Primal Lifestyle Sandals
NEW! Primal Lifestyle Sandals – Launching April 2023!
The Primal will keeping you light on your feet while remaining plugged into the natural world around you. The ultra comfortable lightweight aggressive sole will have you wondering if you remembered to put your shoes on or not.
Weight: 5.0 oz (single sandal, men's 9 / women's 11)
Thickness: 6.5mm base + 1.5mm tread = 8mm
Sole: Walkbase® GumEVA Outsole ( Globally Sourced)
Laces: Grounded Conductive Lifestyle Laces™
Two different lifestyle lace constructions available:
1. Ergonomic Lifestyle Laces
- 9/16” Double Tubular Webbing™
- Earthing Plug & single Conductive Stainless Steel (SS) Thread
- Colors: Cloud (Single SS), Canyon Clay (Double SS), Sunset (Single SS), Carbon (Single SS)
2. Classic Lifestyle Laces
- 5/8” or 1/2" Mil-Spec Reinforced Two-Ply Webbing
- Earthing Plug & Conductive Stainless Steel Thread
- Colors: Charcoal, Grey, Tribal
Buckles: Injection molded in Santa Cruz, California with 25% recycled plastic.
What type of rubber is used on the Primal?
The Walkabase sole of the Primal Lifestyle sandals is an expanded rubber compound with a weight 30% less than solid rubbers. Walkbase GumEVA compound is engineered to be long-wearing, and provides improved grip–even in wet conditions.
How do I decide between the Primal Lifestyle Sandals or Elemental Adventure Sandals?
The soles of these two models are very similar in terms of weight, traction, and ground feel. The primary difference is that the Primal's lifestyle laces offer slightly more comfort while the Elemental's performance (adventure) lace being more burly & secure. They also come in different color schemes which may be a deciding factor.
What aspect of the Primal distinguishes its performance from the other sandal models?
The Primal features no bedding allowing it to shed water and keep its lightweight properties in wet conditions.
Who is the ideal candidate for a pair of Primal Lifestyle sandals?
Somebody with strong feet who is looking for the minimal amount of protection. They are most likely a frequent barefooter and just looking for some something to expand their barefoot range.
*This sole thickness reads 8mm but it feels more like 6mm due to its rather low density composition.
Your order will ship out via USPS within 3-7 business days of receiving it. All orders placed by Monday 8am Pacific will be shipped Thursday. Orders placed by Thursday at 8am Pacific will ship Monday. Any changes to your order must be requested within 48 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
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!