The Luna Oso (Bear en Español) is a durable, premium trail sandal with a tough, rugged sole and protective midsole, topped by non-slip MGT footbed. An aggressive tread pattern makes the Oso a great option for off-road running and adverse weather conditions where maintaining your footing is essential. This sandal can handle most advanced trails and wet conditions, whether running or walking.
The Oso Laces and Tech Strap are brand new and exclusively available on the Oso (at least for now). If you need more strapped-down security for technical trails, mud/obstacle runs, MovNat adventures, wilderness walkabouts, Fuego y Agua Ultra-ing... this strapping system was developed with you in mind.
The Oso Necessities:
Weight: 7 oz (per sandal, laces included, size 9)
How does it compare to the other sandal models?
o The Venado is our lightest, thinnest (7mm) model. Great for road running or casual wear, and molds well to your feet.
o The Mono is our most versatile sandal. It's fairly thick (12mm), but also light weight and moldable. It has some traction for trail running, but not so much that it can't be used for road wear.
o The Oso (11mm) is secure and rugged, but also our heaviest, least moldable option. If you need a tough, long-lasting sandal for rocky terrain or a trail ultra marathon, the Oso is for you. If not, no Oso for you, yo!
o The Leadville (11mm) and Leadville Pacer (9mm) are lightweight, moldable trail alternatives to the more protective Oso. They have more aggressive tread than the Venado and Mono, making them better for trails. The aggressive tread will wear out quickly on pavement though, so stick to trails with these sandals!
The Oso comes with our MGT (Monkey Grip Technology) footbed, maintaining 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 Oso comes with a modified version of 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 Oso Lace Variation:
The buckle and basic design remain the same, but the elasticized heel strap has been replaced by a non-stretch, cushioned heel pad to add more security and comfort to the overall strapping system.
The Tech Strap is an optional, add-on Velcro strap that helps keep your heel strap 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. See how it works in our Oso tech strap video. All orders come with the tech strap, but it's use is entirely up to you!
All sandals with the MGT footbed and ATS/Oso laces will be made with vegan elasticized laces in the heel strap, making them entirely vegan!
IF YOU ARE USING THE LUNA TEMPLATE PLEASE REMEMBER TO REDUCE THE SIZE BY 1 FULL SIZE AND ONLY USE THE MENS TEMPLATE..ie Ladies size 5 would be a size 4 UK & Mens size 10 US would be a 9 UK