Light, agile, fast – Designed for the hardcore minimalist. Extremely flexible, ultra-light, and tons of traction. For those who want a sandal with the least amount of material between their feet and the ground.
- Thickness (inside tread): 2.5mm-3mm
- Thickness (total with tread): 5mm-6mm
- Weight: approximately 3oz / sandal (at size 9)
The Warriors’ aggressive tread is well suited for trails and keeps you on them when you’re speeding along. Experienced minimalist runners will find that they are great on the road as well. They have a little more bounce and a longer break in period than our other sandals, and the trade off is you get more flexibility, more range of movement in the foot, and better ground-feel.
Warriors use 5mm Vibram Newflex as the base soling material. They have an aggressive off-road tread pattern, which accounts for around 2mm of the total 5mm thickness. This razor-thin stack means that the Warriors are extremely flexible, allowing the sandals to follow your foot’s shape and movement.
Two choices available on this one.
Tobacco Brown Leather – Comfy goatskin leather, great for most conditions. Very comfortable whether you are walking, hiking, or running. It is also great at managing small amounts of moisture like foot sweat.
Grip Top – Textured rubberized material, our non-leather option. It’s best for wet activities like canoeing, heavy rain, or creek walking.
Warriors are the best sandals for experienced minimalist runners, walkers, and hikers who want the thinnest and lightest sandals possible. Backpackers who are aiming for an ultralight pack do well with Warriors too. For those without much minimalist footwear experience, you may want to start with another of our pairs.
The Warrior’s soling material provides you with the most flexibility of all our models. It is the lightest and the thinnest of our line-up and geared for minimalist runners, barefoot enthusiasts, ultralight backpackers and anyone who hates a weighty shoe. Trail runners and campers that like to know exactly how their feet are positioned will love the flexibility in these durable but incredibly thin sandals. The Warriors take a bit longer to form up to your feet than the Chargers because of their dense soling material.