Affordable Barefoot shoes

Transitioning to barefoot shoes can be pretty costly, and it will take time to build up a solid wardrobe. Below are some more affordable options to get you started! Unless otherwise stated, these links are for both Men’s and Women’s shoes.

Under $25

Water Shoes – $10 There are several different brands on Amazon, but they all look to be about the same, and all in the same price range. Not sure how they hold up.
Cinderollies – $14 These are cute flats, made with stretchy faux leather. Very minimal, but won’t last forever.
Fitkicks – $20 I’ve heard these are nice!
Bare Treks – $25 There are a few minimal running shoes available on Amazon for quite cheap, though sizing is limited.

$50 or less


Xero Shoes Sandals– The Jessie, Cloud and DIY Sandals are all under $50
Kionas Sandals (Etsy, Women’s) – Leather sandals all around $50 (Must request no heel)
Grecian Sandals (Etsy, Women’s) -Leather sandals all around $45 (Must request no heel)
Unshoes – Wokova and Keota sandals are $50


Sockwa – I’m not sure if these count as shoes, they’re more like socks with a sole. But the Playa line is $30!
Xero shoes – Most of their shoes are prices above $50 normally, but this company has frequent sales and their shoes are often $20-$50. This is a great first barefoot shoe company.

$75 or less


Leatherhood (Etsy, Women’s) – Leather Sandals around $70 after shipping and customization charge for flat sole (Must request Vibram sole)
Unshoes – Pah Tempe are $75
Luk Shoes (Women’s) – Barefoot sandals $75
Tikki Sandals – $67
Earth Runner Sandals – Elemental Sandals $70


Unshoes – Terra Vida $74 (My review here)
Xero Shoes – Boaty and Lena are $70
Sockwa Minimal Shoes – $70

Dress shoes (women)

The Storehouse Flats
Yosi Samra Samara flats (Black is $50-$75) – See me Women’s Dress Shoe Roundup for details on these
Xero Shoes – Cassie Flat $75 (brand new and on sale for $60 right now!)

$100 or less


Crupon (Esty, Women’s) – Sandals are around $80. Must request flat sole, and no returns/exchanges
UnshoesSaffron, Uinta are all less than $100
Luna Sandals – Venado, Mono and Leadville Pacer are under $100
Earth Runners – Circadian and Alpha Sandals $80


Luk Shoes (Women’s)- Fuego Moccasins $87
Unshoes Forager – $90
Hoss Handmade Oxfords $86 With insoles removed (My review here)
Tadeevo Minimalist shoes $95 (My review here)
Tikki Roots Oxfords $96
Xero Shoes – Terraflex, Pacifica, and Prio are all $90-$100
Astra Loyak water shoes – $85

Dress Shoes

Oesh Dream flats (Women’s) – $90
Yosi Samra Samara – (Women’s) flats in other colors (besides black) $75-$90
Crupon (Etsy, Women’s) – Flats are around $100 Must request flat sole, and no returns/exchanges


Tikki Nanook $87
Xero Shoes – (Women’s) Vienna boot $90

More ways to save

Buying used is a great way to save money, as long as you know what to look for. I don’t recommend buying expensive used shoes in a brand you haven’t tried before, but if you’re getting a good deal and can resell/return if they don’t fit, go for it!

Great places to buy/sell used barefoot shoes:

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