We've been buying and using barefoot shoes for years now and so we've learnt some of the best tips, tricks and hacks when it comes to getting the pair of barefoot shoes you want at the best price and with the lowest shipping costs.
Free Returns with PayPal 📦
There's nearly always a leap of faith needed when buying barefoot shoes. There's usually not a local retailer where you can try them on before you buy, so you have to make your best guess. That's why we created a complete guide to measuring your feet before ordering!
Combining this with expensive shipping costs and returns that are not free makes it a little daunting.
This amazing hack from PayPal means that PayPal will provide a free return shipping label or refund the cost of sending it back on eligible purchases. All you have to do is purchase your barefoot shoes through PayPal!
Try Before You Buy With Amazon Prime Wardrobe 🥾
Prime Wardrobe is free for Prime members in the USA, and it lets you try clothes on at home before you buy them.You get seven days after your last item arrives to try on items at home, and you can simply send back what you don't want to keep free of charge. You only pay for what you keep.
Facebook Groups 💑
There is a thriving second-hand market for barefoot shoes on Facebook! It's a great resource for finding barefoot shoes in areas that are hard to ship to.
On top of that, there are often great deals on discounted pairs or even people willing to do a swap!
Here are some of the biggest examples:
- Vegan Barefoot Shoe Swap/Sale/Info UK
- Barefoot Canada - Minimalist Footwear B/S/T
- Minimalist Shoe Buy/Sell/Trade
Reddit for Reviews 💬
One of the best life tips I ever learnt is that when looking for real reviews and opinions on ANYTHING is to type it into google followed by the word 'Reddit'. And it's exactly the same for barefoot shoes.
I'd highly recommend searching and asking in these communities:
Amazon Warehouse 📦
Ever been curious about where your returned Amazon products go?
Well... Amazon Warehouse resells millions of like-new, open-box, and pre-owned items that have been returned by customers at a great discount.
These products also have the benefits of Amazon's service like stored, packed and dispatched by Amazon, eligible for free delivery, 24/7 Amazon post-order customer service, customer returns.
It can be a little hit and miss if what you're looking for is there but it's always worth checking Amazon Warehouse.
Sales & Coupon Alerts to Your Inbox 💌
Most of the barefoot shoe brands have sales throughout the year, especially for Black Friday and other end of season events.
So every week, we compile a list of all the brands that are currently on sale on our sales page. You can also sign up for a weekly summary sent to your inbox, no spam! You can sign up at the bottom of this page.
Minimal-list also has specially negotiated discount codes for most of the big brands out there so always check it out before you buy!