This is my second review of Shamma Sandals. You can check out my first review here.
Josh was kind of enough to let me review a new lacing system and I went with the Mountain Goats. I’m looking to get into more trail running, and generally just wanted a thicker footbed. Here is some info taken from their website:
What I really like about Shamma Sandals is the lacing system, it’s straight forward, simple, and they use Velcro for fastening, which I’m a big fan of. The new lacing system consists of an adjustable heel strap. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this and it took me awhile to adjust to it, but the final conclusion is I do like it. The heel strap on sandals is something I always seem to be adjusting, with this new system you can adjust on the fly, it’s quick and super efficient!
Here are few pictures when I first received them in the mail. Notice the adjustable heel strap.
I have taken the Mountain Goats on the trails and they are excellent! I do like the thicker sole, it doesn’t affect my ground feel at all. I life in New England and it’s very rocky where I run and the thickness is perfect. I can say with confidence the Mountain Goat can handle anything from smooth trails to very technical trails. They are also a fantastic hiking sandal and generally a perfect all around activity/daily wear sandal. The lacing system holds my foot securely, and like I said before this lacing system allows quick adjustments if needed.
The photo below is about 2 months of wear. My foot is starting to make a nice mold on the leather topping and absolutely no wear on the bottom. I wear them as my daily casual footwear as well, these things will last me a long time!
I’m not new to running sandals, I have a few pairs of Luna’s, a pair of Bedrock Sandals but my go to sandal is without a doubt the Shamma’s and I highly recommend them to anyone.