Seattle company Luna Sandals are locally designed, tested and handcrafted three blocks from the Space Needle.

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It’s sandal season. Make yours a pair that is locally designed, tested and handcrafted three blocks from the Space Needle.

Seattle company Luna Sandals started when athlete and minimalist runner “Barefoot Ted” McDonald was travelling in the mountains of Mexico. He met a man named Manuel Luna, who helped him make huaraches out of an old tire. McDonald brought that knowledge home and created a line of sandals designed to have the lightest possible imprint on the Earth and your feet.

Luna sandals are made of ultra-light USA Vibram material that molds to the foot. They’re a comfortable option for hiking, running, camping and everyday wear, and have a non-slip footbed for safety.

$80–$125 at Luna Sandals (Queen Anne), The Balanced Athlete (Renton) and lunasandals.com

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Bree Coven Brown: breebrown@seattletimes.com.