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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 info@lunasandals.com or simply post them to our Facebook page.



Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys


Luna Sandals Newsletter

RIP Caballo Blanco

We’re all still processing the death of our friend Caballo Blanco (aka Micah True). Head CraftsMonkey Scott Smuin shares some thoughts, pictures, and a poem by Caballo on his blog. Here’s an excerpt:

Deep in Las Barrancas del Cobre, on the trails of the Rockies, and in the hearts of the muchos Mas Locos all over the world, runs the spirit and legacy of Micah True. Words can’t express my sadness for his loss. With this sadness I also want to express my celebration for his life and spirit.

You can read the rest of Scott’s tribute here.

Monday Night Lunar Monkey Runs Resume

This year’s first Lunar Monkey Monday Night run will be dedicated to Caballo Blanco. Please join us in celebrating his life in the best way we know how: by running free and having fun. Refreshments to follow at the Luna Sandal Factory. Barefoot Ted and the Lunar Monkey crew will gather in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park for a short run in memory of Caballo on Monday, April 9th at 6:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

Put one foot in front of the other and have fun. :]" - Caballo Blanco

The Original Luna

Original Luna with ATS Laces

The Original Luna is now available with ATS laces. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and, of course, the monthly Full Moon Newsletter for further product updates and expansions.

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Lunar Monkeys


Greetings Lunatics!

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

  • Brand new lacing system for all sandals
  • Persistence Hunt results
  • Lunatics Bracelets
  • Full Moon Gathering and Trot on Monday
  • Upcoming events we’re sponsoring
  • Win a t-shirt with our weekly Facebook Contest
  • This months best fan pics

Our New and Improved Lacing System

We are really excited to announce the launch of our new Elasticized Lace attachment system for our entire line of sandals! We are continually trying to improve on our designs and we think this is a big breakthrough. The new Elasticized Lace attachment system eliminates the wear on the lace at the toe hole, makes our sandals completely flat underfoot, is still interchangeable with traditional laces, looks much cleaner, and uses a strong flexible ribbon between the toes that is the most comfortable solution yet!

This system uses a plug that is countersunk, making it completely level with the bottom of the sandal. The ribbon between the toes allows for even the narrowest toe gaps to be comfortable, eliminating the need to use a narrower lace.

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.

Antelope - 1, Lunatics - 0

Barefoot Ted, the Luna team, and a handful of other Luna-tics spent a weekend in the Red Desert of Wyoming running after antelope in our first attempt at persistence hunting. What is persistence hunting? Watch this video. We chased, we ran, we played, we learned, and we ultimately got left in the dust by the second fastest land mammal in the world (second only to the Cheetah).

We learned a lot and had a blast! Next year we will try again, probably with an animal that is a little bit slower. Keep an eye on the Luna blog for a full report. Also, check out John Durant’s blog reports of the adventure on hunter-gatherer.com.

Lunatic Bracelets

Made from recycled elasticized laces and stamped with our signature LUNA logo, the Lunatic Bracelet is just another way to show off your Luna love, even when you’re not wearing your sandals.

Sizing corresponds to the lace width: ⅜” laces for small wrists, ½” for average sized wrists, and large-wristed folks should go for the ⅝” option. The vegan bracelet is one size fits all (the laces are elasticized after all!).

Half of every $12 bracelet purchased is donated to Caballo Blanco’s nonprofit organization Norawas, which works to support and reinvigorate an ancient and unique running culture that has endured from long before the arrival of Europeans on their continent. Supplies are limited to the amount of scrap material we have, so get yours now!.

Full Moon Gathering & Trot

Our Full Moon Lunatic Gathering and Trot will meet Monday, September 12th, at 7:30pm (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!

Upcoming Events

  • NYC Barefoot Run: One final reminder that the NYC Barefoot Run is almost upon us! Join Barefoot Ted, Christoper McDougall, Professor Daniel Leiberman, John Durant and other champions of the human foot September 24-25 for clinics, a minimalist footwear Expo, and, of course, a barefoot run through the streets of New York.
  • 2011 Deadman Peaks Trail Run: This ultra is a rugged 50+ mile ultra-running race outside of Cuba, New Mexico that follows the Continental Divide Trail. The race takes place October 22, and 100% of the race proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Win a Luna Shirt with our Weekly Facebook Contest

We recently began a weekly poll on our Facebook page asking you how many miles you’ve ran in the last week. Well now we’re upping the ante and giving away a free t-shirt a week to a lucky winner of our contest. Here’s how it works:

  1. "Like" our Facebook page (if you haven’t already)
  2. Every Monday when we add a post to our wall 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; if you hit that number, you win!

Waiting for the Catamount or Leadville?

We’re expecting to have new soling materials back in stock by the end of September, so if you’d like ot be placed on a waiting list for the Catamount or Leadville send your name and email address to info@lunasandals.com with the subject line “Put me on the waitlist.”

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

Our Favorite Lunatic 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: dylan.romero@lunasandals.com or simply post them to our Facebook page.

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys