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Elite Warriors

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Our best-selling sandals, the Elite Warriors are the standard bearer for minimalist design and performance. Combining zero-drop and a wide toe box into an ultralight platform, the Elite Warriors are a popular choice for running and high-intensity activities. These ultrathin and flexible sandals mold perfectly to your feet to get you as close to barefoot as possible. Get ready to burn up the trail!


Warriors use a 5mm Vibram® Newflex sole coupled with your choice of our UltraGrip or Tobacco Brown Goatskin Leather footbed for a 6mm total stack height. Vibram® Newflex is a blend of rubber and EVA that forms a durable soling material with an aggressive tread for superior traction on the trail. The tread accounts for approximately 2.5 millimeters of the sole thickness making it very flexible. The aggressive tread allows for excellent traction and enjoyment of the sandals at any speed. Pair with the UltraGrip footbed for use in the harshest elements, or select the Goatskin Leather for more comfort in drier conditions.

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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Levi G.
United States

Excellent Feel with Lasting Durability

I've worn Shamma sandals (warriors) for almost 2.5 years. They are now wearing thin, but I have worn them extensively walking and running on trails and pavement alike. Minimalist shoes/sandals aren't for everyone, but these sandals provide the lightness of being barefoot with just enough protection to run with confidence.

Gkendrix A.
United States United States

Great minimalist sandals

Great. I go barefoot most of the time but when I have to wear shoes these are like being barefoot

kumradu k.
Australia Australia


I’ve had the warriors for a couple of weeks now and they are such a joy to run in. I live in Australia and the terrain around here can be quite rough, these stand up to toughness of the terrain though. The strap around the middle of the toe took me two runs to get use to it but now it fits snug. Thank you, would recommend

Gavin H.
Australia Australia

Great Sandal

Fantastic sandals to run walk in as well as adventure. Allows you to be free spirited.

Mark H.
United States United States

Quickly becoming my favorite shoe!

After doing some extensive world travel with a sandal/shoe from another company I was looking for something a bit better and I think I may have found them with Shamma. I've started with the warrior as my primary off-road "shoe" and am very impressed! I was afraid the lacing between my toes would be an issue but they actually enhance the support but don't irritate like I've experienced with others. I like them so much initially that i purchased the browns for when i know I'll be spending too much time on concrete and pavement. I'm really looking forward to putting them to the test the next few months.

Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?