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Beyond barking dogs.

My feet were howling.

I needed a better shoe. I found most options were uncomfortable, poorly conceived, and imported. Like you, I want neutral running shoes that I actually enjoy running in, and I want them made in the USA. So I’ve started making them myself.

Illustration: Carson Shoes, Two Stacked

Everett Carson, Founder & CEO

Carsons are minimally-designed, lightweight running shoes made in the USA. 

Label: Wide Foot Box, 10/10 Polyurethane Tread
Illustration: Carson Shoe, Side View
Illustration: Zero Drop, toes and heels at same elevation.
Label: 5mm Sock Liner

In my hunt for the perfect running shoe, I see an industry abandoned by the American entrepreneur. Many producers are sacrificing quality and outsourcing labor to build more profitable shoes. I want to create a superior shoe using the best materials and artisans our great country has to offer. From this dream, Carson Footwear is born.


Label: Classic Sole
Illustration: Classic Carson Sole.
Illustration: Aggressive Carson Sole
Label: Super Sole

Carsons are about quality. Our 9.5 oz shoes are built with a zero-drop, 10mm, polyurethane midsole/outsole and a light, flexible upper. We finish them off with a 5mm sock liner for ultimate comfort and added protection. We offer infinite sizing to ensure your shoes fit just the way you like. All of our shoes are made to order by hand, with love, in beautiful Milwaukie, Oregon.

Thank you for choosing our stuff. We are proud to be running with you! 

Illustration: American Flag

If you are dissatisfied with our product, we will promptly and fully refund or replace it .

If you are dissatisfied with our product, we will promptly and fully refund or replace it. 


Everett Carson

Founder & CEO

Everett is a lifelong runner, maker, and entrepreneur. He lives and runs with his family and friends in the Pacific Northwest, USA.


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