Warriors Maximus

A durable sandal with a barefoot feel - Flexible like a Warrior, rugged like a Mountain Goat- Warriors Maximus give you durability, protection, and grip in a thin and flexible sandal so that you can adventure roughly with a barefoot feel.


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    Hand Selected Materials

    Our individually selected rubber and leather is tough and durable. Perfect for running, these materials bring comfort and refinement to our sandals. No-slip Insole / Outsole post design keeps the heel strap up and in position at all times.

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    Elite Lacing System

    Our fifth generation lacing system is the most comfortable and secure system out there. With three adjustment zones it's easy to get the perfect fit. Constructed and lined with Toray Ultrasuede® for maximum comfort, these laces hug and contour to your feet.

    High Performance

    The lightweight minimal design of Shamma Sandals make them ideal for running. Especially hitting the trail at high speed, Shammas are the ultimate minimalist running sandal. The flexibility of the sole coupled with the Elite Lacing System, make the sandals feel more like a glove than traditional sandals. 

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      Ethan L.
      United States

      Extremely Versatile and Excellent Customer Support

      I had a tight window to receive my Shammas before leaving the country for travel. Customer support was very punctual and made sure my delivery came on time. The shoes are well constructed and super versatile - I've used them for just about everything from 1,000m mountain scrambles to beach days and long-distance trail runs. They take several weeks of every day wear before the achilles and midsole foot pain to subside, but once I started using them as my daily driver, runs became much less painful. Can't recommend these kicks enough.

      David H.
      Canada Canada

      Dependable and very comfortable.

      For years I was a diehard Luna fan, but slowly they would wear out consistently where the strap met the sandal. I got bedrock cairns which were and are phenomenal. Very easy to adjust and last forever. But the only downside is they were not great for running. When I found the Shamma sandals it was like they fit every ideal that the other sandals didn't quite reach. They are excellent for running, lightweight with good ground feel, they are comfortable for long runs because the straps don't cause much friction, and the three way cinching system which has similarities with the Cairns is fantastic for getting the perfect fit over time. I've only had them for little over a month and I couldn't be more pleased. I'll run a marathon in them next weekend and see how well they hold up, but I have high hopes.

      Sarah C.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom

      The good outweighs the bad

      Overall my experience has been good. I ordered these sandals (Warriors Maximus) for hiking in the UK. I ordered without leather because the chances are they'll get wet. I was wearing my Xero Genesis for summer hiking, but they're a bit too thin and flappy for hikes of 5 miles plus. The Shammas fit PERFECTLY. Like, they don't move from my foot no matter how I move/run/walk/jump. Exceptional fit. I am seriously considering ordering a pair of leisure sandals for every day because they fit so well and are so comfortable. The grip is good too although I haven't tried them in muddy conditions yet. The power straps I ordered were completely unnecessary because the fit is perfect and secure already for my low volume feet/skinny ankles. I ordered on 17th June '22 for delivery to the UK. They arrived in the UK quickly enough, but then there was a lot of messing about with them being stuck in a warehouse when I was told by UPS they were delivered to a local collection point. They were finally delivered to my house mid-August. It turns out the invoice sent with from Shamma stated my purchase was a return which caused endless confusion at customs, much to-ing and fro-ing from my house to the place from whence I was due to collect, parcel not being there a bunch of times, me spending a few hours on the phone with UPS over several days before the whole thing was resolved and my sandals actually arrived. No acknowledgement or apology from Shamma that it was their error. Returns were painless - the pair I bought for my son were too small. I'm sure I returned the sandals and two pairs of power straps. Shamma said there was only one in the package they received, but refunded me for two anyway - thanks! Customer service takes at least five business days to get back to you. So, yeah, good overall.

      United States United States

      wings on my feet

      general comments: these sandals are comfortable, easy to adjust, flexible, and are a LOT of fun to run in. honestly i feel faster and more surefooted in these than in my other close-toed minimalist running shoes. i owned a 2017(?)-era pair of shamma all-blacks and found them very comfortable for all-around life but a little funky for running, as the leather on the old system stretches and slips at the heel. i recently decided to take the plunge on expanding my minimal running repertoire with a pair of the warriors maximus and i essentially haven't taken them off since receiving them a couple of weeks ago. not only are they comfortable, but i find them kind of elegant as well! i'm dreading the onset of winter when i'll have to go back to regular shoes. specific stuff: in normal life i'm a women's 9.5. i had a shamma size 8.5 in my old all-blacks but my toes occasionally slipped off the front edge on them just a bit. based on the printed sizing thing i was having a hard time deciding whether to buy the new warriors in an 8.5 or a 9. the folks at shamma encouraged me to size up to a 9 based on photos of the old pair, and while this definitely gave me a little extra room, i actually think i would have been just fine in an 8.5. the extra material in the front feels ever-so-slightly sloppy. i might eventually try to carve a little extra material off the front of these sandals just to get a "tidier" fit once the footbed finishes molding to my foot. even though i forgot to use their special code at checkout for their summertime offer of free power straps and achilles guards, the very nice folks at shamma nevertheless sent me both separately when i asked. i wasn't sure whether i would like the power straps, but i find that i LOVE them for running. they give me just a bit more of a close fit and better response as i lift my foot. for walking i'm kinda so-so on them. they seem to force my foot back a bit on the shoe from where they might otherwise sit. fortunately, they're easily removable and so i can remove and add them back again at will. the achilles guards are a welcome addition 100% of the time, a supple little leather barrier to keep the somewhat rigid heel strap from chafing. i recommend people experiment with both!

      Thomas P.
      United States United States

      Great fit, very comfortable

      I chose my size based solely on comparing the listed Shamma sandal length to the actual length of a well fitting sandal I own from a different company and my new Shamma Warrior Maximus fit even better. It is also more comfortable than my previous pair even though the old pair are broken in. Lighter, too, but probably more durable based on my assessment of the type of sole used. By the way, I really like how Shamma specifically describes which rubber is used where in their sandals and how thick the layers are. I'll be back when/if these wear out.

      Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?