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Made to Order: “The Mayor" Men's Sneakers

Onyx Black - Black Cupsole

This urban utility sneaker is 1 of 500 hand made in 2023 collaboratively by Pingree Detroit and COMUNITYmade in our factories in Detroit and Los Angeles, with locally sourced, sustainable materials, including surplus(upcycled)car seat and steering wheel leather from the Detroit auto industry.

PLEASE NOTE: Your pair will be made-to-order and is handmade and shipped in the order in which it’s received. We’re currently taking orders for our Fall production run. Every pair will be made and shipped before December 17th 2023.

EVERY STEP MATTERS: Each pair has character and purpose. Just like the people who make it. Right here, in the United States. Designed and meticulously crafted with care to last a lifetime. Able to be resoled by our team in Detroit when the outsole wears out. Tough enough for year-round adventure, comfortable enough to wear every day. 

The leather used on your Mayors will have a texture and shade that may vary slightly from the leather pictured since your pair is crafted with small batch leather reclaimed from the production of new cars.


  • Designed and sustainably handmade in the USA
  • Sidewall stitched so we can resole your sneakers
  • Crafted with Nappa leather reclaimed from the Detroit auto industry
  • Uniquely numbered- your Pingree Mayor is yours and yours alone
  • Standard D Width and True to Size

HOW THEY’RE MADE: When the Fall production run orders come in, Pingree Detroit is cutting each of the 500 pairs in Detroit, doing a portion of the assembly, and then we’re co-manufacturing them with COMUNITYmade in Los Angeles. Our teams are learning from each other and increasing capacity, as a part of this exciting east-meets-west American manufacturing collaboration.


Pingree Detroit

Founded in 2015, Pingree Detroit is a worker-owned, triple bottom line design and manufacturing cooperative that hand-makes footwear and home, pet, and fashion accessories in Detroit with leather and other materials upcycled from the auto industry. Be part of their story @PingreeDetroit on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok 


Founded in 2017, COMUNITYmade strives to be a catalyst to inspire action, participation and empowerment of its members and create positive change within the community through footwear. Located in the vibrant Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, COMUNITYmade’s headquarters are located at 584 Mateo Street and serves as a blended mix of lounge/showroom, manufacturing, multi-use work and event space. For more information on COMUNITYmade products and charitable partnerships, please Follow COMUNITYmade @comunitymade on Instagram and Facebook. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Erickson Andrews
Great shoes all around

Got a chance to meet the creator in their shop. Great group of people.

Shoes are robust. A bit tight at the forefoot initially but they loosened up with a few days of wearing them.

Dan Radomski
High Quality Leather Sneakers made in Detroit!

Pingree Detroit quality is best in class and made right here in Detroit with a employee owned team, what a great story!

Jeff Mazzenga

Absolutely love them, thank you!!

Rob Stogdill
Everything is Right with this company and the shoes!

Shoes are true to size. Mine needed a few days break-in for maximum comfort. Great experience supporting a company that supports its' employees and community that also produces very high quality products. Thrilled with my boots and the Pingree story/experience. Keep up the good work Pingree.

Larry Davis
Perfect! Great fit, stylish shoes.

I am a fan of Pingree and their 'idea'. Hazen Pingree is from Denmark, Maine... tough farming, to say the least. But he persevered and succeeded in the shoe business after his time in the Civil War (including Andersonville Prison) and went on to truly be a man of the people as Mayor and Governor.
My wallet and now my 'Mayors' are stunning in their quality. Comfortable, well fitting and great styling. And the perfect hand craftsmanship is a testament to Pingree's high standards more than a century ago. I am certain the Mayors will last forever and be a joy to wear. Thanks!

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