Welcome To Tread Labs

Mark Paigen - Founder Tread Labs

Welcome to Tread Labs,

I’ve been obsessed with functional footwear since the earth cooled. It started with a custom shoe shop in Arcata, CA, ‘Shoestring Cobblers’. After moving to the Rockies and a stint as a river guide, I started Chaco sandals in beautiful Paonia, CO. We made exceptional footwear there for 20 years.

In 2015, I started Tread Labs. We raised the bar for over-the-counter orthotic insoles with removable top covers, carbon fiber arch supports and a million mile guarantee. It felt great to be making all kinds of footwear exceptional.

In spring of 2022, Tread Labs introduced a new collection of sandals, distilling everything I know about support, biomechanics and design into what may be the most comfortable sandal on the planet.

We’d love to be your support group, providing insoles and sandals to for all your human powered activities. If there is any way we can be of any assistance, please reach out to: hello@treadlabs.com.

Best regards,