It's already the second generation of our first barefoot sandal development from 2013. It's vegan or available as a fine leather variant, with a new milled button-lace system, and in two widths.
It is here, the new development RUN 3.0 XRD, with a durable, specially milled colored button laces system, delivery from January 2020. Our first minimalistic running barefoot sandal. Like all our models this one too is handmade in our German manufactory and has 3 important layers. With barely 7mm (Anti-slip imitation leather vegan) and with 8mm (highest-quality Nubuk leather) sole thickness both models offer you a great barefoot feeling. The middle layer is made from the best shock absorber available, Poron XRD, it absorbs shocks perfectly and therefore makes this the best sandal for all real runners. The delivery takes place in a very high quality organic cotton gym bag.
The new RUN 3.0 XRD has also received a major update. We have changed the entire gluing process for the three-layer sole, now gluing is carried out with water-based solvent-free glue under perfect even atmospheric pressure. This creates optimal flexibility of the sole, is much more sustainable, the adhesive performance is significantly increased and clearly reduces rejects and possible wrong productions. For the upper layer you can chose between the ultrarobust and waterproof Anti-slip imitation leather or the high-quality Nubuk leather for your sandal. The RUN model is robust and in the vegan version absolutely waterproof on the other side the leather version has a better wearing comfort on your feet. Optimal grip especially on challenging terrain and great abrasion-resistance are attained by using the wave profile of the Nora sole. The extraordinary gimmick of this sandal is the middle layer made of Poron XRD, it absorbs strong shocks optimally although it is only 2mm thick and is therefore ideal for the use on a harder surface without dampening your barefoot feeling at all.
Best Anti-slip performance
The sporty colour combination of the black Anti-slip imitation leather in combination with the bright yellow Poron XRD layer underneath it highlights the demand that the Chala Run stands for: Maximum performance and unrestricted running pleasure for all barefoot runners.
New with colored button laces system and high proportion of stretch
Now brand new with milled-in colored button laces system, the shoelace lasts many times longer. This allows distances of 800-1600km, compared to our old figure of eight 20-80km, this is a significant increase in performance. The new milling completely disappears the button in the sole, which ensures the lowest abrasion. The button laces are 0.7mm thick and extremely comfortable. The high stretch laces prevent unpleasant rubbing between your toes and holds your foot optimally on the sandal. You can simply change the laces and therefore easily change the colour.
No fear of the wetlands
To ensure that your Chala sandals have an extended longevity even under wet, muddy and challenging conditions we adjusted our glue mixture. We made it a lot stronger to ensure that all the layers stick together even under the harshest of conditions. This way you can be sure that your Chala sandals are going to be your reliable companion and get you through the toughest of your trips.
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