The new and improved Pah Tempe sandal is almost here. I took it out for a short test run on the roads yesterday and then we are headed south this evening where I’ll put it through a more serious trail running test. All the trails around here are covered in snow so since we are going south for the weekend I decided to head down early and test these out on steeper terrain.
While having one single strap lace through the entire sandal is great in theory, it was causing the foot to slip backwards out of the sandal. After many, many attempts to keep one continuous strap we came to the conclusion that it just isn’t worth it. Sometimes the most difficult part of design is letting go of ideas that you are attached to. The new Pah Tempe will have a fixed heel strap and then an adjustable strap that threads through the rest of the sandal. We’ll make an announcement as soon as the new design is available for purchase.