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 all the important fit and sizing info so you can find YOUR favorite pair! Discover the best of the barefoot shoe world with me.
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 additional resources for you.
- The Best Barefoot Sandals for Walking, Running & Hiking
- The Complete List of Barefoot Sandals
- Vegan Barefoot Sandals
- The Best Kids Barefoot Sandals
- All my individual barefoot sandal reviews!
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 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 had my team help test a variety of options and I included relevant sizing/fit information, materials used, and brand location.
Everything on this list we personally own and wear, so you are getting firsthand experience to guide you!
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-45 | Ships from USA or EU
If you are in the EU or want more color options, you can order these from the Laboo Etsy shop.
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.
This used to be a specialty custom shoe, but a few years ago I worked with Botond, the shoemaker, to develop a perennial product you can order at any time! You can now find these barefoot sandals from his Laboo Leather Etsy shop and my own barefoot shoe store, Anya’s Shop. This year we will be getting our spring restock around Mid to late March and are adding tan! They’re our best selling sandal, we keep Botond busy 🙂
- Wide fitting
- Highly adjustable to both low and high volume feet
- Runs slightly small
Laboo Leather barefoot sandals have a wide shape, but because the laces are fully adjustable at any point they can easily fit most foot types. Some people with narrow heels have had trouble getting the ankle straps secure enough, but most people get a good fit after tweaking the straps.
A few others report that the leather straps feel rough at first, but then break in nicely with wear (as is common with durable, quality leather. 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 above with exact measurements.
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-42 | 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 flexible sole, but the stitching and leather are sturdy so you don’t feel like you’re going to wear through them in one summer. I’ve been wearng Crupon sandals for years, but finally got to visit them recently. I even got to make a pair! Check out the process here.
This year they have increased their size range to EU 42 (US 11) and launched several new beautiful models that are already available for purchase, including the two stunners you see below. I love the color, and they also come in gorgeous neutrals (and the truth is I end up wearing those most often).
Another exciting new development – you can now get their most popular sandal in black for $99 with free shipping.
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 standard barefoot shoes fit average to wide width feet, so might not be suitable for extra wide feet. So if that’s you, check out their Extra Wide Barefoot Line (and this spring they plan to offer the new Breeze model in extra wide fit).
Leather | 5mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-43 | Ships from EU or US
Use code ANYA5 for 5% off Shapen in the EU. We also will be carrying many lovely Shapen sandals at Anya’s Shop this year!
What I Love About Them: Shapen barefoot has some really dressy feminine styles that also fit wide feet – wonderful if you’ve had trouble finding pretty shoes that fit. They are perfect for fancy occasions too.
My current favorite is the Calla, but this is just the beginning – they will be launching several more gorgeous styles this spring, starting in early March, including the pretty Petal sandal you see above right. We are so excited to be carrying many of them at Anya’s Shop. If you aren’t subscribed to the Barefoot Shoe Digest, you might want to be for launch announcements.
Sizing & Fit Type: Shapen sandals fit wide to extra wide, and are not ideal for narrow feet. They fit medium volume best, but seem to work well for even high and low volume feet because the adjustments. Runs slightly large, but many people still order their usual size. Always check the size chart.
Be Lenka Barefoot
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-43 | Ships from EU & US
You can use ANYASREVIEWS code to get 5% off your Be Lenka EU purchase. You can also find many Be Lenka sandals in the US at Anya’s Shop.
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! This year Be Lenka will be restocking their beloved sandal models throughout the spring months, so keep an eye out.
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 come on two different soles. The models Iris & Claire have a slim fit, and everything else (including everything you see here) have an average to wide sole.
I personally don’t fit into the Iris & Claire comfortably and what we are hearing from our community is that unless you have a rather narrow foot you likely will enjoy the wider fitting models best. But Be Lenka sandals all have adjustable straps, which helps them fit a variety of feet.
The Grace, Summer, and Flexi all work for both high and low volume feet. But the Promenade fits a low to medium volume foot best. I find the sizing to run a little bit long in Be Lenka sandals.
Note that 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.
Leather & Vegan Options | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 36-43 | Ships from EU
We will have several colors of Tikki sandals at Anya’s Shop this spring!
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. In 2024 the colors include black, brown, neutral beige/cream, green, and some unique prints. 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 material!
The only downside to them is that shipping is fairly expensive if you are outside the EU. But thankfully we’re able to carry select colors in our shop.
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 both models with the velcro adjusted.
Huaraches by Anya
Vegetable Tanned Leather | 8mm Thick |US women’s 6-11.5 | Ships from US
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What I Love About Them: Origo Shoes and I teamed up to bring you a new take on an old tradition. Our huaraches are made in the traditional way in Michoacán, Mexico – but with a few upgrades! Instead of a pointy, narrow toe they have a natural shape to them with space for the feet to spread out. Plus, a lighter and more flexible sole than is typically used. All the leather is vegetable tanned and chrome free so you can safely wear them on bare feet.
Sizing & Fit Type: These are true to size; I am able to wear a size 7 and a 6.5 in these, which is my usual US shoe size for this style of shoe. If you have low volume feet and/or narrow heels I would consider erring on the smaller side so they feel secure. I wear mine on the tightest buckle and I expect them to work for most volumes since they’re adjustable and an open weave. They’ll fit medium and wide feet best.
If you need this in a wider width, I have good news! We are launching a wide version this spring! Stay tuned for details on this launch.
Leather & Vegan Options | 4.5mm Thick | Sizes EU 34-48 | Ships from EU
We carry these at Anya’s Shop, and we will be restocking and adding an additional color this spring.
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, but still leave your toes free to splay out. And they are ridiculously comfortable for how beautiful they are.
I love that you can get different colored ribbons and tie them in many different ways. It’s not hard to do, simply follow their “how to tie” tutorials.
They have a vegan or leather outsole option, and the ties come in mostly fabric options, but leather too. They come in two different lengths depending on how you’d like to tie them and the width and volume of your feet and ankles. My black ones below are the longer length and I can wrap them multiple times, the above photos are of the shorter length (which works for my small, shallow feet and thin ankles).
Sizing & Fit Type: Juuri has a wide forefoot shape which matches my toes perfectly, and will probably work for extra wide feet too. I got both a size 36 and a 37, both of which fit but the 36 is maybe a touch short. I would call this brand true to size.
Because you can tie these many ways, they should work for all foot volumes. I have low volume feet and did need to tie them fairly tight to be secure, but it was still comfortable.
Leather | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-46 | Ships from EU & US
Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off the EU shop. Or you can find a selection of Zeazoo sandals in the US at Anya’s Shop. We will be restocking and adding a few more models this year!
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 every model we carry at Anya’s Shop is wide), 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. These shoes fit average width, high volume feet best.
Vegan | 6mm Thick | Sizes EU 35-48 | Ships from EU
What I Love About Them: Feelgrounds Seaside sandals 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. You can also get them in faux leather for a dressier look!
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 has an extra wide fit, and the design leaves your toes completely free to do their thing. The strap fits medium volume with a little bit of elastic, so people with extra low or high volume feet might not get a good fit. I have a pair in both EU 36 and 37 and I prefer the 36 because the straps fit my low volume feet better.
Vegan | 6mm Thick | Sizes US women’s 5-11 | Ships from US & EU
While we carry other Groundies models at Anya’s Shop, this year we will not be restocking sandals.
What I Love About Them: Groundies sandals are well made and stylish in unique designs – perfect for fashion forward barefooters who want to stretch their style. I also find the quality to be consistently good, which makes for an extra polished look. This spring they will be restocking Cadiz, Kos, and Verona in lots of neutral color options which makes them the perfect chic endcap to so many outfits.
Sizing & Fit Type: These sandals run large, I have them in a size 36 but they fit like a 37. The width is average to wide, not suited for extra wide feet. The Cadiz, shown above, works well on my low volume feet, but the other Groundies models are all better suited for high volume feet.
More of My Favorites
What? I like barefoot sandals!! 😀 Here are a few more excellent stylish barefoot sandal options you might want to consider – because I couldn’t narrow it down to only 10.
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.
Vivobarefoot has a limited selection of barefoot sandals each year (kind of like the Mukishoes Solstice). But I adore these Opanka sandals. They are just the right amount of chunky while still being elegant. The toe loop required breaking in (it hurt the first few times I wore them), and there are no buckles or velcro so won’t work for all foot types. I recommend them for medium to low volume feet.
Code VBANYA15 gets you 10% off.
The Mukishoes Solstice sandal is truly one of my all time favorites, but it isn’t available year round (and sell out quickly) so I am keeping it as a runner up – nothing worse than getting your hopes up for something that you can’t even order! They have a cork footbed, and a lightweight grippy outsole. With 3 adjustable straps, they can fit a wide variety of feet.
We will be carrying the Solstice in black and an exclusive light beige colorway at Anya’s Shop this season!
Use code ANYAMUKI for 10% off
Butterfly Your World
Butterfly Your World has a couple great sandal options in 3 different widths! You can also have them made in many different colors. The 6mm rubber outsole is topped with suede and offers moderate ground feel and great flexibility.
Use code ANYA10 for 10% off
Jenon Leather has lots of sandal options in standard choices, with an option to have them custom made (sole thickness, leather colors, or shape/size). They’re pretty, and well made, and we love them! Everything is handmade to order, so expect to wait 4-5 weeks for production.
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 ordering only opens every 6 weeks or so. 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.
Let Your Feet Be Free This Summer!
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?