About Us

At Panta Sandals we are passionate about natural movement in general and about running sandals in particular. We have created a line-up of sandals that we want for ourselves and for our European running friends. Our sandals are rooted in the barefoot movement, so much so that our ethos is “barefoot when you can, sandals when you must”. We believe life is -and people are- better when barefoot. 

All of our sandals are completely made in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands (aka Holland), by our loving hands, using materials sourced throughout Europe - like Vibram rubber from Italy and webbing from Germany. That is why we proudly label our sandals ‘made in EU’.

We are driven to continually perfect the design and innovate through what we call “advanced minimalism” - optimal functionality, the best materials, the most modern techniques and most efficient processes. 

We are inspired by European running sandal heritage, going all the way back to early Greek and Roman civilisations. Like the Greek running messengers, or hemerodromoi, three thousand years ago, who upheld communication between city states and clocked hundreds of miles a week on sandals.

The heritage, the innovation, the community - we are totally here for it, and we hope you are too!


Roald is the founder and innovation director of Panta Sandals. He is an avid runner and is truly in his element when on the trails in the nature reserve near his home. He has a background in design engineering and was taught the tricks of the trade by a local master shoemaker. In 2016 he started making sandals in his attic workshop. He quickly built a small following of running-sandal-aficionados amongst European trail and ultra runners. In 2017 he partnered with Bram to professionalize and scale the business to meet the growing demand.


He is an avid walker and prefers to keep big gaps between appointments so he can get from A to B by just walking. With a background in political science and graphic design, it only makes sense that Bram does all the visuals and has a strong opinion about everything else.