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Handmade Barefoot Shoe Brands

Experience a true artisan feeling with handmade barefoot shoes!
Looking for that one-of-a-kind, artisan touch when it comes to your footwear? You've come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we'll introduce you to the cream of the crop in handmade barefoot shoes, and trust me, these gems will make every step feel like a personalized treat for your tootsies. So, ready to explore the wonderful world of bespoke minimalist shoes that'll make your feet shout with joy? Let's dive right in!
Shoes designed by physiotherapists.
Shoes designed by physiotherapists.
Czechia

Vegan Barefoot and Comfort shoes. Ethically handmade in own production. Designed by physiotherapists. Certified European materials. Love and joy on every step :)

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Ahinsa Shoes
Shoes designed by physiotherapists.
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Handmade leather sandals.
Handmade leather sandals.
Cyprus

Fully leather sandals with a leather sole.

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Astir Sandals
Handmade leather sandals.
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Sustainable foot shaped Minimal Shoes
Sustainable foot shaped Minimal Shoes
Austria

AVO sandals do not support or hinder your foot in its natural movement. The foot can do its natural work and develop into a strong and healthy foot, which is essential for our health. Because a healthy body can only follow on a stable and healthy foundation. Furthermore, AVO sandals offer maximum protection from the ground!

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Avo
Sustainable foot shaped Minimal Shoes
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hand-sewn shoes that has decided to redefine "normal"
hand-sewn shoes that has decided to redefine "normal"
Czechia

We would like to help change the perception of "normal" footwear. We are certainly not alone in this - there are more good brands and we are also working to change people's thinking not only about the health of the feet, but of the whole body. Because in the human body everything is related to everything. We are reaching out to the world of barefoot stores who are excited about the new brand as it expands the current footwear offering. Our shoes have a timeless design that appeals to a wider range of customers. Otherwise, ballerinas and children's shoes will soon be shown to the world.

The entire shoe is made in the Czech Republic, but not only from Czech materials. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure long-term serial production using materials from the Czech Republic. However, all materials are actually produced (not just imported) in the EU. We collect the leather in a Czech tannery, the cows come from free pastures. Did you know that cows are not killed for their leather? Using leather is essentially waste processing. Nowadays, a lot of cow hide ends up in incinerators, so we are happy that at least some of it will be used for further processing.

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Aylla
hand-sewn shoes that has decided to redefine "normal"
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Go barefoot and be the boss
Go barefoot and be the boss
Czechia

We have adapted the specially developed hoof - anatomically tuned cut, the so-called SOCK - as much as possible to the needs of the BF customer. No tabs, no glued insoles, no overlaps, no pressure, no hand-rolled and specially shaped sole - all SALTIC PATENT.

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Barefoot Saltic
Go barefoot and be the boss
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Discover barefoot city.
Discover barefoot city.
Slovakia

At Be Lenka, we develop and produce barefoot shoes, ergonomic baby carriers, for newborns to toddlers, as well as comfortable and beautiful babywearing clothes, nursing and maternity clothes. Be Lenka company was established in 2017.

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Be Lenka
Discover barefoot city.
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Handmade shoes from the Czech Republic by beda.
Handmade shoes from the Czech Republic by beda.
Czechia

We are a czech manufacturer of kids & barefoot shoes. We produce barefoot shoes primarly for children and for each season and occassion (outdoor, indoor, leather, textile, mesh and other models). Newly we also produce shoes for adults too.

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Beda
Handmade shoes from the Czech Republic by beda.
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Equal parts big adventure and simple living.
Equal parts big adventure and simple living.
the USA

From big adventures to easy-livin’, Bedrock Sandals are built to free your outdoor soul. Our industry-leading designs and unparalleled field testing let you tread light and secure, from mountain tops to river bottoms.

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Bedrock Sandals
Equal parts big adventure and simple living.
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Fashion meets function in men's footwear
Fashion meets function in men's footwear
the USA

Fashion meets function in men's footwear

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Birchbury
Fashion meets function in men's footwear
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Choose hemp. Choose life.
Choose hemp. Choose life.
Czechia

We produce shoes, apparel and accessories made from hemp. Our main goal is to promote environmental and social sustainability in fashion. Our mission is to bring hemp back to mainstream use.

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Bohempia
Choose hemp. Choose life.
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Handmade barefoot shoes for your kids.
Handmade barefoot shoes for your kids.
the USA

In the age of fast fashion one shoe designer is doing things differently. Irina of Butterfly Your World prides herself on being a handmade shoe designer.

In 2014 her company, Butterfly Your World was created. With a background in clothing fashion studied in her home country Russia and a long history of sewing since she was just 7 years old it was only natural her life would take a creative route. She moved to United States 13 years ago but it wasn’t until 4 years ago that her passion for creating fun shoes for kids was born shortly after her daughter. Finding a truly handmade pair of shoes proved difficult and so she decided to try her hand at making them.

From there a company was built by her own hands and creative design.

Butterfly Your World makes shoes that range from Newborn to Adult in some styles and every pair is handmade in her workshop located in her home. The designs are hand drawn first and brought to life with curated leathers and a sewing machine, often with her daughter (and tiny muse) as her helper.

Each handmade pair takes 3-4 hours to complete, all cut by hand and sewn by her alone. There are no shortcuts to get to the end result.

Her loyal customers rave about her product and some have been buying for their children since birth.

One review on her Etsy Shop states: “Absolutely amazing. Seller is fabulous. Product is gorgeous. Fast ship, great communication. My grand daughter wore these with her unicorn dress at a National pageant and won her division in fashion wear. Just gorgeous. Thank you for helping to make her dreams come true.” and a user review from a happy 5 year old “I wish these were the only shoes I had, so I could wear them every day.”

Her creativity knows no bounds as she is pushed to create new styles to keep up with the latest trends. Designs range from very simple moccs in solid colors, classic oxfords and mary janes to intricate hand painted shoes like her most popular design, her unicorn boots.

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Butterfly Your World
Handmade barefoot shoes for your kids.
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More freedom for your feet.
More freedom for your feet.
Germany

Huarache sandals are still largely unknown in Germany. We want to change that as fans. So we developed a Huarache sandal by hand, which we christened Chala. The name Chala comes from Latin American Spanish and means "raw leather sandal". This is exactly what our Chalas are: Minimalist sandals in which the naturally colored leather sole has been supplemented with a protective natural rubber layer that is securely held on the foot by just one shoelace.

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Chala
More freedom for your feet.
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It's fully Italian HANDMADE product of high level!
It's fully Italian HANDMADE product of high level!
Italy

A new brand with a REVOLUTIONARY soul that highlights the barefoot. Born from the desire to offer a product that promotes correct posture and guarantees a GREEN world. A fusion between simplicity and uniqueness. Each product is made entirely by hand with particular attention to detail.

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Colline
It's fully Italian HANDMADE product of high level!
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English handmade shoes since 1977.
English handmade shoes since 1977.
the UK

Our shoes follow the natural shape of the foot allowing your feet to spread out naturally providing great for comfort and stability. We offer a range of soles including three zero rise options. These can be put onto any of our styles for men, women and children. Zero-rise means the sole is completely flat. Our shoes do not come with any padding or support inside the shoe.

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Conker Shoes
English handmade shoes since 1977.
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Minimalist sport sandals, custom made for your feet
Minimalist sport sandals, custom made for your feet
the USA

Since our first ever pair made in 2014, the goal with Deliberate Life Designs has been to bring custom handcrafted, made-to-order minimalist sport sandals to enthusiasts of all types. Our sandals are great for hardcore runners on trail ultras, ultralight backpackers looking for the lightest weight trail or camp shoes, and barefoot aficionados looking for personalized kicks for everyday comfort.

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Deliberate Life Designs
Minimalist sport sandals, custom made for your feet
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Custom Handmade Barefoot Minimalist Shoes for Women
Custom Handmade Barefoot Minimalist Shoes for Women
the USA

Custom Handmade Shoes for Women and Kids Specializing in Soft Soled shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet and have a barefoot experience.

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Dextra Perspective
Custom Handmade Barefoot Minimalist Shoes for Women
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Free your feet, rewild your sole
Free your feet, rewild your sole
the USA

Inspired by ancient huarache running sandals, Earth Runners' grounded conductive lacing system combines the benefits of earthing with the functionality of minimalist adventure sandals to offer the closest thing to barefoot.

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Earth Runners
Free your feet, rewild your sole
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Handcrafted Grounding Footwear - comfortable barefootshoes that are good for planet, body and sole
Handcrafted Grounding Footwear - comfortable barefootshoes that are good for planet, body and sole
South Africa

Our Story

In December 2020, Earth Sole's journey began. It all started when my friend Sarah handed me repurposed leather. I had recently watched the documentary "Kiss The Ground," and found myself drawn to the concept of "grounding." Holding the leather in my hand, I thought about how special it would be to create my own shoes, allowing me to stay in contact with the healthy energy of Mother Nature.

Throughout the following year, I continued being surprised by the interest my shoes got when I wore them myself. Despite having no experience in either leather or shoemaking, and recognizing the numerous benefits of the shoes, the idea of starting of making them for others too…

Fast forward to May 2022, I had moved back to Cape Town, and started looking for repurposed leather and for people to help me with the intricate 2-hour process of crafting a pair. I started measuring many people's feet, on both markets and parties and I continuously improved the designs made, again, by fitting them on people’s feet.

I started creating a small team, with locals that would work from home, in their own time and at their own pace. Although we do have a small studio in Cape Town, our ladies still work in their own space.

Today, we celebrate our journey toward crafting comfortable, high-quality footwear that inspires a healthier life. Thank you for joining our journey, which started with a single pair of shoes and has now touched the feet and hearts of people worldwide.

Warm regards,

Anouk Anansi - Founder of Earth Sole

Benefits

Healthy: Our shoes maintain the natural contours of your feet, and through the leather soles, acupuncture points below your feet get activated which energizes your body.

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Comfortable: Our soft leather molds to the unique shape of your feet.

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Grounding: Leather soles keep you connected to the Earth's energy.

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Light & Pliable: Perfect for any adventure, our shoes are light and flexible.

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Sustainable: Top and back sections are crafted from leather offcuts, reducing environmental impact.

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Durable: Leather's natural strength ensures long-lasting quality.

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Authentic: Handmade with care, each pair tells its own story.

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Earth Sole
Handcrafted Grounding Footwear - comfortable barefootshoes that are good for planet, body and sole
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DIY & Custom-Made Leather Barefoot Shoes, Boots & Sandals
DIY & Custom-Made Leather Barefoot Shoes, Boots & Sandals
France

Our moccasins are custom-made barefoot shoes like, 100% in leather. In fact, they truly are like a second skin that can be worn on all occasions and on all grounds. If you are looking for natural footwear with high sensory feedback, you're at the right place.

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Earthing Moccasins
DIY & Custom-Made Leather Barefoot Shoes, Boots & Sandals
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Handmade Boots, Shoes & Such
Handmade Boots, Shoes & Such
the UK

Fairysteps make quality boots, shoes and other leathergoods from start to finish in a secluded woodland workshop situated on the edge of Dartmoor. Established in 2002 the workshop continues to thrive, despite the very obvious lack of Elves. We specialise in limited edition, handmade footwear available as STOCK ONLY (sorry, no custom).

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Fairy Steps
Handmade Boots, Shoes & Such
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Art of walking
Art of walking
the USA

We are a barefoot shoe company, with aim to make barefoot shoes mainstream, we are also working on preserving the age old tradition of shoe making in India . FeetSutra creates quality products which are handcrafted and made in small batche.

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Feetsutra
Art of walking
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Less shoe is not possible!
Less shoe is not possible!
Germany

For those who love barefoot as the most original form of transportation, but want to avoid dirty soles, cuts and angled looks! The runningpad is an ultra minimalist and elegant “barefoot shoe”, made from a piece of thin leather, without seam, rivets and glue. With fine straps, the leather sole hugs the foot like a second skin.

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Fullsoul Runningpad
Less shoe is not possible!
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Reconnect
Reconnect
the USA

Maker of GAIA Grounding Sandals. Crafted with silver, copper, and full-grain leather.

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Barefoot leather shoes and leather tabi handmade
Barefoot leather shoes and leather tabi handmade
the UK

A blend of Argentinian Cowboy + Japanese Martial Arts Gaucho Ninja was created by Lisandro Serra Delmar in 2015.

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Gaucho Ninja Leather
Barefoot leather shoes and leather tabi handmade
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Barefoot/Pure Minimalist & Earthing/Grounding Handmade Shoes
Barefoot/Pure Minimalist & Earthing/Grounding Handmade Shoes
Spain

Gea Soles shoes are completely handcrafted, made with healthy leathers, and specially with a lot of love and care to offer a special and unique product.

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Gea Soles
Barefoot/Pure Minimalist & Earthing/Grounding Handmade Shoes
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Barefoot Sandal meets sustainable, organic and recycled.
Barefoot Sandal meets sustainable, organic and recycled.
Austria

Maximum barefoot feeling, made from regional products. Organic leather or vegan woodleather on top of a recycled rubbersole with many options in lace colors, lacing techniques and pearls&charms. Good to your feet and your planet!

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Geniale Sandale
Barefoot Sandal meets sustainable, organic and recycled.
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WE ALL LIKE BAREFOOT!
WE ALL LIKE BAREFOOT!
Romania

Ginger Shoes is a Romanian shoe brand for children and adults and which wants to offer freedom of movement, growth and exploration. The shoes are designed for comfort, are practical, easy to wear and friendly to the sensitive skin of children.

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Ginger Shoes
WE ALL LIKE BAREFOOT!
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Quality Handmade Greek Sandals!!!!!!
Quality Handmade Greek Sandals!!!!!!
Greece

All sandals are high quality, original Greek handmade of genuine leather and very comfortable. Every design is unique and it is result of many hous of work. I can make it with small heel or BAREFOOT I make Custom Orders

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Grecian Sandals
Quality Handmade Greek Sandals!!!!!!
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Handmade shoes, boots and sandals.
Handmade shoes, boots and sandals.
the UK

More than ever Green Shoes is a radical shoemaking business - we make the shoes here in Devon on a small scale ensuring the low environmental impact of making our long lasting and repairable footwear. The shoes are made by hand with skill and dedication learnt and passed on over decades.

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Greens Shoes
Handmade shoes, boots and sandals.
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All Natural, Minimalist, Grounding, Wide Toe-Box, Zero Drop
All Natural, Minimalist, Grounding, Wide Toe-Box, Zero Drop
the USA

The world's best grounding-earthing shoes & sandals that connect you to earth using premium all-natural & conductive materials. Minimalist, Natural shape, Wide toe box, Zero drop, Flexible soles, no synthetics. Better health through better natural fashion.

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Groundz
All Natural, Minimalist, Grounding, Wide Toe-Box, Zero Drop
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Handmade comfort footwear.
Handmade comfort footwear.
Czechia

Our company Jenon Leather is engaged in custom leather production. Barefoot shoes and sandals, leather belts, wallets, women's handbags and writing, notebook covers, leather key cases. This is just a short list of what we have already produced for our customers.

Shoe and leather work has a rich tradition in this region, but it slowly disappears, and shoesworking glory and handmade leather craft is slowly falling into oblivion. We decided not to let this happen and to support this cultural and industrial tradition in our region. That's why we established the Jenon leather brand for handmade leather products with lifetime warranty. Support this tradition with us!

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Jenon Leather
Handmade comfort footwear.
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Embrace Nature with the African Ranger Barefoot Boot
Embrace Nature with the African Ranger Barefoot Boot
South Africa

Jim Green originates from a well-known fly fishing area within the rolling hills of the Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Along the river edges in the area lives a sneaky little frog, known to locals as a “Jim Green”. This frog happens to be a sort after snack for awaiting fish.

The frog is not only used by questionable fisherman to hook a winning catch but is also the hero that dons each one of our boots

OUR HISTORY

Jim Green Footwear was born out of humble beginnings, in a back-yard garage in 1992, with the idea in mind of making a boot that lasts and lasts. It wasn’t long before Jim Green had gained a reputation amongst local communities, living up to its’ name of being tough, rugged, and able to go the distance, eventually becoming a household name across South Africa.

OUR FACTORY

Jim Green is not only hand crafted in South Africa, but all components are also locally sourced. With an ever-climbing unemployment rate it is important to us to support our local people and economy. Our factory is run in an ethical manner and we pride ourselves on bringing you the best value for money footwear, while at the same time living up to our name. Situated in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Jim Green boots have been made the same way since day one.

JIM GREEN TODAY

Jim Green is still one of South Africa’s favorite adventure and workwear footwear brands, being worn by large and small corporations and remains a local favorite amongst the farming and hiking communities. We have a heritage of making durable comfortable footwear that is famous for its never say die attitude and respected by many. No other boot is more versatile, from mountain tops to factory floors, Jim Green boots are ready for any challenge.

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Jim Green
Embrace Nature with the African Ranger Barefoot Boot
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Functional footwear.
Functional footwear.
Germany

For almost 40 years now, we´ve passionately been engineering shoes with natural toefreedom®! Our concept can solve most of the problems, why your feet hurt. We´ve named that concept 'Functional Footwear':

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Joe Nimble
Functional footwear.
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Handmade Slovak sandals
Handmade Slovak sandals
Slovakia

The intention is not only to spread awareness of barefoot footwear (and footwear ), but also to draw attention to one's own abilities. Sandals similar to those made by the Tarahumar Indian tribe in Mexico can be easily made by any do-it-yourselfer (for more information on the Tarahumars, but also on running - the book Born to run ).

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Labky
Handmade Slovak sandals
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German-made barefoot running shoes 👣
German-made barefoot running shoes 👣
Germany

Leguano barefoot shoes were designed in Germany by a group of movement specialists and barefoot professionals. After experiencing the negative effects of running in stiff shoes with maximal support, they began researching the benefits of running barefoot. They found that after a gradual and safe transition to running barefoot, people (including themselves) commonly experienced less injuries and pain associated with running.

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Leguano
German-made barefoot running shoes 👣
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With love and care in our own family workshop
With love and care in our own family workshop
Czechia

We make our moccasins and all our other shoes with love and care in our own family workshop.

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Luks Shoes
With love and care in our own family workshop
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Ultimate Trail and Adventure Sandals
Ultimate Trail and Adventure Sandals
the USA

LUNAs are hand-crafted, adventure sandals made in Seattle, Washington that preserve the age-old connection between the human foot and the planet. LUNAs are outdoor sandals that are great for hiking, walking, trail running, marathoning and just about any other adventure you can imagine. They are also just awesome to wear everyday.

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Luna Sandals
Ultimate Trail and Adventure Sandals
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Handmade, impossibly flexible and extremly barefoot shoes.
Handmade, impossibly flexible and extremly barefoot shoes.
Poland

Are there shoes which are so comfortable that you don’t want to take them off? Yes, these are Magical Shoes! Thanks to the indestructible Magical Rubber zero drop sole our minimalistic shoes are extremely flexible, durable, and immediately adjust to your feet making you experience comfort of moving the likes of which you never felt before. They make you feel as if barefoot. Moreover, we value living in harmony with nature and that is why our offer includes also shoes which are 100% vegan.

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Magical Shoes
Handmade, impossibly flexible and extremly barefoot shoes.
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Baby Beaded Moccasins, The Feel Of Being Barefoot
Baby Beaded Moccasins, The Feel Of Being Barefoot
the USA

These Baby Moccasins are One Of A Kind. Made with soft genuine leather, and high-quality furs & Beads. Everything is sewn by hand and each bead is individually sewn directly on to the leather!

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Moccasins By Desi
Baby Beaded Moccasins, The Feel Of Being Barefoot
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Producer of running sandals
Producer of running sandals
Poland

Welcome to Monk Sandals - the first hand-made minimalist running sandals producer in Poland. The aim of the Company is to create sandals which will fulfill the needs of the most demanding users. By using the highest quality materials we created high endurance sandals while keeping the weight at minimum. Thus, while wearing Monk Sandals you will feel satisfaction, comfort and the feeling of lightness and nature with every step you make.

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Monk
Producer of running sandals
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Home of the ORIGINAL Tough Toes design and Aqua Mox!
Home of the ORIGINAL Tough Toes design and Aqua Mox!
the USA

We strive to bring you the best quality soft soled shoes for your little ones. Shoes that are both functional for daily use, and are stylish. Ultimately, we want to make sure that we are moms, supporting moms.

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Mox
Home of the ORIGINAL Tough Toes design and Aqua Mox!
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Shoes designed for human feet
Shoes designed for human feet
Portugal

When we conceived our brand in 2018, our goal was to create a healthy and minimalist shoe, that looked great and was entirely made of natural materials.

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Mukishoes
Shoes designed for human feet
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Handmade minimalist Nall sandals.
Handmade minimalist Nall sandals.
Czechia

The shape of most ordinary shoes does not match the shape of the feet. The man numbed and reshaped his legs. The stimuli that arose from contact with the country thus disappeared. We want to go back and let our feet and body fully perceive the world. We are all original, we have a different body and foot structure and therefore our main goal is to produce individual minimalist shoes.

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Nallu
Handmade minimalist Nall sandals.
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Shoemaking traditions since 1924 in Estonia.
Shoemaking traditions since 1924 in Estonia.
Estonia

A family owned company, producing mainly slippers and insoles in Estonia from year 1993. Our moto is to make shoes which make people and environment happy!!

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Omaking
Shoemaking traditions since 1924 in Estonia.
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Footwear gone natural
Footwear gone natural
the USA

Origo shoes are ideal for transitioning to barefoot shoes or for those who want a stylish minimalist shoe. Responsibly made with a commitment to the planet, putting natural materials and sustainability first, crafted by skilled artisans in Mexico.

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Origo
Footwear gone natural
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Custom sandals. Handmade from a trace.
Custom sandals. Handmade from a trace.
the UK

I’m Matt Paisley. Since 1993, I’ve been a high school teacher, cross country coach, and an avid runner. Up until 10 years ago, I was running in standard shoes, and constantly endured injuries and discomfort. Then came the last straw - a herniated disc in my lower back. Heel striking in shoes became unbearable. I found relief in sandals.

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Paisley Running Sandals
Custom sandals. Handmade from a trace.
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Barefoot luxury, for comfortable and cozy moments.
Barefoot luxury, for comfortable and cozy moments.
Czechia

The (barefoot) cuddle shoe with a smile Because Papoutsi adapts to your foot shape For children, for adults It feels like walking barefoot. Outside as a shoe, inside as a shoe made from vegetable tanned leather. No harmful residues, as pure as possible or 100% vegan, artificial leather durable, breathable and water resistant (outside). Papoutsi is feeling the ground under your feet that gives a certain feeling

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Papoutsi
Barefoot luxury, for comfortable and cozy moments.
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Czech handmade barefoot shoes for 100% natural movement
Czech handmade barefoot shoes for 100% natural movement
Czechia

Czech handmade barefoot shoes for 100% natural movement

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Realfoot
Czech handmade barefoot shoes for 100% natural movement
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Handcrafted Shoes, Designed to Last.
Handcrafted Shoes, Designed to Last.
the UK

I have trained in my craft using leather, being a natural material for shoes as it intuitively reflects the movement and flexibility of the foot. I make my shoes with great respect to the animal that lived before, they are designed to last - in defiance to all the masses of shoes made to rest in landfill and replaced by a new pair each time. The leather I have been using is called Full grain Italian which despite the name almost certainly from Argentinian cattle raised on the Pampa plains. Full grain means it is the strongest and most durable part of the hide of an animal from just below the hair. Additionally, since the grain is so tight, it resists moisture very well.

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Ruth Emily Davey
Handcrafted Shoes, Designed to Last.
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Handcrafted barefoot shoes made in Germany.
Handcrafted barefoot shoes made in Germany.
Germany

With much love for our pet projects, we produce a limited monthly number of barefoot shoes in Germany. Our specialized workshop, where our Senmotic shoes are sewn, glued and polished with passion, is located in Weißenfels, 50 kilometers from Leipzig. But we are more than just “handcrafted in Germany”. We buy all materials in Germany and tax all profits in Germany. In addition, we pay 3.18% of the profits from each sold barefoot shoe into our Senmotic Charity Fund.

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Senmotic
Handcrafted barefoot shoes made in Germany.
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barefoot with style
barefoot with style
Slovakia

With SHAPEN, barefoot is not just about shoes. It's a unique idea, community, lifestyle. We create our products honestly and fairly. Our production does not suppress human rights, pollute nature while bringing fashion trends into the world of barefoot. ⁠⁠

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Shapen
barefoot with style
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Flexible protection for growing feet
Flexible protection for growing feet
the USA

Couldn't find soft shoes for 1st baby (40+ years ago) so I made them! Always loved working with leather. Simple classic designs, cotton laces, gender neutral. Always thinking about the babe that will wear them while I make them.

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Soft Walker Shoes
Flexible protection for growing feet
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Minimal shoes handmade in Oregon.
Minimal shoes handmade in Oregon.
the USA

Our minimal, lightweight footwear will keep your feet comfortable and strong all day long. Every shoe is handmade in our Oregon workshop with soft leather and flexible zero-drop soles. Our versatile designs include casual styles, cozy indoor slippers and moccasins, and barefoot athletic and running shoes that offer wide toe boxes for amazing, natural toe splay. So whether you're hopping on a trail, heading to work, or relaxing at home, we have a shoe for you.

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Softstar Shoes
Minimal shoes handmade in Oregon.
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Handmade leather sandals.
Handmade leather sandals.
Cyprus

We are hard at work to create the ideal Sparta Sandal for you.

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Sparta Sandals
Handmade leather sandals.
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Getting kids off their screens and into nature
Getting kids off their screens and into nature
Canada

Stonz’s identity is rooted in the idea that we have a whole world of nature right in our backyard and so many adventures to explore – hiking beautiful mountains, strolling around city parks or even running errands in a concrete jungle. Stonz makes it easy for kids to play outside safely, in any situation. We make sure that every product we create serves a purpose and solves a problem.

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Stonz
Getting kids off their screens and into nature
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Handmade athletic and leisure sandals.
Handmade athletic and leisure sandals.
South Africa

t-rocket sandals are developed on the toughest trails. While used by sports people they are also excellent for leisure use allowing natural movement.

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T-Rockets
Handmade athletic and leisure sandals.
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Handwelted shoes with options to be spoken for.
Handwelted shoes with options to be spoken for.
the UK

The Last Shoemaker is a collaboration of two design led shoemakers creating a new, innovative shoe that has a foundation in the minimalist, barefoot shoe concept. Payson's non-conforming shoe is a unique design, offering the customer natural foot movement whilst still wearing comfortable and stylish footwear, traditionally constructed, which can be re-soled. Whilst the Last Shoemaker creates bespoke individual designs for customers, a range of ready made shoes available with typical toe shapes and traditional, hand-sewn shoe construction is available in all adult sizes.

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The Last Shoemaker
Handwelted shoes with options to be spoken for.
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Simple. Sophisticated. Radical. Convertible+Adjustable
Simple. Sophisticated. Radical. Convertible+Adjustable
the USA

Finally! Adventure Sandals Done Right. Buckle-Free Design - No Clunky Plastic or Metal. Nylon/Poly Straps - NOPE! Plush Performance Wet or Dry. Box Store Colors - NOPE! Customize Yours. Your Style. Your Adventures. Your Sandals.

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Toetem
Simple. Sophisticated. Radical. Convertible+Adjustable
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Slippers and soft leather shoes for the whole family.
Slippers and soft leather shoes for the whole family.
Slovakia

Our leather slippers are made in Slovakia. We ensure the entire production process, from the purchase of materials in Slovakia and Italy, through the design, sewing and embroidery of slippers in our workshop. The slippers are made of high quality leather.

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Tomar Creation
Slippers and soft leather shoes for the whole family.
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Less shoe, more you.
Less shoe, more you.
the UK

VIVOBAREFOOT is a revolutionary, back-to-basics design based on the simple principle that being barefoot is the healthiest way for you and your feet to be. An ultra thin puncture resistant sole allows your feet to be as millions of years of evolutionary design intended - Barefoot!

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Vivobarefoot
Less shoe, more you.
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Wild, untamed and confident.
Wild, untamed and confident.
Germany

Wildling wants to strengthen the connection between people and the environment. The basic requirement for this is to be aware of your ecological responsibility as a manufacturing company. Wildling makes every effort to keep minimizing its ecological footprint. The materials used are valuable resources.

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Wildling Shoes
Wild, untamed and confident.
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Artisanal manufacture of sandals in Manises, Spain
Artisanal manufacture of sandals in Manises, Spain
Spain

All our sandals are made by hand, starting with the cut to the sole and going through the different gluing, assembly, sanding, logo printing processes, until reaching the final assembly, everything is done by hand and therefore, each pair It's unique.

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Xenet Sandals
Artisanal manufacture of sandals in Manises, Spain
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Take a brave step ahead.
Take a brave step ahead.
Bulgaria

Our mission: to provide comfort, freedom of movement, warmth and beauty. We make most of the products upon order, because every 3rd pair we make is a custom pair.

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Zeazoo
Take a brave step ahead.
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ZlaTush is a Slovak brand of 100% barefoot footwear
ZlaTush is a Slovak brand of 100% barefoot footwear
Slovakia

Because these are hand sewn barefoot shoes. I do all my shoes with love, I put positive energy in them to wear them well. You don’t just buy ordinary shoes, you also buy a lot of hours to make them – everything I do by hand and myself – from shoe design, cut making, stencil making, choosing the right material, carving parts, assembling parts, sewing (on sewing machines), hoisting, gluing soles, grinding, checking…

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Zlatush
ZlaTush is a Slovak brand of 100% barefoot footwear
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Crafted by women, made in Los Angeles
Crafted by women, made in Los Angeles
the USA

Owned and operated by sisters, Alex and Ryan, ZUZII started in 2009 as a garage start up, and 10 years later we are proud to have a fully operational footwear factory in Los Angeles, California.

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Zuzii
Crafted by women, made in Los Angeles
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Buyer's Guide for

Handmade Barefoot Shoe Brands

Introduction

Are you tired of those cookie-cutter shoes and want something a little more one-of-a-kind? A pair made with love and craftsmanship? I hear you loud and clear. And I'm here to tell you there's a better way. Allow me to introduce you to the world of handmade barefoot shoes – where every stitch is carefully crafted to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your feet. 😌

Top 5 Best Handmade Barefoot Brands 🥇

  • Ahinsa Shoes - Crafted by physiotherapists, Ahinsa Shoes deliver ergonomic design with hand-stitched care. Truly a testament to the beauty of handmade.
  • Be Lenka - These colorful shoes are hand-stitched in the EU, providing an eco-friendly alternative with unique and stylish designs. Perfect for those who appreciate attention to detail.
  • Bohempia - Boasting a sustainable blend of hemp and organic cotton, Bohempia offers a range of handcrafted vegan-friendly sneakers. Consider this your green option!
  • Softstar Shoes - Made in the US, these beautifully handcrafted moccasin-style shoes are both stylish and durable. Check out our Softstar Fireside Slippers review for an in-depth look!
  • Wildling Shoes - Designed for the wild and free-spirited, these German-made shoes are perfect for nature lovers. Explore our Wildling Shoes Robinia review for more info.

What To Look Out For 👀

When choosing handmade barefoot shoes, keep an eye on these essential features:

  • Material quality: Handmade shoes should use high-quality, natural materials that are gentle on your feet and eco-friendly.
  • Craftsmanship: Look for brands that emphasize the art of shoemaking and prioritize attention to detail, ensuring a unique and comfortable fit.
  • Durability: Handmade shoes may be more expensive, but they're also typically more durable. Invest in a pair that will last you for years to come.
  • Brand values and ethics: Many people choose handmade shoes because they're passionate about supporting ethical and sustainable businesses. Confirm that the brand aligns with your values.
  • Sizing and customization: Handmade shoes should offer a more personalized fit. Check the brand's sizing guides and determine if they offer customization options to help you get the perfect fit. If you need help, here's our barefoot shoe sizing guide.

Final Thoughts 🤔

Handmade barefoot shoes offer a unique blend of craftsmanship, comfort, and ethical production. By choosing one of these top-notch brands, you'll not only treat your feet to incredible comfort but also support artisans and responsible manufacturing practices. Now that's a win-win! So why wait? Embrace the world of handmade barefoot shoes and experience a new level of harmony between your feet and the earth. And don’t forget to share your experiences, questions, or favorites in the comments section below. Happy walking, my friends! Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to our email newsletter for more barefoot goodness!

FAQ

Barefoot shoes can be a healthy choice for your feet as they allow natural movement, encourage proper foot posture, and provide sensory feedback. However, it's important to transition gradually and choose shoes that fit your foot shape and activity level to prevent injury. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Yes, there is science behind barefoot shoes. A study has shown that walking in minimalist shoes can be effective for strengthening foot muscles, which may help reduce the risk of loading-related injuries. By providing increased stimulus to the foot muscles, barefoot shoes can help promote foot health and overall strength.

Minimalist shoes and barefoot shoes are similar but not exactly the same. Both are designed to allow for natural foot movement and promote foot strength and health. However, barefoot shoes are generally more flexible and have a wider toe box, while minimalist shoes may have some level of cushioning or support.

Yes, barefoot shoes work by promoting natural foot motion, allowing the feet to move and function as they would barefoot. Studies have shown that wearing barefoot shoes can help improve foot strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as reduce the risk of injury. By enabling natural foot movement and providing adequate support, barefoot shoes can help promote overall foot health and comfort.

Yes, it can be good to wear barefoot shoes. By allowing the feet to move and function naturally, barefoot shoes can help improve foot strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as reduce the risk of certain injuries. However, it is important to transition gradually into barefoot shoes to avoid overuse injuries and allow the feet time to adjust to the new way of moving.

Wearing barefoot shoes can help promote healthy foot mechanics and muscle development, which may lead to changes in foot shape and appearance over time. However, these changes are often positive and result in stronger, more functional feet. It is important to gradually transition into barefoot shoes and choose a style that provides adequate support and protection for your individual needs.

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