Build the best product, do no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.-Patagonia's Mission Statement
Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing - as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.
For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% for our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide.
Why Patagonia for feet? We see a need for footwear built on the underlying principle that has guided us since Yvon Chouinard hammered out his first pitons over 50 years ago: build the best product, do no unnecessary harm.
This collection of footwear is a product of the Patagonia philosophy, inspired by our love of the world's great places and guided by our desire to leave a minimal footprint on them. We strive for simplicity, innovate when possible, and invent when necessary. We make comfortable, highly functional footwear that leaves a minimal footprint.