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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Luna Venado sandals

Pricey but light at 200 grams per pair, size 9. And of course very packable.

 Sometimes i think i won't post this item or that, because in my opinion, it's too expensive. But i've learnt that price isn't everything, if it's what you want.

 If you need a solid pair of sandals, handmade in the US, available in UK, then these are about as solid as they come.
With numerous other sandals of this type, you feel every stone underfoot and really they are suitable  only as beach wear.
 With these Luna sandals, you can run, trail walk, cross rivers without the fear of loosing them thanks to the ATS strapping option on them or limping home because of something that has been felt through the sole. Also ideal for standing in showers on campsites.

There is a choice of 4 (1 option pending release) types of sole and prices vary between £69 and £82.
The sole unit on the Original has 6mm of Vibram neoprene or 7-8mm when combined with the foot bed and the thickness increases through the range as does the cost.

 Two types of footbed are offered. One a Pittards leather and the other MGT or Monkey Grip Technology. MGT would certainly be best for UK hiking conditions.

                The black MGT footbed.

The US webpage is here if you want more info and the UK webpage of Minimalist running gear is here. if these suit your needs.


Phreerunner said...

Interesting, Alan. Do you remember posting about the Saucony Hattori running shoes? Those are only about 245 gm per pair. Sue and I have been using them, a lot, for a year now. They are superb, and I suspect a little more versatile than these similarly priced 'flip flops'!

AlanR said...

Hi Martin,
Yes the Hattari's proved a big hit. Glad you both liked them. I agree that they don't have the same glamour as the Hattari but these have been successful in a number of marathons in the US. So I thought I would make readers aware of them.
I also remember you explaining to me where the market was for the Cuban Terra Nova tent at £1000. So I suppose £70 is OK for these steroidal flips.

markswalkingblog said...

Alan,you always keep coming up with the goods- another potential good find! Keep the searching up :)

AlanR said...

Cheers Mark. I will try.

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