Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

Have you tried Luna's ATS lacing?

I tried the elastic on my originals and just never quite got it working right either, I'm also using Leadville laces but with the traditional tie.

04/16/12 @ 10:34
Comment from: admin [Member]  

I haven't tried ATS -- James has:

http://birthdayshoes.com/luna-sandals-ats-review-huaraches

Apparently at present ATS isn't offered on the Catamount. It reminds me of Bedrock or Unshoes though.

04/16/12 @ 10:44
Comment from: The Yeti [Visitor]
The Yeti

I am a huge fan of Luna sandals, once the warm weather hits that is all I wear. I've got a pair of leadcats, and a pair of the equus sandals. That pretty well covers me for anything I'll be doing in the summer.

The elastic laces are definitely tricky to dial in. It takes a few runs, but eventually I got them just right and they are great. My only issue was that the edge of the ribbon kind of sawed into my second toe and it was messy. So I took some black hockey tape and went around the ribbon twice with it. That made a world of difference!!

Also, the shell cordovan takes a whole to break in, but when it is broken in, the sandals get a lot better. The leather grips to your foot better, but is a lot more supple and it just plain feels great against your feet. Ted has designed a fantastic product in these sandals, and their customer service is top notch!!

04/16/12 @ 14:03
Comment from: Jimmy [Visitor]
Jimmy

I have the original Luna's with the elasticized laces and agree with the reviewer - in order to keep them snug enough to run in I have to tighten them up almost to the point of discomfort. If I loosen them then they flop around. One thing that helped was to slide the knot towards the toe hole so that it sits more in the middle of the top of my foot, rather than near my ankle. This holds the whole sandal down better and allows me to run without flopping.

Luna is now offering the ATS laces on the Original Luna. My understanding is that it has regular, non-elasticized laces everywhere except for the strap that goes behind the ankle - this part is elasticized. This seems like an ideal combination, you get the non-stretchy laces around your foot to hold it securely, but the stretchiness behind the ankle to let you take the sandal on and off easily. I'll probably grab these next time.

04/16/12 @ 14:11
Comment from: Goon [Visitor]
Goon

This ones are even more feminine than the previous sandals reviewed.
So, essentially, no.

04/16/12 @ 18:35
Comment from: robert [Member]  

I like the look of the hemp laces. I also like the ATS laces. Does anyone know why they discontinued the ATS version? Out of all of their versions it was the model that most appealed to me. Not sure why... maybe because the guy in the photo was wearing socks.

04/16/12 @ 19:00
Comment from: Joe [Visitor]
Joe

I've had a pair of O.G lunas with the elastic laces for about two weeks and have gone on a few runs and worn them everywhere when I don't have to be in a suit for work. I Love these things! I actually had to loosen the laces up from how they came shipped. They're now just tight enough to not flop around but loose enough so its not uncomfortable if I wear them all day. My favorite footwear by far.

04/16/12 @ 21:41
Comment from: Shannon [Visitor]
Shannon

Robert - If I remember correctly, I read something in one of their newsletters about it being difficult to attach the non-slip footbed to the sole, or something along those lines. I was really disappointed when they discontinued them, too. The other models just get too slick in the rain. :(

04/16/12 @ 22:56
Comment from: Shannon [Visitor]
Shannon

For everyone having trouble with the elastic laces, I agree with Jimmy that it just takes time. I practically drove my boyfriend to distraction the first two weeks after getting my Lunas - every time we went for a walk I inevitably stopped to adjust the laces. I think it also makes a difference once the footbed is molded to your foot...easier to get a custom fit without cutting off the circulation. :)

04/16/12 @ 22:59
Comment from: Matthew Goh [Visitor]
Matthew Goh

Just received mine - the Original naked top + ATS laces. Just had two 10k with them. Never been happier!

04/17/12 @ 02:22
Comment from: Bian [Visitor]
Bian

Have just ordered the Wokova Feather from Unshoes. I like the look better than Lunas or Invisible Shoes. They're also a lot less expensive. But as to function, we'll see.

04/17/12 @ 09:03
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
Brian

I have two, both a pair of Leadville's, naked tops. Once with the old and a pair I just bouth with the new style ATS lacing I absolutely hate. They just pinch! Always wanted to try the leather top/smaller footbed...

04/17/12 @ 13:33
Comment from: Aaron H. [Visitor]
Aaron H.

I personally love the elasticized laces on my Eqqus sandals. It definitely took a little while to figure out the right lacing balance and tension, but now it's perfect. So easy to slip on and off while being completely comfortable and secure.

04/17/12 @ 15:00
Comment from: Jay [Visitor]  
Jay

I bought the Leadcats with the 1/2 inch elasticized leather because of a review here a few months ago. I've now run about 100 miles in them and love them. It did take a while to dial in the elasticized leather. I haven't tried the regular leather so have nothing to compare to, but the stretchy leather made it difficult to decide how tight to tie. At first my foot slipped around a bit, but after wearing them in and getting the tie right, my feet stay put. Running in the heat should be a lot more fun for my feet this summer.

04/17/12 @ 16:16
Comment from: Ken [Visitor]
Ken

I first bought the original in DIY kit form with the 1/4" laces and black leather top. I went with the thin laces because of the comments that they might be easier to get used to if you had never worn "thong" type sandals. Now that I am used to the lace between the toes I might consider getting the thicker laces. I also bought a 'factory' pair of the originals with the leather top and ATS laces. These look better but have more 'overhang' around my feet (I cut my DIY soles to 'just' fit on my feet). The ATS laces don't stay tight enough however so the heel strap eventually slips down, especially if I wear long pants. They are OK with shorts however. The leather laces work well with slacks.

It did take a few weeks before I could wear either pair of sandals all day long, and now I'd rather leave the shoes and socks behind.

07/15/12 @ 12:17
Comment from: shinacey [Visitor]
shinacey

looking good

07/22/12 @ 08:49