The Warriors are a minimalist’s runners dream. The Warriors are our thinnest sandals. They are light and flexible with an aggressive tread that keeps you agile and surefooted. These sandals are ideal for technical trail running and uneven terrain, where ground-feel is key.
The soles of the Warriors are 5 mm of Vibram Newflex rubber. They are lightweight and flexible. This highly durable soling material is perfect for trail runs and off-road conditions. The tread pattern is very aggressive, providing you with the traction you need to stay on the path – or go off it, where these sandals were born to take you.
Warriors come topped with a Premium Sheepskin Leather foot-bed. While the sheepskin foot-bed is getting you compliments, you’ll feel how comfortable it is on your feet. You’ll notice that sheepskin has a grippy, tacky quality that provides more traction for your foot on top of the sandal. It also helps the sandal mold to your foot’s shape, and it increases the strength of the plug and lace holes. Think of the sheepskin as a smoking jacket for your sandals.
No-Sweat Lacing System
Our premium laces are constructed of the highest quality materials. They have a durable molded plug (no knots, no blowouts in bad situations), super strong 11/16” tubular webbing (3000 lbs break strength, you could lift a tree and fight off a bear with it!), and are velvety smooth against your skin. Our laces also have a comfortable suede heel strap jacket which keeps your sandals snug to your heels. The buckle allows for precise location of the lace according to where you want them on your feet. We use a hook and loop fastener (think Velcro®) to tighten the laces quickly and easily, with no sweat over tying knots (like traditional huaraches) or fiddling with complex lacing schemes!
Compared to other Shamma sandals
The Warrior’s soling material provides you with the most flexibility of all our models. It is the lightest and the thinnest of our line-up and geared for runners that really want to go minimalist. Trail runners and hikers that like to know exactly how their feet are positioned will love the flexibility in these durable but incredibly thin soles. The warriors take a bit longer to form up to your feet than the Jerusalem Cruisers because of their tough foot-bed material. All Warriors are topped with Premium Sheepskin Leather.