Luna Sandals

Luna Sandals makes the "Cadillac" of huaraches sandals.

"Huaraches," is simply Spanish for "sandals." While huaraches may refer to Mexican sandals of all varieties, here we're specifically talking about the types of sandals worn by the Tarahumara Indians (made famous by Born to Run).

If you've read Born to Run, you'll recall Barefoot Ted McDonald not only for his wily characterization by Chris McDougall, but also for popularizing two styles of footwear — Vibram FiveFingers being one, of course, and the other being huaraches. Ted first caught on to the hottest fashion trend in the Copper Canyons of Mexico thanks to his newfound friend, local Tarahumaran Manuel Luna.

Manuel Luna made Ted a pair of huaraches out of an old tire and some leather. Little did Luna know that this simple gesture would one day spawn an entire line of premium huaraches sandals thanks to Ted taking the sandals and literally running with them — eventually building a business named after Luna some five years later.

Today, Luna Sandals is commonly mentioned as making the "Cadillac" of huaraches sandals — thanks to premium materials, attention to detail, and, well, a premium pricepoint (>$100 isn't an uncommon pricepoint). Below are reviews of various offerings from Luna!

Check them and LunaSandals.com out!

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Luna Premium Mono Huaraches Sandals Review

Luna Premium Mono Huaraches Sandals Review
Luna Premium Mono Huaraches Sandals Review
Back in May of this year Luna Sandals, the huaraches-making company founded by "Barefoot" Ted McDonald launched a "premium" huaraches sandal offering in two American Bison leather-laced and soled colorways—dark and milk chocolate, respectively. As… more »

Luna Mono Huaraches Review

Luna Mono Huaraches Review
Luna Mono Huaraches Review
It's no secret that I love me some Lunas. I've tested their socks for the first time on race day with no prior experience with them, because I trust Luna that much. Then I ran my first marathon in Luna Venados. But I'll be honest: I wasn't entirely… more »

Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks - Pre-Sale!

Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks - Pre-Sale!
Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks - Pre-Sale!
A short while back I posted a review of Luna's new Split-Toe Tabi Socks. It was possibly my most unabashedly enthusiastic review to date. And for good reason -- these socks are amazing! I've since worn them on two additional trail races (10 mile and 8 m… more »

Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks + Leadville Huaraches Review

Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks + Leadville Huaraches Review
Luna Split-toe Tabi Socks + Leadville Huaraches Review
When I signed up for my first marathon in March, I stupidly did not consider that such timing meant I'd be doing all of my training in the winter. Mercifully, the southeastern United States has had a rather mild winter. I've had no problem running in my… more »

Running the Marine Corps Marathon in Luna Sandals [Race Report]

James (bottom left — nevermind the smiling runner photo-bombing him!) before and after running 26.2 miles in his Luna Sandals huaraches in the Marine Corps Marathon.
James (bottom left — nevermind the smiling runner photo-bombing him!) before and after running 26.2 miles in his Luna Sandals huaraches in the Marine Corps Marathon.
When people see me running in my huaraches, I'm often told I'll never be able to run a marathon in them. Finally, I can say I can because I have. On October 28, my 42nd birthday coincidentally, I completed my first marathon, the 37th Marine Corps Marat… more »

Impromptu Luna ATS Sandals Repair

Impromptu Luna ATS Sandals Repair
Impromptu Luna ATS Sandals Repair
Some of you may be familiar with "Barefoot Jake." He's a minimalist hiker based out of Washington who routinely goes off the grid. Recently, Jake was out hiking in Luna Sandals (with the ATS lace) when disaster struck and one of the laces snapped.… more »

Luna Sandals Catamount (Plus Original) Review [Huaraches]

The Luna Catamount Huaraches from Luna Sandals is quite possibly the nicest pair of huaraches you could ever have; photoed here with leather laces and a cordovan leather/Vibram rubber sole.
The Luna Catamount Huaraches from Luna Sandals is quite possibly the nicest pair of huaraches you could ever have; photoed here with leather laces and a cordovan leather/Vibram rubber sole.
We've reviewed a number of huaraches here on BirthdayShoes. "Huaraches," is simply Spanish for "sandals." While huaraches may refer to Mexican sandals of all varieties, here we're specifically talking… more »

Luna Sandals ATS Review [Huaraches]

Luna Sandals All Terrain Sandal "ATS"
Luna Sandals All Terrain Sandal "ATS"
Barefoot Ted and Luna Sandals have released another new model adding to their extensive line of huarache sandals. Lunas are sandals inspired by those worn by the Tarahumara featured in Born to Run. The All Terrain Sandal, or ATS for short, adopts many… more »

Luna Sandals LeadCat Review [Huaraches]

Luna Sandals LeadCat Review [Huaraches]
Luna Sandals LeadCat Review [Huaraches]
Luna Sandals LeadCat If you've read Born to Run (if not, please do so!), then you certainly remember one of the more colorful personalities in the book, Barefoot Ted. Barefoot Ted (BFT) has his own huarache sandal company called Luna Sandals drawing… more »