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Greetings Lunar Monkeys!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here:

  • The Leadville Pacer and LeadCat are back!
  • We’re now on Tumblr, YouTube
  • Full Moon Gathering and Trot on Saturday
  • This months best fan pics
  • Win prizes with our Weekly Runner Poll

Leadville Pacer and LeadCat Return

After a long wait, our 8mm Pacer material has finally arrived! That means the Leadville Pacer and the LeadCat are back in action, but for the time being the Leadville Pacer will only be available in its birthday suit (aka naked top) version. Look out for the copper brown suede-topped Leadville Pacer in the next couple weeks.

The Leadville Pacer

And yes, the Leadville Pacer does have an ATS lacing option. As for the LeadCat, we’re not offering ATS laces on any shell cordovan or vegetable tanned leather sandals (LeadCat, Catamount, Equus) until further notice. We hope to have a good ATS lacing solution for those sandals in the coming months.

More Luna Fun on Tumblr, YouTube

We recently started a Tumblr to better share our collective Lunar Monkey stories, videos, and pictures. Have something Luna-related you want to show off to the community? Post it on our Tumblr.

We also started sprucing up our YouTube channel showing folks in the factory at work and play, as well as highlighting our favorite and most helpful sandal lacing and troubleshooting videos. If you need some visual assistance with tying your Luna laces, or want to post your own lacing video, hop over to the Luna Sandals YouTube Channel.

Check out the monkeys at work in our sandal making time lapse video.

Full Moon Gathering and Trot

Barefoot Ted and the Lunar Monkey crew will gather in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park for our first Full Moon Gathering and Trot. We’re meeting on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 PM (just before the moonrise). Come wearing Lunas or whatever your feet prefer for a fun night under the beautiful Seattle full moon. We hope to see you there for some Cinco de Fun, yo!

Win a T-Shirt and Other Prizes with Our Weekly Runner Poll

Want to get in on a chance to win Luna-related prizes each and every week? Enter our Weekly Runner Poll every Monday on the Luna Sandals Facebook page. Here’s how it works:

  1. 'Like' our Facebook page (if you haven’t already)
  2. Every Monday when we add a wall post asking how many miles you ran last week, reply with your answer.
  3. We will already have a random magic number between 1-100 in mind. On Wednesdays we announce our lucky winner!

Our Favorite Lunar Monkey 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 or simply post them to our Facebook page.

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys

Greetings Lunar Monkeys!

We have some big changes, new products, and a weekly contest to talk about as we head into spring:

  • 10% Off Everything Sale
  • Leadville with ATS Lacing Option
  • BFT Runs Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run
  • Winter OR in Pictures
  • Monthly Photo Contest Winner
  • When Are the Leadville Pacer and Vegan Elasticized Laces Coming Back?
  • Fan Pics and New Photo Contest

Full Moon Sale: 10% Off Everything

From toe socks to a custom Catamount with 1/2” red elasticized laces, everything is 10% through Friday at noon SLMT (Seattle Lunar Monkey Time). Use the code SLMT10 at checkout to receive your discount. Go at it!

Introducing the Leadville with ATS Lacing

The ATS is Dead! Long Live the ATS!

We recently discontinued the ATS as a separate sandal model, but the ATS (which now stands for All-Terrain Strapping) lives on as a lacing option on the Leadville. Here’s a little faux-Q&A based off some of the questions we’ve recently received about the change:

But why? I love the ATS!!

We did too! Unfortunately securing the non-slip footbed to the soling material proved too time consuming and costly, so we kept the strapping system and added it as an option on the Leadville model. The secure, tubular nylon strapping is what made the ATS so effective, so the Leadville with ATS is a great all-terrain sandal that performs almost identically to the ATS.

How is the Leadville with ATS different from the ATS sandal?

The only difference in the footbed. The ATS sandal used a Leadville or Leadville Pacer sole. Once the Pacer is back in stock (sometime around early March; see the sidebar for instructions on being added to the wait-list), it will also come with an ATS lacing option.

Is ATS going to be a lacing option on other sandals? Pretty please with sugar on top?

Yes! We’re working on adding ATS lacing to more models in the near future. However, the lacing is very difficult to thread through sandals with shell cordovan leather, so we’re working on other methods of creating the laces. Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, and future Full Moon Newsletters for announcements on new ATS lacing options.

What about other non-slip footbeds? Gimme!

We’re testing out new materials and should have another non-slip option before next winter rolls around.

Barefoot Ted Recaps 50 Mile Minimal Training Experiment

Ted recently ran the Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run on Catalina Island in his Leadvilles with ATS lacing, successfully completing the run with minimal training. How minimal? Try a maximum of 2-5 miles per day of combined running, trotting, and walking. Check out his blog to find out more on how, and why, he took the minimalist approach beyond his feet and into his training regimen.

BFT and the Monkeys Storm Winter Outdoor Retailer

One of these things in not like the other…

The Luna Sandal Tree, where we grow each and every Luna

BFT = Ladies Man

Monthly Photo Contest Winner

Our winner for the January Wet ‘n’ Pet Fan Photo contest is… Scott Mullins! His thieving mutts steal the show in his photo submission:

Congrats Scott! Please email us at with your t-shirt size and color, bracelet size, toe socks size, and address to get your prize package.

Our new theme for February: Anything Goes!

Forget the theme, we just want to see your great pics involving Lunas. To participate, add your favorite Luna photos to our Facebook wall. The winner will get a special, limited edition sandal! Winners, runner-ups, and the identity of our limited edition sandal will be posted in March’s Full Moon Newsletter

Hop on the Leadville Pacer or Vegan Elasticized Laces Waitlist

We’re expecting to have our 8mm Pacer soling material and vegan elasticized laces back in stock sometime around March. If you’re waiting patiently to get your hands on either of these, send your name and email address to with the subject line "Put me on the waitlist" and let us know which product you’re waiting for. Remember, the Leadville Pacer will have ATS lacing available!

As soon as the materials are available to order again, we’ll send you an email to let you know.

Our Favorite Fan Photos

We received some seriously awesome fan pics this month, so thanks to everyone that submitted! Want to show us pics of you and your Lunas out in the wild? Send them to: or simply post them to our Facebook page.

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys

Greetings Lunatics!

It’s been a busy (in a good way) month at Luna Sandals. Here’s an update on what’s been happening recently at Luna, as well as a preview of things to come:

  • Two new Luna sandals now available
  • Luna Sandals made a big splash at the Outdoor Retailer Expo
  • BFT and Bookis are getting ready to run the Leadville Trail 100
  • Run and chat with other minimalist footwear fanatics at the NYC Barefoot Run
  • The Full Moon Gathering and Trot returns
  • Full Moon Discount and Catamount & Leadville Wait Lists
  • Our Favorite Lunatic Pics

Introducing: The LeadCat & Leadville Pacer

We’re stoked to announce two new additions to the Luna line of sandals. Barefoot Ted will be running in Leadville, CO wearing the LeadCat, and the Leadville Pacer is $10 off for a limited time (see the Full Moon Discount below). Here’s more info on each new Luna sandal:

The Leadville Pacer with red traditional laces

The Leadville Pacer: Equipped with a rugged 8mm neoprene sole, the Leadville Pacer is a slightly leaner version of the original 10mm-soled Leadville. This new addition to the Luna family comes with either a naked top or copper brown suede footbed. The Leadville Pacer starts at $75 ($65 if you order before Sunday!).

The Lead-Cat with black leather laces

The LeadCat: Combining the Leadville Pacer’s 8mm neoprene sole with the Catamount’s Shell Cordovan leather footbed, the LeadCat is a premium sandal that takes the best from both the Leadville and Catamount to create a highly durable, highly versatile sandal. A new countersunk knot in the toe hole means your laces sit completely inside the sole of the sandal, protected against ground wear. Unlike the sandwiched knot found on the Catamount, the countersunk lacing system still allows you to switch out laces should you want to try something different. The Lead-Cat runs at $125.

Luna Lands at the Outdoor Retailer Expo

The Outdoor Retailer Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah was a huge success and a great time for BFT and the other monkeys who attended (watch Ted’s interview at the Luna booth). The expo was packed to the gills with all sorts of innovative outdoor gear, and as a result of the show, we’re receiving some positive attention from the outdoor tech community. We’re thrilled and humbled to be included in Gear Junkie’s “Best of Show” along with some other great products.

We also want to take some time to thank Zac Merten of Waterdrop Workshop for building our beautiful booth. Zac’s handcrafted creations are built with salvaged and recycled materials, and the fine level of craftsmanship is something you have to see to appreciate.

The Leadville Trail 100

Barefoot Ted and Bookis are gearing up to take on the Leadville Trail 100 Ultra Marathon, a challenging run through the Rockies with elevations ranging between 9,200-12,620 feet. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for pics from the event, including glimpses of the new Lead-Cat with a prototype lacing system.

2nd Annual NYC Barefoot Run Reminder

Luna Sandals is sponsoring this two day barefoot running event for both curious beginners and experts alike. Come join us on September 24-25, 2011 for clinics, minimalist footwear expo, talks, discussions and running with Christopher McDougall, Barefoot Ted, Professor Daniel Leiberman, Barefoot Ken Bob, Erwan Le Corre, Lee Saxby, Jason Robillard, Michael Sandler, Dr. Daniel Howell, Esther Gokhale, John Durant, and more. Check it out here:

Full Moon Gathering & Trot

Our Full Moon Lunatic Gathering and Trot will meet Saturday, August 13th, at 9pm 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 Discount: Leadville Pacer

The brand new Leadville Pacer can be yours for $65 (regularly $75) if you order before 6:04 AM PT (Seattle sunrise) on Sunday, August 14th. No coupon codes required, just add it to the cart and check out. Happy full moon!

Waiting for the Catamount or Leadville?

The Lunatics have been going crazy for our Catamount and Leadville sandals, which led to a supply shortage. We’re expecting to have new soling materials back in stock by the end of September, so if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for the Catamount or Leadville send your name and email address to with the subject line "Put me on the wait-list".

As soon as we receive the materials needed to make your sandals, you’ll be the first to know!

Our Favorite Lunatic Pics

We asked you Lunatics to send us photos of you wearing your sandals, and below are some of our favorites. Want to show us pics of you and your Lunas out in the wild? Send them to

Caleb Wilson running the 5k Tour de Pain

Jarod Reisin in costume complete with Lunas

Erin Griffin in her custom Catamounts

Benny Halevy getting wet in his Lunas

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys