Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals
Primal Sandals

Primal Sandals

7.5mm Walkbase Sole
$68
Primal Sandals

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: 7.5mm outsole

Sole:  Walkbase® GumEVA Outsole ( Globally Sourced)

Footbed:  None

Laces:   Performance laces provide ultimate security and longevity on all of your adventures, while the thinner & more flexible Lifestyle laces are ideal for maximum comfort in casual everyday life.

Grounded Conductive Lifestyle Laces

Three different lifestyle lace constructions available:

1. Ergonomic Lifestyle Laces 
Most pliable lace construction
  • 9/16” Double Tubular Webbing
  • Earthing Plug & single Conductive Stainless Steel (SS) Thread
  • Colors: Cloud (Single SS), Canyon Clay (Double SS), Sunset (Double SS), Carbon (Double SS)
2. Classic Lifestyle Laces 
Balanced pliable/secure lace construction
  • 5/8” Mil-Spec Reinforced Two-Ply Webbing - color: Charcoal-lite (a lighter version of our previous Charcoal laces)
  • 1/2" Mil-Spec Reinforced Two-Ply Webbing - color: Tribal
  • Earthing Plug & Conductive Stainless Steel Thread

3. Performance Laces 
Most secure lace construction

  • 9/16” Wide
  • 1/2" Hydrophobic Polyester Webbing Core
  • 1" Mil-Spec Nylon Reinforcement (Wrapped)
  • Earthing Plug & Conductive Stainless Steel Thread

Buckles: Injection molded in Santa Cruz, California with 25% recycled plastic.

Disclaimer: Our Performance and Classic lifestyle Grounded Conductive Laces contain a trace amount of latex which may not be suitable for those who are highly allergic. Our Ergonomic Grounded Conductive Laces are 100% latex free.

*Thread color may vary between grey and beige due to supply chain availability.
**Sunset laces may be either single or double threaded
We proudly donate 1% of all sales to True Messages, a non-profit focused on honoring the running heritage of the Tarahumara culture and supporting the youth of the community.

FAQ


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.

 

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 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.

Shipping

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*

Domestic:

  • 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.

International:

  • 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!