The Venado (Deer en Español) with with our super secure ATS laces is our recommended street sandal.
The Venado (previously named the Original Luna) is handmade in Seattle. It represents the best fruits of our experiences and experiments with old-school footwear and gleanings from insights that we have gathered from both our ancestors and our customers. It uses a 6mm Vibram neoprene sole (7mm with footbed) that is lightweight, comfortable, and has excellent ground feel. This sandal is great for running or walking on paved surfaces and moderate trails.
The Venado Weight (single sandal, men's size 9, ATS laces, either footbed): about 110 gr.
The Venado comes with our secure and comfortable ATS (All Terrain Strapping) laces. The ATS laces include our Luna Plug System, which consists of a soft, tubular nylon between the toes and a flat plug under the outsole for extended wear protection.
The remainder of the laces are made up of a 5/8" climbing-grade tubular nylon. The buckle at the top of the foot allows for simple adjustments thanks to the ability to tighten and loosen the buckle and slide the strap up and down the toe strap.
The Venado keeps its promises.
Simply slip your foot into the ATS (All Terrain Strapping), pull the heel strap up and you are on your way! However, if you want to explore unchartered territory you may need a little more support, and therefore we have developed an additional removable velcro ‚Tech Strap‘ designed to keep your foot secure, especially when the going gets rougher, more vertical and more technical.
The ATS strapping system is made to be highly adjustable to conform to the individuality of your foot. Not only can you adjust the snugness of the fit, but the position of the foot on the sandal as well, moving it forward or backward to find just the right fit for you. Once you‘ve found your 'sweet spot‘ the Venado will remember it.
Tech Strap included! All ATS Laced LUNAs come standard with Tech Straps now! LUNA Tech Straps are patent pending add-on ankle straps that helps keep your heel straps and ankle secure. It's the final piece of an ultra-secure puzzle meant to keep your foot in place on slippery, hilly, and otherwise technical terrain.