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Our philosophy

Mohop is the first company to digitally fabricate mass-customizable footwear and accessories on demand - essentially, we use robots to make shoes. We use emerging digital scanning and 3D manufacturing processes to create custom-fit shoes that express your personal style. We are passionate about comfortable shoes that both fit your style and fit your foot, women in STEM, and conscientious relationships with people, animals and the environment.

About our shoes

Our original footwear has been dubbed the 'infinity sandal': you can easily customize your shoes by changing the ribbon ties and accessories. Different lengths and styles of ribbons can be used to achieve a virtually infinite number of looks with just one pair of soles. In Spring/Summer 2015, we launched our first mens collection or what we think are the most comfortable shoes in the world, for guys. We use custom-shaped orthopedic materials and advanced manufacturing processes to create these ultra light-weight customizable sandals.  2016 was an amazing year with the release of our High Heel, Clog and Wedge collections.  Both feature custom carved footbeds combined with our handsculpted light-weight wood heels to make a shoe that not only looks great but feels great and will make 12 hours on your feet seem like a breeze.  New for 2017 is our Strap Sandal Collection. Each of the 4 new styles of sandals come in 1.5", 2.5" and 3.5" heel heights. Each pair is made with love in Chicago and completely customizable, guaranteeing a prefect fit in your favorite color combination.  

Want to learn more about customizing your Mohops. Please visit our YouTube channel to see some of our growing library of styling videos. You can also click here to see additional illustrations for inspiration...

About our handbags

Designed and engineered by an artist and an architect each bag is laser printed and hand-riveted using our proprietary blend of eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials.   From our Totes to our crossbody down to the cellphone bags and wristlets each handbag is structured and thoughtfully crafted using heavy duty hardware and high-end vegan materials. 

About Mohop

Established in 2005 by architect Annie Mohaupt, Mohop specializes in customizable shoes, handbags and fashion accessories. A socially-conscious company, Mohop ensures that all of our collections are produced with vegan, sustainably-sourced, recycled, and/or fair-trade materials.  Each of Mohop's products is responsibly made from scratch by Annie Mohaupt and Justin Walker in our Chicago workshop. Mohop shoes and accessories are available online and have been featured on a huge variety of national and international media including the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, INSP,, Chicago Tribune, Lucky Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, US Weekly, MTV, VH1, ARTE, NHK, Inc. Magazine, and INSP Network. 

Are they comfortable?

YES!!!! Our ergonomically-carved footbed, including arch support, cradles the length of the foot, alleviating the typical fatigue points at the heel or ball of the foot. All of our ribbon sandals feature a full quarter-inch of "ultra-cloud" padding, which maintains its resilience even after years of wear. Our proprietary loops allow for a completely custom-fit upper, eliminating the blisters and chafing associated with most new sandals. Equally comfortable are our clog and men's collection which feature a 3-Dimensional footbed carved from a full 1" of Cloud Padding. 

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

Caring for your shoes

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. You can quickly bring out the shine in the wood by gently rubbing it with olive or coconut oil. Most ribbons can be machine or hand washed.

Our process

Mohop shoes are "forest to closet" - we make each pair from scratch using sustainable raw materials. We specialize in combining traditional shoemaking techniques with emerging 2D and 3D digital fabrication technologies.  Check out our Kickstarter and How it's Made videos below for a first hand look into the Mohop workshop.  



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. Funds from the purchase of each saree tie goes to the outfitting of a computer lab, as well as the salary of a lab instructor, for this new training center. Visit to learn more about how your purchase is an investment in the women and their communities of rural India. In the video below, Deepa Kewat, a Jhool supervisor, talks about her experiences with Jhoole and their new training and production center.