The Elemental 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: 5.5 oz (single sandal, men's 9 / women's 11)
Thickness: 6.5mm base + 1.5mm tread = 8mm
Sole: Vibram® Gumlite Outsole
Laces: Grounded Conductive Lifestyle Laces™
- 5/8” Nylon Webbing
- 3/8" Mil-Spec Nylon Reinforcement (lined)
- Conductive Stainless Steel Thread
- Copper Ground Plug
*NOTE* The Grey laces are a thinner width (1/2") in comparison to the other lifestyle laces (5/8"). The 1/2" laces are best suited for smaller feet or people who are sensitive to a toe post between their first and second toe.
Your order will ship out via USPS within 5-10 business days of receiving it. All orders placed by Monday mid day (8:30AM PST) will be a part of that week's production run (Tuesday-Friday) and will ship on Saturday. All sandals are made to order in our Sonoma County workshop.
Packages ship Saturday out of California -- you will receive a shipping confirmation email on Sunday with your tracking details.
- 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.
- First Class International Mail cost $5-20 and takes 7-20 days for delivery from ship date. *No tracking available.
- Priority Mail Express (flat rate) cost $60.94 and takes 3-5 days for delivery from ship date.
International orders (orders outside the U.S.) may be subject to import fees, taxes, customs duties, advancement fee charged by the receiving country. We make sure that we give accurate information about the content of the package which usually helps customs to process the order in a quick and efficient way. As we have no control over customs charges and can't predict the amount charged or which countries will impose these fees, the recipient is responsible for all customs clearance requirements.
*shipping costs are estimated based on the weight of 1-3 items
What type of rubber is used on the Elemental? Is it natural?
The sole is an 8mm Vibram® Gumlite Outsole which is an expanded rubber compound with a specific weight 40% less than solid rubbers. It is not made of 100% natural rubber but it is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.
How do I decide between the Elemental Lifestyle Sandals or Elemental Adventure Sandals?
The only difference between these two Elemental models are the lace, with the performance laced (adventure) sandals costing $5 more than the lifestyle laced edition. The lifestyle laces offer slightly more comfort while the performance (adventure) lace is more burly & secure. They come in different color schemes which may be a deciding factor.
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.
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!