Roots custom sandals take longer to be made. They will ship in 5-10 business days. 

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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: (specifications for LUNA Roots Sandals)
Outsole - the material that touches the ground. 
Footbed - this is the material on the top of the sandal that your foot touches.
Lace Styles - Single-Wrap laces or Multi-Wrap laces
Tech Strap - available on sandals with Single-Wrap 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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    Martina J.
    Czech Republic

    My first experience with Luna Sandals...

    ...is great! I'm not used to wear this type of sandal, but these are sitting on the foot and don't push. They look beautiful and are universal to trousers and skirt as well. I'm glad I bought them.

    Regis S.

    Simply amazing!

    Thought I’d wait a little before writing a review to get the full feel first... Couple months of owning this pair and quite a lot of miles and I can say without a doubt that they are my favorite running footwear I’ve ever owned!!! Light, comfy, secure never had a single problem whether on pavement or light to medium mountain trails! Once you get the lacing down it's quickly done and out the door. Never came undone during a run. One plus and warning tho: Plus: If you’re a heel striker looking to get rid of that habit it will take you only a couple hundred meters to change your running to mid or front foot landing and save you tons of joint problems bringing you many more years of happy running! Warning: Ease into them! Don’t go from shoes to a marathon in those overnight. I’m still using them under 20km runs and building up for they will give you quite the calves workout and I already run in zero drop minimalist shoes! Life is short, buy the sandals and get out for a run, you won’t regret it!


    Awesome sandals

    I really like the sandals, they fit perfectly and are very comfortable. It took some time to get the letter straps a bit softer and figure out a good binding. The only think that bothered me a bit is that both straps are cut out curvy, but both in the same direction (which makes sense for one foot but not for the other). It would be nice to have them mirrored. The tech strap is great, it looks good and holds the whole sandal together easily. All in all a great sandal, wearing them almost every day :)

    Shawna M.
    United States

    New favorite sandals!

    I have a hard time finding sandals/flip flops that I can wear all day comfortably and these have really impressed me. I got all leather straps and had a bit of a learning curve when adjusting them, but after a quick YouTube video I was good to go. I can wear these all day hiking or just kicking around and they feel just as good as a pair of my tennis shoes. Very happy with the look and feel! So glad I creepily asked another person on a hike why there were crazy enough to hike in super cute sandals. Lol

    New Zealand

    Perfect and versatile

    Took a bit of practice getting the tension on the laces comfortable for long periods of use, but when they’re properly laced up they’re a dream.