OHA was founded in 2014 by Clarissa & Tim Foster, and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. OHA started with Tim's crazy love of sandals and his desire to make the best sandals he could, sandals that would last, be good looking, and comfortable. It took him four years to design those sandals. We make other things, too, whenever we figure out a design we want in our lives. We craft slowly with a focus on making beautiful & useful objects. Each product we craft for you is a meditation for us. Our goal is to design and create the most functional representation of whatever we make. We go through a focused and lengthy design process with each product to create simpler and more beautiful solutions. OHA designs are simpler to make, more reliable, and repairable.
Why just a few products?
We’re focused on serving our customers well and supporting our current products, and as a company, we’re more interested in sustainability than growth, so fewer products works better for us. That said, we’ve got plenty of ideas for future products, but it’s important to us that every product we release be as good as we can make it, so we take our time with designing and prototyping.
We guarantee everything we make. If you are not satisfied with one of our products when you receive it, or if it does not perform to your satisfaction, return it to us for a repair, replacement or refund. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable charge. We generally handle repairs in around 3-4 weeks.
Where are OHAs made?
OHAs are crafted in our workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Why do I have to wait so long before my OHAs ship?
We make a limited number of OHAs per year. Each pair is hand crafted for you, after you order. We take our time with making your OHAs, to ensure they’re amazing. Our unhurried pace allows for a level of calm and focus that results in each pair having its own unique signature, while being a beautiful representation of the underlying design.
Instead of trying to grow as fast as we can, we are committed to making great products and offering outstanding service. We do everything out of our Santa Fe workshop. We focus our growth on quality, not quantity.
Where can I purchase OHAs?
OHA sandals are only sold online through our website.
Why does OHA only sell directly?
We don't invest our resources in retail distribution, brand ambassadors, event sponsorships, or advertising, so you are paying for your OHAs, and nothing more.
What's with your shipping boxes?
Our shipping boxes look a little different. That's because, as often as we can, we reuse shipping boxes we've received, and cut them into new shapes to ship you your OHAs. These days, it seems like we get a huge number of boxes that we'd have to recycle otherwise, so we're really excited to have figured out how to reuse the boxes for OHA.
Now and then, if we'e run out of other boxes, you might get a USPS box, or one of our old branded boxes.
Please reuse or recycle our custom boxes or the other boxes if you can. Thanks!