The strap material of a sandal is a pretty darn important part. You are probably saying to yourself, "well, duh". But the material that is doing all the hard work holding your foot in place is often overlooked by mass produced footwear makers who use low-quality overseas materials.
As you walk, your full weight is levered through your gait and whips the sandal back up into your heel making the tell tail "flip flop" sound. There is a lot of force being exerted onto the strap material and if you have ever been unfortunate enough to have a sandal blowout then you know what I mean. Have you have every had a strap rip off the footbed, or the common snap! of the toe post as it tears away, leaving your sandal twisting sideways and your foot skidding across the ground? Not a fun experience, right!
|Murdock Webbing, Central Falls, Rhode Island|
Murdock Webbing was founded in January of 1936 by M.I.T. graduate Frederick Murdock beginning with 10 employees and two looms. As WWII erupted, the industrial base began to gather ever more momentum and Murdock Webbing played an active role in producing cotton webbings for the war effort while at the same time helping to introduce synthetic fibers into the narrow fabrics industry.