TrailStars Alpha

New Shamma Lacing, new possibilities- TrailStars are designed to take on the toughest trails while keeping you comfortably secure. TrailStar Alphas have whole new lacing system, which connects the forefoot and big toe to the sandal like never before. With the Trailstars, you get shoe-level connection to the sole, using our proprietary Forefoot UltraStrap and SoleAnchors. Forefoot UltraStraps and SoleAnchors allow total control over your adjustments, to give you a perfect fit.  All this in minimalist sandal that allows for flexibility and natural foot movement.

The TrailStars lacing is made from HP UltraSuede, which is material that is made without leather but that will provide comfort and security all day long!

TrailStar Alphas share the same rugged sole as the Mountain Goats.

 Sole composition and stack height:

  • 5mm Vibram Newflex
  • 6mm Vibram Morflex
  • 1mm UltraGrip footbed
  • Total stack height of 12mm.

 The TrailStars Alpha are made without leather or animal products.

Have a wide foot and/or a high arch? Choose the L option in your size! The L size option will allow you to get the same size sole, but with longer straps to account for wide feet/high arches. Not sure if you should get a size L sandal? Email us at and we would be happy to help!

Please note- the TrailStars Maximus and TrailStars Maximus LE are currently the thinnest sandals available with the TrailStars Lacing System. We unfortunately cannot put the TrailStars Lacing on soles that are any thinner than the TrailStars Maximus and Maximus LE, due to the lacing being incompatible with thinner soles. 

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    Marcelina S.
    United Kingdom


    That's what I was looking for. Wide foot and lots of room to wiggle my toes. Amazing feeling. Highly recommended.

    Dawn D.
    United States United States


    Fit with no break in period! Perfect amount of cushion, ground feel, and flexibility. Thank you!!

    United States United States

    These are the sandals I've been waiting for Shamma to make.

    I had Mountain Goats and Warriors before these. They were good, but the toe post connected to the single strap never quite fit right on one of my feet, and it became uncomfortable after awhile. I MUCH prefer the strapping system of the Trailstars! I've been putting on the miles around town, and walking and running on trails outside of town, and I can honestly say that these are the most comfortable sandals I've ever owned. There was a tiny bit of plastic (?) poking out from behind the faux suede on the inside reinforced strap that was biting my skin a bit, but I trimmed it with scissors and it hasn't been a problem since. When I found out about the thinner soled version in the works, I tried to cancel my order, but I'm glad I didn't. The 12mm stack height means I don't ever have to worry about running over gravel and other poke-y surfaces, which is a problem with my thinner soled footwear. Love these sandals...keep up the good work, Shamma!

    A. G.
    United States United States

    Comfortable & Sturdy

    I've been looking for a good casual sandal for a while and these fit the bill! I wore them fresh out of the packaging for a week camping at a music festival (sand, dirt, mulch, concrete) where I walked/danced probably 10+ miles a day and they were so comfortable. Zero break-in time for me! Usually, I would prefer a thinner sole (looking at you future TrailStar Maximuses), but the added cushion was actually awesome for being on my feet for hours on end. They fit securely and I had zero issues with them slipping or feeling too floppy even with sweaty feet. I've since worn them wading through water and found the soles stay nice and grippy, and the straps never chafe. The Shamma team was super helpful in helping me pick the correct size & strap length as well--highly recommend reaching out to them on IG if you have any questions! For reference, using the tracing method my longest foot is ~24.5 cm, ~10.2 cm at the ball of the foot, mid volume, and slope shaped. I went with a 6.5 and the standard straps (not long length) and they fit perfectly.

    David C.
    United States United States

    Stable, secure

    I like them. The straps provide security - no fore-and-aft or side-to-side movement. I am not a trail runner, but they would be great on a trail. The sole is fairly thick, really tough looking. I expect them to last a good while.

    Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?