Rider sandals are produced by Grendene who manufacture over 700,000 pairs of shoes per day! The Rider line began in Brazil in 1986 with one of the world’s largest casual shoe manufacturers, Grendene – the same company that introduced wildly popular “jellies” to the world in the mid 1970s. In fact, in Brazil, you don’t put on your flip flops, you put on your Riders, which is a testament to their enduring popularity in a country that knows a thing or two about getting the most out of life.
Since Rider created the After Sport category in 1986, they always have been the superior choice for cool down and recovery footwear. Proprietary technology supports arches and provides ventilation to cool and soothe feet with every step. Cushioned insoles and soft uppers cradle feet, while state-of-the-art soles fit and feel as natural as going barefoot. Rider’s designers get their inspiration from extreme sports, fashion trends, and the great outdoors for styles that look as good as they feel, and are built to last.
Many Rider sandals are made of materials that can go from surf to sand to street with equal ease and performance. They are crafted in Brazil in some of the most eco-friendly manufacturing plants in the world, and are the sandals of choice for millions worldwide. Try on a pair, but we warn you – once you’ve slipped into Riders, nothing else will do.