Showing posts with label huaraches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label huaraches. Show all posts

Apr 30, 2013

El Mono by Luna Sandals: A Review.

Today I will be reviewing my newest pair of Luna Sandals, El Mono which is Spanish for...The Mono.

Mandatory Cliche Instagram Shot

El Mono is marketed as Luna's new jack-of-all trades sandal or as they label it, "...our do everything, go everywhere sandal. When your hiking, traveling, lounging, camping, running, spelunking, or anything else-ing, this is your go-to footwear"

Mar 20, 2013

No Way! I actually won a giveaway!

Winner, Winner. Chicken Dinner.

I won something. This was a great way to wake up on the first day of spring and the only way it could have gone better was with some chocolate chip, gluten-free pancakes. Miraculously, my girlfriend made me some delicious ones for breakfast(I probably won't need to eat until supper now).

So what did I win and how did I do it?

Well I was lucky enough to win the newest model of huaraches(sandals) El Mono, produced by Luna Sandals. Luna Sandals was founded by Barefoot Ted whom some of you may know from the book, Born to Run. Barefoot Ted learned how to make huaraches from the Tarahumara of Mexico's Copper Canyons and has taken this knowledge to create a line of premium huaraches.

I won these sandals because I read a review of El Mono at The Running Lunatic Blog written by Patrick Sweeney, a Luna Sandals sponsored runner. At the end of his review Pat set up a giveaway using I'm not a stranger to Luna Sandals and I love my Luna Originals(now the Venado) and my Leadvilles w/ ATS Laces so I figured I would jump at the chance to own another pair of Luna's.

My current Luna's are my current favorite go-anywhere do-anything shoe to wear when the whether is permitting. I even wear them when the weather isn't permitting (sub-freezing temperatures with snow and ice) without much of an issue but that's just because I am kind of an idiot.

I have horrible balance. Good thing I was wearing my Luna's.
 I introduced my girlfriend to her Luna Sandals. When I first got them she made fun of me for them but after running in her own pair she fell in love. She fell in love so much that she wore them for a half marathon last May and a full marathon last October. Her first half and full marathons, actually.

She ran a sub 4-hr marathon in Luna's for her first marathon ever, not bad.

We use our Luna Sandals for hiking, running, and relaxing.

I even wear my Luna's to look out windows. Very brave of me.
I can't thank Pat Sweeney of The Running Lunatic as well his more infamous blog Bourbonfeet and all of the lunatics at Luna Sandals enough for this opportunity. I can't wait to try them out and I will definitely post a review of them here on this blog for all to read.


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