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Maku, White on Tan: Specs and features
Maku, White on Tan: Specs and features

Detailed technical specs

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Written by Will Choukeir
Updated over a week ago

  • Water-friendly, machine washable, and quick drying

  • 10mm thick sole from heel to toe, zero-drop (barefoot-friendly/minimal)

  • Proprietary sole material developed through 2 years of R&D:
    • Flexible, shock absorbent, lightweight
    • Tuned for ground-feel while eliminating pain from stepping on small objects
    • Industry-setting durability (4-5X Vibram® soles commonly used for similar products. [1] ) No resoling necessary
    • Slip-resistant on wet surfaces
    • Forms to your foot while maintaining 75% of it's original thickness (compared to 40-60% for similar products [2] )

  • Technical thread design for:
    • A balanced grip for most surfaces
    • Displaces large volumes of water on wet surfaces to further improve slip-resistance
    • Lugs are invisible from the side for a sleek silhouette

  • Lightweight: a Black on Black EU41 (US M8.5/W9.5) is around 310 grams (10.9 oz) per pair

  • Straps made from custom technical nautical fiber originally developed for boating ropes:
    • Industry-setting abrasion resistance
    • Impervious to salt-water and sun
    • Look and feel as soft as cotton (but isn't cotton)
    • Do not shrink when wet (you'll have the same fit wet and dry)
    • Compress and flatten against your skin and between your toes for maximum comfort
    • No sharp edges anywhere, no stitching or knots
    • Dirt and stain repellent fibers

  • RedLink™ by Curious Red
    Patent-pending RedLink™ fastening system provides infinite adjustment increments without Velcro®, buckles, knots, or loose slack straps
    • Quickly adjust tension for a looser every-day fit or a tighter performance fit. Simply slide the RedLink™ to control tension without taking your Makus off

  • Continuous straps are infinitely adjustable: Fits each of your forefoot, heel, and ankle for perfectly fitted sandals unique to your foot

  • Straps don't touch the ground and won't break due to specifically designed strap grooves that hug them and lift them off the ground. We've seen zero abrasion in ~3 years of wear (3)

  • Custom-made high-quality footbed:
    • 100% premium genuine leather suede footbed (Not vegan-friendly)
    • Probably the first water-friendly, machine washable suede footbed on a sandal
    • Odor resistant. All materials used naturally resist growth of bacteria that causes bad odors (Not chemically treated so the effect won't fade)
    • Non-staining
    • Incredibly abrasion resistant
    • ( ! ) Slippery when wet: Like all genuine suede materials, this leather footbed is slippery when wet. It won't get damaged by water and is machine washable, but it's not the most comfortable when wet due to your foot slipping on the footbed

  • Heel guard hugs your heel to keep it clean and protect it (especially if you drive a car in sandals)

  • Toe cup reduces reducing frequency of Makus catching the ground while walking

[1] Based on independent 3rd party testing according to ISO standards, compared to Morflex and Newflex materials respectively.
[2] Based on independent 3rd party testing according to ISO standards, compared to Morflex, EVA, and Phylon materials.
[3] Straps tested in real-world conditions and for extended-wear periods approximating 3 years of normal wear. There was no observable abrasion in the straps as a result.

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