San-Dal Mens

San-Dal Mens - Tan

The San-Dal is a faithful recreation of the ancient running/hunting sandal of the Ju’hoansi people of the Kalahari in Namibia. Made in partnership with a small group San cobblers from the Nae Nae Conservancy and the Future Footwear Foundation, the San-Dal is made from locally tanned Eland Skin (soles) and Springbok (uppers) - made entirely by hand pair-by-pair by the direct descendants of the first humans!

We're confident that after experiencing the joys of natural foot freedom, your feet won't want to go back to 'normal' shoes.

So confident, we've introduced a 100 day trial to all orders. If you change your mind within that period, we're happy for you to return your shoes for a full refund with no hassle.

Your trial will commence automatically from the date your order arrives. Simply check out with your shoes as usual and we'll take care of the rest. (Standard Ts and Cs apply).



In collaboration with the Ju|’hoansi people of Namibia, and in support of their community, this project aims to revive their ancient shoe-making skill. The result is the San-Dal, handstitched and made from Eland skin, the largest antelope in Southern Africa. Barefoot as it was thousands of years ago.     

  • Leather upper and outsole



2 Reviews

Well made

Lovely leather and well made. Unfortunately the positioning of the straps in the sole wasn't right for me. Also I found the sole slippery such that my foot slid backwards and forwards I would hope that if you wore them a while then some grip would appear to hold your foot in position.

Beautifully made

Unfortunately i had to return these as they come up big, i will be reordering a smaller size. its a shame Vivobarefoot don't do an exchange. i love the ethics of these San Dal, Thank you vivobarefoot.

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