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LUNA Roots Sandals are for people who are excited about experimenting with this time tested traditional huarache sandal style. Remember, it takes time and skill to tie and get used to this type of footwear. How to tie your Roots?  click here 


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How to Tie Roots Sandals
LUNA Sandals Roots Builder
LUNA Sandals Roots Builder
LUNA Sandals Roots Builder


Barefoot Ted here. Quick story to share. The Roots Sandal Builder has been a dream of mine for over 10 years. Now it is here!

From the earliest days of LUNA Sandals in a garage in Seattle, I have dreamed of an online place where in realtime you could step-by-step build the perfect huarache-style sandal. The Roots Builder allows this. The steps are simple and fun.

What does "Roots" mean? LUNA Roots #lunaroots sandals are crafted by hand in our own factory here in the USA. We obsess on finding the finest materials and making the highest quality sandals. We love what we do and you'll notice the difference.


How to tie your Roots?  click here 

The main choices you have are: 
Outsole - the material that touches the ground. 
Footbed - this is the material on the top of the sandal that your foot touches.
Lace Styles - Slip-On laces or Multi-Wrap laces. Both now come with plugs!
Tech Strap - available on sandals with Slip-On laces.
Color - pick the color of laces and tech strap.


As many of you know, in 2006 I ventured down into the Copper Canyons of Mexico to participate in a now famous footrace with some of the greatest indigenous mountain runners in the world, the famed Tarahumara. The book "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall gave many in the world their first deep glimpse of these people and their amazing running skills and their distinctive footwear, the simple huarache sandals.

Upon my return, I started experimenting with making my own simple sandals using the huarache as my launching point. By 2007, I had returned to the Copper Canyons to see if I could complete the 50 mile course in my own sandals. My success launched a footwear revolution. The "barefoot shoe" craze began and many jumped on the bandwagon.

LUNA Sandals is the outcome of all that experimenting and fun. We feel like surfers making surfboards. We enjoy turning others onto the simple joy of running and living in sandals, and we make them in a way that makes us proud. You'll feel the difference. #lunaroots


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    Fausto S.
    Italy Italy
    super happy ….but

    This is my fourth pair of Lunas and I am, as always, extremely happy. The first pair was sent from Germany to Italy, then I ordered directly from the USA. Great for hiking, walking and running , you would never stop using them even in winter time. The only problem has only one name for my country: TAXES! The so called TransAtlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA), pushed by the Obama administration has dramatically failed thanks to the last Trump president! So, to give you a practical example, my last order of $ 218 USD (including shipping), once arrived here, has been charged of 22% of VAT, custom taxes and other additional shipping costs… for a total of others $ 109 USD (90 Euros). Despite my love for your products and philosophy…this time was really too much

    United States United States

    Not what I expected. Although cute. Not worth the cost.

    United States United States
    Surprisingly great

    I was concerned that the design would not be secure to my foot, as I had found with similar shoes from another company. However, these are remarkably good at staying out securely and feeling really comfortable as I walk. Never any issues with comfort as I am breaking them in either, they continue to become more soft and molded to my foot as the days go on. These have become my go to spring/summer shoe as they work for errands and walking- wherever the day takes me. And they are cute and put together looking. Highly recommend!

    Pia C.
    United States United States
    great intro to zero drop shoese

    love these sandals, got both types of laces to maybe use them as a dressy sandal if needed. not sure how practical the ankle wraps will be for daily use, so have the minimal strap right now. easy enough to re-lace, although don't want to do it often. Leather in between toes took maybe a day to soften up and now feels buttery and soft.

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    Don C.
    United States United States
    Nice evolution.

    First: I love the cafe mocha top available on the venado, wish that was available on other models. Good news, the original style leather laces now come with a plug for the toe connection. Got the yellow laces on a build your own, with leadville trail sole. I also got an extra pair of black laces and added those to my old pair. I always get comments on my natural laces, people dig em'. I do my martial arts work outs, hiking, and light running in my lunas. Oh and they are great driving shoes. Supportive and don't slip off and they don't make you sweaty.