That's a question we get asked often. It's not just all the little things that make them what they are. It's that those who try them often end up wearing them more than anything else. For us, this says a lot!
– Hanane & Will
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THESE SANDALS?
1st person to wear Maku
I have very sensitive feet and was concerned about irritation before getting my Makus. But when I started wearing them, I was extremely pleased and realized how comfortable they are. I run, dance, sail, and exercise in them, on land, rocks, sand, and salty water. My Makus follow me everywhere. They've been through two Wicker Park festivals, several Greek Islands, the Turkish and Italian coastline, the Montreal summer, and more! I like to experiment a lot with fashion, and have enjoyed wearing them with everything from jeans to Japanese Hakama.
– Nadim Sioufi
Interior Designer, Canada
22nd person to wear Maku
On a trip to Brazil, after a long day of walking, when all my friends were complaining about their feet hurting, my feet still felt fresh and free. I was surprised by how comfortable my Makus were, as opposed to the common feeling of tightness and hotness at the end of a long day.
– Romy Assouad
Entrepreneur & Dancer, Beirut
2nd person to wear Maku
Before my first pair of Makus, I had never worn sandals because I didn't find them comfortable or good looking. And today, I use my Makus for everything: walking, biking, hiking, etc. What's funny, is that when I used to wear 'high tech' shoes, my feet would get tired only after a few hours. With my Makus I can walk all day and my feet still feel fresh.
– Kristyan Sarkis
Award-winning type designer, Amsterdam
The 3 straps are individually adjustable thanks to the proprietary Maku RedLink™ fastening system
Custom-built straps compress between your toes without separating them
Respects your toes’
Gentle on the skin for all-day comfort
Without introducing bulk or compromising on ground-feel
Just the right
The deep heel-guard protects your heels from objects and dirt
Hugs Your Heel
Respects the natural movement of the foot, decreasing foot fatigue for all-day comfort
4-way flexible sandal
Keeps your feet safe
Puncture resistant sole
Fewer trip-ups and more stability with a grip that's perfectly balanced for city streets, wet surfaces, and light trails
From as far back as he can remember, William has been taking things apart and making things (like his own toys, remote-controlled helicopters, meditation chairs, and clothing). When William faces a problem, it's quite possible that he'll get disappointed with what's available in the market, and build something himself. He has such high standards and is obsessed with making beautiful industrial-quality consumer objects. By day, William is a designer who helps businesses make things people want. It's this combination that initially brought the 1st pair of Makus to life, and drove their persistent improvement, year over year
David El Achkar
Over the years, David has launched and has helped others launch a variety of businesses. He truly enjoys making things work simply, setting up and optimizing operations, as well as the creativity involved in designing solutions where none were previously available. Early adopter turned co-founder, he joined the Maku team to launch a new brand and setup the infrastructure needed for people all around the world to enjoy what was once limited to a very narrow circle. At his core, David values minimalism, quality, and design. His Makus are the first thing he grabs when leaving home
Hanane is an illustrator, maker of picture books, and an occasional award-winner. She's in love with materials and textures; with their tactile and visual qualities. That passion drove her to source the world for materials she can fall in love with; materials that ended up in Maku sandals. Hanane's special ability to know what stirs emotions in people guides the design direction of Maku. Without her, Makus would have never ventured out of our home into the wild. She has spearheaded efforts of getting early versions into peoples feet, collecting feedback, and integrating it in following iterations
FROM THE MAKU COMMUNITY
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