As you may recall from my last post, I was having trouble with the buckle (primarily on my right sandal) keeping tensioned and tight during my runs. This is of course a pain during training runs and could be very problematic during races.
PLEASE NOTE: OPERATOR ERROR!
After several emails back and forth with one particular Monkey (thanks Dylan!) at Luna Sandals and some experimentation, I finally realized that I had the STRAP that traverses my metatarsal plate TOO FAR FORWARD - shoot!
Below is the INCORRECT placement of the buckle for my foot:
Below is the CORRECT placement for my foot:
I am extremely confident that this buckle slippage issue is now solved...
Thank you Dylan @ +Luna Sandals.
I know you're probably thinking, "What's with this guy? He's been wearing LUNAs for four years, he can't get the buckle situated correctly?" Here's the thing - when your foot becomes accustomed to feeling the buckle positioned a certain way, you are reluctant to change it for fear of an improper fit leading to these sorts of issues on a run. The MONO felt fine and normal on my foot out of the box and I didn't want to fuss with buckle placement. I guess I just needed Dylan to be like, "Dude, move the buckle back a bit!" This is the thrill of being a LUNA Product Tester - trial and error, tweak and re-tweak. Report findings. Excelsior!
I will be going out for a long run today to confirm...