Comment from: James [Visitor]
James

I'm pleased to see more minimalist sandal options. I'm planning on getting the feather and see how it performs as a running sandal.

06/29/11 @ 07:54
Comment from: Rob [Visitor]  
Rob

Those look very promising. I wish I'd read about these before ordering my Luna Sandals. I think the overall looks of these vs. my Original Luna Sandals is very similar. However, have you tried the new Equus laces on the Luna Sandal? They are basically elasticized leather/hemp? that allow you to essentially tie off your Huarache once and not have to re-tie necessarily. There is enough give in the elasticity that you can tie it a bit snug and it stretches out. I also was creative on my knots so the overall look looks something like this Unshoe sandal. Really liking my Luna Sandals, much more than my VFFs over all.

06/29/11 @ 09:13
Comment from: Terry [Visitor]
Terry

Those are plain ugly, Vibrams at least look cool..and they have toes

06/29/11 @ 09:35
Comment from: pedalpavementpounder [Visitor]
pedalpavementpounder

These are awesome sandals. I ordered a pair of them about a month and a half ago, and have barely taken them off at all since I got them. It took about three weeks to get them (after all, every pair is made to your specific measurements!). After about three weeks or so of wear, I've yet to find a single thing to complain about with them. I don't use them for running, but I've worn them walking, hiking, in the water, for nicer occasions, all over.

They're very comfortable, the straps feel good against the foot, and the footbed (in my case, 10mm newflex), is great. They get a little slippery against your foot if you get them really muddy, but I think cinching them a little tighter might alleviate some of that.

The strap is put through the sole between the big toe and next toe, and is then plasticized and covered with a layer of shoe goo for protection. The shoe goo layer came off after about a week or so of constant wear, but after the following two weeks, no issues - the shoe goo is more cosmetic than anything. The strap has stayed fine.

Would highly recommend - The customer service is awesome - the shoes are comfy, and definitely fit the hole I was trying to fill after giving up my Chacos - they're just too heavy.

06/29/11 @ 11:29
Comment from: Charlie Taylor [Visitor]
Charlie Taylor

I have been running for a few months in modified flip flops that solve the problems mentioned in the article. I buy a set of 36" thick shoe strings and run them up through the two rear holes from the bottom. I put the sole on as usual then pull the laces crossing behind my heal, and over around my ankle to tie in the front. Watch my blog "Barely Running" for a new post and pics in a day or so. Charlie

06/30/11 @ 00:59
Caveman Home Companion

Believe it or not, I'm 63 and have never owned a pair of sandals. I do, however, go barefoot a lot. I think the minimalist sandals look like a good choice for my first pair. Thanks for the info!

07/06/11 @ 10:24
Comment from: Josue Diaz [Visitor]  
Josue Diaz

Hmmmm.....not sure these would be a good fit for me. I guess you would have to be comfortable w/a Huaraches-style product in its use and style. For my taste, I'm not really a big fan. Seem like there would definitely be a market for the sandals though.

07/07/11 @ 17:19
Comment from: Bryan [Visitor]
Bryan

Love the look of these! I tried making a pair of huaraches (they actually turned out really well), but am not a fan of the lacing and hate having to untie every time I want to take them off/put them on. I ordered a pair of these Unshoes the day your review hit and spoke briefly with Terral. The wait time has significantly increased due to demand and a loss in the family/business. Either way, I'll gladly wait. Thanks for featuring these!

07/19/11 @ 06:36
Comment from: Zizzy [Visitor]
Zizzy

I disagree with Terry- Unshoes closely resemble classic Teva sandals and Chaco sandals- not at all unattractive! And on the plus side, they are more airy and unobtrusive than VFF's- no one will stare either ;-) I still don't know that I would run in them. But they're definitely awesome as far as sandals go, and way more comfortable than huarache's made with cord!

07/25/11 @ 11:17
Comment from: Greg [Visitor]
Greg

Wow I am extremely happy with these sandals. It took a while to get them (5 weeks)but once I tried them on I realized that the wait was worth it. They are in my opinion light weight, stylish casual, and darn right comfortable. I have to agree with Zizzy they do closely resemble Tevas, Chacos and the like, but are not nearly as heavy and chunky. Only time will tell if they are durable or not.

10/05/11 @ 15:38
Comment from: Jamie [Visitor]
Jamie

I agree about the bottoms of Chacos & Tevas & Keens being unreasonably thick & brick like. I've had them all & they just aren't feet flex happy. But I love the look of the webbing straps. I think these might fit the bill! Since these take a while to make, I think I'll order these now & the Luna's closer to spring. I just recently made the switch over to minimalist footwear in every aspect but winter boots(can't find decent ones yet).
Thanks for the review Justin! They are always so informative & have plenty of pics.

01/12/12 @ 08:48
Comment from: Sean [Visitor]
Sean

I am about to order these. I was just wondering what thickness the sole is? There is a 10mm and a 6mm sole available, and I was just curious if you had any feedback on the two options.

07/09/12 @ 17:46
Comment from: Moira Riggs [Visitor]
Moira Riggs

Have you tried the ATS laces for Luna Sandals yet? How do they compare to the Wokova strapping system? I'm having a hard time deciding which brand to buy. If I got Lunas I would get the Original Luna with ATS, and if I got Unshoes I would get the Feather model. Which should I get?

01/12/13 @ 16:31
Comment from: Kate [Visitor]
Kate

Thank you VERY much for this review! I've always really disliked wearing shoes, run in minimalist shoes, wear Teva's when something is necessary, and go barefoot the rest of the time. My sister recommended some sort of huaraches or other minimalist sandals, but I've been struggling to figure out what might be most suitable. I looked at the new Teva minimalist sandals, as well as the Luna's and invisible/xero shoes. I love the idea of huaraches, but I'm not sure of the rounded string, and I'm really not up for any complicated tying. I then came across unshoes, and searched for a wakova review. This post was FANTASTIC. You really answered a lot of the different questions I had. I think I'm going to go with the Wokova feather with the 5mm sole. I love your site, and I'm glad I came across it! I just shared it on Facebook and Stumbleupon. Thanks very much, you made my day!

06/02/13 @ 22:08