Ahinsa Shoes are designed by physiotherapists, sewn by hand in the Czech Republic and Croatia, and made of durable high quality vegan materials, also sourced in Europe. Their focus is on everyday footwear that your mind, heart, and feet will feel great about.
The Sundara midrise ankle boots are made from scratch-resistant and waterproof CF+ vegan fabric, with easy style and tons of barefoot feeling. A perfect fit for fall!
Ahinsa provides the following internal measurements for the Sundara boots. You must add extra room to the length of your foot to get a good fit:
"Please remember to measure your feet correctly and add some space: – 6-10 mm for women (or people with shorter toes) – 8-16 mm for men (or people with longer toes) and then you should comfortably fit the inside length of the shoe. If you wear thick socks with your winter shoes, please measure your feet with the socks on, or add even more space."
So far our customers tend to take their regular European size or the next size up in this model. The very front of the toebox is quite shallow in this design, so if you're in the upper range of your size or prefer more height above your toes, sizing up is a good idea.
The overall footprint of the Sundara is bean shaped, suited to those who need more toebox width on the big toe side of the foot. The toebox skews towards the big toe side, and slopes down on the outer toe side, and has an overall nice-and-roomy wide fit. They taper to fit more sleekly around the heel and ankle.
These vegan shoes have some volume adjustability from the midfoot to hindfoot with their ankle boot lacing and profile. The back of the heel flares out at the bottom, making them a great choice for customers with protruding heel shapes.
Restore access to your range of motion with the Lifo+ German outsole. It’s surprisingly lightweight and its flexibility will match the movement of your feet. Ahinsa states that these have excellent grip, even on wet surfaces.
The Sundara has a very barefoot feeling sole, with maximum sensation and movement availability. These are perfect for customers who want to feel as barefoot as possible.
If you are new to minimal and barefoot footwear, take it slow with these or wear with an extra insole to start off as your feet get stronger and more flexible. You may even wish to start with something that's a bit more cushioned at first, depending on what you're used to.
The Sundara is made from CF+ material: cruelty-free material that looks no different from leather at first glance. However, it lasts a lot longer than leather and molds to your feet from the first time you wear it.
In shoes made from CF+, your feet can freely breathe and stay dry.