Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves
Heel Sleeves

Heel Sleeves

Earth Runners
Calling all hardcore Earth Runners! Upgrade your heel strap comfort with our 1” wide heel sleeves to diffuse heel strap security over a wider area.

Interior: Soft wicking nylon polyester
Exterior: Non-slip nylon reinforced neoprene fabric

  • Wicking liner
  • Sold as a set of 2 heel sleeves
  • High performance materials
  • Easier sandal on & off
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Made in USA


For visual instructions on how to install your Earth Runners Heel Sleeve, check out the video below!

1. Unlace the sandal until you get to the buckle.
2. Make sure you have the heel sleeve oriented the right way: the interior side of the heel sleeve is the soft brown side, the interior side of the lace is the side that touches your skin (with the stainless steel stitching).
3. Then, place the heel sleeve and lace end-to-end to get the heel sleeve properly oriented to be routed onto the end of the lace.
4. Insert your pliers through the first heel sleeve: poke the plier through the slot closer to the middle and it pokes out the slot at the end of the sleeve, towards the lace tip.
5. With the pliers, grab onto the lace tip and pull until the lace makes its way through the first slot.
6. Grab the tip of the lace and pull it through this first slot until it sticks out about 2-4”.
7. Now, do the same for the second slot: Insert pliers thought the last slot through to the middle. Grab the lace tip and pull the lace through.
8. Slide the heel sleeve down the lace until it is about 1" from the buckle.
9. Reassemble the sandals.
10. Final adjustments: Center the heel sleeve to your heel position.


Your order will ship out via USPS within 3-7 business days of receiving it. All orders placed by Monday 7am Pacific will be shipped Thursday. Orders placed by Thursday at 7am Pacific will ship Monday. Any changes to your order must be requested within 24 hours of placing your order.

All sandals are made to order in our Sonoma County workshop. *Please note we cannot guarantee changes made to your order 24 hours after it has been placed*


  • First Class Mail cost $3-5 and takes 3-5 days for delivery from ship date.
  • Priority Mail (flat rate) cost ~$7 and takes 2-3 days for delivery from ship date.
  • Priority Mail Express (flat rate) cost $22.38 and takes 1-2 days for delivery from ship date.


  • We ship worldwide with Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) shipping options to help avoid unpredictable customs fees and shipping delays. Shipped via FedEx, DHL & postal mail, taxes & duties included. Learn more here.

    • DDP Priority: average 9-14 day transit time.
    • DDP Express: average 7-10 day transit time.
    • DDP ePacket (Canada only): average 9-12 day transit time.

*shipping costs are estimated based on the weight of 1-3 items

1% Donation

1% donation for Tarahumara Indians

Earth Runners are inspired by ancient huarache running sandals. We are grateful to the Tarahumara for originating this design and feel fortunate to have the ability to give back and honor the creators of the huarache running sandal.

We donate 1% of all sales to True Messages, a non-profit focused on honoring the running heritage that remains so important to the Rarámuri culture. True Messages listens to the input of the local National community to determine where to allocate resources which includes sponsoring races, trail projects, and initiatives to support the youth of the community.

Thank you for helping us support the Tarahumara!