What type of rubber is used on the Elemental? Is it natural?
The sole is an 8mm Vibram Sport Utility Moreflex which is a proprietary blend of EVA and rubber material. It is not made of 100% natural rubber but it is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.
What aspect of the Elemental distinguishes its performance from the other sandal models?
The Elemental 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 Elementals?
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.