Affordable Barefoot Shoes for Kids

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A line of affordable barefoot kids shoes with a kid standing in the middle in bare feet. Brands shown are Tikki Nido, Tikki Moon barefoot sneakers, Splay Athletics, and Vivobarefoot Ultra

Updated March 2022

Looking for affordable barefoot shoes for kids? For many, the health of their children is what draws them to barefoot shoes in the first place. Since kids feet grow fast (not to mention, they’re not exactly easy on shoes), having cheap barefoot kids shoe options is critical! Check out this list of affordable barefoot kids shoes, starting at under $25.

How to Save on Barefoot Shoes for Kids

As a money-conscious parent myself, I’ve grappled with how to affordably outfit my two active boys in healthy footwear. I don’t mess around with our feet, it’s barefoot shoes or no shoes in our house, so that means every single shoe on this list is zero drop (or at least can be with insole removed).

Nowadays my boys are spoiled with more than they need (perks of having a barefoot shoe blogger for a mom!), but a few years back we ran a tight ship when it came to their footwear. Here are a few of my tips for getting the most bang for your buck:

  • Bookmark my Sales and Coupons page for an up-to-date list of all the current coupon codes, sales, and discounts!
  • Buy the shoes they need, when they need them – I don’t stock up. Instead I plan on buying up to 3 pairs of shoes a year for my kids: Winter boots, Every day shoes, Water shoes/Sandals. This keeps me from splurging and possibly guessing incorrectly what size my child will be at a future point.
  • If you buy expensive shoes, choose ones that can be passed on or sold. My favorites shoes that are durable enough to be passed down are Vivobarefoot and Be Lenka.
  • Check secondhand sites like Facebook for used shoes (great for expensive items like boots).
  • Get the Right Size – See the next section!

And lastly, use the list below!! We’ve done the work for you in finding the best barefoot approved kids shoes for your budget.


Want to see our All Time Favorite Barefoot Shoes for Kids? Check out this post!

How To Pick the Right Size

  • Measure at the time you’re ordering shoes (don’t use old measurements).
  • Take into account shipping time – if there’s going to be a wait, expect your kids’ feet to grow
  • If they’re going to wear socks in their shoes, measure their feet with them on.
  • Measure twice!! Just do it. It’s better than ordering the wrong size.

For more on how to correctly measure your feet, check out this post!

Affordable Barefoot Kids Shoes by Age & Price Range

An Important Note: This list contains brands from all over the world, so after shipping costs they might not be affordable for your area. In order to get the cheapest price, check brands in your region first.

Little Kids (up to Size EU 27/US 10)

$25 and under

Sandals

Chala Sandals (Europe) – EU 22-35.
Super minimal, totally customizable barefoot sandals. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off. Read my Chala Review here

H&M Kids zero Drop affordable Sandals

H&M Kids Sandals (US & Elsewhere) – Sizes US7.5-2.5

Target Girls Cat & Jack zero drop flexible sandals

Target Cat & Jack (US) – Sizes US 5-12. Usually a few options with a zero drop sole that is reasonably flexible.

Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit (US) – All Sizes!
These also make great affordable barefoot running sandals for adults. Read the review here


Shoes

Amazon Water Shoes (US & elsewhere on Amazon) – Size US 6 – 4Y.
Not the most durable, but ultra minimal.

Cat & Jack Sneakers (US) – Size US 5-12.
These are a compromise shoe, because they are not super wide in the toe box.

Ebooba (EU) – Sizes infant to 7/8 years

H&M Flats (US) – Sizes 7.5-3.
Also not a super wide toe box, but very flexible.

Jack and Lily Outlet (US/Canada) – Sizes US 0-36mo.
We loved Jack & Lily for my toddler!

Nortiv 8 Sneakers (US & elsewhere on Amazon) – Sizes US 10-6Y.
Great cheap barefoot sneaker style.

Shoeszoo (Canada) – Sizes Infant to EU 38.
Super simple pull on shoes that go up to adult sizes.

Soft Walker Shoes (US) – Sizes US 1-12.
These are all handmade and resolable, so can last through multiple kiddos.

Walmart Ballet Slippers (US) – Sizes EU 30-41
There’s not much shoe to these, so they won’t be very durable, but are super cheap.

Walmart Sneakers (US) – Sizes US 6 – 4y
Check for a hidden heel wedge under the sole in these. Otherwise, super flexible.

Yeti Moccs (US) – Sizes infant to adults!

Zeazoo Kids Kiwi and Colibri (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-34. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Simple house slippers that can also do double duty as play shoes!


Boots

Target Rain Boot (US) – Sizes US 5-13
The options change seasonally, but Cat & Jack brand often has zero drop, flexible rain boots in store and online.


$50 and under

Sandals

Anatomic (EU) – Sizes EU 24-33

Simple cotton sandals in several fun prints meant for mainly indoor use. US customers can find Anatomic at PedTerra and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off your first purchase

Baby Bare Kids Barefoot zero drop flexible sandals in navy and silver

Baby Bare (EU) – Sizes EU 20-35. Only available through retailers.

Find Baby Bare at Mugavik Barefoot and save 5% with code ANYASREVIEWS

Fare Bare (Europe) – EU 19-27
These are a good Keens dupe!
Those outside of Europe can shop these at Mugavik Barefoot. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.

Ginger Shoes (Europe) – EU 20-26. Use code BAREFOOTANYA12 for 12% off
These are available in virtually ever color of the rainbow. Excellent barefoot option.

Little Love Bug Company (US) – US 2-12
Saltwater sandals dupe!

Magical Shoes (Europe)- EU 20-28. ANYA for 10% off
All Magical Shoes are ultra flexible, wide, and good for high volume (aka chubby goodness) feet. Read my Magical Shoes review here

Merrell Bare Steps Sandal (US) – Size 4-10
Less barefoot than others here because the sole is kind of thick.

OK Bare Ortho + dark pink affordable kids barefoot sandals

OK Bare (EU) – Sizes EU 21-34. Does not ship worldwide, but you can find some styles at retailer Mugavik and save 5% with code ANYASREVIEWS

Ten Little (US only) – Sizes US 4-13. See Samantha’s high-top review here.

Tikki Nido sandal kid's barefoot

Tikki (Europe) – Sizes EU 19-35. Several styles of sandals in leather or vegan cork!
I love these, so lightweight and flexible but still quite durable.

You can also find Tikki at Mugavik Barefoot and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off

Unshoes Keota Kids barefoot shoes

Unshoes Keota (US) – EU 21-35. Use code ANYA for 10% off
These have an infinite adjustment, so they work on a variety of types and they are great for water activities. Read my review here


Shoes

Collegien Slipper Socks (EU) – Sizes infant to Adults! US residents can find select styles/colors at Mapamundi Kids

Ginger Shoes (Europe) – Sizes EU 21-26. Use code BAREFOOTANYA12 for 12% off
These are available in virtually ever color of the rainbow. Excellent barefoot option.

Jack and Lily (US/Canada) – Sizes US 0-36mo
My youngest wore this brand as a toddler, they worked out great for us.

Little Love Bug Company (US)- Sizes US 2-12
Get the girly frilly stuff here that you don’t see often in barefoot shoes.

Magical Shoes (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-28. ANYA for 10% off
All Magical Shoes are ultra flexible, wide, and good for high volume (aka chubby goodness) feet. Read my magical Shoes Review here.

Merrell Bare Steps (US)- Sizes US 4-10
Good shoes, but not the most barefoot in terms of sole thickness and toe box width.

Mox (US) – Sizes Infant to US 2.5
Handmade, super minimal booties!

Pediped Grip ‘n’ Go (US) – Sizes EU 19-23
These are high quality shoes with good flexibility

Front angled view of Saguaro cheap barefoot sneakers in toddler size showing the elastic laces looped around on one shoe, and left sticking up on the other.

Saguaro Water Shoes (US & elsewhere on Amazon) – Sizes US 7.5 toddler – W15/M13.5

Great summer shoes with a wide toe box and grippy outsole. Read my review here

Soft Walker Shoes (US) – Sizes US 1-12
These are all handmade and have soft leather outsoles.

Splay Athletics hammerhead kid's vegan barefoot shoes

Splay Athletics (US) – Sizes 8C-7Y. Get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS
The Explore style is extremely popular in our house, because they have a great barefoot feel but still look like sneakers. Read my Splay reviews here!

Starry Knight Design (US) – Sizes US 00-10
Adorable little baby/toddler booties

Ten Little (US only) – Sizes US 4-13. See Samantha’s review here.
There’s some inconsistency in the sole flexibility (certain colors) but these are an all around good option.

Tikki Ziggy (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-35
Essentially house slippers, but can do double duty as a light play shoe.

Tough Little Piggies (US) – Sizes Infant to Adults!
Handmade moccasins with a toe guard so they don’t get torn up by playing kids.

Zeazoo Kids Indoor Shoes (Europe) – Sizes 16-36. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Very lightweight, and lots of color/applique options.


Boots

Jan & Jul (Canada) – Sizes US 6-13. Toasty Dry Lite Winter model is zero-drop. Toasty Dry Booties can be made zero drop by removing the heel lift on the insole (use a blow dryer to soften/melt the glue!).
Super flexible and zero drop warm booties.

Little Love Bug Company (US) – Sizes US 2-12
Adorable ankle boots for your tiny fashionista. Available seasonably

PaperKrane hazelnut affordable barefoot boots

PaperKrane Hazelnut (Australia) – Sizes EU 19-42. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off.

Soft Walker Shoes (US) – Sizes US 1-12
These handmade sheepskin boots are the cheapest warmest I’ve found!

Stonz Booties (Canada) – Sizes M-XL (baby/toddler)
These are really effective as rain boots and can go with a liner for warmth. Use code ANYAREVIEWS10 for 10% off

Ten Little Affordable minimalist rainboots for toddler and little kids in yellow

Ten Little (US) – Sizes US 6-13
Lightweight and flexible in bold colors. Read the review here!

Mishansha Boots (Amazon) – Sizes US 7.5 – 6Y (toddler to big kid)
Not a huge fan of the toe spring, but they are very light and super flexible.


$75 and under

Sandals

Bobux (US) – Sizes 0-33
A little thicker of a sole, but great quality.

Chala EVO (Europe) – Sizes EU 22-35.
Simple, fully adjustable sandal that can get wet. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off. Read my Chala Review here

Duchess and Fox (US) – Sizes US 1-12
Beautiful little shoes in tons of fun colors! Soft sole for babies and rubber outsole for toddlers. Use code ANYA for 10% off

Plae Sam Sandal (US) – Sizes US 6-4. Remove insoles
A good Keens dupe, flexible and secure.

Softstar Laguna Sandal (US) – Sizes US 6-12. Use code ANYA for 15% off first shoe purchase.
I love Softstar, everything is handmade and you have tons of color options. The Moccasins are very barefoot.

Stock Image of teal textile barefoot zero drop wide sandals from Sole Runner

Sole Runner (EU) – Sizes EU 25-35. Available in textile or leather.

Tikki Cork Lasta Vegan barefoot affordable colorful sandals for kids

Tikki Sandals (EU) – Sizes 19-32.

Wildling Feather (Europe) – Sizes EU 23-35
These unique sandals feel like walking on air. Read my review here

Vivobarefoot Ultra (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – Sizes EU 25-35/US 9-4. Use code VIVOANYA for 10% off.
A favorite in our house, my oldest gets a new pair every year and my youngest gets a hand-me-down!

Zapato Feroz (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-31.
Super flexible and lightweight!


Shoes

Be Lenka (Europe) – Sizes EU 25-35. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (returns are only accepted from within the EU and USA)

Select Be Lenka kids shoes available now at Anya’s Shop!

Bobux (US) Sizes EU 18-26
Bobux shoes have a great look to them and they are really high quality. The sole starts out stiff, but softens with wear.

Colorful zero drop minimalist toddler sneakers Camper Peu

Camper Peu (US) – Sizes US 5.5-9 toddler
Check for a heel lift on the insole. Otherwise, foot friendly.

Duchess and Fox (US) – Sizes US 1-12
So many pretty options (eg leopard print and metallic) for the diva in your life. Use code ANYA 10% off

Origo Shoes Kids affordable velcro sneakers in burgundy canvas

Origo Shoes (US) – Sizes US 8T-4Y. Vegan and leather options in some very cool colors. Use code ANYA for 10% + free shipping

PaperKrane (Australia) – Sizes EU 16-42. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off.

Plae (US) – Sizes 6C – 4Y. Remove insoles to make them zero drop. Read the review here

Posh Panda (Canada) – Sizes infant to adult! Read my review here

Skinners (Europe) – Sizes EU 26-35

Softstar Shoes Scout Moccasin (US) – Size US 6-4Y. Use code ANYA for 15% off first shoe purchase
I love Softstar, everything is handmade and you have tons of color options. The Moccasins are very barefoot.

Tikki Harlequin (Europe) – Sizes EU 19-29.
We love Tikki shoes! They are all generously wide and light. Read my Tikki review here

Zapato Feroz (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-31

Zeazoo Kids (Europe) – Sizes EU 16-34. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off


Boots

Magical Shoes (Europe) – Sizes EU 20-30. ANYA for 10% off.
These are warm, cozy, and very barefoot friendly.

PaperKrane (Australia) – Sizes EU 16-42. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off.

Stonz West Boots (CA) – Sizes 4T-2Y. All season waterproof boot with a rugged outsole – good for temperatures down to 5 degrees F. Use code ANYAREVIEWS10 for 10% off

Tikki Moon & Beetle (Europe) – Sizes EU 19-39. Leather & Vegan options
We love Tikki shoes! They are all generously wide and light. Read my Tikki Moon Review here


$100 and under

Shoes

Affenzahn (Europe) – Sizes EU 21-32.
I don’t have experience with this brand, but they check all the boxes.

Camper Peu Red leather foot friendly zero drop sneakers

Camper Peu (US) – Sizes US 5.5T-6Y
Check for a heel lift on the insole. Otherwise, very foot friendly.

Mukishoes (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-35. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.
These are on our all time favorites list, they are super light and flexible and waterproof!

Vivobarefoot kid's vegan barefoot shoes Primus

Vivobarefoot (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – Sizes EU 20-39/US 5 – 7Y. Use code VIVOANYA for 10% off.
Personal favorite in our house, they last such a long time.

Wildling (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-35.
We all love our Wildlings for being so light and easy to wear. They are definitely one of our favorite brands. Read my Wildling review here


Boots
Be Lenka Kids Panda Winter Barefoot affordable boots

Be Lenka Panda (Europe) – Sizes EU25-35. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (returns are only accepted from within the EU and USA)
These are very durable shoes, great for passing on. They work well for extra wide feet.

Bundgaard Kids Winter Barefoot waterproof winter boots

Bundgaard (EU) – Sizes EU 18-42. A variety of boots available from rubber rainboots to waterproof winter boots.

US residents can find Bundgaard at Pedterra – Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off first order

Worldwide shipping available from European retailer Mugavik Barefoot – Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.

A pair of little kid Zeazoo boots sitting outside during snowfall. The sheepskin cuff is folded over and snow is gathering on the toes.

Zeazoo Kids Boots (Europe) – Sizes 20-36. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. Find select styles at Anya’s Shop. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
My oldest wore these this past winter and loves them!

Big Kids (EU 28-35/US 11-4Y)

$25 and under

Sandals
H&M Kids zero Drop affordable Sandals

H&M Kids Sandals (US & Elsewhere) – Sizes US7.5-2.5

Kohls Girls Zero Drop affordable sandals

Kohl’s SO Sandals (US) – Sizes 12-6

Target Big Girls Zero Drop sandals

Target Cat & Jack (US) – Sizes US 13-5. Usually a few options with a zero drop sole.

Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit (US) – Size US 27 & Up.
Just cut your own sole, to whatever shape and size you want! Read the review here


Shoes

Amazon Water Shoes (US & elsewhere on Amazon) – Sizes US 6 – 4Y
Not the most durable, but ultra minimal.

Ebooba (EU) – Sizes infant to 7/8 years

Fitkicks (US) – Sizes US 10-4.5

Nortiv 8 Sneakers (US & elsewhere on Amazon) – Sizes US 10-6Y.
Great cheap barefoot sneaker style.

Shoeszoo (Canada) – Sizes Infant to EU 38
Super simple pull on shoes that go up to adult sizes.

Target Sneakers (US) – Sizes US 13-6Y.
Check for a hidden heel wedge. These do the job, but have a narrower toe box.

Walmart Ballet Slippers (US) – Sizes EU 30-41
There’s not much shoe to these, so they won’t be very durable, but are super cheap.

Walmart Sneakers (US) – Sizes US 6 – 4y.
Check for a hidden heel wedge under the sole in these. Otherwise, super flexible.

Yeti Moccs (US) – Sizes infant to adults!

Zeazoo Kids Kiwi and Colibri (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-34. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Simple house slippers that can also do double duty as play shoes!


$50 and under

Sandals

Anatomic (EU) – Sizes EU 24-33

Simple cotton sandals in several fun prints meant for mainly indoor use. US customers can find Anatomic at PedTerra and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off your first purchase

Baby Bare Kids Barefoot zero drop flexible sandals in navy and silver

Baby Bare (EU) – Sizes EU 20-35. Only available through retailers.

Find Baby Bare at Mugavik Barefoot and save 5% with code ANYASREVIEWS

Chala Sandals (Europe) – Sizes EU 22-35.
As simple as it gets! Tie the laces however you like them. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off. Read my Chala Review here

Earth Runners (US) – Sizes US 12-3y. Use code ANYASREVIEWSER for 10% off your purchase.
I love my ERs, they are extremely durable and barefoot.

OK Bare Ortho + dark pink affordable kids barefoot sandals

OK Bare (EU) – Sizes EU 21-34. Does not ship worldwide, but you can find some styles at retailer Mugavik and save 5% with code ANYASREVIEWS

Shamma Sandals (US) – Sizes US 1-6. Use code REVIEWSANYA for 10% off.
I absolutely love my Shamma sandals as everyday and athletic shoes. They are a great brand.

Tikki Nido sandal kid's barefoot

Tikki Nido & Aranya (Europe) – Sizes EU 19-32.
I love these, so lightweight and flexible but still quite durable.

Unshoes Keota Kids barefoot shoes

Unshoes Keota (US) – Sizes EU 21-35. Use code ANYA for 10% off.
These have an infinite adjustment, so they work on a variety of types and they are great for water activities. Read my review here

ZaUri (EU) – Sizes EU 30-35


Shoes

Collegien Slipper Socks (EU) – Sizes infant to Adults! US residents can find select styles/colors at Mapamundi Kids

Feelmax (Europe) – Sizes EU 25-34
I have never tried this brand, but they have some popular adults styles. I expect their kids to also be good.

Mox (US) – Sizes Infant to US 2.5
Fun, handmade moccasins!

Front angled view of Saguaro cheap barefoot sneakers in toddler size showing the elastic laces looped around on one shoe, and left sticking up on the other.

Saguaro Water Shoes (US & elsewhere on Amazon) – Sizes US 7.5 toddler – W15/M13.5

Great summer shoes with a wide toe box and grippy outsole. Read my review here

Tikki Ziggy (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-35
Very lightweight, and lots of color/applique options.

Tough Little Piggies (US) – Sizes Infant to Adults!
Handmade simple moccs, with a toe guard so they don’t get torn up by rough play.

Splay Athletics hammerhead kid's vegan barefoot shoes

Splay Athletics (US) – Sizes 8C-7Y. Get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS
These are extremely popular in our house! Great barefoot feel. Read my Splay Review here

Zeazoo Kids Indoor Shoes (Europe) – Sizes 16-34. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off


Boots

Jan & Jul (Canada) – Sizes US 6-13. Toasty Dry Lite Winter model is zero-drop. Toasty Dry Booties can be made zero drop by removing the heel lift on the insole (use a blow dryer to soften/melt the glue!).
Super flexible and zero drop warm booties.

Mishansha Boots (Amazon) – Sizes US 7.5 – 6Y (toddler to big kid)
Not a huge fan of the toe spring, but they are very light and super flexible.

Ten Little Affordable minimalist rainboots for toddler and little kids in yellow

Ten Little (US) – Sizes US 6-13
Lightweight and flexible in bold colors. Read the review here!


$75 and under

Sandals

Chala EVO (Europe) – Sizes EU 28-35.
Great European option to Luna sandals. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off. Read my Chala Review here

Luna Sandals LUNAcitos (US) – Sizes US 12-3. Use this link for 10% off.
Luna’s are very hard wearing and last for years. We love them in our house.

Panta Sandals Pantakis (Europe) – Sizes EU 32-36
I haven’t tried Panta, but hear that they are very comfortable and durable.

Plae Sam Sandals (US) – Sizes US 6-4. Remove insoles.
Water shoe option! Read the review here

Shamma Sandals (US) – Sizes US 1-6. Use code REVIEWSANYA for 10% off.
I absolutely love my Shamma sandals as everyday and athletic shoes. They are a great brand.

Stock Image of teal textile barefoot zero drop wide sandals from Sole Runner

Sole Runner (EU) – Sizes EU 25-35. Available in textile or leather.

Tikki Cork Lasta Vegan barefoot affordable colorful sandals for kids

Tikki Lasta (EU) – Sizes 19-32. Available in leather or vegan cork!

Vivobarefoot Ultra (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – Sizes EU 25-35/US 9-4. Use code VIVOANYA for 10% off.
A favorite in our house, my oldest gets a new pair every year and my youngest gets a hand-me-down!

Wildling Feather (Europe) – Sizes EU 23-35.
These unique sandals feel like walking on air. Read my review here

Xero Shoes Z-Trail (US) – Sizes US 12-4
I love these sandals, they are super comfortable.

Zapato Feroz (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-31.


Shoes

Bobux (US) Sizes EU 27-33.
Bobux shoes have a great look to them and they are really high quality. The sole starts out stiff, but softens with wear.

Freet (UK) – Sizes EU 29-39. Use code ANYASREVIEWS-10 for 15% off
Freet makes great barefoot shoes, these are the most affordable dress shoe style for youth.

Magical Shoes Explorer (Europe) – Sizes EU 27-35. Use code ANYA for 10% off.
Excellent barefoot feel on these sneakers.

Origo Shoes Kids affordable velcro sneakers in burgundy canvas

Origo Shoes (US) – Sizes US 8T-4Y. Vegan and leather options in some very cool colors. Use code ANYA for 10% + free shipping

PaperKrane (Australia) – Sizes EU 16-42. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off.

Plae (US) – Sizes 5C – 4Y. Remove insoles
Flexible, but not my fave. Toe box is tapered at the end.

Posh Panda (Canada) – Sizes infant to adult!
I love these handmade moccs, especially the leopard print and the opportunity to be matchy matchy with mom! Read my review here

Softstar Shoes Scout Moccasin (US) – Sizes US 6-4Y. Use code ANYA for 15% off first shoe purchase.
I love Softstar, everything is handmade and you have tons of color options.

Skinners (Europe) – Sizes EU 26-35

Tikki Moon (Europe) — Sizes EU 19-39.
We love Tikki shoes! They are all generously wide and light. Read my review here

Vibram 5 Fingers (US) – Sizes EU 29-34.
The original barefoot shoe, for kids.

Vibram Furoshiki (US) – Sizes EU 27-36.
These act as a water shoe, super simple and lightweight.

Xero Shoes Prio (US) – Sizes US 12-4
An excellent athletic shoe option for active kids.

Zapato Feroz zero drop affordable kids shoes

Zapato Feroz (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-31

Zeazoo Kids (Europe) – Sizes 16-34. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Zeazoo Kids shoes are always super lightweight, flexible, and have good ground feel.

Zuna Shoes Akili Side view of Big kid vegan barefoot sneakers at the park

Zuna Shoes (US) – Sizes US 12-4Y. Read my Zuna Review here!


Boots

Stonz West Boots (CA) – Sizes 4T-2Y. All season waterproof boot with a rugged outsole – good for temperatures down to 5 degrees F. Use code ANYAREVIEWS10 for 10% off


$100 and under

Sandals
Top down view of Softstar Solstice Sandals in youth size

Softstar Solstice Sandal (US) – Youth sizes 1-4. ANYA 15% off first shoe purchase.
I have these and love them! So cute and you can customize the color.

Shamma Sandals (US) – Sizes US 1-6. Use code REVIEWSANYA for 10% off.
I absolutely love my Shamma sandals as everyday and athletic shoes. They are a great brand.


Shoes & Boots
Be Lenka Kids Panda Winter Barefoot affordable boots

Be Lenka Panda (Europe) – Sizes EU 25-35. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (returns are only accepted from within the EU and USA).
These are very durable shoes, great for passing on. They work well for extra wide feet.

Camper Peu (US) – Sizes US 9T-6Y
The adult version of these shoes is also great! Check for a heel lift on the insole. Otherwise, very foot friendly.

mukishoes kids barefoot minimalist shoes mini moss

Mukishoes (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-35. See my Mukishoes Brand Review here. Use code ANYASREVIEWS to save 5% on kid’s models.
These are on our all time favorites list!

Softstar Shoes Merry Jane & Rambler (US) Sizes US 6-6Y. ANYA 15% off first shoe purchase.
The Merry Jane only comes in Youth 1-4, but the Rambler comes in all the sizes.

Sole Runner (Europe) – Sizes EU 25-35
I have some adult sneakers from Sole Runner that I love! Great foot shape, and very thin.

Tadeevo Shoes (Europe) – Sizes EU 31-36. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
These sneakers are ultra minimal and super comfortable.

Vivobarefoot kid's vegan barefoot shoes Primus

Vivobarefoot (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – Sizes US 5 – 7Y. Use code VIVOANYA for 10% off.
Personal favorite in our house, they last such a long time.

Wildling (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-35
We all love our Wildlings for being so light and easy to wear. They are definitely one of our favorite brands.

A pair of little kid Zeazoo boots sitting outside during snowfall. The sheepskin cuff is folded over and snow is gathering on the toes.

Zeazoo Kids Boots (Europe) – Sizes 20-36. ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. US/Canadians can order them from Anya’s Shop in sizes EU 23-34. UK residents can order Zeazoo from 100 Barefoot Soles and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
My oldest wore these this past winter and loves them!

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Special thanks to Samantha M for all her time researching this alongside me! Posts like this are a labor of love and reflect HOURS of time. We sincerely hope it makes getting your kids in healthy shoes easier.

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19 thoughts on “Affordable Barefoot Shoes for Kids”

  1. My #1 (and my kids’ #1) favorite barefoot shoe is SlipnStop (previously Slipfree). They make adult sizes as well and all of us have them. VERY barefoot feel. Best for warmer weather and dry super quickly.

  2. Hi Anya,

    Your blog is wonderful! I’ve discovered it recently via Instagram and I’m reading it daily!
    This post came right on time! My 10mnths old just started walking and I’m looking to buy him his first shoes. So far I’m happy for him to walk barefoot or in his socks but he’s starting to explore more outdoors and it’s getting really hot so i’m looking to protect his feet a bit more.
    Would you say soft sole shoes like ebooba would be ok for the first shoes? I know their feet grow so fast and ebooba is really affordable in Europe.
    Thank you

    1. Soft soled shoes are perfect for new walkers! If it’s protective enough against the heat then I think it’s a great choice. Thanks so much for the kind words, I am glad you are enjoying the blog!

  3. What’s your opinion on freshly picked Mocs? I’m having a hard time really picking the best option for my 19 month old. For a basic shoe to wear at the park and for rain boots as well.

    1. They look great for babies! Thanks for reminding me about that brand. I haven’t ever seen a photo of them rolled up, but since they’re soft sole I imagine they’re quite flexible.

  4. I have those Cat & Jack sneakers for my rapidly growing 3-year-old, but I just noticed that his current pair has a heel wedge under the insole – easily removed but worth checking for!

    1. I haven’t actually seen Stride Rite in a long time so I’m not sure. But once you know what to look for in a shoe you should be able to tell if they are good! Wide toe box and insole removed sounds promising – are they flexible?

  5. Unfortunately, Yeti moccs doesn’t seem to be a legitimate company. I tried to order three pairs of shoes and they took my payment immediately. 4 weeks later I still hadn’t received any sort of update about shipping or processing.

    When I contacted them about that, they said that time has just gone by and they were behind. I asked for a refund and instead a week later they texted a “tracking number” but the tracking number only shows that they have printed the label, not any sort of shipping or processing. I questioned them about it and they just sent the same tracking number. Now, they are not responding to communication and have stopped posting on their FB and Instagram accounts.

    It seems I’ve lost my money and I hope to prevent someone else from losing theirs too. Don’t buy from Yeti Moccs unless your planning it to be a donation and not get shoes.

  6. Hi Anya! Thank you so much for your guide! I see that you say the Ten Little rain boots are flexible in bold colors. Do you consider navy blue to be a bold color; do you know if the navy blue boot is flexible? I hear some colors from Ten Little are flexible and others are not…

    Thank you!

    1. To be honest with you, I don’t remember saying that about the Ten Little boots…but I do recall that they went through a sole change so all colors should be flexible now. Navy blue should be good.

  7. Are these shoes zero drop:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08F2YC47X/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hotofish-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B08F2ZF8QX&linkId=e4792333ee0b895c678d507250d504e5&th=1&psc=1
    I can’t tell & I’m desperately trying to find good wide toe box and depth for my daughter – this fits both but I’m not sure if it’s zero drop which is really important to me as my back pain disappeared when I switched to zero drop shoes. Thank you!!

    1. I wouldn’t know for sure without seeing them, but the outsole does look flat. You would want to check for a heel lift in or under the insole which you could either pull out or replace with a different insole.

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