Best Of The Best… ‘Top Gear’ Of The Year

Minimal Sandals — Luna Sandals take inspiration from the handmade footwear of the Tarahumara, a native tribe in Mexico known for its distance-running prowess. At first we were skeptics of the simple design — the sandals are just a thin slab of rubber and webbing straps — but the Lunas grew on us.

One GearJunkie editor wore the brand’s Venado model more than any other footwear in the warm months this year. Bonus points: The $65 sandals are Handmade in Seattle. (Go here for the full review of this product on GearJunkie.)


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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.