This is the post for the continuos review of the Amuri cloud from the giveaway contest. Before starting I would like to clarify that maybe I wasn’t the correct person to review these sandals, at first I thought might be what I was looking for those races in very difficult terrain to go barefoot , or exit to public places where no permit being barefoot, however there are some details to consider. I have to made clear that these were my first sandals for jogging or rough use, had never worn sandals that had to pass through my fingers. I received these sandals on my vacations days and decided to use them in the area, first walking and then running. I use them two whole days to get used to walking and then in a few short runs of 3 Km at home. SOLE The Amuri at first are show as a comfortable sandals for any activity, consisting of two materials in the sole and a third on the heel (that will mention later). The core material is soft and comfortable to the skin, while the material that forms the outer edge is more rugged of some kind of anti-slip rubber. In binding, these two materials feel very good on the sole of the foot, keep a firm grip and allow the flexibility of the foot (very happy feet). The contact surface with the ground appears similar to a tire auto pattern and maintains a good grip on various terrains and as you use them this grip improves, even in those very smooth surfaces like marble, I say this because at first the soles are very slippery to the touch. At the sides it has extra material through where the cord passes under the ankles, which seems like a good design to avoid damage of the cord while running. One of the most distinctive features is that the sole is very flexible, more flexible than what I consider optimal for 3 reasons: 1. The Outsole has much residual material in the front, which may get stuck at some curbside or branches on the ground while running or walking, which is not good in any situation, possibly be solved by cutting the excess of material but I didn’t want to modify the original design for now. 2.Combining a highly flexible sole and the heel support makes the sandal to bend down at the rear and makes them heavier than necessary. 3. Makes a lot of noise when running, the combination of extra material and flexibility make a whip effect at running at the front of the outsole, making the outsole to hit the floor hard, this is a personal detail that did not like because I’m already accustomed to running barefoot in silent. Again possibly be solved by cutting the excess material. The outsole provides an excellent feeling of the ground, you can almost feel everything beneath you. Whip Effect The back of the sandal has extra material to give support to the heel or to hold it in place, but in my opinion should not be there. The particular shape of my foot is very wide, and it seems to rotate a little when walking or running, my heel always stepped into some portion of this material, (which is a very anti -slip rubber with a checkered pattern not friendly to skin contact). Also for some reason and no matter how many times I adjusted the cords, my heel always ended up stepping on the edge of this support and because the material is very rugged, after a half-day walking I ended up with blisters on both heels. In order to be able to test further the sandals I had to cut the heel support which immediately become more comfortable. Even so, the remaining edges can be harmfull. Cords. The cords of the Amuri Cloud can be divided into 3 parts , the portion that goes between your toes, the foot portion that holds the foot and the portion that holds the heel in place. For someone who had never used anything between the toes (except vibram ) the feeling was strange at the beginning, the material passing between the toes is a kind of anti -slip rubber of about 5 mm thick that eventually get used to it, personally I think the material is not the adecuate and has some manufacturing lines. The rest of the cords has a skin-friendly feel, very comfortable and what I consider a great success. In the back, the portion of cord passing through the heel, has a kind of rubber to give some support and stability, (the material is anti -slip and somewhat difficult to accommodate or adjust). Upon receiving the sandals the rubber presented manufacturing lines, which are thin lines of excess material that with use can damage the skin. I had to cut the excess material to prevent further damage. The adjustment is relatively simple once you understand the mechanism, however, is not very accurate since you cannot adjust the belts having the sandals on, you have to take them off and adjust, which may be somewhat inaccurate and something more of trial and error. Conclusions These sandals are not ready for use upon receipt, many adaptations as cutting excess of material is required, refine the edges, accommodate the multiple supports that includes and to get used to the rubber material. The sensation of the foot sole is excellent, a great success. Excellent feeling of the ground, you can feel almost everything below you. The support of the heel should not been there. The rubber of the back of heel could be of a nicer material, takes time getting used to it. The remaining cords feel pleasant to touch. Recommended only for those who are accustomed to various types of sandals. At this point I have decided not to keep trying them without some advice of those who use Xero shoes, I really need something to run Ultras and Im hopping this Xero are the ones. I ask you, do I have the cut the edge of the outsole in order to adjust it to my feet? The outer edges should be at the same level that my toes? Any other advice?