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TrailStar Alphas

TrailStar Laces provide extra length to accommodate all foot sizes. Please trim excess material after sizing the sandals to your feet.

*All TrailStar Sandals are non-returnable/non-exchangeable after laces have been trimmed*

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TrailStar Alpha

Take your adventures to the next level with the TrailStar Alphas. As over-the-foot style sandals, the TrailStar Alphas provide a secure fit that give you more control over every step. Weighing up to one pound less than traditional adventure sandals, you can focus completely on the trail instead of your feet. Explore new horizons with the TrailStar Alphas.


Alpha soles are composed of 5mm Vibram Newflex and 6mm Vibram® Morflex. This creates a sole that provides excellent protection for your feet while still being light and responsive. The aggressive tread of the Vibram® Newflex makes navigating rough terrain and trails a breeze while the Vibram® Morflex gives you a firm yet cushioned place to rest your feet. Alphas have a 12mm total stack height. Choose the UltraGrip footbed for use in the harshest elements. For more comfort in drier conditions select Cognac Leather.

TrailStar Lacing System

Increased security from over-the-foot style lacing is the hallmark of TrailStars. The TrailStar Lacing system features a specially made forefoot strap made from Toray® Ultrasuede and a nylon mesh. The result is an extremely comfortable material with the strength properties of webbing. The forefoot strap is completely adjustable and anchored through the bottom of the sole. Final adjustments are made through a tension lock on the outer heel post. All forefoot straps are cut to fit after adjustment. The heel section of the lacing system employs two heel posts covered in Ultrasuede for comfort. Heel strap adjustments are locked into place using Velcro®. The result is an extremely comfortable and secure lacing system that is ready for adventure!


Just because you wore a hole in your sandals, it doesn’t mean you have to throw them away! Our modular approach to sandal-making means that worn out parts can be replaced with a pair of pliers at home. Why throw away what you can repair? Visit our Parts Page to learn more!

Made in the USA!

Proud to be made in the USA and we wouldn’t have it any other way! All of our sandals are made right here in Santa Cruz, CA by our small team. Follow us on Instagram and Youtube to get a glimpse of how we do it on a regular basis. 

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Christine R.
United States United States

Great fit!

I haven't worn them on a long walk yet, but they feel good on shorter ones. I appreciate being able to adjust them, as my feet, other than the toes, are narrow. I normally wear a women's 9 or 9 ½; I ordered a 7 ½, and I think it's a good fit.

Moriah C.
United States United States


I was a chaco z/2 addict before converting to barefoot, and I struggled to find a sandal I liked. The trailstar is the only model I've found that replicates the toe loop i loved on the chaco in a barefoot version. If shamma ever stops making these I will cry.

Katie C.
United States United States

Love the flat feel

Took one hike so far with these, and they did well. Took a little to get them adjusted where I wanted, which took a little extra time on the trail, but they did really well once adjusted. I did have a little bit of trouble feeling like I was kicking things with the front end of the shoe, like it had a tendency to pull down and catch things a bit. I may try tightening the toe loop a little further to see if that helps. They don't feel the same as my chacos - which is good and bad! Bad because of kicking things and slight slippage, but good because my feet felt much better in them and they weren't being cramped by the formation of the sole. I did also enjoy that I could feel the ground so much better.

timothy e.
United States United States

Love my new TrailStar Alphas!

Shamma Sandals are the best! This is my third pair and definitely my favorite! The most stable and easiest to adjust right from the start. I have logged an average walking of 8 miles/day for over 3 years. My feet have never felt better at the end of the day! I do not wear sneakers anymore! Unbelievable! Shamma Sandals are the bomb!

Sarah M.
United States United States

Glad I gave them time!

I have to be honest, at first I did not absolutely love these sandals. The foot bed was more solid than I expected. Once I wore them for at least 10 to 15 miles, they have softened up. I'm super excited for them to mold to my feet. Would definitely recommend them.

Shamma Sandals TrailStar Alphas Review

Customer Reviews

Based on 170 reviews
Fit and comfy!

Amazingly, these fit my hard-to-fit feet well! I love that I can adjust them to do that! I have yet to take a long walk in them, but they seem comfortable so far!

Emily Volcko
I. Love. These.

These are the barefoot sandals I’ve been looking for all my life. I’ve tried the Xero z-trek and Jessie, Luna sandals, and diy huarache kits, but none of them even come close to the quality and comfort of the Trailstars. I love the fine tune adjustments that I can make - my feet do not slide or slip around when I’m walking at all, and my gait is more natural because of it.
I’m typically a size 41 Euro or 10 women’s, and I purchased a size 8 in these. They fit me well but they’re *almost* too short…I may have been better off with an 8.5.

Jess M
Best sandals

These sandals were comfortable immediately out of the box and they were easy to adjust to my size. I accidentally took them on a 4 mile hike on the day I got them (I forgot my hiking shoes) and they caused no issues. The laces are soft and the material is not abrasive.
I’m very happy with my purchase!
I purchased a size 6 and usually wear a women’s 7.5 - 8.

Kristen K
great barefoot sandals

Loving these sandals. Fit is true to size. Leather is smooth and comfortable. Straps are comfortable too. I've been wearing all the time since opening the box. Very pleased.

Ryan Murray
Great sandals

They're amazing sandals. Should've bought the Maximus tho. The sole is a little too thick for me.

Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?