General questions

What is the Nörd Republic?

We are a new brand concept that emphasises on the individual, respects the environment.  And plus all the products are hand crafted in Spain or Italy .

How long does the delivery take?

It depends on the shipping provider you choose on buying your sandals. Usually it takes 24h in Spain and 2-3 days in EU workdays. However, as all sandals are handmade, it might take a little longer in case we have many requests.

Do you sell ready made sandals?

Yes, we sell them already hand-crafted.

Do you also sell DIY sandal kits?

Yes, we do. You can buy a kit and create your own sandals yourself following the instructions in the tutorials.

Can I return the sandal kit?

Yes, of course, if you haven’t used the sandals or the kit. If you have bought the kit and don’t like something about it, you can ship it back to us and we will return the money including shipping. Contact us for more info.

Do I need anything extra to make my sandals with the sandal kit?

The kit includes all the parts you need to make your sandals. However, you will need some tools as shown in the tutorial, such as a screwdriver and a cutter.

Can I pay by card?

Sure, we use PayPal which allows you to pay with your PayPal account as well as by cards like MasterCard, Visa and so on.

Do you ship worldwide?

Nop at the momento only Spain and Italy.

Questions about Nörd sandals

Does the buckle hurt?

One of the first questions we are asked. Even if it might seem so, it doesn’t. At first it might be a bit strange, but in a short while you won’t even notice it.

Can I get them wet?

Sure! In addition, you can buy the sandals option non-slip system, Ironman, which allows for a better grip between the foot and the sole.

Do I have to adjust the tape?

Yes, you do need to adjust according to your foot and way of walking. It is totally normal cause no almost general adjustment can fit all feet.

Are they comfortable?

The sandals are made with a 5mm Vibram® sole. It is a very different way of walking, it’s almost like as if you were barefoot but with your feet protected. We were the first to test them during two years and they appeared to be realy comfortable. Once you try them, it is really hard to get back to normal rubber sandals.

Many athletes runwith 5mm minimalist sole sandals today to have a better grip with the land, like it was done in the past before trainers were introduced.

The 5mm Vibram® sole is very resistant, although one should consider that it doesn’t have the same cushioning as normal EVA soles. So, if you are looking for some super cushioning, NÖRD isn’t the right choice for you.

I find it weird walking in the sandals, is it normal?

Yes, totally. Everyone will tell you that it takes some time to get used to Nörd  sandals (the same goes for running sandals). Your body needs some adaptation time. In our case, it took about two or three days walking around with the sandals on almost all day to get used to the 5mm soles. But, of course, it may vary from person to person.

Can I use them as everyday shoes?

Sure! You have to 🙂