Ships in 1-2 business days | Based in Santa Cruz, CA | Est. 2014
Light, agile, fast – Designed for the hardcore minimalist. Extremely flexible, ultra-light, and tons of traction. For those who want a sandal with the least amount of material between their feet and the ground.
Thickness (inside tread): 2.5mm-3mm
Thickness (total with tread): 5mm-6mm
Weight: approximately 3oz / sandal (at size 9)
The Warriors' aggressive tread is well suited for trails and keeps you on them when you're speeding along. Experienced minimalist runners will find that they are great on the road as well. They have a little more bounce and a longer break in period than our other sandals, and the trade off is you get more flexibility, more range of movement in the foot, and better ground-feel.
Warriors use 5mm Vibram Newflex as the base soling material. They have an aggressive off-road tread pattern, which accounts for around 2mm of the total 5mm thickness. This razor-thin stack means that the Warriors are extremely flexible, allowing the sandals to follow your foot's shape and movement.
UltraGrip - This all-weather footbed is made from a specially designed Toughtek® material. The diamond pattern creates a large surface area for your foot, while channeling away water, dirt, and mud. UltraGrip is micro-perforated, so it can absorb small amounts of moisture to maintain optimal grip. From running in the rain to creek walking, backpacking and more, this footbed is a great all-around choice.
Warriors use our Ultra Lacing. The Shamma Ultra Lacing System comfortably and securely keeps your feet connected to your sandals. It is fully adjustable across your feet, down your feet, and in the heel. Adjustment are quick, easy, and secure with hook and loop fasteners. For an additional layer of stability and performance, Ultra Lacing can be paired with our Power Straps.
Warriors are the best sandals for experienced minimalist runners, walkers, and hikers who want the thinnest and lightest sandals possible. Backpackers who are aiming for an ultralight pack do well with Warriors too. For those without much minimalist footwear experience, you may want to start with another of our pairs.