On all orders over $49 in USA

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No animal testing, animal products, or parts in any product we make.

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Fair labor, reused materials, and minimized global impact.

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We give recycled & upcycled fabrics a new look our customers love!

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Used in T-Shirts, next to hemp, rPET & other sustainable fabrics.

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Almost all rope waste is reused for other rope art we produce!

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How it’s made

How it’s made

Picture yourself… anywhere.
We at Nomadic State of Mind believe that while it may not always be possible to take your physical body to new and exciting destinations, you certainly can find small doses of time to let your mind wander into unknown territories.

Whether you fancy physical travel (time travel or within this dimension), sense expansion (ever tried an unfamiliar cuisine?) or going for a ride with google earth into the depths of the globe to discover a small town in the other hemisphere– you have tapped into your Nomadic State of Mind… Now, take a peek into ours.


Still unsure? Read some of Frequently Asked Questions

Are the sandals comfortable?

Seriously.. would we make them if they weren't? We use the softest polypro rope for that purpose. we use the best quality rope, we have our rope made to our specs.

What size do I need?

Sandals run true to size, However if you are a half size we recommend ordering the next size up. (ie. if you usually wear a 9.5, and sometimes where a 10- then order a 10-10.5, but if you wear a 9.5 but sometimes wear a 9 then order the 9-9.5.

What style should I get?

You will be satisfied with whatever style you pick, all sandals are adjustable except the slip on, and yoga sandal. If you just can't decide, start with the JC.

Where can I wear them?

Really, any where you'd like. As a matter of fact we wear nothing else (well occasionally some clothes, but prefer not). Some people like 'em in the water, some like to keep them dry. Our sandals have been seen on boat decks, in rafts and kayaks, on the beach, at the mall (yuck), around the house, at the pool, on some stages, and in jails. check out the testimonial page.

Can I order if I live outside the US?

Yes you can order right off our site, but you should check the international distributor page, sometimes distributors can ship you a pair of sandals inside your own country costing you less in shipping.

How long will shipping take?

5b. Your order will be shipped the next business day and should arrive at your location within two to four business days, in the lower 48, allow five in case the horses are running slow. Shipping times for international orders may vary.

My Account says my order has been DELIVERED, But it's not here?

5c. If you check your account and it reads DELIVERED, delivered means we have brought it to the post office, so EXPECT Your Package 2-4 days after that.

What is your exchange policy?

We will accept exchanges (an exchange is when you have a sandal that does not fit you properly and you want to turn it in for a different pair) up to 30 days. Days are defined as number of days from the date you receive your order. All exchanges must be accompanied by a receipt (email confirmation-this is the receipt that we put in your package when you receive your goods), and all exchanges must be sent to:
Nomadic State of
579 Baywood Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312
**please write directly on the receipt what you want to swap out for***
All exchanges are subject to approval. We will not accept anything that appears to have been worn, washed, smoked, or damaged in any way. The easiest way to send them back is to visit and print your label at your home and put them in the mailbox.

What's the difference between sandals with soles vs. global nomad vs the regular ones?

Best to watch these videos:, differences of sandals

How do I take care of them?

Probably the BEST way to wash your sandals is to use a power washer, just blow them out with a power washer (like when you are at the car wash) then tie them to your roof for the drive home. so not everybody wants to take their sandals to the car below.
washability: sandals may be washed and dried along with your regular wash. they are bleach, chlorine, and salt water resistant (not proof). this means they get wet, but they will dry. if they get really soiled, you may find it beneficial to soak them in water with a little bleach for a little while then stick them in the direct sun outside to dry (we use tea tree oil instead of bleach but most people find bleach to work better). You can put them in the dryer if you insist-but this is a waste of energy. Bleach will not hurt sandals of any color. wet sandals should always be dried thoroughly before storage. the lazy cleaning method: PUT YOUR dry SANDALS IN A ZIP LOCK BAG, add some baking soda, ZIP IT, AND STICK THEM IN THE FREEZER FOR THE NIGHT.
normal wear and tear: remember you are walking on rope. you may drag your feet-you will wear them down. polypro is incredibly strong, however remember you are walking on rope. when sandals begin to fray, if it happens it usually happens by the back heel. we suggest: with a small pair of scissors gently trim back the frayed rope.. adjustability: if you cannot figure out how to adjust them please fiddle with the ankle strap-you will eventually be enlightened. only the slip on is not adjustable. our sandals are made from a reclaimed polypropylene (usa made) cord
handmade: again sandals are handmade, slight variances may appear. if their is a problem with your sandals please don't hesitate to email

Can I mail my money in?

Yes send a check/money order to our PO Box provided in the shopping cart, snail mail takes a little longer. your order will be shipped once we receive payment, please confirm shipping address with payment.

Is online ordering secure?

We implement all we can to make sure you are secure, as best we can!

How much is online shipping?

Outside the U.S. - will be calculated at checkout. Inside the US, shipping is free.

Why are your prices different from online sales and when we see you at festivals?

You can expect to pay the same you would with shipping included. at retail festival events, we include the shipping price in the sandal price and round to a 5 or 0. at retail evens we have to pay travel, state and local taxes, insurance, and the list goes on. its about the same price either way you look at it.