothing: In Support of Pushing Limits

Our world is always changing and doing so at an ever increasing speed.  Things that seemed impossible 20 years ago are part of our daily lives.  Wh...
The Right Shoe Size, with the Help of Pen and Paper

The Right Shoe Size, with the Help of Pen and Paper

Finding the right shoe size with online retailers can be a challenge.  For some, the struggle for a shoe that fits goes beyond just buying online. ...