About Us

The Sandals

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Sandals are a way of life here in Santa Cruz, California, but flip-flops just don’t cut it. They are hard enough to walk in, let alone run in. As minimalist running fans in need of footwear that would protect us without disconnecting us from the ground, we just weren’t seeing what we needed out there, so we started making sandals for ourselves and hitting the trails.

We loved it. Running naturally again in our minimalist sandals, we started doing everything else in the sandals - going to the grocery store, taking kids to soccer games, doing projects around the house, hanging out at BBQs. From casual activities to intense ones, everything felt better and more natural.

Our friends and family - whether adventurous or relaxed - were benefiting from our sandals, but it was a small thing, almost a secret. As more people started to ask about getting a pair, we started making more and more. We improved them, took everyone’s feedback, and improved them some more. Since then we have continued to constantly test our designs, getting input from military trainers, foot doctors, running coaches, and our customers.

We’re dedicated to improving our sandals forever. We don’t over-engineer our products, instead we make careful decisions about our designs, materials, and all-USA suppliers. Our sandals are zero drop from heel to toe, with secure and easy to use lacing systems. They move with your feet, without slipping or tripping you up.

We make sandals that are not over-engineered or floppy. They don’t force your toes to hold on for dear life. Sliding around in your sandals unable to feel the ground is not comfortable, a performance fit is!

We want to provide the best fit and performance available for the most natural feel. We don’t make flip-flops. We make sandals. Our goal is to make the best minimalist sandals available, to give you an unparalleled experience in your moments of adventure and leisure.

Happy Trails,
- Team Shamma

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