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OUTLET - Aranya vegan - Coral 24-29 EU

Synthetic uppers & insoles


Flexible 4mm Vibram sole


Extremely lightweight - about 150g.


Disclaimer: ARANYA sandals have a different size guide, you can check it here

€32.86

€43.81

This product worth 138 loyalty points.

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Wide toe box
Natural leather
Vegetable tanned insole
Non-skid sole
Flexible sole

The vegan Aranya barefoot sandals are part of the new vegan series of products we’re adding to the Tikki portfolio. 

 

The insole of the Aranya sandals is made out of very good quality & environment-friendly synthetic material. It comes with a great grip and optimal comfort.

Although we’ve run several tests on the raw material with the utmost care before, unfortunately, during production, we received a slightly different material than what we originally ordered. The material has a slight velvety surface, which may, in turn, cause some color transfer on the soles or on the socks after the first wears. 

 

In addition, with this line, there are some small (but still visual) production flaws, which can unfortunately no longer be repaired. 

Considering our non-waste policy and the fact that we wish to avoid any unnecessary waste, we decided to put these products on sale, with a few notes:

The material does not contain any harmful substances, is ISO certified, and will not pose safety problems whatsoever

The color transfer can be unpleasant, but it can be very easily cleaned off and the color does fade away with each new wear

 

We care about the quality of our products and the way in which we are perceived as a premium brand of barefoot footwear, but we really want to not encourage any waste.  We are sure that the Aranya Vegan barefoot sandals from Tikki will be appreciated by those who resonate with our values and principles.

For any questions or concerns regarding this stock, we invite you to write to us at info@tikki.ro.

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What does Barefoot actually mean?

Barefoot shoes are those that allow the feet to move naturally, as close as possible to walking barefoot. Barefoot shoes have the following characteristics:

1. ZERO-DROP - the sole is perfectly flat , with the heel at the same height as the ball of the foot. Raising the heel throws off the alignment of the spine, and forces an unnatural heel strike.

2. FLEXIBILITY -  they have a highly flexible sole, allowing the feet to move unrestricted, in order to become stronger. By comparison, in a stiff shoe, the soles hardly bend, and this eventually leads to muscle atrophy and pain.

3. THIN SOLE - the thinner the sole of the shoe, the more information our brain can receive through the neurotransmitters located in our feet. This is essential for optimal proprioception (our body's awareness of its own position and movement), perfect balance and finding the best posture depending on the type of surface you're stepping on.

4. WIDE TOE BOX - plenty of room for the toes. The more space the toes have to splay, the better the overall body weight distribution and posture. The role of the big toe is very important, as it supports the whole body. Try a simple exercise: do a few pushups supported by your hands, with your fingers closed in a tight fist - you'll notice that it takes a lot more effort and your body position will feel unnatural.

5. ZERO SUPPORT - no orthopedic support recommended. Barefoot shoes have no arch support, no shock-absorbent cushionings or other market innovations. If supported and unnable to move naturally, muscles gradually lose strength, and this leads to painful and weakened feet.

6. NO STIFFENERS - shoes made from a stiff material that doesn't mould to the feet, won't allow them to move freely. It is best for the shoe to mould to the shape of the foot and not the other way around. This is the reason why barefoot shoes are made from soft and flexible materials, without cardboard or plastic stiffeners to preserve their shape over time.

 

What is the difference between Barefoot and Minimalist?

Although our main focus is  Barefoot shoes, we also have Minimalist ranges. These shoes meet all the requirements above, except for the fact that they're not as flexible as the Barefoot shoes, and have minimal stiffeners for durability. They are especially designed for older children or adults, who need their shoes to be more hardwearing and able to cope with heavier use.

Tikki Shoes products are entirely manufactured from natural leather and so must be cared for in the manner usually applicable to leather footwear, with a few exceptions:
1. You must not wash the footwear in a washing machine! Due to rather long washing cycles, their duration usually exceeding an hour, the leather is submerged in water for too long which can result in its scaling and shrinking when drying. Additionally, the risk of colour transfer increases in contact with water. Tikki shoes should only be cleaned with a leather care product.
2. The velour leather sole of indoor footwear requires periodical cleaning when the surface becomes dirty or greasy, causing the fine velour leather hairs to stick together and no longer adhere to the ground. You must not clean them very frequently, only when you notice that the footwear starts slipping on floors.
In this case you must use a damp cloth or wet baby wipes and a hard-bristle brush (e.g. a nail brush, barbecue brush, etc.). You must clean the sole with the damp cloth or wet wipe (you must not rinse the soles with water because that would increase the risk of colour transfer), let it dry, and then rub the sole with the brush until you see the fine velour leather hairs stand up again.
3. The leather on the sides of baby shoes/outdoor footwear/sandals/boots must be cleaned only with a leather care product.
4. The drying must occur slowly and exclusively at room temperature: avoid drying the footwear next to heat sources (radiator, stove, fan, fire, hair dryer or other heat sources, or by exposing the footwear to direct sunlight) which would harden the leather and cause scaling on its surface.
5. Do not use bleach, detergents or solvent-based solutions to clean the footwear.

Both Nappa and Velour Leather Footwear must be cleaned only with a special leather care product.

The outdoor footwear is not waterproof and so we recommend its use with dry weather. The sole and sides of the outdoor footwear must not come in contact with water, snow, sand, gravel, solvents, tar, soft bitumen or other corrosive materials. Avoid getting caught or stepping on sharp metal objects, stones, glass shards, oils, fuel, and thinners. The warranty does not cover damage resulting from poor roads, footpaths or pavements, or from using the footwear on other rough, abrasive or corrosive surfaces.

We are not liable for damages resulting from not following the above mentioned instructions, or for discomfort resulting from wearing the wrong size or model/fitting of shoes.

 

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