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August 27, 2023

Best Barefoot Dress Shoes - Voted By The Community | Golden Toe Awards πŸ†

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πŸ‘‰ This is post 5/11 of our series of Golden Toe Awards 2023 series

In our quest to celebrate the very best in minimalist footwear, the Golden Toe Awards 2023 have been nothing short of an exhilarating journey. Each category brings us closer to recognizing the outstanding contributions of brands that are redefining comfort, style, and functionality in the world of barefoot shoes.

In this post, we're excited to unveil the winners of the πŸ‘ž Best Barefoot Dress Shoes category. These shoes don't just complement your attire; they elevate your look while keeping your feet in perfect harmony with the ground beneath.

And the Winners Are...

πŸ₯‡ Phoenix by Xero Shoes - Rating: 9.91

πŸ₯ˆ Nine2five by LEMS - Rating: 9.50

πŸ₯‰ Brenston by Birchbury- Rating: 9.00


Why They Won - Community Feedback

After analysing the votes and feedback, here are the winners that have emerged from a pool of exceptional nominees. Here are the champions:


πŸ₯‡ Phoenix by Xero Shoes - Rating: 9.91


Phoenix by Xero Shoes barefoot shoes
Design and Fit:
  • Looks dressy, stylish
  • Great barefoot basic black ballet shoe
  • Classy and elegant
Comfort and Performance:
  • Comfortable, feet don’t hurt at the end of the day
  • Flexible sole
  • Washable
  • Durable
  • Can wear for 12+ hours without feet hurting
Specific Requests and Improvements:
  • Make the sole completely leather
Customer Feedback and Experiences:
  • Goes with everything
  • Great go-to work shoe
  • Life saver footwear
Overall Value and Price:
  • Perfect as they are.
  • Good value for the price
Get the Xero Phoenix Barefoot Dress Shoes ->


πŸ₯ˆ Nine2five by LEMS - Rating: 9.50


Nine2five by LEMS barefoot shoes
Design and Fit:
  • Great fit and look
  • Nice wide toe box
  • Different color options for the wardrobe
  • Could be a bit more stylish
Comfort and Performance:
  • Decent dress shoe, looks good with a suit or casual dress
  • Soles held up okay, but some stitching got hinky
  • Leather sometimes does not wear in well and can develop creasing
  • Slight toe spring
  • Not truly a barefoot shoe
  • Questionable durability with heavy use
Specific Requests and Improvements:
  • Replace shoelaces with better ones
  • Redye leather for longer-lasting color
  • Create more minimal/barefoot and durable options
Overall Value and Price:
  • Quite pricey with some concerns about durability
Get the LEMS Nine2five barefoot dress shoes ->


πŸ₯‰ Brenston by Birchbury- Rating: 9.00


Brenston by Birchbury barefoot shoes
Design and Fit:
  • Birchbury has a faux heel, giving the appearance of traditional dress shoes while maintaining a zero-drop design
  • The styling of the shoe hides the more natural toe box
  • High-quality leather material used
  • Elastic laces included for a casual slip-on feel
  • Regular laces included for customization
  • Heel pads included for added comfort and fit tightness adjustments
Comfort and Performance:
  • The shoes function as a casual slip-on while looking formal
  • Provides the benefits of a barefoot/minimalist shoe
  • Good overall comfort and performance
Specific Requests and Improvements:
  • None mentioned
Customer Feedback and Experiences:
  • Users who are not usually fans of dress shoes have found Birchbury to be a great option for dressier occasions
  • The shoe combines formal aesthetics with the benefits of a barefoot/minimalist design
Overall Value and Price:
  • Considered a beautiful and versatile shoe
  • Well worth the price for its dressy appearance and barefoot/minimalist functionality.
Get the Birchbury Brenston barefoot dress shoes ->‍

What's Next?

Let's celebrate these remarkable winners and continue our journey in exploring the realm of the finest barefoot footwear. So, what's next?

With the winners of the πŸ‘ž Best Barefoot Dress Shoes category now unveiled, our excitement only builds. The Golden Toe Awards march forward, and tomorrow, we're ecstatic to introduce you to the champions of the next category: πŸ‘Ά Best Kids' Barefoot Shoes.

The anticipation continues to rise, and we can't wait to share more extraordinary footwear choices with all of you.

Remember to stay tuned, follow our IG, and keep a watchful eye on our posts. We're also inching closer to the revelation of our giveaway winners. After the announcement of all category winners, the time to celebrate the fortunate recipients draws near.

Thank you for being part of this exhilarating journey. Your participation, enthusiasm, and passion for barefoot footwear keep the spirit of the Golden Toe Awards alive and thriving.

A special shout-out goes to the brands that have made the Golden Toe Awards even grander by offering pairs of their barefoot shoes for our epic giveaway. We extend our deepest gratitude to:

Barebarics, Be Lenka, Cool East Market, Deliberate Life Designs, Earthing Moccasins, Feelgrounds, Freet, Fullsoul Runningpad, Geniale Sandals, Iguaneye, Kyrgies, PaperKrane, Shapen Barefoot, The Last Shoe Maker, Tomar Creation, Xero Shoes, and Zlatush.

Your unwavering support has not only amplified the excitement but has also added immeasurable value to the Golden Toe Awards journey.

See The Winners Of Other Categories

πŸ… Best Barefoot Shoe ->

πŸƒ Best Barefoot Road Running Shoe ->

πŸ”οΈ Best Barefoot Trail Shoe ->

πŸ₯Ύ Best Barefoot Hiking Boots ->

πŸ₯Ά Best Winter Barefoot Shoe/Boot ->

πŸ‘ž Best Barefoot Dress Shoe ->

πŸ‘Ά Best Kids' Barefoot Shoe ->

🩴 Best Barefoot Sandals ->

πŸ‹οΈ Best Gym/Training Barefoot Shoe ->

🌱 Most Sustainable Barefoot Shoe Brand ->

πŸͺ Best Barefoot Shoe Retailer ->

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