Angles Fashion Review – Why We Love These Barefoot Shoes

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Angles Fashion is one of our favorite lifestyle barefoot shoe brands – They make beautiful foot-shaped boots, shoes, and flats so we can be stylish and still respect our bad-ass muscular feet!

In this review, we will cover Angles Fashion sizing, fit type, how to order, and a close look at 5 styles we love.

This is a joint review from Samantha and me (Anya)!

Meet Angles Fashion

3 image collage showing the same woman in 3 different outfits wearing the same shoes in each - Artemis barefoot leather chelsea boots from Angles Fashion

Leather & Vegan Options | Lined & Unlined Options | Sizes EU 35 – 46 | Extra Wide Available | Ships from Czech Republic

Use code ANYA for 5% off your order

You can now find Angles Fashion at Anya’s Shop!

Angles Fashion is a Czech brand that makes modern, natural footwear using European sourced materials. Their name, Angles, is a reference to how their shoes respect the actual angles of the foot. In fact, the founders measured the feet of over 1000 people to ensure their shoes would be suitable to the local population – how cool is that!? Most shoes nowadays are nowhere close to resembling a human foot, so it’s a real treat to find a brand that combines a natural foot shape with good style.

If foot pain ails you, the wide toe box on Angles Fashion shoes can offer relief. Want to learn more about natural footwear/barefoot shoes? Read this post for a break down.

A close up of a woman's hand folding an Angles Fashion chelsea boot into a tight U shape to show the flexible sole

I stalked Angles’ website for several months before finally pulling the trigger and can now say that they are even more beautiful in person – not to mention how comfortable and genuinely well made they are! Almost all their shoes are leather, but you can find a few vegan options here.

Angles Fashion Sizing & Fit Type

Top down view of an extra wide socked foot next to Angles Fashion Dafne zero drop barefoot boots

Sizing: Angles provides a size chart for each product, which is very helpful. In general, the unlined (Klasik) shoes fit true to size. The thermal lined Winter versions of their boots fit closer and Angles indicates that the lining takes up about 1mm of width, and 4mm of length. Most people will size up one in the Winter options, but you might even want to go up two sizes if you plan to wear thick socks.

Angles also offers what is almost a half size/extra wide version in the larger sizes of many of their styles. It’s designated with a plus sign (+) and is usually about 3mm wider & 2mm longer than the standard size. Exact measurements are included in the size chart.

Here’s a guide for measuring your feet + understanding a size chart!

Width: Samantha and I both have wide feet, and are very comfortable in our Angles shoes. The toe box has a straight line at the big toe with a gradual slope down to the pinky so they should accommodate most foot shapes except very square.

Angles Fashion Upper and outsole Shape

The unlined shoes have an average heel width, so if you have narrow heels you might need to use some fit hacks to prevent heel slippage. I found the thermal-lined Winter boots to fit pretty close around narrow heels and I didn’t need to make any accommodations.

Volume: Samantha and I have very different foot volumes – she has high arches and I have low volume feet. The unlined boots fit her high volume like a glove, whereas I need to make use of the low volume fit hacks to make them fit well. However, the lined boots fit very snug around my shallow feet and skinny heels.

If you need help determining your foot type, check out this post!

Ordering from Angles Fashion

All Angles Fashion shoes are made and shipped from the Czech Republic. In stock items ship right away, otherwise your boots will take about 5 weeks to be produced (Angles does small batch production). It is clearly labeled on every product whether or not it is in stock, so there shouldn’t be any surprises there.

They recently launched an English website with prices in USD to make shopping easier for those outside the EU. They ship worldwide, and the cost depends on location. I paid $38 for shipping a single pair of boots to the US via FedEx and received my order in about 2 weeks after they shipped. Don’t forget you can use code ANYA for a 5% discount!

You can now find select styles at Anya’s Shop in the US and worldwide shipping available!

Shoe Care

A pair of Angles Fashion Dafne boots before and after conditioning the leather with Bick No4. The color of the condition barefoot boot is slightly darker and less dry looking.
After conditioning (left) and before (right).

Except for just a few vegan options, Angles Fashion shoes are all made of high quality leather. The best thing about good leather is that it responds to treatment readily and can look beautiful forever.

When Samantha first received her Dafne boots she sprayed them with Collonil Carbon Pro to protect from water. Later she gave them a nice treatment of Bickmore 4 leather conditioner because the leather was looking a little thirsty. It doesn’t change the appearance of the leather much, but it has brought them back to a healthy richness. Between those two products these boots are looking good and keeping her dry.

Read this post for a complete guide to caring for your barefoot shoes

Our 5 Favorite Angles Models

Angles Dafne Review – Midheight Boot

by Samantha

A pair of Angles Fashion Dafne boots in Coffee brown leather being worn with one foot flexing the boot.

Leather | Lined or Unlined | $186 | EU Sizes 37-42

These boots were exactly what I was looking for to replace the Blowfish boots that were my previous go-to before I discovered (and fell hard for) barefoot shoes. They’re absolutely delightful to wear – lightweight, roomy, and the Coffee color was just the right mid-tone brown. The Dafne boots are also available in black, light brown, burgundy, and navy blue. Since I wanted to wear these for fall, mild winter days, and spring – I opted for the unlined version. The outsole is a thin 3mm rubber with a low wall around the edges that your foot sits down inside. It has great ground feel, and the footbed is lined with leather as well as the heel area. The rest of the inside has a thin textile lining. I usually wear them with socks but they’re perfectly comfortable barefoot as well.

The Dafne boots feature an inside zipper that spans the entire height of the boot making these very easy to get on. They’re taller than your typical chelsea/ankle boot (my size 38 are about 7″ tall) and they fit nice and close to the leg. The elastic panel at the back makes these very comfortable to walk in without detracting from the overall sleek look of the boots. They were comfortable right out of the box and required no breaking in! In short – I love them and wear them all the time. They are my absolute favorite barefoot boots I have tried.

Style

4 Photo style collage of the same white woman with curly brown hair wearing Angles Fashion dafne boots with 4 different outfits

I wear these casually for the most part – usually with jeans or leggings, but I had a request to show how they looked with skirts and dresses so I dug through my maternity wardrobe to see what I could come up with! They pretty much go with everything.


Angles Afrodita Light Review – Ballet Flat

by Anya

A 3 photo collage of the same woman in the same outfits wearing Angles Fashion Afrodita barefoot flats from Angles Fashion

Leather | Unlined | $150 | EU Sizes 35-44

The Afrodita Light is a simple ballet flat with ample toe space. I got my usual flat size EU 36 (or US women’s 6) and they fit my length and width really well. The leather is soft and thin, but sturdy. They are light, flexible, and have a moderate amount of ground feel – the rubber sole is 3mm thick.

I was concerned they would slip off my narrow heels, so was prepared with moleskin. A layer of it in the heel has been sufficient and they stay on pretty well (read narrow heel fit hacks here!). But like almost any open ballet flat, they will flop off if I get too crazy. For me, these are shoes for walking and standing, and not much else.

We now carry the Afrodita Light at Anya’s Shop

Angles makes several ballet flat styles in lots of pretty colors.They have two narrower options, the Harmonia and the Athena, if you don’t have a wide forefoot. And there’s the option of a strap if you need more security. The color shown here is Light Burgundy and to me looks like rose or deep pink. They’re wonderful flats for wide feet. You can see below several barefoot ballet flats organized from narrow to wide – Angles is one of the widest options.

A variety of barefoot Ballet flats in an arch shape
From left to right: Zaqq Barefoot, Storehouse Flats, Shapen Tulip, Shapen Poppy, Lisbeth Joe Harare, Xero Shoes Phoenix, Oesh Dream, Softstar Ballerine, Groundies Bella, Angles Fashion Afrodita, Ela Faustus, Zlatush T Strap, Gea Soles Yrsa, and Softstar Primal Merry Jane

See my 10 favorite stylish and dressy barefoot flats in this article!


Angles Kairos Review – Riding Boot

by Samantha

Close up front angled view of Angles Fashion Kairos tall leather barefoot riding style boots with a wide toe box and flexible sole

Leather | Lined & Unlined Option | $223 | Sizes EU 37-42

The tall Kairos boots from Angles are gorgeous and definitely give off that classic riding boot vibe. There aren’t a huge number of options for barefoot riding boots (see the full list here) and I didn’t think these were anything special until I saw a real-life photo of them from a member of The Barefoot Style Community. They looked so much sleeker than the stock images!

There were no surprises on fit since I already had the Dafne boots in the same size, and Angles unlined boots are consistently sized. They fit very much the same with just a smidge more volume over the foot. The shaft of the boot is unlined, and the same smooth leather footbed lining also covers the area over the foot. There is just a small area of elastic at the top back of the boot to give these a little flex while wearing, and the full length zipper makes these a breeze to put on.

Angles Fashion Kairos tall barefoot leather boots classic and winter size chart details

Kairos is available lined or unlined and I’ve included the size chart here for your convenience because I could only find it on the Czech website, not the English. As you can see, the calf circumference does get bigger with each size and it is accurate – I measured! This chart is also a good example of how the internal dimensions differ between the unlined (classic) and lined (winter) versions of the same boot.

These have a slim fitting calf, so are great for people who are often swimming in riding boots. If you have a wide calf, The Boot Band is an ingenious device you can add zip in your tall boots to get a wider circumference.


Angles Artemis Review – Chelsea Boot

by Anya

Leather | Lined & Unlined Option | $177 | Sizes EU 37-46

The Artemis is a pull on chelsea boot that can come with a “Klasik” leather lining or a “Winter” thermal lining. I chose the winter lining, because it’s ridiculously cold here for half the year, and I love them to pieces. The thick lining works great on my low volume feet and narrow heels. I got an EU 38 (one size up from my usual chelsea boot size), so if you have high volume feet and/or plan to wear thick socks with your Winter lined boots you might want to go up two sizes.

They are really warm and style effortlessly with my wardrobe. And of course, the pull on chelsea style is so convenient. I wear them all the time! In fact, they were featured in my 10 All Time Favorite Barefoot Boots roundup.

Artemis in Klasik leather lining now available at Anya’s Shop!


Angles Zeus Review – Combat Boot

Stock lifestyle image of Angles Fashion zeus barefoot lace up combat style zero drop boots in Burgundy with red soles and laces.

Leather | Lined Only | $233 | Sizes EU 37-46

I picked out a pair of these gorgeous combat boots in Burgundy, but unfortunately they haven’t arrived to me yet! However, because Angles has a consistent shape and sizing, I know that I will love them. They are made of the same high quality leather as the other boots shown here, but lace up and have speed hooks at the top. Yay for a stylish and practical combat boot style!


Conclusion

Samantha and I love our Angles Fashion shoes! They also make desert boots and derby style shoes that work great as a masculine dress shoe. If you’d like to see how Angles compares in width and shape to other barefoot shoe brands, check out this huge visual comparison of 38 brands!

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16 thoughts on “Angles Fashion Review – Why We Love These Barefoot Shoes”

  1. Hi Anya! I love your work! They seem a little expensive, especially with shipping, but I wouldn’t rule them out. I go for a more casual style and don’t like shoes that go too far past my ankle, so I like the Pythagoras and Herakles (and the Greek mythological naming).

      1. Please carry the black Dafne! I was looking at Peerko Go but am intrigued by Dafne. Which would you say looks more dressy?

  2. what color did you get for the artemis? coffee or brown? and any insight on the difference between the artemis and the diana boots?

    1. Mine are brown, the coffee is a darker color (you can see it on Samantha’s Dafne and Kairos boots). I believe the only difference between the Artemis and the Diana is the design over the toe cap.

  3. I’ve been trying to order from this company for weeks, to no avail. There’s website issues, a problem with receiving payment on their end, language barrier, and slow communication. It’s been tedious and disappointing. I was attempting to buy 3 pairs, but I’m ready to throw in the towel. It’s too bad, they really look like exactly what I’ve been scouring the internet for. Thanks for your amazingly thorough reviews, Anya. I can’t wait for you to carry their shoes!

      1. No, wasn’t able to check out on their site- repeatedly. Gave it one more go and the issue was finally resolved! Thanks for the moral support 😅 And again, thanks for what you do. You’re improving quality of life for many people. It’s a big deal.

  4. (I intended for these questions and comments to be placed here, with the appropriate blog regarding Angles Fashion shoes, but I accidentally put it with the ‘best barefoot boots’ blog. Please feel free to delete that other one.)

    Hello from California.

    My name is Jo.

    May I trouble you for some sizing help, Anya?

    I found out about Angles Fashion from your blog awhile back, and am specifically interested in the Artemis Chelsea (winter, for now), as I have zero footwear appropriate for rain, snow, cold, or outdoor winter walking.

    The reason I have not yet ordered is because I am SO OVERWHELMED by the number of size choices, so I need assistance.  Otherwise I will have to order the boot in four different sizes, and return (internationally) the three that do not fit.  I would greatly prefer to order no more than two sizes, and only have to return one (permitting that Angles does allow returns from the States).

    I feel like I need to try on the following sizes: 42, 42+, 43+, and 44+.  Because of this, I also have no idea which optional wool insole to order, if I need to try on four sizes of shoes.  (I don’t even know for sure that I will need the wool insole…)

    Normally, I have been size 42 in general (US women’s 11 or men’s 10), but I have noticed more recently that I am having to size up to 43 for certain things (especially to attain proper foot-shaped fit in the barefoot world).

    In the Vivo Barefoot Tracker I tried a couple of weeks ago, I tried size 43 (in both black and brown).  The length was perfect, but the depth (volume) and width were very narrow, tight, and uncomfortable, and the boot was much too stiff.  I could barely get my feet into the shoes. The back also dug into my Achilles’ tendons.  I have flat, low-volume feet, with a wider forefoot and more narrow heel (more plateau or square, with none of the little toes longer than the big toes).  The VB Tracker in 43 was impossible to wear.  This did not feel like a barefoot shoe at all.

    Alas, the Be Lenka Ranger in both green and brown sold out in size 43 much faster than I could even research the fit, utility, and reviews.

    In Vibram Five Fingers, I have had to size up from 42 to size 44!  Then the men’s V-Trek is very comfortable (it also gets soaking wet, and is very slow to dry).

    I have mostly been wearing EarthRunners sandals and Altras walking shoes for six months.  In EarthRunners I am 11/42.  In Altras I am 42.  In Xero Shoes I am 43 (their largest women’s size – 42 – is not a true 42 though, so it’s too short, and I cannot tolerate any of the men’s aesthetically displeasing styles).

    I want to be able to at least have the option of wearing thicker socks in the Artemis if possible, and would potentially want to add the warmer insole, but only if I was somewhere very cold (not California, but perhaps Arizona, Oregon, Washington, or Idaho).

    Anya, you recommended sizing up one size with the Artemis winter chelsea, but this means nothing to me (yet!) as I don’t know which size I wear in this boot to begin with.  Normally “size up” means to go to 43 for me.  I do not see any user reviews on the website (normally I study these extensively to get help).

    Here are the measurements for my feet (please see below). Can you please help me figure out which shoe I need: 42, 42+, 43+, or 44+?  The pluses are especially confusing and the charts have so many numbers.  They also use millimeters, which adds yet one more later to the complicated size selection issues. I need to be able to walk long distances in my shoes, to be very comfortable (without pain), and I can currently only afford to have a few pairs of shoes, so I have to be sure I select correctly.  

    For socks, I normally wear toe socks, but it’s been very cold and rainy, so sometimes thicker wool socks (alas, Knitidos are not an option, as I have confirmed with the company that the “11” under the confetti socks on their website is indeed a typo, and ALL of their socks only fit up to women’s size 10), but I don’t have any proper barefoot/foot-shaped footwear currently that can keep my feet dry and warm.  I’m quite desperate at this point.

    What can you tell me?

    Please see the measurements for my feet below (I took these detailed measurements for a pair of custom Gea Soles Yrsa shoes, from Esther in Spain).

    Thank you,

    Jo

    MEASUREMENTS TAKEN BAREFOOT (sans socks)

    LENGTH

    RIGHT  
    AM (no swelling): 26cm 
    PM (swelling): 26.1cm

    LEFT 
    AM (no swelling): 26.2cm 
    PM (swelling): 26.3cm

    WIDTH

    RIGHT  
    AM: 9.5cm 
    PM: 9.6cm

    LEFT 
    AM: 9.6cm 
    PM: 9.7cm

    INSTEP

    RIGHT
    AM: 23.9cm
    PM: 24.5cm

    LEFT
    AM: 23.8cm
    PM: 24.5cm

    BALL CIRCUMFERENCE

    RIGHT
    PM: 24.2cm (cool evening; not much swelling)

    LEFT
    PM: 24.3cm (cool evening; not much swelling)

  5. Have you tried the regular Afrodita? I’m wondering if they stay more secure on the foot since they have a strap.

  6. I’m so happy these are in the shop now! I’ve been checking every day, and just ordered a pair of Afrodita Light in Brown. They should arrive just in time to wear with summer office clothes.
    Ever since I discovered barefoot shoes last winter (through your blog), I and my US Women’s size 6 EEE feet have been happy. All my life I was stuck with ugly shoes … until now. The barefoot features of the shoes are ok, but getting pretty shoes for my “hobbit feet” … priceless!
    Thank you so much for the blog and shop.

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Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

I first discovered barefoot shoes after a long history of foot issues. By changing my footwear and strengthening my body I was able to completely transform my life. Anya’s Reviews is my way of sharing with the world that healthy feet are happy feet!

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