"Sport Utility" Sandals
These rugged sandals, imported from South Africa, are ideally suited for all types of tough activities.
A different kind of sandal...
True Story: When Marieta van Heerden tripped, slipped and ripped her sandals apart while on an adventurous African river rafting experience 9 years ago, she swore that any tripping, slipping, sliding, and falling would be history from then on. In her hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, this amazing lady set up a workshop to produce a range of all-terrain and amphibious sandals with precisely formed, anti-slip soles and non-rot webbing, that would endure any of her future walk-a-bouts in the African bush. Marieta not only owns her factory, she works the production lines daily with the disadvantaged workers whom she seeks to employ.
This was the evolution of the Solz sandal. Suited to the needs of the global adventurer, all and sundry began slipping into the Solz Sensation. The reputation of Solz lies in the experience of trying them for yourself.
Solz sandals are the best place to put your feet when making a move, whatever you are doing, and wherever you are!
The Solz sandals have been tested to the limit by many people involved in outdoor activities and all have found the 'rugged' sandal extremely comfortable and up to the task. Numerous river guides, outfitters, boaters, hikers, runners, game wardens, and pro-fisherman in South Africa, have given Solz Sandals a BIG thumbs up!
They were also worn by Pieter Du Plessis, competing in the very extreme 2001 Landrover Eco-Challenge. they will also be competing in the 2002, in their Solz sandals, Swartberg Challenge.
Felix Unite of Felix Unite River Adventures, one of the most famous river rafter and adventurer in South Africa, has been wearing Solz Sandals for 9 years now. He also reccomend them to all his clients before taking them on the water.
Fresh out of Africa...
- Improved side trims.
- Adjustable straps.
- Non-rust nylon trims.
- Adjustable instep strap.
- Non-slip Raptor Sole.
- High definition Jaquard webbing.
- Protective webbing style.
- Front striker bumber.
- Shock absorbent insole.
- Increased outsole grip.
- 'Takkie' all round bumper on the outer insole edges.
- Quick-dry webbing.
- Ethnic African patterns on webbing.
- Built-in arch support.
- Insole channels displace water under foot.Insole conforms to shape of your foot in wear.
- Built for tough conditions and terrain.
- Very comfortable!
SOLZ are available in American sizes adults: 6 - 13 mens (for women size down one size) No half sizes are necessary due to the unique adjustable fit.
These are Unisex sandals.
Solz are packaged in these versatile zippered baggie's that are great for storing your dirty or stinky sandals in, or to protect other valuables and documents.
2 Models to choose from...
The outer-sole consists of a highly durable Thermo Plastic Rubber*, which will stick to rocks. The Solz sole is designed to prevent slipping on all terrains. The sole is non-marking and is ideal fo use on boats & yachts. Also present are the "Takkie" bumbers around the entire footbed, for additional protection. All these features work together to create the killer "non-slip" dynamics of the SOLZ sole.
The Solz Sole has been tested for over 100,000 flexes without any signs of deterioration.
- Density - 1.01 gr./cm3
- Shore Hardness - 55
- Tensile Strength - 5.00 mpa
- Elongation at Break - 550%
The firm high density Microtech (Vinlite) insole with cross grooves, enables water to be dispersed outward from underfoot. These grooves also create traction underfoot to minimize forward and backward motion (slipping) in wet and sweaty conditions.
Polyurethane adhesive with a heat catalyst, is used for constructing the Solz Sole. The combined In and Outsole of the SOLZ Sandals, allows for:
- Comfort, comfort, comfort
- Allows the foot to roll, thus reducing ankle strain. In other less sophisticated sandals your ankle takes the pressure as it is used to flex the shoe when walking.
- The sandal is not left behind when stepping over an obstacle, reducing the chances of hooking and tripping.
- Prevents toe stubbing.
Upper construction & Webbing:
The non-rot 25mm tubular Polypropylene webbing* construction with strategically placed Hook and loop fasteners enables the wearer to modify the "fit" to suit their own feet, thus enhancing comfort and stability in both casual (loosen straps) and action (secure and tighten straps) situations.
- Warp 135 ends 900 Denier Polypropylene
- Weft 1 end 900 Denier Polypropylene
- Lock Thread 1 end 167 Dtex Texturised Polyester
- Picks per 10cm: 150
High definition Jacquard patterns based on African ethnic themes and the webbing has quick drying qualities.
Cleaning your sandals
Your sandals need to be washed regularly. Did you know: Your feet can perspire approximately 1 Qt. per day! The insole grooves will collect defoliating skin which builds up and becomes really stinky (foot pong) if not scrubbed.
Washing instructions: Scrub the insole with soap and water or wash in a washing machine on wool (cool) wash. Dip sandal in a salt solution and allow to dry.
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