Like the Chaco Z/Cloud two, the Mono Gordo 2.0’s adjustment system is made up mostly of a single continuous strap that flows through the sandal at distinct points, so when you adjust one strap, you adjust them all. You can control the distance of the heel and side straps, by moving the buckle forward or backward and you can also adjust the length of the thong strap. Finally, a removable tech strap for software that are rugged runs just under the base of the shin.
Unfortunately, we found the Luna’s straps to be a little less comfy. They are rather thin and need to be cinched down tight to keep the foot in place, which resulted throughout the period in a few hot spots. A pressure point that persisted even after the sandals were broken in was created by the positioning of the buckle right on top of the foot. The marginally wider straps of the Bedrock Cairn Adventure were comfortable, and we didn’t have to crank them down so tight. This”gordo” sole minimized jarring during high-impact sports like running and hiking, maintaining our legs and joints comfortable on dirt trails and city streets equally. Those with broad feet will be happy in this model there are no restrictive side straps round the toe box and since its footbed is wider than most.
The Luna Mono Gordo 2.0 is a well-constructed, versatile hammock that you can wear out of the road to the coffee store. This version includes a cushy sole and a footbed, so those with feet or flatter will especially enjoy it. Though the Luna has earned an almost cult following, it was not the model we analyzed, and we were irked by components of its adjustment system. Those with higher arches could be served by the Chaco Z/Cloud 2. And those who don’t don’t head a thinner sole might find that the Bedrock Cairn Adventure outperforms the Mono Gordo 2.0 overall.
The Mono Gordo 2.0’s footbed is flat and wide, which lends a sense of stability on trails. These are zero-drop sneakers (there is no height difference from the heel to the ball of the foot) without a threading on the footbed, so they might not be inviting enough for people who have high arches. Nevertheless, our tester felt adequately encouraged by this sandal sole and has medium-high arches.
Luna Mono Gordo
Let us get this out of the way: People who love Lunas REALLY adore Lunas. Luna loyalists tout hyper-durability their exceptional comfort, and classic design. They will tell you that their hamstring injury melted away once they purchased their first pair, that their distinctively shaped toes feel free, that Lunas acquired them out of debt and patched up their rocky relationship. But we’re not Lunatics; we are just equipment testers. So will you be joining the ranks of the Luna-lovers, or sliding your feet into a model that is different? Keep reading to find out.
And when you are a dyed-in-the-wool Luna person…well, you’re not reading this, are you? You are out on the trail, loving life on your kicks. We’ll allow you to do your thing. For everybody else, despite the fact that there’s a great deal of good in this cult classic, we believe you may be better served with a different sandal.
However, its straps are not the most comfortable, and adjusting these can be a nuisance. The Luna’s footbed lacks grip, particularly when wet, and a number of its elements aren’t of sufficient quality.