Summary: Handmade barefoot sandal with leather or synthetic footbed, 5.7, 7.8, or 9mm Vibram sole, semi-aggressive tread, leather button strap and thong, and wide, foot-shaped toebox.


1. Overview

The Evo by Chala is an affordable midweight barefoot sandal for men and women designed in Germany with great overall versatility.



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Basic Details

  • Thin: [5.7–9mm] sole for proper ground feel.
  • Flex: [great] bend for natural movement.
  • Width: [wide] foot-shaped toebox for splay.
  • Zero-Drop: [0mm] same height in front/back.
  • Barefoot: [feels] like being fully barefoot.

2. Features

The Chala Evo has a wide foot-shaped toebox, thin 5.7–9mm outsole, great flexibility, and none tread, and is made with leather, natural, synthetic, vibram, and rubber materials.




  • Gender: [men/women] in multiple styles.
  • Materials: [natural] leather, vibram, rubber.
  • Toebox: [foot-shaped] for natural toe splay.
  • Insole: [thin] .

3. Performance

The Chala Evo provides great breathability, is not water-resistant, has a minimal tread that can last for 3000 miles, and is ideal for casual, indoors, walking, hiking, trail running, and water in warm and hot climates.


3000 miles


  • Airflow: [great] breathable/wicking.
  • Water: [not] for wet terrain.
  • Activities: [6] casual, indoors, walking, hiking, trail running, water.
  • Climate: [2] warm, hot.

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