Forget the heels, stylish barefoot sandals make me feel like a million bucks – I get to look cute AND feel comfortable. What more could I want??
This article is all about my 10 favorite stylish barefoot sandals for women, with prices and materials listed so you can find YOUR favorite pair! Discover the best of the barefoot shoe world with me.
- Healthy Feet Doesn’t Mean Ugly Shoes!
- What About Slides & Flip Flops?
- The 10 Best Stylish Barefoot Sandals
- Runner Ups
- Stylish Vegan Barefoot Sandals
- Affordable Stylish Barefoot Sandals
- In Summary
Healthy Feet Doesn’t Mean Ugly Shoes!
When I first decided to stop wearing sandals that hurt my feet I thought I would also have to stop wearing cute sandals. But fortunately, there are tons of stylish barefoot sandals out there so you can look and feel your best during spring and summer – you’ll even find some fancy barefoot sandals for weddings here!
This post covers stylish women’s barefoot sandals. If you’d like more information on barefoot sandals for kids or athletic use, see below two additional resources I have. And don’t forget all the individual barefoot sandal reviews I’ve written!
What About Slides & Flip Flops?
Before we get to my picks for the best stylish barefoot sandals, I want to talk for a quick sec about slides and flip flops. Those shoes are aptly named, because they SLIDE and they FLOP. There’s nothing to keep them secure to your foot, causing you to grip your toes or walk funny to keep the shoe on. That is why everything on this list has a back strap.
Still want some barefoot-friendly slides for quick jaunts outside, beach trips, public showers, etc? I cover these styles as well in my Complete Barefoot Sandals List.
I look to barefoot sandals to feel cute and stylish while treating my feet right. After trying out hundreds of different barefoot sandals from brands all over the world, below are my picks for the 10 Best Stylish Barefoot Sandals of all time!
The 10 Best Stylish Barefoot Sandals
These are ranked in order of my favorites, but keep in mind that what works for me might not be right for you. To that end I’ve included relevant sizing/fit information, price ranges, materials used, and brand location. Since I can’t help but be exhaustive, I’ve also included a few runner ups, my favorite affordable barefoot sandals, and vegan barefoot sandals!
Everything on this list I personally own and wear, so you are getting firsthand experience here!
1. Laboo Leather
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-45 | Ships from EU or USA
What I Love About Them: My favorite and most worn stylish barefoot sandals are from Laboo Leather. I take these with me every time I travel because they are so reliably cute, comfortable, and lightweight. You can keep the strap long and wrap it around the ankle, or you can cut it and wear them as slip ons (see the video in this post to show how to tie). They’re seriously the best.
I loved this Etsy shop so much that last summer I asked the owner to work with me on a new barefoot sole, which you can now find from the Laboo Leather Etsy shop and my own barefoot shoe store, Anya’s Shop. *If ordering from Etsy, make sure you specify “barefoot shape” in the personalization field, or they will come in their default shape that is more tapered.
Fit Type/Sizing: Laboo Leather barefoot sandals fit a wide foot. The laces are fully adjustable at any point, and so can easily accommodate both low and high volume feet. Some people with narrow heels have had trouble getting the ankle straps secure enough, but most people can get a good fit after adjusting. A few others report that the leather straps feel rough at first, but then break in nicely with wear. Laboo sandals do run a little bit short in my experience, and I wear one size bigger in Laboo than I normally do in sandals (an EU 37, instead of 36). There is a size chart available at the links below with exact measurements.
2. Crupon Sandals
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-41 | Ships from EU
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What I Love About Them: Crupon sandals are timelessly beautiful and you can immediately feel the quality of the leather on your skin. The barefoot line from Crupon has a very thin flexible sole, but the stitching and leather are sturdy so you don’t feel like you’re going to walk through them in one summer. I love Crupon Sandals as a replacement for popular sandal brands that no longer serve me after switching to barefoot shoes.
Sizing & Fit Type: Crupon has a printable size template and chart with measurements so you can find the right size. I personally find them to run a teensy bit longer than other barefoot sandal brands in the same size. I wear a size 36 in all of mine. Their width is average to wide, so might not be suitable for extra wide feet.
Leather & Vegan Options | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-43 | Ships from EU or US
What I Love About Them: Tikki Sandals, like my other favorite barefoot sandals, are extremely light and flexible with a nice wide forefoot. And, of course, they’re stylish and versatile. Each year Tikki comes out with different color options, but I am always drawn to the neutrals. They are simple in design, and I can wear them with everything while still being comfortable. Tikki has two barefoot sandal styles: the Vibe and the Soul. The Vibe has a velcro strap over the ball of the foot, and the Soul is a toe ring sandal. And you can get both in a vegan option!
Sizing & Fit Type: Tikki Sandals are a favorite for people with wide to extra wide feet. The velcro makes them easy to adjust for a secure fit (even if you don’t have extra wide feet), and the length is true to size. They work best for a medium to high volume foot, but my feet are low volume and I am comfortable in them with the front strap pulled tight.
Vegan | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-48 | Ships from EU
What I Love About Them: Feelgrounds are made of a cotton upper and a cork insole, so they feel breathable and soft on foot. The back closure is velcro, so they go on easily, and they have a really clean look to them that can be both casual and dressed up.
The rubber outsole on these is a little heavier/stiffer than the above options, but still a solid barefoot sandal. The cork gets dirty easily, but the nice thing is you can scrub it clean just as easily and the dirt comes out! You can also wash the fabric strap if it gets stained. I took these on some long walking days and they were really comfortable!
Sizing & Fit Type: The Feelgrounds Seaside also have an extra wide fit, and the design leaves your toes completely free to do their thing. The strap fits medium volume, so might feel pretty snug if you have high arches (in that case you can size up). I have a pair in both EU 36 and 37 and I prefer the 36 because the straps fit my low volume feet better. The 37s are a good length, but the back velcro barely attaches when pulled tight enough. I would love to see them lengthen the amount of velcro on the strap!
*They did! This year’s version (2022) now has more velcro.*
5. Be Lenka
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-43 | Ships from EU & US
What I Love About Them: Be Lenka barefoot sandals are stylish and come in tons of colors and options. They have a low profile outsole that makes them easy to dress up and they’re just dang cute! Every year Be Lenka adds additional colors and styles, so you really have lots to choose from.
The sole is flexible and thin, but a little heavier than the Tikki and Laboo sandals (or any sandal on this list that uses the Vibram Cherry outsole). The quality is really apparent, and these barefoot sandals are a favorite for weddings and other fancy occasions.
Sizing & Fit Type: Be Lenka barefoot sandals have an average width sole, but many people with wide or even narrow feet are comfortable in them because they all have adjustable straps or open toes. In the photo above you can see Samantha, our extra wide foot model, wearing the Be Lenka Grace with the strap loosened so she’s comfortable. The Grace, Summer, and Flexi all work for both high and low volume feet. The Promenade (shown below, right) fits a low to medium volume foot best. I find the sizing to run a little big long in Be Lenka sandals.
The two models that have a ball strap, Summer and Grace, have extra stitching so that you can cut off the excess strap if you have shallow feet.
6. High Feels
Vegan | 4.5mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-43 | Ships from EU
What I Love About Them: Oh these sandals are pretty! They are delicate, feminine, and sexy – a perfect alternative to strappy heels. They can be dressed up more than any other option here, but still leave your toes free to splay out. You can find them in all the right colors too (I have Black Beauty and Brown Sugar). They are pretty expensive for a sandal, but if you need an ultra fancy shoe to wear instead of high heels, these are it.
You can choose between an adjustable toe ring with a buckle, or a fixed toe ring. They come with ankle wraps, but you can add on a Y strap and switch between the two. I prefer the Y strap because it is much faster (there is a quick fastener hook) and I think it looks cleaner.
Sizing & Fit Type: High Feels have a narrow to average width sole – my foot spills over the sides a little in my usual size 36, but the 37 is a touch long. I feel most comfortable in the size 36 because they’re more secure, despite the fact that they’re narrow for me. Select styles are now made on a wider sole! They will say “wide” on the product name and there are printable templates for both outsole widths. The arch strap has a few buckle holes, but it still seems to work best for medium to low volume feet.
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-46 | Ships from EU & US
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What I Love About Them: Zeazoo Sandals are another ultra light stylish option (can you tell I like lightweight sandals?). They offer a really classic single strap sandal (the Siren, shown above) as well as more unique options such as they Freya, and the Olymp. We carry several Zeazoo sandal models at Anya’s Shop, but if you want to have fun with colors and more options, check out all the options they have on the main EU website!
Sizing & Fit Type: Zeazoo sandals come in a narrow, regular and wide, but all are built on the same sole. The only difference between them is the strap length. The ball strap on regular is .5cm longer than narrow, and wide is .5cm longer than regular. So even though you get more strap length in certain widths, this adjusts the volume more than it does the width. I still consider Zeazoo sandals to be on the narrow side, and they run long.
I wear a size 36 Wide in them, and you can see that they are barely wide enough for my feet and at the same time almost too long. Fortunately they are so lightweight that I don’t find the excess length bothersome (I couldn’t size down, they would be too narrow). The staps are also so soft and flexible that many people with wide feet are still comfortable in them. But I would avoid the Symphony if you have wide feet, because of the way the strap crosses over the pinkie.
Vegan | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-43 | Ships from EU to the EU only
What I Love About Them: These were a surprise favorite for me last year. They’re really cute, simple, and lightweight and I ended up reaching for them often. They really look like your mainstream sandal! And of course I love that my toes are totally free in this style. I even am able to slip them on and off without doing the buckles each time. My one issue with them was that I sometimes caught the front of the sandal on things because it hung down from my foot a bit. I tried fixing this by adding a layer of adhesive moleskin underneath the thong strap, but I probably need to add a second layer.
Sizing & Fit Type: Lonnies have a narrow to average width, so aren’t quite wide enough for me. They fit medium volume best, but you can tighten and loosen the buckle a few notches. On my low volume feet they were not quite tight enough even on the tightest setting (hence the dragging on things I mentioned above). If you’re willing to add moleskin like I did then these can work for low volume feet as well.
9. Xero Jessie
Vegan | 6mm Thick | Sizes US women’s 5-11 | Ships from US & EU
What I Love About Them: That main thing I love about the Jessie’s is they’re really cheap for being a cute sandal! They’re just that perfect amount of simple + style that makes them really versatile. You can bling them out with some Swarovski crystal, or wear them as is. I do wish the sole was a little lighter – when there’s not much holding your foot to the sole you feel every bit of weight there. But I am still able to wear them comfortably. I just won’t be hiking or running in them.
Sizing & Fit Type: In an open design like this I almost always err on the smaller side, so the sandals actually stay on my feet. So I went with a size 6, even though the description states they run a half size small. I am really glad I did this, because the 6 fits well all around and they would probably have been too big otherwise. The sole is wide throughout the entire length of the shoe (that means they’re good for people with a wide midfoot!), and the arch strap fits securely even on my low volume feet. I think that if you have high arches the straps might not be long enough.
10. Earth Runners
Vegan | 8-12mm Thick | Sizes US Women’s 6 – Men’s 14 | Ships from US
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What I Love About Them: Earth Runners are in my opinion the only athletic barefoot sandal that is also stylish enough to wear with dresses and cute outfits. They’re really a do-it-all shoe! They are definitely more casual than some on this list, but for everyday wearing with stylish outfits they are perfect.
Sizing & Fit Type: Earth Runners have a moderately wide toe box shape, fit all foot volumes, and run true to size. They advise getting a close fit without much excess length, but some people go against that and order a half size up. This can make them more comfortable between the toes (the toe post is a little farther away). I started out with a size 6, but am now going to replace them with a 6.5 because my feet have gotten bigger and it is making the toe post too uncomfortable.
What? I like barefoot sandals!! 😀 While these didn’t make it into my top 10, here are a few more excellent stylish barefoot sandal options you might want to consider.
Drifter Leather Cut Here
I adore my Drifter Leather Cut Here sandals. In fact, the only reason they are a runner up and not in the #1 spot is because they’re custom and difficult to order. They were my very first stylish barefoot sandals years ago and continue to be my all time favorite. If you are considering ordering from The Drifter Leather, read my detailed How To Order Guide.
Vivobarefoot has a limited selection of barefoot sandals each year (these will be released closer to summer). I like the Kuru because it’s got that chunky vibe and you don’t really see that anywhere else in barefoot sandals. They definitely required breaking in, and there are no buckles or velcro so don’t work for all foot types (I recommend them for medium to low volume feet). But I love them.
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I’ve worn and loved my simple Luna Brujitas for years now – they were comfortable for me when I was new to barefoot shoes and needed just little bit more cushion, and they have just gotten softer over time. The one trouble I and other readers have had with them is that the strap doesn’t want to stay put. I have to tighten it every couple of wears.
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Chala Antique Sandals
Grecian Sandals is a prolific Etsy shop with tons of designs, all of which can be made on a zero drop Vibram outsole. You have to be careful about selecting a style that doesn’t pinch the toes and is on a plain natural leather outsole – the outsoles that are either black or have stitching around the perimeter have a narrower, more tapered shape. I find these fabulous for weddings because they are beautiful but still affordable.
Shapen Barefoot has some really dressy feminine styles that people love for fancy occasions. The Lily (shown here) has an average width and are a little snug on my feet. The Mai and Daisy by contrast are very wide.
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The Softstar Solstice is a beautiful sandal that can be customized in tons of different colors. They are also super soft with a slightly more cushioned sole than you usually find in barefoot sandals. I have them as a runner-up and not as a top pick because the sole shape in the adult line has a tapered big toe that I wish they would redesign.
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Luks Verano sandals are simple, go with everything, and really generous in width. They run long – I wear a size 35, and even still I found the ankle strap to be so long I had to poke extra holes in. Be aware that the front strap fits really tight at first but breaks in – don’t be alarmed if it feels too small at first.
The Unshoes Saffron is a delicate sandal with a thin leather strap and cork footbed. I think they look lovely, but they can be hard to tighten enough to be secure – they work best for high volume feet and the sole isn’t very flexible at first but does break in.
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Stylish Vegan Barefoot Sandals
- Earth Runners (US) –
- Feelgrounds (EU)
- High Feels (EU)
- Juuri (EU)
- Lonnies (EU)
- Tikki (EU)
- Xero Jessie (US)
Affordable Stylish Barefoot Sandals
- Xero Jessie (US & EU) – $50 – (you can also get DIY sandals for even cheaper!)
- Grecian Sandals (EU) – $55
- Chala Classic (Europe) – €57 after code
- Luna Brujita (US) – $63 after code ANYALUNA_10
- Earth Runners Elementals (US) – $65 after code
- Jurri (EU) – 70 Euros
- Unshoes Saffron – $81 after code
- Curious Red (Asia) – $90 after code
- Shapen Barefoot – €85 after code
- Softstar Solstice (US) – $105 after code
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You really have so many cute barefoot sandals to choose from! I hope this guide has helped you narrow down your search for the perfect stylish barefoot sandal for summer, so you can look great and feel great too.
I’d love to hear your thoughts – what stylish barefoot sandals do you love to wear?