Thickness: Vibram® 10mm
In our quest for quality, we opted for the most famous sole in the sector. Vibram® 10mm, light yet extremely resistant, that provides a better grip with ground and more durability*.
Laces: Nörd Lock System®
It took us a while to figure out which closure system to apply on this sandals. We wanted something minimalist with an aesthetic design while selecting the most resistant materials.
We also opted for the ease in the use and the option for washing and to disassemble some parts for replace if necessary.
*natural wear and tear will occur depending on the use and ageing of the product.
FAQ ABOUT ETNA, MINIMALIST SANDALS DESIGN
Does the cord hurt?
One of the first questions we are asked. Even if it might seem so, it doesn’t because it is elastic.
Every year we work hard to improve the resistance and stay true to minimalism.
The #M21 model comes with 3 innovations: Vegan Waterproof Footbed, FastReplace cord and a minimalist elastic Cord Protector.
On #M21 the sole includes a vegan waterproof footbed that improves the breathability and comfort. You can wash it easly with water and soap.
On #M21 model you can change the color and return to the initial color.
- Barefoot feel
- Compact and super minimalist design
- Replaceable and reusable elastic cord on #M21 model
- Limited elastic cord life (easy 3 minute replacement)
- Non adjustable webbing belt on heel
- Webbing belt is in touch with ground, which supposes wear and tear on a long run
Calculated on 41 size
All day wear
Everyday wear, urban exploration, barefoot trekking, travel
“They are amazing for wearing and walking for hours. You even forget you have them on. Nörd offers soft fit, though extremely comfortable. It was a bit harder to find the correct fitting point of the straps with other huaraches. Some hurt my feet for weeks, others left marks. With Nörd I felt an instant fit.”AlvaroExpert Zapatillasminimalistas.net
“Pros: It was the first time I was wearing 5mm soles, and it took me a couple of days to get used to them. Now, it actually feels strange to wear other cushioned shoes. Forget about super cushioned sandals; this is not the case, more like walking barefoot. I was already familiarised with this type of sandals and these were my first ones. At the moment they feel very good.Annes Y.Buyer
Cons: The shipping costs are a bit high but I bought replacement cords and the shipping was free.”
“Pros: Sandals with very nice aesthetics, super minimalist, actually the most miminalist I've found. I don't run in them, it's more for travelling, hiking and especially for summer in the city.Massimiliano C.Buyer
“Pros: The support was the best. They answer via whatsapp or email. I had to change the size and they provided an excellent customer service. 10 for support!Carmelo A.Buyer
Cons: I recommend printing the sole and measuring really well, because the shipping cost for changes is on the buyer.”
“Pros: Really nice aesthetics. Super comfy, doesn't rub against the instep thanks to the elastic cord.Kay S.Buyer
“Pros: Despite the 5mm soles, the sandals are very comfortable, feels like walking barefoot but your feet are protected. If you change the elastic cord from time to time, they can practically last forever.Thomas H.Buyer
*Our product photos found on the website have advertising purposes and the possible risks have been estimated by specialists. The use of any of the Nörd sandals is the sole responsibility of the user, whether it is in the city, mountain or sea. The user must make a wise use of them taking into consideration the type of sandals these are.
BarT (verified owner) –
So comfy from the 1st step. Compared to other brand of minimalist sandals I have tried they didn’t need any transition time to get used to (and the pricing was way more competitive). The fit like a glove and will be my preferred footwear for summer; whether it’s mountains, beach or city…!