Xero Shoes would like to give away a pair of their Umara Z-Trail running sandals to a lucky winner! The perfect combination of protection, comfort, light weight, natural flexibility, durability, versatility and affordability. Go everywhere, do anything… Why are some people calling our Umara Z-Trail “The Ultimate Sandal 2.0”? Well, last year’s Z-Trek seemed to be the Ultimate Sandal… but the new Z-Trail takes it a step further. It gives you an unparalleled combination of: Protection Comfort Light Weight Flexibility Durability Versatility and Affordability What can you do in your Z-Trail sandals? Practically anything! At then end of a day of hiking, pull off your heavy, stiff, smelly boots and slip into the freedom, comfort, and flexibility of the Z-Trail… they’re so light you’ll barely notice them on your feet (and will barely tell they were in your bag!) Pull ’em out when you need to cross a stream — they’re water resistant Okay, if you’re using them as a camp shoe, be warned: You may find that you can use them to hike INSTEAD of your boots! Talk about saving weight… send your boots home. ;-) Enjoy a run, on trails or roads, with just the right amount of protection, and lightweight flexibility that’ll make you feel like you’re practically barefoot Lifting weights at Crossfit — the Zero-Drop sole is perfect for deadlifts and squats, and the light weight makes pull-ups easier, too. Yoga class? Well, the grippy soles make the Z-Trail like having a yoga mat on your feet all the time. Do your own class anywhere you are! Head downstream… whether your in a canoe, a kayak, a raft, or on a paddleboard, the Z-Trail hold securely and comfortably on your feet. But if you decide to slip ’em off, don’t worry, they float! Take a walk — anywhere you like, from a mountain trail to an urban jungle. The comfort of the Z-Trail will surprise you. #FeelRealFun — do whatever you like in your Z-Trail. With our 5,000 mile warranty, they can handle it. What makes the Z-Trail special is the 3-layer FeelLite™ sole. The bottom has our FeelTrue® rubber for great grip and abrasion resistance. The middle layer of TrailFoam™ provides an incredible amount of force absorption and protection. Then, the top BareFoam™ layer adds a perfect amount of comfort. And the FeelLite™ sole still maintains enough flexibility to allow for natural movement and just-right ground-feel. What’s the difference between the Z-Trek and Z-Trail? That’s the Z-Trek on the left, and the Z-Trail on the right. You can see that the Z-Trail is crazy flexible, but not quite as much as the Z-Trek. I like to think that the Z-Trail is about protection and comfort first, and the Z-Trek is about connection first. If I’ve been wearing my Z-Trails around for a while, enjoying the comfort, when I then put on the Z-Trek, I think, “Oh, right, I can FEEL things again!” So I go back and forth between them, depending on how much I want to feel. Let’s talk about weight! This is maybe the best part. The Z-Trail is about 20% lighter than the Z-Trek. But that’s nothing. Let’s compare the Z-Trail to a traditional sport sandal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=9gHmzvq4-dk Get the right size for your Umara Z-Trail: http://xeroshoes.com/shop/umara/ztrail-men/ More reasons you’ll love your Z-Trail sandals: Super-comfortable tubular webbing — no hard edges Adjustable Z-pattern — get the right tension across your foot, over your foot, and behind your heel. Three color combinations 10mm (~3/8″) FeelLite™ outsole protects you from unpleasant surfaces while still providing great “ground-feel” Elegant contour surrounds your foot, but doesn’t add unnecessary support Super light weight — a Men’s size 9 sandal averages 5.4 ounces each “Zero-Drop” — your heel isn’t elevated; your feet are anatomically correct Rust-proof nylon hardware 100% Vegan (like all our products) Ready to wear — the lacing is already done for you. Just slide in your foot and go Heel cup — keeps your heel in place, helps keep out debris. 5,000 mile warranty! Wear out your Z-Trail soles in under 5,000 miles and we’ll replace them for a nominal cost (details here) RULES OF THIS CONTEST: 1.) You must post to this thread. 2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread. 3.) If you are a non-donating member of the BRS, you may post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry. If you have made a monetary donation to the BRS this year, then you may post once PLUS one time for each toe you have accumulated for the current calendar year. (You may post all toe-entries at once or you may spread your posts throughout the contest.) To increase your chances of winning, please consider making a donation by visiting the Donate Button on the home page. Thank you! 4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner. 5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 6.) All winners are required to write a review of their prize and post their review in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum (and your own personal website should you have one) within two to six weeks of receiving your prize - failing which you will not be allowed to enter any further Giveaway competitions. LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!