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Greetings Luna-tics!

Happy New Year, Happy New Contest and Sale:

  • New Monthly Fan Pic Contest
  • Monkeys Set to Invade Salt Lake City
  • BirthdayShoes ATS Review
  • Barefoot Ted Ramps Up Blog
  • Patrick Sweeney Wins 1/2 Marathon in Lunas
  • This Weekend Only: Free International Shipping

New Monthly Themed Facebook Photo Contest

(Say that five times fast!)

Our Weekly Runner Poll is going so well, we thought we’d add a new way to win stuff! Each month, we’ll ask you Lunatics to post photos on our Facebook wall based off a specific theme. We’ll choose 3-5 photos to go in our monthly Full Moon Newsletter, one of which will win our Fan Photo of the Month, winning the pic poster a Luna-related prize.

As we posted on Facebook last week, this month’s theme was Christmas/Winter. At the bottom of this newsletter you can find all of the finalists and the winner of this month’s prize: 2 pairs of toe socks.

Our new theme for January: Wet and Pet! To participate, go to Facebook and post photos of you and man’s best friend (or any other pet you may have) going on a rainy or wintry run. We’ll post the winner in February’s Full Moon Newsletter. The winner will get a prize package that includes a t-shirt, toe socks, and a Luna bracelet!

BTF’s Wet and Pet example (minus the Lunas):

Luna Heads to Outdoor Retailer Expo

After a successful trip to Austin for The Running Event, we’re ready to show off what’s new at Luna at OR in Salt Lake City later this month. We have a bunch of new and exciting changes coming this spring and Summer, and the Outdoor Retailer Expo marks the start of our 2012 journey.

Stay tuned to next month’s Full Moon Newsletter for some tidbits about what we will have revealed at OR!

BirthdayShoes Reviews the ATS

BirthdayShoes is at it again! After a great review of the LeadCat in November, the minimalist running site tried out a more winter appropriate model: the ATS. Check out their in-depth review, which is based off hundreds of miles of testing on tough terrain.

BFT Blogs

Barefoot Ted’s been on a roll lately over on his blog, Barefoot Ted’s Adventures. Be sure to check out his latest thoughts on hunting as dance and his response to Christopher McDougall’s latest inspiring article.

Patrick Sweeney Snags 1st at Operation Jack 1/2 Marathon

Sporting his trusty Original Lunas, Luna runner extraordinaire Patrick Sweeney rocked Manhattan Beach and earned a win. Way to go Pat! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Patrick’s always entertaining blog, Bourbon Feet, where he has more on the Operation Jack 1/2 marathon, other races, and more.

This Weekend Only: Free International Shipping

We want to show our appreciation to our oversees Luna-tics who have to wait an extra few weeks and spend a few extra bucks to get their sandals. While we can’t do much about the wait, we can lower the cost a bit by offering free shipping for international customers through Sunday January 8th!

If you live outside the U.S., simply place an order on any Luna product and your sandals will arrive free of shipping charges.

Our Favorite Lunatic Pics and Contest Winner

And this month’s winner is…

Kate Kift sporting her “Snowflake” Tutu in New York. Email us with your address and shoe size Kate and we’ll get you those toe socks!

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys

Happy Holidays Lunatics!

Info on Austin, beating the Christmas shipping deadline, a fan dressed as Nurse The Joker and more:

  • Luna Invades The Running Event in Austin
  • Sale on Toe Socks
  • Holiday Shipping Deadline
  • New Sandals, New Shipping Options, New Sizes
  • Reviews Show Luna Some Love
  • Win an ATS with Toe Socks in our Weekly Runner Poll
  • Last Month’s Fan-tastic Photos

Monkeys in Austin

Barefoot Ted, Dylan, and Patrick Sweeney will be attending The Running Event in Austin next week to show off our new retail line of sandals due out in March 2012. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and pictures, and if you’re in Austin, come say howdy!

Stuff Your (Toe) Stocking Sale

Get 20% off toe socks through December 14th! Use the discount code TWINKLETOES at checkout and it will be toe-tally worth your while. Sock up, er, stock up now! (No more puns, we promise.)

More on our Toe Socks: ToeSox ULTRA Sport Socks with Cocona® Natural Technology™ are the ultra wicking, anti-blister toe socks designed to meet the demands of high endurance sports while protecting your feet. Cocona® technology utilizes recycled coconut shells (not husks) that would have gone to landfills.

The socks can be used with any of our sandals, but we recommend using them with the ATS or other naked top models as the socks tend to grip to a rubber surface better than leather.

Will Your Sandals Arrive Before Santa Does?

If you’re a last minute shopper*, it’s helpful to know when that last minute is for online orders. Customers within the U.S. should order by December 14th to guarantee (barring huge postal service delays) delivery of their sandals before Christmas. All orders placed on or before the 14th will be shipped out by Monday the 19th, which gives a healthy five day cushion for your sandals to reach your (or a lucky recipient’s) doorstep.

As for our beloved Lunatics abroad, we have no way of guaranteeing how fast a shipment will arrive once it crosses our borders, so you might want to order right about NOW to have a chance of getting your sandals before December 25th.

*As an alternative, grab a Gift Certificate for an instantly printable present.

A Recap of Everything New at Luna

Here’s a gallery of everything new since our last newsletter, including advanced shipping options and two new sizes for those with petite feet.

Birthday Shoes and Review Lunas

Birthday Shoes had some pretty friendly things to say about the LeadCat, while put the Leadville Pacer to the test. Check both those sites out for all sorts of helpful info ranging from minimalist footwear to nutrition.

Win a Free pair of ATS’s + Toe Socks


On Monday, December 12th the Weekly Runner Poll winner on Facebook will bag themselves our new ATS with toe socks! Here’s how the contest 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; if you hit that number, you win!

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: or simply post them to our Facebook page.

Happy Holidays from Seattle,
The Monkeys

Greetings Lunatics!

This month we’re all about making Lunas easier with a comparison chart to help you pick the right sandals for you, half sizes, and a new all-weather sandal that’s in the works:

  • Sandal Comparison Chart
  • New Sizing Chart - Including Half Sizes
  • Working on a Wet Weather Sandal
  • New Lacing Option: Red Elasticized Laces
  • Anne Thilges Runs Ironman Triathlon in Lunas
  • Luna Reviews: and Sock-Doc Test Drive Lunas
  • Sand Sole Leadville Sale and Signed Copy of BTR
  • Favorite Fan Pics of the Monthaa

Sandal and Laces Comparison Chart

Between laces, footbeds, and the sandals themselves, it can be tough to choose the best Luna for your specific needs. That’s where the Comparison Charts comes in.

To see the charts, go to, select a specific sandal or click Laces from the Product dropdown, then click Compare Products. A chart will appear that compares sandal or lace attributes relative to our other options. Hover over the question marks next to the attributes to see an expanded description for each column.

These charts are by no means finalized, so feel free to send us feedback on what you’d like to see added on our Facebook page.

New Standardized Sizing Chart

We’ve changed our sandal sizing by adding half sizes into the mix for a more exact fit. The new sizes are more true to industry standards, making them about 1/2 to 1 size larger than our old sizes, so be aware that your size 10 sandals may be a size 9 or 9.5 with our new system.

We have also added size 5 sandals, so we now offer sizes 5-13 with all the half sizes in between. Be sure to check our new sizing chart before you order new sandals. We have also changed the shape slightly to better accommodate the fit in the toe area.

New Winter Sandal by the Holidays

Looking for a non-slip sandal during the wet winter months? So are we! The monkeys are tinkering away at a wet weather sandal solution, and just might have a stocking stuffer ready in time for the December Full Moon Newsletter.

Red Elasticized Laces Now Available

All sandal models now come with the option of ordered 1/2” red elasticized leather laces. Check ‘em out below.

Guest Blog: Running the Ironman Triathlon in Lunas

Lovely Luna-tic Anne Thilges rocked the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in her Leadville Pacers. Read about her experience on her guest post for our blog. Anne is also featured in our favorite fan photos at the bottom of this newsletter. Scroll down to see her big post-race smile! & Sock-Doc Review Lunas

A couple of friendly Luna reviews have rolled in recently. called Lunas one of the 5 best barefoot options while Dr. Steve over at Sock-Doc talked about his experience wearing Catamounts.

Sand Sole Leadville Sale

The Leadville

We recently restocked on the sand-colored Leadville soling material. To celebrate, we’re offering Leadvilles with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-style combo of sand soling material and dark brown suede footbed for 15% off.

Simply enter the code PeanutButterCup15at checkout to receive your discount. This delicious coupon code expires after the full moon on 11/11.

Win a Copy of Born To Run Signed by Barefoot Ted

On Monday, November 14th we’re offering an extra special prize for our Weekly Runner Poll winner on our Facebook page: a BFT signed copy of Christoper McDougall’s Born To Run. Here’s how the contest works:

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

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: or simply post them to our Facebook page.

Happy Trails from Seattle,
The Monkeys