Growing up I wore flip flops or was barefoot, pretty much until I hiked the AT in 2003. So that's 21 years of minimal footwear. I read Born to Run and my boyfriend calls the huge muscles on the bottoms of my feet "the Beasts". So really it's no surprise that my feet are happiest in foot shaped Altras and minimal Luna Sandals.
|The perfect sandal seaside and mountainside|
I have been wearing Luna Sandals for over a year now and I can absolutely say they are awesome. They conform to your feet over time and are incredibly comfortable and durable. The accessories are well thought out and functional. Best of all this company is located right down the street from me and welcomes you to pop in and have a look. If you want to buy sandals they make them on the spot for you. Very, very cool.
|Day to Day Lunas in Fiji|
Here are the models I've tried:
Luna Mono Gordo
The Luna Mono was my first pair and I've worn them all over the place. Super comfortable, great traction and an excellent all around sandal.
Weight: 4.6 oz (single sandal, men's size 9)
Sole: Vibram® USA
|Luna Monos go with skirts...and trails|
Weight: 7.2 oz (single sandal, men's size 9)
|The "trail" to Manakau was more river than trail|
What about cold feet? Yeah, mine usually are and I don't stop wearing sandals just because it's winter. So I picked up a pair of the Polar Feet Tabi Socks. Pretty much the most amazing addition to sandals ever made. I wore them in camp throughout our NZ trip as well as every nigh on our winter desert peakbagging excursions. I'm afraid I'll wear these out long before my sandals!
|Tabi Socks at camp in New Zealand|
I've made the Tabu my camp shoe of choice now and toss the 1.5 oz pair of fold flat "shoes" into my backpack on nearly every trip. Lighter and warmer than flip flops, what's not to love?!
|Tabu''s ready for the next adventure!|