Nörd Uluwatu are the base of our adventures. They are minimalist and look for the essence, yet they take us everywhere. We have tested these sandals personally in the jungles, beaches, rice terraces and villages of Bali.
These sandals are thought for humid or dry places, perfect for exploring and provide great freedom of movement. Thanks to their 5mm Vibram®sole, their incredible flexibility, resistance and lightness, you can keep them in your backpack or even in pockets.
Great for flat lands and mountains. Sandals that are complete from the technical point of view, and at the same time offer a minimalist design with a focus on details.
All the materials are high end. The sandals are completely handmade.
Thickness: Vibram® 5mm
In our quest for quality, we opted for the most famous sole in the sector. Vibram® 5mm, 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 ULUWATU, MINIMALIST SANDALS ADVENTURE
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.
Kai Mönkemeier (verified owner) –
Great product, perfect delivery and beautiful sustainable packaging.
Pascal Paris (France) (verified owner) –
Really loved the design from the website. Express delivery perfect.
But then, extremely disappointed by the quality of the plastic sole. Could hardly look cheaper and be thiner. So flexible that possibly dangerous to walk with ! Nothing to compare with any Havaianas tongs. For that price (not cheap at all…) even if great design, would definitely not recommend.
Nörd Republic –
Hi Pascal, I can understand your disappointment, but I think this might be because you are new in the minimalist sandals world (huarache style). The idea is to have a super-minimalist sole like barefoot, for this reason it’s only 5mm thick. About the quality, we use the Vibram© sole, the best in the world used especially in mountain shoes.
The Havaianas flip-flops use one of the cheapest rubbers in the market called EVA foam rubber. Maybe the height of 10mm can lead you into confusion. I hope I was able to explain why you have this sensation. Thank you.
Andrea356 (verified owner) –
Il minimalismo fatto per camminare, correre e sognare a piedi nudi
Javier (verified owner) –
Diseño muy bonito y elegante.
La suela es delgada pero muy buena es Vibram.
El problema es que el pie se mete hacia dentro y te baiala un poco el pie dentro de la suela y si te las aprietas mucho te hacen daño.
Damiano (verified owner) –
In primis, consegna rapidissima, packaging minimal ma stiloso.
Puntuali e precisi.
La regolazione iniziale è semplice e da subito si ha un confort pazzesco, dire che sono leggere è già troppo poco per definirle, fantastiche praticamente sembra di essere scalzi, un infradito che però è senza il fastidio dell’infradito strutturata tradizionale.
La suola è soft, sottilissima ma protettiva grazie al concept di Vibram, la fascia posteriore è confortevole e rende stabile la calzata.
Da viaggio, da casa o piscina, versatile, gran bel supporto estivo, complimenti per il prodotto??
Provatele davvero sono entusiasmanti.
Daniele Boero (verified owner) –
Ottimo prodotto, forse un po caro, ma davvero fatto bene
Harouna Saley Sidibé (verified owner) –
This is a great and beautiful product. I received the parcel really quick. The size is perfect and the shoe isn’t heavy while walking. This is good for beach days.
Vicente (verified owner) –
De momento cumplen su función como se expone en la web. La estrella que falta es porque creo que no se ajusta del todo bien el elástico.