The leaves are changing and so are our shipping options. Here’s what else is going on at Luna in October:
- Free Shipping!
- The Luna Rickshaw is Unleashed
- Retrofit Program Now Live
- BFT is Off to India and China
- New Soling Material Available for DIY Kits
- Adventure World Magazine Reviews Luna
- Full Moon Gathering and Trot on Tuesday
- Full Moon Sale, Win Free Sandals!
- This Month’s Best Fan Photos
Starting right about NOW, all future Luna orders within the US will have a basic free shipping option. If your in a hurry, you can also choose the Rush Order option for $10. For now, international orders will still be charged a flat rate of $13.25, but in the next few weeks we’ll start adding even more options for expedited shipping, variable international rates, and more.
Until then, we’ll still be shipping sandals out through USPS, but at the low, low rate of free. The free option may take a little longer to reach your doorstep - about 4-6 days - but new shipping methods with be online soon.
The Luna Rickshaw on the Streets of NYC
Ted and Bookis went to New York for the 2nd annual NYC Barefoot Run and brought some human-powered fun along with them. The Luna Rickshaw, made by our talented friends at WaterDrop WorkShop, was a blast to pilot around the crowded streets of NYC. See another picture of the ricksaw (and Ted breaking child labor laws) in our Favorite Luna-tic Pics below, and check out this video of the rickshaw in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui9b-uySil4
Barefoot Ted Heads to India
Barefoot Ted has been selected as the “Brand Ambassador” of the Navi Mumbai Half Marathon to be held in India on November 6, 2011. The race set a world record last year for largest number of barefoot runners in an event with over 300 participants. This year, the event expects over 1000 runners! For more detail on the half marathon, go here: http://barefootrunnersindia.org/
Retrofit Program for Elasticized Laces
We launched our new Elasticized Lace attachment system last month, but for those of you sporting the traditional tying method with your elasticized laces we now have a retrofit program up and running on the website. For more info on the program, head over to the Lace Retrofit Program page.
New lacing system improvements:
- Eliminates wear on the lace at the toe hole
- Makes sandals completely flat underfoot
- Provides a much cleaner look
- Uses a more comfortable, thinner ribbon between the toes
- Still interchangeable with traditional laces
Reminder: All traditional laces will still be tied with the traditional knot, but with this countersunk method the knot will sit deeper in the sandal making it less prone to abrasion and longer lasting. The traditional laces also now include a washer between the knot and sandal to prevent the knot from pulling through the toe hole. All future orders of extra traditional laces will now come with a black washer to install with the lace.
Leadville Soling Material now a DIY Option
The list of Do It Yourself soling material options just got a little bigger: you can now order 8mm Leadville Pacer and 10mm Leadville soling sheets with your kit. Thanks to their thickness and tread, the Leadville and Leadville Pacer materials are a perfect option for wet weather trail running. Take that, winter!
Adventure World Magazine Love Their Lunas
Adventure World Magazine, an online publication that covers adventure sports ranging from mountain biking and orienteering to trail running had a chance to test out a pair of naked top Original Lunas with elasticized laces. Click here to see what they thought!
Full Moon Gathering & Trot
Our Full Moon Lunatic Gathering and Trot will meet Tuesday, October 11th, at 6:30pm (around sunset) in Volunteer Park in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum. We’ll run an easy paced, meandering 2-3 miles through the neighborhood with big smiles on our faces and a big moon in the sky. See you there!
Full Moon Sale: The Return of the Leadville
The original Leadville sandal with 10mm soling material is back in stock and available at 15% before the end of the full moon (Tuesday, October 11th at 11:59 PM PT). To get your discount, enter LeadMoon15 at check out. Get them while they’re hot, monkeys!
Win a Free Pair of Sandals with our Weekly Facebook Contest
We’ve been giving away free t-shirts in our weekly poll on our Facebook page, but in honor of the full moon this week’s winner will receive a free pair of sandals of his/her choice! Here’s how it works:
- "Like" our Facebook page (if you haven’t already)
- Every Monday when we add a post to our wall asking how many miles you ran last week, reply with your answer
- We will already have a random magic number between 1-100 in mind; if you hit that number, you win!
Our Favorite Luna-tic Pics
Below are some of our favorite fan shots from the last month or so. Want to show us pics of you and your Lunas out in the wild? Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org or simply post them to our Facebook page.
Happy Trails from Seattle,