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Elite Ibex

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Elite Ibex

The Elite Ibex are our toughest, most capable hiking sandals. These sandals are all about traction and durability, both a necessity for the toughest trails. If you want to explore the backcountry, scale a mountain peak, or reach that undisturbed fishing hole then the Elite Ibex are your sandals!

Sole

What makes the Ibex soles so special is the Vibram® Zegama (6mm) Morflex (6mm) composition. Choose between our proprietary UltraGrip or Cognac Aniline Cowhide Leather footbed for a 13mm total stack height. Vibram® Zegama is an individually-molded rubber sole that uses Vibram’s MegaGrip soling compound. Known for its high-durability and good grip in wet conditions, the Vibram® Zegama sole employs an aggressive and open tread pattern. The deep 4mm lugs are perfect for gaining maximum traction on loose dirt, rocks, and mud. We couple the Vibram® Zegama with Vibram® Morflex to give these sandals a firm yet comfortable ride. Though on the thicker side, you will be surprised how flexible the Ibex are, matching the movements of your feet with ease. The Ibex soles have everything you need for adventure!

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 UltraSuede to create the highest levels of comfort available. If you want the highest performance laces, you want the Elite Lacing System!  

Recraftable

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. 


Customer Reviews
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05/10/2024
Revital W.
Canada Canada

Most comfortable sandals I own!

The sole is super flexible and comfortable. I love the adjustable straps. These feel very secure on my feet. I wish the straps would come in more colors.

HF
05/09/2024
Hardy F.
United States United States

More than just a pair of sandals

I wish I would’ve discovered the barefoot world sooner, but really glad I stumbled upon Shamma, truly an amazing company both in product and custom service.

JH
05/08/2024
Julie H.
United States United States

Heading for the hills!

Normally wear the (old model) Mountain Goats but hiking trails in summer require a better gripping sole so these are my first Elite Ibex. I normally just buy the sole replacements for my older goats and the straps last for two sets of soles, about 600-700 miles on a set of soles. Apart from having to break in the new straps - ugh! - delicate skin that loved my older very well worn straps! I am loving the ultra grip soles and feel safer on my hikes. I live/walk/hike all year round in Shamma. A testament to their excellence.

HF
05/01/2024
Hardy F.
United States United States

Wish I would’ve discovered these sooner!

Exceeded my expectations, excellent experience!

AR
04/13/2024
Andrew R.
United States United States

Fit

Its a bit too loose around the thong area, for I did notice that it tends to feel loose from side-to-side. Pretty good sandal but im looking to return them for that reason

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Eric

I can walk many comfortable miles in these most excellent sandals. The customizable fit and zero drop sole are the best! I can't wait to but a m

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Andrew R.
Fit

Its a bit too loose around the thong area, for I did notice that it tends to feel loose from side-to-side. Pretty good sandal but im looking to return them for that reason

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Andrew R.
Fit

Its a bit too loose around the thong area, for I did notice that it tends to feel loose from side-to-side. Pretty good sandal but im looking to return them for that reason

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Ayesha M.
So far — great sandals

I bought these to wear on a long trim to Vietnam. Have only tried them at home and they are super comfortable, sturdy and work well with toe socks as well. Will know more after my trip. Only negative is that the package arrived smelling like gasoline - guess it was the smell of the rubber. The smell dissipated after a couple days out of the package.

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Ayesha M.
So far — great sandals

I bought these to wear on a long trim to Vietnam. Have only tried them at home and they are super comfortable, sturdy and work well with toe socks as well. Will know more after my trip. Only negative is that the package arrived smelling like gasoline - guess it was the smell of the rubber. The smell dissipated after a couple days out of the package.

Thinking of transitioning to barefoot running?