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Lower Antelope, Page, Arizona
The Navajo Weave
Traditional Navajo prints feature mostly geometric shapes, including diamonds, lozenges, chevrons, and zig-zags. Navajo textiles are more than an expression of art; they’re often an expression of spirituality, community, and cultural continuity.
Meet The Arizona Fuzz Slide
Nestled in this slipper’s plush faux fur is a vibrant band, inspired by the winter hues of Antelope Canyon, where the team at RockDove held our very first team-building event. In creating this slipper, we combine the vivid sandstone colors with tribal patterns created by local Navajo weavers. The end result is a celebration of the desert mural’s electic natural beauty and a deep respect for its indigenous forms of art.
The RockDove Difference
Cherishing Life’s Mundane Moments
Most of us are so engaged in the daily 9-to-5 that the quality of our downtime often gets overlooked. RockDove was created to improve your 5-to-9 so you can recharge and keep going the next day. Before you embark on that next adventure or restart the daily grind, take time to cherish the more mundane moments of your life, and the little things that make them whole. A good pair of slippers, perhaps. RockDove’s are made for your après adventure, the time when you’re done defying nature, done saving the world.
Mundane Doesn’t Mean Boring Looking
Most people see slippers and think “they’re just slippers.” And comfort is the only thing that matters, right? Not to us. Based in the West Coast’s fashion capital, we’re constantly scouting the newest fabrics from LA’s Fashion District and star-inspired shoe trends from Hollywood just 25 miles down Santa Monica Boulevard. From designer silhouettes, vibrant colors, to bold prints that never before found their way onto slippers, RockDove is out to prove that mundane can be beautiful.
The Gift of Downtime
This holiday season, give someone you care about a gift that’ll instantly warm their heart (and feet). Convert that someone in your life who’s never been a “slipper person”. Let their hardworking, tired, and aching feet experience that incredible “Ahh…” feeling upon stepping into a pair of RockDove’s for the first time. Share the experience of comfort with family, or get them in our matching styles for couples so you can slip on your favorite slippers, feet up, and relax in good company.
At RockDove, we celebrate the small, everyday experiences.
The most ordinary household items can impact our daily well-being. RockDove is driven by the belief that by improving these everyday essentials and the experiences they enrich, we can better the whole.
RockDove was created for five birdwatchers of the Los Angeles Audubon Society in 2002. They were our customers, when we weren’t yet a slipper company, but a beachside workshop in Santa Monica, California that resoled hiking boots. For fifteen years we protected the feet of avid adventurers as they trekked punishing terrains across southern California’s mountains and deserts. As their local shoe cobbler, when customers had footwear needs, they came to us. And over time they asked for something that was badly missing, not in their time conquering the outdoors but in their lives at home—quality indoor shoes to console their high-mileage, trail-weary feet. So for Christmas that year, we handmade five pairs of slippers for our long time Audubon customers using a low-cut boot last.
Shoe brands in southern California, where sunny beaches and flip flops rule, don’t pay much attention to slippers. So we had little to build on. However, we did know how to make comfortable, long-lasting footwear. Using mattress memory foam, gel insoles, anti-shock cushioning from hiking boots, and more, we designed slippers with the goal of comforting extremely tired feet. Two months later when we sent out a newsletter announcing our little experiment, customers responded with 350 pre-orders. We named our slippers after the most mundane bird we knew, the rock dove (pigeon) often seen strutting the boardwalks of Santa Monica Pier. They’re a memento of where we’re from and what we represent.
Inspired by Adventure, Made for the Everyday
To this day our legacy of creating footwear as if for the most exhausted, adventure-wearied feet lives on. But adventure isn’t always hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Everyone lives their own version of it, every single day. We make slippers so that anyone who’s on their feet all day—not just passionate outdoorsmen but teachers, chefs, nurses, cashiers, traffic cops, postal workers, and more—can count on switching into the world’s most comfortable slippers once they get home.
The Sweet Spot Comfort Level
Our quest to get comfort down to a science pushed us to become one of the earliest adopters of high-density memory foam in slippers. In 2004, we reached out to local sleep experts at the Long Beach Mattress Company to source their memory foam toppers, which we then molded into insoles. But mattress comfort didn’t exactly translate to slipper comfort. So we obsessively tweaked the density and firmness ratings of our foams to create that “sweet spot” level: one that offers incredible comfort, yet not so much cushioning that you’ll feel like walking in quicksand. Today, at the heart of each RockDove slipper is a multilayered foam construction—a 40-70D memory foam pressure-mapped to every part of the plantar aspect, a support foam that adds firmness, and an anti-shock EVA layer.
Soft from the inside out, these slippers are perfect for wearing barefoot; step in after your shower to fully experience the warm, fuzzy, and moisture-wicking interior
An indoor slipper fitted with a durable rubber outsole that can withstand the occasional jaunt outside the house; anti-skid traction keeps you safe on slipper tiles
Well-cushioned footbed contains a high-density memory foam, two support foams, and an anti-shock EVA layer; memory foam helps distribute your weight evenly to reduce foot stress
Features a vibrantly colored tribal band nestled in plush faux fur; this laid-back silhouette compliments any casual outfit from your favorite pajamas to cuffed denim
Made from 100% machine washable material (acrylic) for easy care