** The Traditional Mono and other traditional-style sandals use traditional laces and tying styles. If you're looking for a slip-on, simply adjustable lacing option, visit the regular Mono, Venado, Leadville, and Leadville Pacer product pages. **
The Mono (Monkey en Español) is our do everything, go everywhere sandal. When your hiking, traveling, lounging, camping, running, spelunking, or anything else-ing, this is your go-to footwear.
The Mono (pronounced "moe-no") is made up of a light, moldable Vibram sole combined with the Pittards Premium Leather or non-slip MGT footbed for a total thickness of 12mm. The protective, lightweight sole allows for a wide variety of uses from casual wear to trail running, while the overall thickness means the ankle holes can be countersunk to reduce wear on the laces.
Mono Weight (single sandal, men's size 9, ATS laces, either footbed): about 4.6 oz
You can choose between the Pittards Premium Leather footbed and the MGT footbed. Our MGT (Monkey Grip Technology) footbed maintains the black, low profile, look of the naked top Lunas while improving traction and durability. For wet and muddy conditions the MGT footbed is king.
The Pittards High Performance Leather footbed adds comfort, helps your sandals form to your feet, and absorbs some moisture. The MGT footbed is still the ultimate in wet weather running, however the Pittards footbed offers a natural and beautiful looking alternative.
Traditional laces have been used for thousands of years on huaraches sandals. They’re secure, stylish, and infinitely adjustable with multi tying and wearing methods.
All sandals ordered with traditional laces are tied with a traditional overhand knot, but with our countersunk method the knot will sit deeper in the sandal making it longer lasting and less prone to abrasion. A washer is added between the knot and sandal to prevent the knot from pulling through the toe hole.
Traditional Ribbon laces are our most comfortable traditional lacing option yet. The ribbon is the same material used between the toes on our ATS laces, but for the entire length of the lace. If you love traditional laces, but have trouble with irritation from our thicker leather laces, give our Traditional Ribbon a try.
¼” traditional leather laces are a high quality wax impregnated latigo lace. These laces are strong and comfortable.
The ⅜” traditional leather laces are 10mm wide (all other traditional laces are about 6mm wide), adding extra security and strength to your sandals. These laces may not be as comfortable for those that are new to wearing huaraches as they are very thick and sturdy between the toes.
Braided hemp laces that are soft, comfortable, vegan, and get tighter when wet, giving them a distinct advantage over other traditional lacing in wet weather. Hemp laces do tend to break more often than other traditional lacing, making reties more frequent.