Crupon Sandals – The Perfect Timeless Look in Barefoot Shoes

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A flat lay of a variety of colorful beautiful Crupon barefoot sandals and flats in different colors and styles, and both barefoot and extra wide width

It was in 2019 that I ordered a pair of shoes from Crupon Sandals to see if they would work for my feet. I was immediately smitten – Stunning craftsmanship, perfect rustic look, naturally dyed chrome free leather that feels great on your skin, a sustainable slow fashion model using traditional shoe-making techniques. Like I said. SMITTEN.

But the shape of the toe box was narrow for me and as my feet have gotten stronger over time I wasn’t able to wear them comfortably. So I was thrilled when Crupon Sandals wanted to work together on a new sole for their shoes. Together we designed a sole with a more natural foot shape, and now the majority of their shoes are in the Barefoot Collection!

Crupon Barefoot Sandals Review

A arch of Crupon Sandals barefoot shoes in rainbow colors surrounding a pair of bare feet

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Every pair of Crupon sandals is made from a gorgeous vegetable tanned leather from Italy and hand stitched by Dimitar and Yana (owners and shoemakers). Their barefoot sandals are all 6mm thick and very flexible.

I appreciate Crupon’s dedication to slow, ethical fashion. Besides the earth-friendly materials, all shoes are made-to-order to prevent waste. When you hold a pair of Crupon Sandals you can see and feel immediately the blend of quality & beauty.

And they last too! I have worn mine traveling in Europe and they held up like a dream.

The way they are sewn also ensures Crupon Sandals can be repaired and resoled should you ever need! I haven’t had to do this yet, but I am glad that I won’t ever need to throw these away.

Material Specs

Crupon sandals are made from:

  • Naturally tanned chrome-free leather uppers
  • Non-slip textile insole
  • Cotton stitching
  • Rubber outsole

Crupon Sizing & Fit

Two women's legs standing toe to toe wearing jeans and crupon barefoot sandals. The left person is wearing them in wide in Marsala pink, and the left person is wearing them in avion green in barefoot width
Crupon Sandals in Extra Wide Barefoot (left) and regular Barefoot (right)

All models in the barefoot collection are made with a foot-shaped sole that is meant to give space for the toes to lay flat.

Their main collection is best suited for average and wide feet, but not extra wide. But they do make a select few of their most popular models in Extra Wide! You can request them to be made in any color. Samantha is our lovely extra wide, high volume foot model here and she is thrilled with her wide Crupons.

Crupon sandals also:

  • Run slightly large (but most people still get their usual size).
  • Tend to fit medium & high volume feet best.
  • Have a sloped mountain shape to them.

Learn about the different foot types and shoes that work best for them here.

I have a low volume foot, and in several of the models I’ve found that there is extra space above my foot. I solve this either with some moleskin under the straps, or this little adhesive insert. Another pro tip if you’re concerned about your sandals being flopping is to choose the models with an enclosed heel as opposed to the models with an open heel (eg Nomade, instead of Nomade Light) because they fit more securely. For me this makes a big difference!

two pairs of feet standing side by side both wearing black Crupon sandals Nomade, with one in barefoot width and the other in Extra wide width
Crupon Sandals Nomade in Barefoot (left) and Extra Wide Barefoot (right)

I also want to note that the leather is very high quality and strong, so it does take a bit of breaking in. If you are someone who likes a lot of breathing room off the bat I recommend the Nomade, Breeze, and Monstera models.

And if you have narrow feet, Crupon’s standard sandals are a good choice for that.

Crupon Sandals Barefoot Shape vs Standard Shape

A side by side comparison of a Barefoot Trevi Sandal from Crupon next to a standard Trevi sandal to show the difference in foot shape between the two

If you have a slim foot, you may prefer Crupon’s standard shape shoes. They are still available on their website, so if the barefoot and wide barefoot versions look to be too wide for you, you can always go with standard.

Styling Crupon Sandals

Style is what drew me to Crupon in the first place. They’ve got a rustic, vintage, and bohemian aesthetic that is both unique and reminiscent. Looks like that never go out of style! I love Crupon Sandals to replace clogs, Saltwater sandals, Birkenstocks, and other timeless brands in my closet.

Ordering from Crupon Sandals

Crupon Sandals is based in Bulgaria and everything is made to order. They usually ship within a few days of ordering, but during peak season it can take longer. You can choose between standard shipping (4-10 days) and DHL Express (1-3 days), so altogether it’s a pretty fast turn around for a slow fashion product. Returns and exchanges are accepted on shoes from the barefoot and standard collection, but not on custom one-of-a-kind orders.

Front/Side angled view of Crupon Febo Barefoot Sandals in Black
Febo in Nero

Crupon Sandals are the Whole Package

If you’ve been around here a while you know I love to combine foot health with my other passions: supporting small businesses, sustainable manufacturing, and good style. Crupon is a marriage of all of these things! And this year they wanted to offer a more affordable option to customers, so now have available the Nomade Light in black for $99 + free shipping.

Dimitar and Yana are thrilled to be able to offer their craftsmanship to us in the barefoot shoe crowd, and we are thrilled to have them.

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42 thoughts on “Crupon Sandals – The Perfect Timeless Look in Barefoot Shoes”

  1. Hi Anya, I just bought a Crupon Trevi sandal. They are such beautiful shoes! I know from reading some of your articles that my foot is just a fraction of a centimeter shorter than yours (and mine is a slope shape). I was unsure because I often find myself in between sizes, but I got the 36. Unfortunately I can’t wear my toe spacers comfortably, and there’s less than a centimeter in front of my big toe. I’ve gone back and forth on whether they are okay without the toe spacers on. Crupon no longer offers free shipping for an exchange. I’m loath to pay for shipping three times. Maybe this is impossible to answer, but do you think I could give myself sufficient space with the sock and hair dryer technique?

    1. Yes, that’s a tough one! Always a bit of a risk to decide to keep and stretch the shoe in case it doesn’t work out. When it’s on the snug side but the overall shape and width is roughly right then I would say it’s worth trying to stretch. The leather is thick and I found that the Trevi in particular takes a little breaking in (because it covers your foot), so I wouldn’t despair if they feel a bit small when brand new.

  2. Do you know what the difference between the Trevi Barefoot Sandal and the Trevi Light Barefoot Sandal? I’m not seeing a difference in the description…

  3. Hi Anya! I am new to this world of barefoot shoes, but have stumbled upon Crupon per your suggestion. So cute! Only issue is I have very small feet, usually size 5 or 5.5. Any suggestions for brands for such petite-sized feet? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Elle! You have many options, actually. There are several brands that span the whole size range from toddler to adult like Mukishoes, Wildling, PaperKrane, and Vivobarefoot. You can use the filter feature on the Barefoot Shoe Finder tool to find brands that have you size.

  4. Hi Anya! I see you’re a size EU36 for the open toed sandals, which is my size. I’m looking at getting the closed toe Iris. Would you recommend going up to a EU37?

    1. I still have a 36 in the closed toe sandals, but they fit a little snug at first. I prefer it over the 37, because I’m able to stretch them enough and they fit securely.

      1. Marie-Eve Ferland

        I think we have the same foot length 23,2 cm. And you still order 36? So you just have 0,2 cm and you still are confortable? Do they stretch a lot?

        1. Hi there! I believe we replied to you on IG also, but yes Anya has a 36 in Crupon. Her feet measure a little shorter than that via the wall method. For open toe sandals, choose the stitching to stitching length closest to your foot length. If you prefer extra space in close toe options, you might want a 37.

  5. I am considering purchasing a pair of closed toe sandals like the Trevi or Monstera. I have had problems with the height of the toe box in some shoes in the past because my big toes slope up at the tip and shallow toe boxes cause uncomfortable pressure pressing down on my big toe nails. Since this would be my first pair of Crupon shoes, can you comment on the height of the toe box in this brand and whether I’m likely to have a problem in your opinion? Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Sharlynne! I replied to your email yesterday, but I will answer your question here as well since others may have the same questions. Between Monstera and Trevi, the Monstera offers more vertical toe box height. If you try them and find them just a little too shallow over your big toes, you can stretch that spot by stuffing the toe box with something firm like a small ball overnight.

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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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