Monkeys! Laces for finest traditional-style tire tread huarache LUNA sandals here (no tools required): 3/8" x 72" and 3/8" x 36" finest leather in 5 colors for your enjoyment.
LUNA has been selling laces as part of kits for years and years. Many of our oldest customers bought their original kits from Barefoot Ted as far back as 2007!
LUNA has come a long way since then. We now are known as makers of the finest adventure sandals in the world...and we build them right here in Seattle.
Warning: Wearing traditional LUNAs definitely require more time and skill to tie than the more mature LUNA Sandals with Performance Laces, but lots of our customers love the idea of wearing a traditionally laced sandal and are willing to make the commitment to learning the skill. Some of the best LUNA athletes prefer the lacing traditional, plus it looks great too.
HOW TO TIE TRADITIONALS >> CLICK HERE
First of all: They have a perfect fit for me! Once tied they stay for a long run without loosening. I have to add, that I used the old performance laces before (without the spike for adjustment) and they usually got a bit loose after running a while. I didn't like that. I do not prefer a very tight fit but they should stay at my feet at least a little bit (no wobbling at my feet). After a few long runs the laces are getting better. They have - due to the leather cutting - sharp edges and do some scrubbing in the beginning. I had to protect my ankle with some tape. With it its perfect. I hope that after a while the leather is getting more soft and I can leave the tape be. I tied the traditional laces with the method presented by Tom from Luna sandals. He is using the synthetical laces. Maybe they are better in the beginning because they have no edges. Overall very nice way to tie my sandals. I love the new way of running even more traditionally :-).
I purchased the black and cork straps. There are some distinctions that I think are important, or at least helpful, to bring attention to. The following comments on functionality and substance, are based on comparing the two straps I purchased. The black straps: At first; stiffer than the cork. There was more time needed for the straps to become comfortably and functionally malleable. There were initially uncomfortably stiff, but they have soften nicely and could potentially last longer than the cork straps. The thickness of the black strap seemed greater than that of the cork, this could be due to variations in the animal, processor, or process. Perhaps, the dyeing process allows the straps to actually increase in mass (this is a guess, since I am assuming the cork straps require less contact with liquid). The black straps also needed to have a significant amount of moisture pass through and around them, before all the excess dye was drained. So, expect stains on the skin for at least the first half dozen uses (depending on the amount of moisture that comes in contact with them.) The cork straps: Comfortably and functionally malleable, almost immediately. Not too thick, not too thin. No visible residue left on the skin. No, to minimal discomfort, in initial usage. These straps do seem to be more prone to stretching than the black straps. Which requires more consistent attention and adjustment initially, but once the stretching minimizes, they rest snuggly against the skin. I still haven't decided which one I appreciate more. I'm glad to have purchased both. Price? I compared prices at; Michael's in store, Tandy Leather company, and other leather and leather accessory retailers, and the price of this particular leather product is actually on the more affordable end. Okay, that's that, I hope that was helpful. A note to any Luna employees reading this, I wasn't disappointed by not being made aware of the distinctions, perhaps I received an odd pair. However, if there distinctions are consistent, perhaps it would be helpful to express that somehow. Especially if you all receive complaints or requests for returns for these purposes. Might be negligible and unnecessary details, just something to consider. Thanks for reading ya'll, take care, and enjoy the ride.
A little bit tough between the toes, but as the leather loosened up, I could bend the leather which made it a bit comfier. Really traditional look and feel.
I love them. I love being able to swap the laces when I feel like a different colour. It only took a couple of days to figure out the perfect way for me to tie them, and now they never shift whilst on my feet. I've gotten a couple of blisters in between my toes, but never anything too bad. Walking long distance and hiking in them takes a little bit of getting used to, but overall they hold up really well, and I like the fact that I'm having to be more deliberate and thoughtful with how I move.
I love the leather laces. Although i beat them up pretty bad by using the sandals in the rivers and beaches here in Malaysia, the leather laces will eventually wear down and it typically snaps at the toe area. But since to repair them is so easy; i'm never too worried as there is always extra length on the laces for a quick repair job.
|(Centimeters) Your Foot||LUNA Mens||LUNA Womens||the actual width of our sandal in centimeters|
|21.9 - 22.2||4||6||9.2|
|22.3 - 22.6||4.5||6.5||9.4|
|22.7 - 23||5||7||9.6|
|23.1 - 23.5||5.5||7.5||9.8|
|23.6 - 23.9||6||8||10|
|24.0 - 24.3||6.5||8.5||10.2|
|24.4 - 24.7||7||9||10.4|
|24.8 - 25.2||7.5||9.5||10.55|
|25.3 - 25.6||8||10||10.7|
|25.7 - 26.0||8.5||10.5||10.85|
|26.1 - 26.4||9||11||11|
|26.5 - 26.8||9.5||11.5||11.15|
|26.9 - 27.3||10||12||11.35|
|27.4 - 27.7||10.5||12.5||11.5|
|27.8 - 28.1||11||13||11.7|
|28.2 - 28.5||11.5||13.5||11.85|
|28.6 - 29.0||12||14||12|
|29.1 - 29.4||12.5||14.5||12.2|
|29.5 - 30.1||13||15||12.4|