The Complete List of Waterproof Barefoot Shoes for Rain

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I get asked EVERY DAY for waterproof barefoot shoes that are good for your feet. You see, traditional rain boots have a chunky heel that can really throw off your alignment and cause all kinds of issues in your body. But a completely flat and flexible rain boot is hard to find!

I’ve compiled a list of all the waterproof, water resistant, and rubber rain boots (for kids and adults) that meet my strict requirements for healthy footwear. Don’t let the weather keep you from getting outside! Read on for the full list of barefoot waterproof shoes below.

How to Waterproof Your Shoes

a close up of two waterproofing products for shoes. Sno seal leather wax, and kiwi protect all shoe spray

Before we get to the waterproof barefoot shoe options, let’s discuss ways you can make use of the shoes you have. Keep in mind that treating your shoes with a waterproofing agent can change the way they look. Leather often gets significantly darker with impregnating waxes and can even change in texture. While these products are usually very effective, a shoe spray is a better alternative if you don’t want to change the way your shoes look.

Rain Boots for Adults

Asgard Packable Rain Boots

There are not too many barefoot rubber rain boot options yet, but here are a few good ones for adults. Fun fact, you can turn any rain boots into thermal ones with a boot liner! Consider sizing up in the Amazon ones for toe space.

Waterproof Barefoot Shoes for Adults

Lem’s Waterproof Boulder Boot

Water Resistant Shoes for Adults

Kids Waterproof Barefoot Shoes

Rubber Rain Boots

Waterproof/Resistant Shoes

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31 thoughts on “The Complete List of Waterproof Barefoot Shoes for Rain”

  1. Do you have any tips for caring for rubber boots? I had the Tretorn Skerry boots for a few years but the rubber started cracking.

  2. Lems waterproof Boulder Boots have become my go-to during Florida’s (torrential) rainy season.
    Also loving the new ‘Wear This, Not That” series 🙂

  3. Hi Anya, Looking into the Tretorn Gus fleecelined rainboots. They don’t advertise as zero drop/barefoot and look like they have a substantial sole. Do you have any direct experience with them?

    1. I don’t have first hand experience with them, but I’ve read lots of reviews in the BST Minimalist shoe Facebook Group. Based off of everyone’s experiences there they are zero drop, flexible enough to roll into a ball, but the sole is heavier than most barefoot shoe brands. Also, not overly narrow, but also not super wide.

  4. Thanks so, so much for this post. I was grieving the death of my old Vivobarefoot wellies that I loved and couldn’t replace, trying to accept the fact that I would now have to own a pair of “normal” heeled stiff boots that I’d probably avoid using. I went through each of your links and ended up buying a pair of Urberg (the shorter model as the one you linked wasn’t available on my size). I had to return it twice until I was happy with the size and it was totally worth it, gosh they are just amazing. I wore them in a 5 mile walk today and enjoyed every step. And they were much cheaper than the top brands in the uk, returns included. I hope they will last longer than my Vivos, they are built differently so hopefully they will.

  5. I am interested in the Asgard and the Tretorn, in the photos they don’t look very wide in the toe box, they look quite tapered. Are you able to provide any information on that aspect? Thank you for all the good information.

    1. I have heard from a number of people that the Asgard are really good, and even wide enough for extra wide feet. The Treton I have also heard good things, but I’ve only talked to a couple people who’ve tried them. From what I can tell the Asgard are wider (or at least very soft and flexible so it spreads out with your foot).

  6. Thank you! I hope they bring them back, as I desperately need to replace my Hunter rubber chelsea boots with a barefoot version!

  7. Hi! Thanks for the article, because it makes it clear for me that… among available barefooties I won’t find anything I’m actually looking for: breathable & waterproof barefoot shoes with the high-quality membrane (like Gore-Tex). I’ll explain my point.:)

    Before I went barefoot I used to wear trekking shoes from Ecco, Timberland etc. as my everyday shoes. They had excellent membranes: kept water out even in the heavy rain and drained the sweat… feet remained dry at the end of the day! Leather would never work that way – despite the claims of “breathability” it doesn’t work, at least for my over-sweating feet. I have Vivobarefoot Tracker II Firm Ground and Magna Trail. Yes, they are water-proof/resistant, but hmmm, my foot is wet with sweat after a day hiking.
    I also have a Wildling crane, which… became completely wet after 5 minutes of cycling in the rain. I would consider one of the Xero models, cuz they seem quite close to what I’m looking for, but they look so “technical” that puts me off.

    So – why on earth wouldn’t any minimalist shoe company use the technologies already developed and introduce a real breathable barefoot shoe? Maybe if they are more people thinking likewise, we could create a petition? (my ultimate dream is: a shoe like Vivo Magna Trail with a breathable membrane) 🙂 Greetings from Greece.

    1. I think lots of people are thinking like you and wishing for truly waterproof shoes that breathe! My only recommendation right now is to check out the Sole Runner Transition Vario. As the market grows we’ll be getting more options, I am confident of that.

  8. Ahhh zapato Feroz have children’s barefoot shoes and waterproof as well, I haven’t seen any softer and flexible shoes.
    they dont ship out of Europe unfortunately…

  9. amazing resource, great work. can u explain why you have the mudee listed as water repellent, the image of the shoe looks pretty waterproof to me. am i missing something

    1. As far as I understood it, that was how Freet labelled them. In the pair that I have tested I didn’t really put it to the test (ie stand in a tub of water), but they at least were water repellent.

  10. Hey Anya,
    What are the light blue shoes in your top picture? The ones on the left?
    Rainy season is almost upon us and I like the look of their toebox.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi! It’s the Vivobarefoot Fulham, which currently isn’t in stock (at least on my region’s Vivo site). A real shame since now is when people are needing it! But you might get lucky at Revivo.com.

  11. Hi, I can’t find information online about the insole width of the Konforme rain boots. I’m trying to find something that fits my almost 4 year old’s wide feet. Do you know anything about how wide they are, or do you know of any kids rain boots that are good for wide feet? Thank you! Your blog is amazing!

    1. Hi! I don’t have firsthand experience with this shop, but they are involved in the community so I am fairly certain that they are a legitimate retailer of barefoot shoes.

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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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