Where we are now…

It’s been awhile since our last post and we are nearing our 5th year making huarache sandals.

This is what KAI Running Sandals look like now.  With the non-slip footbed and tan leather laces, each pair also comes with a pair of black nylon laces.

This is so that the runner can choose between leather or nylon.

KAI Current

400th pair of KAI Running Sandals


400th pair of KAI Running Sandals

“Often imitated, but never duplicated” lol

Seriously, it’s still inconceivable for us that what started out as an injury-prone runner’s desperate search for the “perfect shoe” has become an (we’d like to think) inspiration to other runners not just in the Philippines but all over the world. We have just finished stamping the 400th pair of KAI Running Sandals and we couldn’t help but take a photo and reminisce the past.

[Sentimental Thursday, maybe because of the heat? ]

The Brick Multisport Store – Retail Partner

KAI Running Sandals is grateful and proud to be part of The Brick Multisport Store.

The Brick Multisport Store opened it’s Cebu Branch at J Centre Mall last March 18, 2012.  A specialty store catering to the sport of triathlon, it is now marketing KAI Running Sandals as a tool for athletes to use for improving running form.


Congratulations to Sir Leroy and Sir Noy on the successful opening and more power to The Brick!


Ironman 70.3 Champion Arland Macasieb trying out the sandals 🙂

KAI at Xterra Trail Run

Terrific event Xterra Trail Run held at the Municipality of Liloan, Cebu, Philippines on March 17, 2012.

Rodney at Xterra 21km Trail Run
Finish Time: 2:03:41
Photo by: Michael Ocana

Neil at Xterra 10km Trail Run (Actual distance 12.5km)
Finish Time: 1:04:23
Photo by Siega Rhenz

Xterra 10km Trail Run (Actual distance 12.5km)
Finish Time: 1:20:34
Photo by Fred Ba-a

Seriously UltraHamster Finishers 2011-10-30

10 Hours
Joel Cuyos - 36 loops ~ 72km
Lyra Valles (F) - 30 loops ~ 60km
Adolfo Camello
Alex Junia
Annabelle P. Dinoy (F)
Anthony Galon
Anthony Nicard
Arnold Palma
Art Mulder
Bebot Ignacio
Bennett Silario
Carmelo Ouano
Cesar Telen
Dodong Sularte
Donato Sabino
Edward Tan Ting
Eric Flores
Ervin Limpag
Florentino Casas
Froilan Roble
Gerald Laput
Hector C. Lawas
Ian Marc Martin
Jesse Susada
Jobert Gicaraya
Joel Ouano
Joerick Bontigao
Jurein Tacoloy
Keith Dinoy
Larry Aying
Leopoldo Arias Jr.
Lloyd Tausa
Marco Albeza
Marino Ypil
Max Macua
Melino Ansit
Michael Potot
Mikur Ombos
Nikko Piolo
Richard Lañez
Richie John Pimentel
Rico Dale Patellar
Rico Dumandan
Roche Altizo
Rodney Cabahug
Ronald Rubic
Ryan Lauren Gonzaga
Theodore M. Zamora
Toto Flores
5 Hours
Steve Feraren - 22 loops ~ 44km
Enrique Mangas - 22 loops ~ 44km
Abigail Lua (F) - 30km in 4:00 ~ 30km
Abdul Durano
Angeli Durano
Annirose Peregrino
Anton Castallascespedes
Arlene Yu (F)
Arnel Sarveda
Benjamin Balaoro
Cadjing Pelicano
Charles Cullen
Chris Wong
Christian Lloyd Cullen
Cora Quiamco (F)
Danilo Enriquez
Francis Cabanban
Freddie Espinosa
Frederick B. Angalot
Gifford Perral
Henry Rojas
James Earl Kho
Jerome Chua
Jing Sente
Joel Del Rosario
Julia Jimenez (F)
Kristian Garciano
Ledoy Mendoza
Lulu Valiente (F)
Manzil Rubic (F)
Michael Romano
Nap de la Torre
Nick Nacorda
Ondoy Bangcoy
Padrino Togdang
Richard Ho
Sheila Colmenares (F)
3 Hours
Abby Ponce (F)
Anne Susada (F)
Alden Cuizon
Anthony Rondez
Bjane Mendoza (F)
Dennis Savellano
Donald Navarez
Edgar Gulane
Edwin Honrada
Elezar Inot
Eric Jumagdao
Gelson Esconde
Jack Daniel Morilla
Jim Mahipos
Jose Cuyos
Juliet Amazona (F)
Julito Apostol
Junard Alvarez
Marino Kho
Martin Diaz Jr.
Michael Rasonable
Neth Silario (F)
Raul Monteroyo
Ronnie Lagahit
Ryan Lim

KAI Runners

We’re compiling photos of all KAI Runners, please send us yours! 🙂

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Photo Credits:
Gifford Perral
James Go
Sydney Delos Reyes
Iamkatol Photos
Purrl Tan
Joel Del Rosario
Rodney Cabahug