Unshoes barefoot, huarache inspired minimalist sandals

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Pah Tempe by unshoes, a minimalist huarache sandal design with straps over the foot rather than between the toes
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Locate your shoe size on the chart on the right hand side of the page. Click to download the files in either standard US Letter or A4 size paper.
Our patent pending, semi-custom sizing system has eight different sole shapes. Scroll down to view all the different templates. Choose the template that best fits your foot shape. Template files are available for both left and right feet.
Print the template to confirm that the size is as you like it. Make sure that the page scaling is set to “none” in the print dialoge box. Once you have confirmed your size and template you can place that information in your order.
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RETURN/REFUND POLICY: Sandals can be returned for refund or replacement within 30 days of delivery date only if they are in new condition. Products showing wear and tear will not be accepted. No returns are accepted for custom sandals based on tracings. Customers are responsible for all return postage.

WARRANTY: If your sandals break down due to any manufacturing defect or other error on our part they may be returned for repair/replacement free of charge. This warranty does not cover any damage outside of normal wear. If it appears that the sandals were neglected, abused, or otherwise used inappropriately, we reserve the right to void warranty. In the case that your sandals are not covered by the warranty, we can still repair them for a nominal charge to cover costs. Customers are responsible for return postage.

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The PT (Pah Tempe) sandal was designed to perform better in water and steep terrain Than the traditional huarache. The PT was the first minimal sandal without a strap between the toes. This sandal is perfect for steep and technical terrain, and situations where lateral movement is required. It is also perfect for those who don't like anything between their toes. Although the strap goes over the toes, it is designed to allow the toes to splay as needed. It features a 6 or 8mm ultra lightweight sole.

PT Tread:
We have just switched new soles. The new tread is just as agressive as our old tread but it is also multi-directional so you get good traction from all directions.

Cork Footbed:
The cork footbed is made with ground cork mixed with EVA faom. It is good for wet conditions. For some people, contact with raw rubber can cause a reaction which increases sweat. Cork footbeds can decrease sweat and odor issues. It adds about 3mm of thickness and thus slightly decreases flexibility.

Over time all soles will compress slightly and mold to the feet.

Sizing FAQ

How close should the strap attachment marks from the template be to my foot?
Your feet should be very close to the strap attachment marks if not overlapping. If there is too much room between your foot and the edge of the sandal then the fit will be loose and not secure.

How much room should I leave between my toes and the edge of the template?
The final sole shape of your sandal will be the same as the template (although there may be some very slight variations). The amount of excess sole is ultimately up to your own personal preference. However, we recommend that your toes are comfortably positioned within the sole outline and that there is not more than an inch of space in front of your toes. Too much excess sole can cause the front of the sole to catch and cause tripping.

How close should my heel be to the back of the template?
Your heel should be close to the back edge of the template without it coming off the edge. As you look down at your heel, you should see no more than a half inch of extra sole. If you set your foot too far forward then your foot will slide back and rest against the heel strap and there will be too much excess sole material in front of your toes.

I have a commonly shaped foot and I don't want to bother with printing templates. Can I get a standard size?
Yes, under the template and toe strap number drop down menus you have the option to choose "STANDARD". We will construct your sandal with the most common template and toe strap number.


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Please be aware that due to the nature of handmade footwear, our turnaround time is about three weeks.

  US Letter A4 (coming soon)
Women's 5
Women's 5.5
Women's 6
Women's 6.5
Women's 7/Men's 6
Women's 7.5
Women's 8/Men's 6.5
Women's 8.5/Men's 7
Men's 7.5
Women's 9/Men's 8
Women's 9.5/Men's 8.5
Women's 10/Men's 9
Men's 9.5
Women's 10.5
Women's 11/Men's 10
Men's 10.5
Women's 11.5
Women's 12/Men's 11
Men's 11.5
Men's 12
Men's 13 (Legal)
If you need a size larger than Men's 13 please select "custom" and contact us for more information.