KETARON (SI-GLIDE) - “Glide silently with SI-GLIDE”
KETARON SI-GLIDE completely contradicts FLIP-FLOPS which are noisy and flappy, SI-GLIDE is quiet and graceful and offers only the minimal amount of material needed to protect the foot and maintain natural feel and movement.
Extremely lightweight the KETARON SI-GLIDE offers complete comfort, with the patented stainless steel combined TPU outer sole, which has been perfectly designed with the wearer and natural movement in mind. The absolute minimal amount of material used for the upper – which incidentally is supple soft and vegan, needed to create the perfect casual shoe.
Ideal for warm spring weather, long hot summer days, the cool autumn climate and for the more adventures and experienced barefooter, the SI-GLIDE is ready to take on cold winter days. A great accompaniment for leisure activities like, boating, camping, walking, gardening, etc.
The weight of SI-GLIDE, in size 42 for example, has to be seen in two parts: the integrated chainmail sole for injury protection makes about 100g/3.5oz of the total weight. The entire upper shoe including all sole portions weighs an additional 80g / 2,82 oz, totaling 180g / 6,35 oz. SI-GLIDE is not only a true barefoot safety shoe but can also be considered as extremely lightweight.
Warm, cold and wet? KETARON can be flexible!
If your mood, or even the weather changes, KETARON can either be a completely open barefoot shoe or a "normal" closed minimal shoe! To make this work you can choose between two insoles, each 2.5 mm thick, very soft and honeycombed structured / perforated. The additional cushioning is especially enjoyable on hard and sharp stones.
Please make sure to click all above item tabs. These will provide you with further information on suitability (Additional) scope of delivery (Delivery) and will also answer further questions you might have on the ideal size, the paws, cleaning, saver, etc. (FAQ). If you still have any further question, please do not hesitate to click tab "Contact Us" at the left edge of the screen to write to us directly.
|Max. shipping weight||1.2|
|Ready to ship||2-3 days|
|Shoe/Hand Sizes||EU 42 - UK/AU ♂♀ 7 ½ - USA/Canada: ♂ 8 ½ ♀ 10, EU 43 - UK/AU ♂♀ 8 ½ - USA/Canada: ♂ 9 ½ ♀ 11, EU 44 - UK/AU ♂♀ 9 - USA/Canada: ♂ 10 ♀ 11 ½, EU 45 - UK/AU ♂♀ 10 - USA/Canada: ♂ 11 ♀ 12, EU 46 - UK/AU ♂♀ 11 - USA/Canada: ♂ 12 ♀ 13, EU 47 - UK/AU ♂♀ 11 ½ - USA/Canada: ♂ 12 ½ ♀ 3 ½|
|Cut and Fit||For regular shaped feet, Also fits exceptional feet|
|Suitability||Sea & Water, Lawn & Clay Courts, Soft natural soil, Mixed natural soil, Sand & Heathlands, Concrete & Tarmac, Cars & Vehicles, Yachts & Boats, Gyms & Indoor, Home & Office, Business & Travel, To get to know|
|Activities||Fishing, Camping, Canyoning, Gardening, Canoeing, Biking, Rowing, Beach fishing, Sailing, Walking|
Scope of delivery
Paleos®KETARON (SI-GLIDE) with metal tag (model, size, serial number) as a key ring and the by you selected insoles.
Additional option: INSOLES, honeycomb-perforated and open with cushions from micro fleece or entirely covered with micro fleece or both of these variants. Recommended for senitive soles, particularly hard soils and at low temperatures. With these, even the smallest twigs or thin spines of example thistles or sea urchin are no longer able to reach the soles.
What size do I need?
Your usual shoe size is, for example, EU43? Then please select = EU43.
We are glad to help! If you frequently have problems finding shoes that fit, please take advantage of our service at purchasing and select the appropriate option. Once we receive your order, we'll be in touch for the further procedure.
How does the sole concept work?
Structure and performance of the sole concept: The softer the ground, the more the outsole "lowers" into the ground and SI-GLIDE, similar to our pure ring mesh shoes, becomes a minimalist shoe with full ground contact. The harder and more shallow a surface becomes the more the entire structure "raises" above the ground and the rib structure of the outsole take over the load. On rocks, reefs or sharp gravel the benefit of this comfortable cushioning can immediately be felt. The ribs now ensure that more body weight is distributed over a smaller area and the higher load causes a fantastic grip and stability.
The sole thickness under the ball of the foot and under the heel is between 2 and 3 mm. The resulting cushioning is even sufficient to make URBAN suitable for the usual hard surfaces in residential areas and inner cities. On flat surfaces it remains a consistent distance between the sole and the ground. Here the feet are very well vented which is beneficial for foot health. Feeling and enjoying the elements beneath your feet is a very interesting experience!
Do I need insoles for SI-GLIDE?
If your mood, or even the weather changes, SI-GLIDE can either be a completely open barefoot shoe or a "normal" closed minimal shoe for leisure and sports! The insoles are not fitted into the shoe but are fully removable depending on your mood and environmental demands, making them flexible in every way! To make this work you can choose between two insoles, each 2.5 mm thick, very soft and honeycombed structured / perforated. Especially on hard floors such as marble and tiles the additional cushioning can be enjoyed. Already the integrated layer of chainmail protects effectively against all objects that exceed a diameter of 1.5 mm. The insoles reduce this diameter down to 0.5 mm. So even the smallest twigs, stones or thin spines of thistles can no longer reach the soles of your feet.
What material is the upper shoe?
The only fabric used for all elements and upholstery elements of the shoe upper is a perforated so-called PU microfleece (Polyurethane). It is soft, but completely insensitive to water, moisture, heat, cold and barely able to absorb water or dirt. KETARON SI-GLIDE can easily be rinsed under running water and / or washed in the washing machine at up to 60°C (104°F).
How to get started?
Use them at home, in the office, in your own garden, at the campsite, on the lawn, at the shore - wherever you feel comfortable! At the beginning and on hard flooring (eg. marble and tiles) use our insoles or wear your socks.
How and when do I clean SI-GLIDE?
If URBAN is worn on the bare skin, it should completely (including insoles) be washed in the washing machine every 2-3 days. The fabric is permeable but warm, takes no water and dirt in it’s stride and can easily be washed under running water or in the washing machine at up to 60°C (104°F). A quick spinning cycle afterwards dries them quickly and completely. Remarkably your feet will feel dry in SI-GLIDE even in wet conditions as water can immediately escape in all directions and the shoes even dry while wearing them.
What if i do not like them?
From experience we don't expect that you want to return them to us. Once you have seen and tried them you'll love the concept. But of course it is no problem to send them back to us. If they are still unused and the accessory is complete, we will refund you the full purchase price. Click here to see the details.
How's the process for return and exchange?
Of course, you can also exchange your Paleos® for a different size. Please click here to learn more about the process, costs and conditions.
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Very happy to write this review as I'm completely satisfied with them. I went for a long walk around a National Trust property and found them to be most delightful. I felt a real connection with nature and also a relaxing experience that I'm sure I could only get with the unique soles that are Paleos.
Very pleasant to wear, light and comfortable. Really enjoy walking around in these, especially on dusty trails were the dust comes through the mesh soles, but none of the hazards that are ever present in nature.
THE ULTIMATE SANDAL
I felt compelled to write this review as my feet are in sandal heaven! I love the concept of the chain-mail sole that allows my feet to breath fully and at the same time they give me complete peace of mind knowing that my feet are safe from ground hazards. I'm totally loving the feeling of walking over gravel and other gnarly surfaces, after a walk my feet feel tingly and so alive. The build quality is outstanding and nothing is too much trouble when it comes to their customer care service. Thanks guys.
Excellent value, quality, delivery, price and service
Just received the SI-GLIDE and had to write this short review because I'm so impressed with the build quality, customer service and the speed of delivery. I was sceptical at first because of the price but now that I can hold and wear them the price is truly justified. They feel comfortable, light and have a very high build quality that far surpass any other sandal I've worn in the past.