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TrailStar Maximus

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 Maximus

The TrailStar Maximus pushes performance with every step. Designed for intense activity that requires speed and precision, the TrailStar Maximus functions as well in the gym as it does outdoors. These lightweight and secure sandals break the boundaries of what you expect from minimalist footwear.


The Maximus use an 8mm Vibram® Newflex sole coupled with your choice of UltraGrip or Tobacco Brown Goatskin Leather footbed for a 9mm total stack height. Vibram® Newflex is made from a blend of rubber and EVA to form a durable soling material with aggressive tread. At 3mm thicker than the Warrior sole, you will get a much more rugged sandal that is capable of diffusing the feeling of rocks, sticks, and the like from underfoot. The Maximus sole is suitable for a host of situations from the trail to the gym. Pair with the UltraGrip footbed for use in the harshest elements, or select the Goatskin Leather for more comfort in drier conditions.

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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Abigail T.
United States United States

I have bunions and Would buy again!

Don't make the mistake I made and print the size chart for accurate sizing. I bought the size based off of my other barefoot shoes and these run bigger. I cut the laces before I realized that they weren't the perfect fit. I was too excited! Otherwise, very comfy and versatile! These are my first pair of barefoot running sandals and I'm very glad I got them!

Dolly H.
United States United States

Wonderful Sandal!

These are better than expected! It took a bit to adjust how long I wanted the straps, but once set, I love them and they even dress up nicely!

Phillip V.
United States United States

Fantastic sandals, a zero drop Chaco

For years, before I was a barefoot and zero drop convert, I essentially lived in Chaco sandals. For years, I have been searching for sandals that are minimal and zero drop that are similar to chacos. I hadn’t found any until now. Thank you Shamma! I love these sandals. I can certainly see myself thru hiking a majority of long trails with these, as well as bike touring, running, regular hiking general living in these sandals. I love them.

Matt G.
United States United States

Loving my Trailstar Maximus

I haven’t committed to backpacking in sandals as a stand alone yet but I did do a 30ish mile loop in the Ouachita Mountains in them and the really worked great. I’m really starting to believe they’re tough enough to handle longer trips. They fit great and the soles are way more grippy than I ever expected. I’ve seen a lot of product failures with my friends Xeros and I can already tell Shamma is a cut above the unrepairable Chinese ones

Melanie B.
United States United States

Great sandals

My 2nd pair of Shamma’s. Wont be my last. Very well made.

Customer Reviews

Based on 102 reviews
Elizabeth Matson
Simply amazing!

These shoes are wonderful. You can customize the tightness on each part of your foot perfectly. The straps don’t rub and the sandals are quick to get on and off. The sole material feels broken in as soon as you put them on, giving you cushion but also excellent ground feel. Shamma is my new favorite brand in the land of minimalistic sandals!

Great Sandal

This is a great sandal and is a replacement for my Warrior Maximus for running. The leather is super comfortable and the sole is just thick enough. I gave it 4 stars because my only complaint is the night of the back strap. It sits super low on my foot and feels awkward. I’ve not been able to adjust it tight, in a way where it doesn’t sit low. If I wear them loose, which I now do (maybe that’s how they should be, dunno), I can semi-mitigate this issue.

would prefer old strap lacing system, not buckle

Hi, I sent a note yesterday about a pair of sandals we ordered. It seems a clasp is now used instead of the older type lacing system. This isn't a good option for us, can we special order a pair with the old loop closure? Sent in an email yesterday.

The best!!!

I loved my traditional style shamma sandals I got last year. I was hesitant to try a new style, but I am so glad I did! I absolutely love these, if shamma came out with maybe a leopard print or something a little girly I could wear for a more stylish look, I would throw away all my other sandals. I wear them constantly everyday and my feet don't hurt. You really do forget you have shoes on!

Love them!

I tried so many barefoot sandals and was hesitant to spend this much on a pair of sandals, but I’m so pleased!

Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?