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Elite Mountain Goats

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Elite Mountain Goats

Elite Mountain Goats are adventure sandals that are perfect for anyone who wants all the benefits of a zero-drop barefoot sandal, but isn’t sure about being on the ground with no protection for their feet. With a more protective and thicker sole, the Elite Mountain Goats give you the confidence you need to start your minimalist journey. With a firm stable platform, your feet will be free to relax so you can focus on the adventure!


Mountain Goat 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. Mountain Goats 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.

Elite Lacing System

The Elite Lacing System is the product of 10 years of relentless testing and development. This lacing system is designed with control, comfort, and performance in mind. Three independent adjustment zones - the heel strap, insole strap, and toe straps - give you total control over how the straps are adjusted to your feet. Velcro® fasteners make adjustment easy and secure. The Shamma Elite Buckle gives you the ability to fine tune your toe strap, where adjustment matters most. Our innovative and flexible heel posts keep the straps in an optimal position so you can focus on the road ahead. The Elite Lacing uses Toray® UltraSuede to create the highest levels of comfort available. If you want the highest performance laces, you want the Elite Lacing System!  


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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Gina B.
United States

Can handle between toes

I usually wear sandals that don't go between the toes or ones with the toe loop. I wanted to try the Mountain Goats and can handle it. With the strap going towards the outer side of the foot instead of straight down makes them very comfortable. I'm very pleased and then purchased the leather Super Goats. I definitely think the power straps are very beneficial.

Javier M.
Spain Spain

Excellent pair of trail running sandals!

As usual with all my other Shamma sandals, the elite lacing system works perfectly after the ordinary initial adjustments. The thick sole of the mountain goats is ideal for stony trails, but it is flexible enough to be occasionally used on asphalt or concrete sections. I also love the confortable feeling of the leather footbed, although I will try not to use them on wet conditions. I definitely recommend these sandals!

Lynne W.
United States United States

Love them so much

great small company. great sandals.

Susan H.
United States United States

Shamma Mountain Goats

I ordered size Shamma size 8.5. The length and width were perfect. They are very well made. However, I have problem feet (pain in ball of my feet) that made them too uncomfortable for me to wear. Regretfully, I decided it would be best to return them.

Michael F.
United States United States

Game changer sandals!

I wish I had discovered Shamma sandals sooner! I am a super active person who has embraced the barefoot/minimalist lifestyle since its inception. However, if I did not want to wear shoes and could not go barefoot, the only option was to wear regular sandals or flip flops when I surf or for a casual walk around town. The problem is that your toes have to grip the regular sandals or flip-flops. In contrast, the heel strap in the Shamma Sandals Mountain Goats allows you to spread your toes so you can walk naturally. It is super lightweight and feels like you are almost walking barefoot. The Mountain Goats are super easy to get into and out of. I not only use them to go around town but also on hikes and to walk to my surf spots. Highly recommend these sandals!

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