Achilles Armor

The Achilles Armor is an optional accessory to your sandals, for when you need a little extra comfort and security in the heel area. Achilles Armor attaches directly to your back heel strap, giving you security and added comfort. Achilles Armor can easily be taken off of the sandals and put back on, so you have the option of using it when you need extra security, and going full minimal when you don't! Made from high quality aniline leather, Achilles Armor is pliable and will mold to your heel, creating a personal fit just for you.  Great for running, backpacking, or just hanging around!
Achilles Heel Armor is compatible with our Elite Lacing System, Super Lacing System, and Classic Lacing System. Is not compatible with Cruzers.
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    Joseph C.
    United States United States

    Nice to have

    Their comfortable and keep heel strap secure.

    Don M.
    United States United States

    Achilles Armor

    I love dealing with small companies especially Shamma because their service is excellent and a pleasure to work with. I have always used Power Straps with my Shamma sandals. I recently installed Achilles Armor and no longer need to use the Power Straps. Thank you Shamma for your innovation.

    Jonas V.
    Switzerland Switzerland

    Very nice, but maybe not for most humid weather

    It’s very comfortable, and looks nice. I’ve been camping in Scotland in one of the wettest times of year. Rain several times a day every day. In this climate, the sandals are almost never completely dry, and the Achilles armor is often the last part to dry. Also, it’s a bit soft and tends to fold in the middle. So I have to pull it out on both sides to remove the lump this creates. It would be nice to have some that are a little more rigid, and made of a material that doesn’t absorb water as much. Would also be nice to have Shamma sandals where the whole strap is made of a les absorbant material. That said, Shamma sandals are by far the best footwear I’ve ever had.

    Charles V.
    United States United States

    Sandals That Fit Great

    Still dialing in the fit, but they are getting very comfortable. Like new shoes, they have to be broken in. I now own two pair of Shamma sandals, Warrior Maximus and Trailstar Maximus.

    Annie M.
    United States United States

    Never knew shoes could be like this!

    I’ve been wearing minimalist shoes and sandals almost exclusively for 5 years and my Shama Trailstars have blown me away! The strap system really creates the experience “of being one with the shoe” (once dialed in—they are very adjustable)—no rubbing, no catching just pure foot movement! The Alpha sole is a thicker than my other shoes but still flexible and has some ground feel (actually perfect for hiking rockier terrain). While not something I was prioritizing, they look great! I don’t have a particularly high arch or wide feet but do find the straps a little short —there’s “enough” to be secure but might get long ones next time. Bottom line? I love them and couldn’t be happier with the shoe or with my interactions with the company. Just awesome.!

    Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?