The Best Barefoot Dress Shoes for Men

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A photo of a husband and wife's legs wearing very dress barefoot shoes. The man is in Carets Dress shoes and the woman is in Shapen Poppy flats
Classy Men’s Barefoot Dress Shoes do Exist!

So you’ve discovered the freedom of barefoot shoes. But now all your dress shoes are uncomfortable! What’s a barefoot enthusiast to do? Fortunately there are a large number of men’s barefoot dress shoes available all around the world. Here you’ll find a list of over 30 options, in different styles and widths.

Why Barefoot Dress Shoes?

It makes a lot of sense to wear barefoot shoes while exercising – they promote natural movement and make good alignment possible. But what about barefoot dress shoes? If you need to wear dress shoes often, your “traditional” heeled pointy ones are definitely affecting your body – and not in a good way. It doesn’t need to be so! Ditch the heels and the tapered toe boxes for barefoot dress shoes that look professional, but don’t cause damage.

Did you realize your dress shoes had heels?

Interested in barefoot shoes? Check out my other minimalist shoe reviews for tons of options in all different styles. Natural footwear is for more than just the gym – you can strengthen your feet and body by ditching ill-fitting shoes and wearing barefoot shoes instead. And psst! Here is the women’s barefoot dress shoes list.

Now let’s dig into the best men’s barefoot dress shoes!

The Best Men’s Barefoot Dress Shoes

This list of barefoot dress shoes is meant to include professional work shoes and fancier black tie event shoes. The location of each brand and size range offered is included to help you hone in on the one that’s right for you! And if you need a little guidance, this article will teach you how to measure your feet and determine your foot type.

Ahinsa (EU) – Sizes EU 36-48. Vegan! Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off. Ahinsa shoes have a nice wide toe box, but run slightly short so consider sizing up. They also have an extra wide option.


Angles Fashion (EU) – Sizes 37-46. I have a pair of Angles Fashion boots that I absolutely love. Great quality, classy design, and very comfortable. They look stylish, but still meet barefoot dress shoe requirements.


Be Lenka (EU) – Sizes EU 36-47. Be Lenka shoes are unisex and they have a few styles that are cut like a traditional dress shoe, like the Icon. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off from Be Lenka (returns are not accepted outside the EU). US/Canadian customers can find select Be Lenka styles at Anya’s Shop!


Birchbury (US) – Sizes EU 39-49. Remove the insole to make them zero drop (the outsole has a faux heel). Read my Instagram review here


A close up angled view of the best dressy barefoot shoes for men. Caret's brand.

Carets (US) – Sizes US 7-14. Beautiful shoes, very dressy. Don’t be fooled by the faux heel and what looks like a pointy toe. Check out my Carets review here for all the details.


Conker Shoes (UK) – Sizes UK 1-13. Available in narrow, regular, and wide widths.


DaVinci Barefoot (US) – Sizes US 7-13.5. Justin has worn these to work for years. DaVinci launched a whole new toe box shape in 2021 – read my review of them here. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 20% off.


The Drifter Leather (EU) – Custom and standard sizes up to EU 49. Lots of great men’s styles! They only open for orders about every 6 weeks and there will be an extensive wait time. Read my ordering guide for more info.


Ela Faustus Shoes (EU) – Custom sizes. She does excellent work, each pair is handmade to your measurements. Read about my experience here!


A front angled close up of FeetSutra Khussa brown leather loafers.

FeetSutra (US) – Sizes US 7-13. Simple dressy leather loafer in black and brown. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off. Read my FeetSutra review here.


Freet Citee barefoot dress shoes for kids in black

Freet Citee (UK) – Sizes EU 37-49. Vegan. Get 15% off with my code ARV10. These run a little small, Justin needed to size up one for a good fit. But they have a wide toe box, and are one of the only vegan barefoot dress shoe options.


Gaucho Ninja Leather (UK) – Sizes 36-45. This small business custom makes men’s barefoot boots, and some of the styles are very classy and dressy. You can see my review of Gaucho Ninja’s standard and bespoke options here. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off!


Gea Soles (EU) – Custom sizes for feet 21.8cm to 29.7cm. You can customize them in any color you like and several different sole thickness options. Read my Gea Soles review here.


Green Shoes (UK) – Sizes UK 5-12 in four widths. These are handmade and super high quality barefoot dress shoes!


Groundies (EU) – Sizes EU 40-48. One of my personal favorite barefoot shoe brands because of how stylish they are! Read my Groundies Palermo review here. One con to Groundies men’s barefoot dress shoes is that they wrinkle easily.


Jenon Leather (EU) – Sizes 36-48 and custom sizes available. This brand does not currently ship outside the EU.


Joe Nimble International (EU) – Sizes EU 39-49.5. Use my code AFFANY10 for 10% off.

US customers can only find the barefoot dress shoes from Baer Shoes.


Lems (US) – Sizes US 3.5-15. Lems has a few barefoot dress shoe options: the Chukka, the Nine2Five, and the Boulder. European residents can purchase Lems at Unterwegs Mit Dir to save on shipping and return costs.


Luks Shoes (EU) – Sizes EU 42-46. Wonderful brand with super thin soles and a very wide toe box.


Magical Shoes (EU) – Sizes EU 37-47. I have several pairs of Magical Shoes and they are extremely flexible and comfortable. I do size up one in them, because they run a little short. Use code ANYA for 10% off.


No(N)s (EU) – Sizes EU 37-44. These are all handmade to order.


Peerko (EU) – Sizes EU 37-43. I have not tried their Smart line yet, but their sneakers and boots are very well made and classy! They are one of my favorites for barefoot shoes that look mainstream.


Prime Trotter (EU) – Sizes EU 39-50. These are some really nice handmade barefoot dress shoes, customized to your measurements. Zero drop and on a Vibram outsole.


Ruth Emily Davey (UK) – Custom and standard sizes UK 2-12.


Senmotic (EU) – Sizes EU 36-4. Their business line looks very professional and classy. Some customization options are available, i.e. different sizes and widths for L/R.


Softstar Shoes (US) – Sizes 5U-15U. Softstar has one dressy men’s barefoot shoe – the Hawthorne – which has a slightly tapered toe box but molds to your feet with wear. They also have the Primal Sawyer, and extremely wide shoe, which can pass as a dressy shoe. Read all my Softstar reviews here!

Use code ANYA for 15% off your first shoe purchase from Softstar.


Sole Runner (EU) – Sizes EU 36-49. Quite a few nice looking men’s dress shoes! They are good quality as well.


Tadeevo (EU) – Sizes EU 35-47. This brand has several dressy barefoot shoe options, and they are very flexible and wide. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off


Vivobarefoot – Sizes US 7-15. The Gobi, Ra, and Scott boot are all very professional looking barefoot dress shoes. Use code ANYAVB for 10% off, and you can read my in-depth Vivobarefoot reviews here.


Xero Shoes (US) – Sizes US 6.5-14. The Alston and the Melbourne are the dressiest options from Xero. They are a little on the casual side, but will work for many work environments and other dressy events.


Zaqq (EU) – Sizes UK 4-15. Zaqq has an astounding number of men’s barefoot dress shoe options and they all look amazing! They are zero drop, with a faux heel, but the toe box is more tapered in the dress shoes than in their sneakers and boots.


Zeazoo (EU) – Sizes 35-47. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off. These barefoot dress shoes are handmade, and very soft and unstructured. They looks a little less formal than some of the other options listed here.


Zkama Shoes (EU) – Sizes 30-45. There are some simple barefoot derby styles you can get from this handmade shoe shop.


ZlaTush Shoes (EU) – Sizes 36-45. Zlatica hand makes a couple men’s barefoot dress shoe styles and she is very talented. I ordered women’s shoes, but you can read about the ordering process here.

And there you have it! Enough barefoot dress shoe options to keep anyone occupied for quite some time. 😀 If you can wear zero drop shoes 100% of the time, you back, hips, knees, and feet will thank you. What are your favorite barefoot dress shoes?


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14 thoughts on “The Best Barefoot Dress Shoes for Men”

  1. Baer-shoes.com ships Joe Nimble to the US. Expensive shipping fee– 40 euros per order (not per pair), but you get to deduct VAT.

  2. I just received a pair of Zaqq’s that we ordered for my husband and they are beautiful but the toes are tapered just like traditional dress shoes. It’s so disappointing! Also, i ordered the size they suggested based on his measurements and they’re at least one, if not two, sizes too small. It’s so disappointing. Now I have to figure out how to send them back.

    1. I saw someone shared in the FB group that the men’s dress shoes were very tapered! I’m hoping to figure out which styles are that way. Such a disappointment. Thanks for sharing, and good luck getting them returned (hopefully you used Paypal to cover your return shipping! If not, it’s a great way to cover your ass with international shipping costs).

  3. Have you seen the new “Brenston” from Birchbury? Looks dressier, but also tapered toes. But maybe it’s just a visual trick and they still allow splay?

    1. Yes, it does look on the tapered side. My husband has the Bramfords, and they are not that wide, so I would expect the Brenston to be similar. Wider than conventional shoes, but still kind of tapered.

  4. I love ZAQQ.com, but I just tried to order some dress shoes for my husband, and they let me know they cannot ship the following men’s dress shoe models to the U.S., so we had to choose a different shoe:

    APEQ
    ARQ
    BRIQ
    DUQE
    MONQ

      1. Thanks! I reached out and was able to find that it does not change the toe box. It only changes the mid and back of the shoe/sole shape.

        How would you compare the toe box of Conkers to something like Vivobarefoot?

        Thank you!

        1. I’ve never held a pair of Conker shoes in my hands, so it’s hard for me to say for sure. But from what I’ve learned from my research, it’s probably comparable but a little narrower than Vivo. I wonder if they can give you internal width measurements for your size?

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