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  • Minimalistic sandals for men?

    I know, sandals are generally already fairly minimalistic.

    What I mean though is that most now days have big high tech hard rubber soles or made out of stiff plastic.

    I'm looking for leather top sandals for men with a strap or heel cover on the back to keep them from flopping and of course a thin flexible/minimalistic sole (sole does not have to leather though). Also do not care for those that require some part to fit between the toes.

    Any suggestions?
    “It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creeds into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.”
    —Robert A. Heinlein

  • #2
    If you're looking for any kind of fancy, these won't do, but http://www.invisibleshoe.com/ is about as minimal as you can get.
    Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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    • #3
      Yes those are ok except that they have the rope between the toes.
      “It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creeds into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.”
      —Robert A. Heinlein

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      • #4
        with any sort of huarache you can change the tie pattern to be whatever you want... ...

        in this case you don't have to have it go between your toe, but if you are using a minimalist sole than if you don't have that toe bit it will flop around a bit.. .

        I went with the kit from www.barefootted.com with the vibrams cherry sole...
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        • #5
          i really love sanuks. they have many different styles and colors...very comfy
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Asturian View Post
            Yes those are ok except that they have the rope between the toes.
            It was very irritating at first, but I don't even notice it anymore. One note: I usually wear them with injinji toe socks.
            Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the suggestions. The idea of a kit sounds interesting and inexpensive enough I guess.
              “It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creeds into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.”
              —Robert A. Heinlein

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Asturian View Post
                Thanks for the suggestions. The idea of a kit sounds interesting and inexpensive enough I guess.
                If you want even more inexpensive, watch his videos, noting the materials used, and find them from cheaper sources. You need not have his kit to make the shoes and the instructional videos are quite thorough.
                Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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                • #9
                  Abarcas Menorquinas.

                  Google it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by joanmiro View Post
                    Abarcas Menorquinas.

                    Google it.
                    Those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. It's like someone got bored half-way through the process of building ballet shoes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
                      Those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. It's like someone got bored half-way through the process of building ballet shoes.
                      The Abarcas don't look that bad to me though it is still not what I was looking for.

                      Now these are pretty ugly (is that an oxymoron?) for ballet shoes -


                      Now here is a hoofed pair fitting for our herbivor friends -


                      Getting back to sandals, I don't think these sandals will do for me either -
                      Last edited by Asturian; 07-16-2010, 09:43 PM.
                      “It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creeds into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.”
                      —Robert A. Heinlein

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