Review: Amuri Z-Trek Sport Sandal Proves Once Again That Less is More

amuri z-trek sport sandal

If someone walks up to you and offers you a small bundle or a large bundle of cash, sure I guess more cash is better.  However, when it comes to useful products, we have found time and time again that less is often more.  With gadgets, the simpler and easier it is to use, the better.

After wearing the Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek Sport Sandal for a few weeks we can now confirm that less is also better when it comes to a sport sandal.  The Amuri Z-Trek Sport Sandal weights 70% less than competing brands and basically feels like a cloud on the bottom of your foot.

Please watch our video review of the Amuri Z-Trek Sport Sandal from Xero Shoes…

One Pair of Sports Sandals, Endless Uses

The Z-Trek Sport Sandals can be used for walking, hiking, strolling the beach, going out on a boat, running, exploring and on and on.  Don’t let their simple design and lightweight fool you, the Z-Trek are versatile and extremely functional sport sandals.

Here are some of the key features on the Xero Shoes Z-Trek Sport Sandals -

  • Super-comfortable webbing – like a cloud on your feet
  • Adjustable Z-pattern — get the right tension across your foot, over your foot, and behind your heel.
  • Three color combinations — Coal Black soles with Charcoal, Mocha Earth soles with Coffee Bean webbing, and Slate soles with Patriot Blue webbing.
  • 5.5mm FeelTrue® outsole protects you from unpleasant surfaces without sacrificing ground feel
  • Elegant contour surrounds your foot, but doesn’t add unnecessary support
  • Super light weight — a Men’s size 9 sandal averages 6.5 ounces each
  • “Zero-Drop” — your heel isn’t elevated; your feet are anatomically correct
  • Rust-proof kirsite hardware
  • Heel cup — keeps your heel in place, helps keep out debris, and adds a splash of color
  • 5,000 mile warranty!

What?  A 5,000 Mile Warranty – Really?

When we first got the Z-Trek Sandals to review we were less than impressed.  How could something so light be comfortable for anything more than a stroll on the beach?  Then we put them on and walked, hiked, ran, jumped…and never wanted to take them off.

Then our pessimistic mind went right to – “too bad these comfortable and versatile sandals won’t last more than a season – they are just too light.”  Then we saw the 5,000 Mile Warranty

When people ask, “How long will my Xero Shoes last?” we say, “We don’t know, but it’s going to be a long, long time!” (I’ve put well over 5,000 miles on mine.)

That’s why we offer this 5,000 mile warranty.

If you wear your FeelTrue® outsoles down to less than 1mm thick at the ball or heel of the foot (not an edge), we’ll replace them for the cost of shipping and handling.

We clearly have not put 5,000 miles on our Z-Trek sandals yet, but we now feel confident they will last a long time (we will update this review if we have any problems).

When It Comes To Price, Less Is Always Better Than More!

After spending a few weeks testing out the Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek Sport Sandals we are impressed.  We have already discussed how light the sandals are, but they will not make your wallet too light.  At only $59, the Z-Trek Sport Sandals come in at significantly less than other brand name sports sandals.

If you like the idea of walking, strolling, hiking or running barefoot – but are not ready to expose your soles to the unknowns of various terrains, the Z-Trek Sport Sandals are a terrific option.

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We were compensated for this review, but the opinions expressed are solely from DadDoes and Xero Shoes had no editorial control over the content of this review.  Unless the Z-Trek sandals have some special mind control unit built-in…no, way too light for a mind control unit.

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