The Samos feature a 0,8 mm thick microfiber footbed that has the feel of leather but with a greater capacity to manage moisture. This makes it the sandal of choice when your planning to do a lot of running in wet conditions. The microfiber footbed is pressure glued onto a 6 mm Vibram Mandorlo Morflex sole. Mandorlo Morflex is a micro-cellular rubber, with only half the weight, but with excellent grip and durability. It has a gummy feel and shapes to your feet the more you wear them.
Like all Panta sandals the Samos feature the 3-in-1 strap system. One continuous strap is fixed to the sole with a full metal plug. A single sliding buckle gives you three options for wearing. They’re shipped as pictured in what we call the diagonal-fixed set-up. This is the most all-round set-up that we’ve chosen as the standard set-up for our sandals.
At Panta Sandals we are passionate about minimalist footwear in general and running sandals in particular. We have created a line-up of sandals that we want for ourselves and for our European running friends. We used the best materials, the most modern techniques and most efficient processes. We are inspired by global running sandal culture. Moving forward we will increasingly tap into our specific European running sandal heritage, going all the way back to early Greek and Roman civilizations. Like the Greek running messengers, or hemerodromoi, three thousand years ago, who upheld communication between city states and clocked hundreds of miles a week on sandals. The secrets of these sandals are slow to unfold, but we are uncovering them one by one with the help of the foremost historians and archeologists. We will continue to build on this knowledge and we will extend our portfolio with new sandals and accessories. We hope you'll join us in our journey!