Summertime is when barefoot sandals really shine. There are loads of zero drop, minimalist sandals for casual, athletic, or dressy purposes: you can have your pick! Whether you’re a barefoot runner or just want to maintain healthy feet, choosing barefoot sandals over flip flops and heels will pay dividends back to your body.
Below you’ll find a complete list of barefoot sandals that are zero drop, flexible, and secure to your foot for adults and kids!
Athletic Barefoot Sandals
One of the great things about barefoot sandals is you can comfortably exercise in them! I personally love to exercise in sandals over sneakers, and I find that barefoot sandals allow me to comfortably do so. The sandals in this section are all great for hiking, walking, and running, but also double as lifestyle shoes for everyday wear.
For a review of my 10 Favorite Barefoot Sandals for Hiking, Running, & Walking, check out this article!
Aborigen Sandals (EU) – $50-$100 – Sizes EU 36-46
AVO (EU) – $120-$140 – Sizes EU 36-45
Bedrock Sandals (US) – $78-$120 – Very secure and great for low volume feet, but narrow in width and a thick sole, unless you do the custom sandals.
Canyon Sandals (IN) – 22.2cm-29.1cm. Ordering currently through WhatsApp.
Chala Sandals (EU) – $55-$110 – Sizes EU 36-49 or custom. This German company does ship to the US. Their sandals are ultra minimal and super flexible. Read my Chala review here! Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off
Deliberate Life Designs Sandals (US) – $65-$90 – These are custom made sandals based on your foot tracings (or choose from several shape options) using recycled climbing slings. Full review here and get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS
Earth Runners (US) – $85 – Sizes US 6-15. Love mine! Super comfortable. ANYASREVIEWSER10 for 10% off. Full review here
Enix Sandals (EU only) – $40-$80 – Unique sizes T4-T13
GAIA Grounding Sandals (US) – $98 – US Mens sizes 4-14
Geniale sandals (EU) – $55 – EU Sizes 35-49. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
Holy Ground Sandals (EU) – $80-$100
Hommo Sandals (EU) – $60-$90 – UK Sizes 4-13
Luna Sandals (US)- $110 – Sizes US M4/W6-M13/W15. I have the Rooted Brujita and it is excellent! Get 10% off with code ANYA
Magical Shoes (EU) – $55 – EU Sizes 36-47. Use code ANYA for 10% off.
Nallu Shoes (EU Only) – $65 – EU Sizes 35-47
Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $90 – Custom sizes from a foot tracing. My review here.
Panta Sandals (EU Only) – $90 – EU Sizes 37-47
Pathik Shoes (EU) – $40-$60 – EU Sizes 36-50
Peracles Footwear (AU) – $115 – EU Sizes 35-54.
Pies Sucios (EU) – $50-$80 – EU Sizes 38-47
Fullsoul Running Pads (EU) – $120 – Custom sizes. Another ultra minimal sandal with the option of a custom sole.
Shamma Sandals (US) – $70-$100 – Unique sizes 4-14, check the size chart here. Read my full review here, and get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS2023
Tara Soles (EU only) – $80 – Custom sizes
Toetem Sandals (US) – $85 – Womens US 6-12 & Mens 6-13. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
Tread Light Gear (US) – $120-$165
Unshoes Sandals (US) – $50-$99 – Sizes US 5-12 Uinta + Keota review here. Get 10% off with code ANYA
Xero Shoes Sandals (US) – $40-$100 – Men’s US Sizes 6.5-15. Women’s US Sizes 5-11. Read my Z Trek review here
Find Xero Shoes EU here!
ZaUri (EU) – $70. Sizes EU 36-47
Zuzu Sandals (Israel) – $79-$99. Sizes EU 36-47
Barefoot Sandals Without a Toe Post
Many of the barefoot running and hiking sandals have a toe post or thong strap. If you’re someone who doesn’t tolerate that, check out these options of barefoot sandals that do not go between the toes!
If you are looking for a casual, lifestyle sandal with no toe post, keep reading. There are lots in the next section.
Bosky (Czech Republic & Slovakia only) – $75-$100 – Sizes EU 35-49
Chala Sandals (EU) – $130 – Sizes EU 36-49 slender or wide width. Custom sizes also available. This German company does ship to the US. Their sandals are ultra minimal and super flexible. Read my Chala review here! Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off
Feelgrounds Pathways (EU) – $89 – Sizes EU 35-49
Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $100 – Custom Sizes
*This shop is operated by a teacher and only open in the summer months*
Proalp (EU) – 67 € – Sizes EU 36-47
Saltic Fly (EU only) – $60 – Sizes EU 34-47
Source (Israel) – $76 – Sizes EU 36-46. These are a transitional barefoot shoe, with a thicker sole.
Unshoes Pah Tempe (US) – $74-$101 – Sizes US 5-12. The Uinta can also be worn without the toe loop – review here. Use code ANYA for 10% off
Xero Shoes (US) – $60-$100 – Sizes US Womens 5-12, Mens 6-14. Read my Z-Trek review!
Casual & Dressy Barefoot Sandals
The majority of these dressy barefoot sandals cater to female sizes, but certainly not all. The barefoot sandals in the above athletic section fill the category of casual sandals for a lot of men.
For my 10 Favorite Stylish Barefoot shoes for women, read this article!
And for fancy feminine barefoot sandals, see my Barefoot Wedding Shoes List.
Ahinsa (EU) – €99.00 – Sizes EU 36-45. Ribbon tie sandals available in black or white. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Afoot Sandals (Europe) – $136-$348 – Sizes EU 35-48.
Astir Sandals (Europe) – $20-$150 – Sizes EU 27-46. Search for their models with barefoot in the title.
Be Lenka barefoot sandals (EU) – $77 – Sizes EU 36-43. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (returns are only accepted from within the EU and USA).
You can find Be Lenka sandals at Anya’s Shop!
Butterfly Your World (US) – $80 – Sizes US Womens 5-13 in 3 different width options
Code ANYA10 for 10% off
Conker Shoes (UK) – $170 – Custom sizes from UK1-13, must choose barefoot sole.
Crupon Sandals (Europe)- EU 35-41. Select styles available in extra wide! My review of them here. Use code ANYA for 10% off
Curious Red (US/Lebanon/China) – $95 – EU Sizes 35-46. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for $5 off
The Drifter Leather (Europe) – $125 – Sizes EU 34-49 with customization optional. I own the Cut Here sandals and Safita sandals (review here). They only take orders sometimes and are closed the rest of the time, so can be difficult to purchase.
Earthing Moccasins (France) – $90 – Custom from a foot tracing with a very minimal sole. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Elafaustus Shoes (formerly BotkyMechovky) (EU) – $95 – Custom made and she ships internationally! Click here for my review of her ballet flats.
Everleigh Meadow (US) – $95 – Sizes US 6-11. Leather closed-toe sandals in several different colors and 3 widths all handmade in the USA!
Feelgrounds (EU) – $99 – Sizes EU 35-49. The seaside sandal is vegan and available in 6 different colors! Read all my Feelgrounds reviews here.
Gea Soles (Europe) – $120 – Custom sizes
Good Earth Sandals (US) – $75 – Sizes US 5-12.5. Simple leather sandals, handmade in Hawai’i
Grecian Sandals (EU) – $20-$75 – Sizes EU 35-42. Request no heel in order notes. Not all these sandals are barefoot friendly, so pay attention to the soles and reach out to Natasa if you’re unsure. My review here.
Green Shoes (EU) – $150-$250 – Sizes EU 20-47. Must choose barefoot sole to be truly barefoot. Mens and women’s choices.
Groundies (EU) – 89€ – Sizes EU 36-43
Groundz (US) – $98. These grounding sandals include a copper plug, and naturally dyed leather uppers in brown or black. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
High Feels (EU) – $145 – Vegan. Sizes EU 35-43. 2 styles available in a Wide width. High Feels now ships to the US!
Jenon Leather (EU & USA only) – Custom & Standard sizes EU Sizes 36-48.
Juuri (EU) – 70.00 € – EU sizes 34-48
Laboo Leather (EU) – $90 – EU sizes 35-43 or custom. Request “Barefoot Shape” in order notes at checkout.
Anya’s Shop now stocks Laboo Leather sandals in black and brown!
La Mexa Barefoot (MX) – $89 – EU 37-44 Huarache sandals
Lisbeth Joe (US) – $99 – Sizes US 6-12. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
Lonnies Sandals (EU only) – $175 – Sizes EU 36-43.
Luks Barefoot Sandals (EU) – $125 – Sizes EU 37-42. Extra wide options available here. Read my Luks Sandals review here.
Luna Brujita (US) -$85 – Sizes US M4/W6-M13/W15. Read my review here. Code ANYA for 10% off
Magical Shoes Aurora and Moana (EU) – $89-$99 – Sizes EU 36-43 – Available in many colors of vegetable tanned leather! Use code ANYA for 10% off.
Mukishoes (EU) – Available seasonally
Native Earth Footwear (US) -$115-$145 – Sizes EU 16-49.
Oesh (US) -$129-$185 – Sizes US M9-13/W6-M12. Note that these sandals have a thick sole and are considered a transitional barefoot sandal, but they are zeri drop.
Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $90 – These have a thicker sole and are custom made from a foot tracing. The owner is also a teacher so he is only opens for orders in summer months.
Ruth Emily Davey (UK) – $300 and up – Custom UK Sizes 2-12
Shapen Barefoot (EU) – $120 – EU Sizes 36-43. Use code
ANYA5 for 15% off. Read my Shapen review here. You can also purchase the Poppy flat at Anya’s Shop!
Softstar Solstice (US) – $90-$110 – Sizes US 5U-12U and 3 width options.
Tarasoles (EU) – 10+. Custom sandals handmade in Germany.
Tikki sandals (EU) – $80 – Sizes EU 35-46. My review here. They are released each spring and have options for men, women, and big kids. US/Canadians can find Tikki at Anya’s Shop!
Unshoes Saffron (US) – $95 – Sizes US 5-12 with regular and slim width options. Reviewed here. Get 10% off with code ANYA
Vivobarefoot Opanka Sandal – (Find your nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop here) – $130 -Sizes US 5.5-11.5. Get 10% off with code VBANYA10
Xero Jessie (US) – $50 – Sizes US 5-11. Vegan
Zaqq Sandals (EU) – $145 – Sizes UK 3.5-12.5
Zeazoo Sandals (EU) – $75 – Sizes EU 35-46. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.
US/Canadians can find Zeazoo Sandals at Anya’s Shop!
UK residents can find Zeazoo Sandals at 100 Barefoot Soles and use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
US residents can find Zeazoo Sandals at PedTerra and use code for 10% off your first purchase
Etsy has a number of shoemakers that will make their sandals with no heel, which opens up a lot of affordable and stylish options! See my Etsy Finds post for the full list.
Barefoot Friendly Slides
Would you like some slide on shoes for those times you really need to be hands free? In general, slides and flip flops are not considered barefoot friendly because they aren’t secure to the foot. But we know there are circumstances where you might want them. These options are all zero drop and otherwise foot-friendly.
Ahinsa (EU) – €99.00 – Sizes EU 36-45. Vegan. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Chala (EU) – $130 – Sizes EU 36-49 or Custom. The Chalette comes in 2 options: a shower-friendly water resistant material, or vegan Pinatex. Read my review of Chala’s other sandal models here. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off
Crupon Sandals (EU) – $86-$118 – Sizes EU 35-41. The Ollie is available for customization including the new barefoot shape and your choice of strap colors. My review of Crupon Sandals here. Use code ANYA for 10% off.
Green Shoes (UK) – $150-$250 – Sizes EU 20-47. Handmade in the UK. Must choose barefoot sole to be truly barefoot.
Groundz (US) – $98. These grounding sandals include a copper plug and naturally dyed leathers. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
Native Earth (US) – $90+ – Sizes EU 16-49. You can choose options to customize like leather color, outsole, or custom sizing. Sandals are all handmade by a small team in California, USA.
Posh Panda (CA) – $90 – Sizes US Womens 5-12. Available with or without an elastic back strap and 2 different sole thicknesses
Raum Goods (US) – $125 – Sizes US Womens 6-11. Handmade with all natural materials including a leather outsole and a copper grounding rivet. These have a narrower toe shape, so I don’t recommend them if you have a wide toe splay.
Tarasoles (EU) – 10+. Custom sandals handmade in Germany
Toetem Sandals (US) – $85 – Womens US 6-12 & Mens 6-13. These sandals are convertible and can be changed into a flip flop style. Handmade in Texas, USA. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off
Zaqq (EU) – $160 – Sizes UK 3.5-12.5. Zaqq has several options for slides. Read my Zaqq Brand review here.
Kids Barefoot Sandals
For a short list of our personal favorites, head to this Best Barefoot Sandals for Kids FAQ.
For more info on kids barefoot shoes for more seasons, see this post for all time favorite barefoot shoes for kids, that includes budget options.
Affenzahn (EU) – Sizes EU 21-32. Only ships to EU, but you can find select styles at retailer Mugavik Barefoot and use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).
Baby Bare (EU) – Sizes EU 20-35. Available through retailers like Mugavik Barefoot. Use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.
Beda (EU) – Sizes EU 22-36. Only available through retailers like Mugavik Barefoot. Use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.
bLifestyle (EU) – Sizes EU 23-36 . Only ships to EU, but you can find select styles at retailer Mugavik Barefoot and use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).
Bobux (US) – Sizes EU 0-33
Bosky Boskids (EU) – Sizes EU 28-36. Only ships to EU.
Bundgaard (EU) – Sizes EU 20-32. Only ships to select countries, but you can find some styles at Mugavik Barefoot and use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).
Chala (EU) – Sizes EU 22-35. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off
Dotty Fish (UK) – Sizes EU 17-28.
Duchess and Fox (US) – Sizes infant to US 3/4 Youth. Use code
ANYA for 10% off.
Earth Runners (US) – $43 – Sizes US 12-3. Use code ANYASREVIEWSER10 10% off
Everleigh Meadow (US) – $55 – Sizes US 1-8
Feelmax Kuosku Sandal (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-34.
Ginger Shoes (Europe) – $40 – Sizes EU 20-25. Use code BAREFOOTANYA12 for 12% off
Gracious May Luxe Feather Sandal (US) – $58 – Sizes US 3-12.
Little Love Bug Company (US) – US 2-12. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
Luna Sandals (US) – $60 – Sizes US 12-3. Use code ANYA for 10% off
Magical Shoes COCO (Europe)- EU 20-28. Use code ANYA for 10% off. Read the review here
Merrell Bare Steps Sandal (US) – Size 4-10
Panta Sandals (Europe) – $60 – Sizes EU 32-36
Reima (US) – $40 – Sizes 6T – 6.5 Y
Shamma Sandals (US) – Sizes US 1-6. Use code ANYASREVIEWS2023 for 10% off
Softstar Laguna Sandal (US) – Sizes US 6-12.
Softstar Solstice Sandal (US) – Youth sizes 1-4.
Tara Soles (Europe) – $50 – Custom Sizes
Ten Little (US only) – Sizes US 4-13. See Samantha’s high-top review here.
Tikki Morro (Europe) – Sizes EU 29-35
Tikki Nido & Aranya (Europe) – Sizes EU 19-32
Tomar Creations (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-48
Unshoes Keota (US) – EU 21-35. Use code ANYA for 10% off. Read our Kids Keota Review here
Wildling Feather (Europe) – Sizes EU 23-35
Vivobarefoot Ultra (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – Sizes EU 25-32/US 9-1. Use code VBANYA10 for 10%
Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit (US) – All Sizes. Read the Xero DIY Review here!
Xero Shoes Z-Trail (US) – Sizes US 12-4
Zapato Feroz (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-31.
Zeazoo Kids (Europe) – $50-$70 – Sizes EU 16-34. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.
UK residents can find Zeazoo at 100 Barefoot Soles. Use code
ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off
US residents can find Zeazoo Sandals at PedTerra and use code for 10% off your first purchase
62 thoughts on “Barefoot & Minimalist Summer Sandals – The Complete 2023 List”
Bedrock does custom sandals as well: where you trace your foot and send them a scan. They aren’t as thick as the Cairns. My husband has size 18 feet, and they are his go-to sandals in the summer. 🙂
Oh, good to know! Their classic huarache style sandals look good too, thanks for the heads up.
What make are the gold sandals in the picture with the shorts and floral halter neck? Thanks
Those are the Belenka Grace sandals!
What shoes are those in the very center picture of the first image on this post?
Those are Luks! I reviewed them last year. https://anyasreviews.com/luks-shoes-barefoot-brand-review/
Love this list! Would it be possible to do an update to this post with each photo labeled? It is taking me some serious sleuthing to track down my favorites in the list…
Good idea! It’s true, this post needs some TLC, I’ll be working on updating it in 2021 🙂 If you have any questions about a specific shoe you see in the photo let me know!
I could add Monk Sandals, a small Polish brand: https://shop.monksandals.com/gb/
Thank you for the heads up on that brand!
What shoes are the middle left in the first image with the straps going up the leg?
Those are the Luna Brujita! They are linked in the list, along with a link to a post I did about them on Instagram 🙂
Hi! Are you going to be offering the zeazoo adult sirens in your shop this spring/summer? I want to try them this year and I’d like to order from you if possible instead of dealing with the overseas shipping. Thanks!
Hi! We will likely carry one style of sandals from Zeazoo this year, but I don’t think it’s going to be the Siren. I wish we could carry them all!
Do you know of any minimalist sandals that are floral and dainty?
Yes, Shapen Barefoot has some! I haven’t tried them yet (plan to this spring), but you can use code ANYA15 to get 15% off her shop.
I’m someone who usually wears Chacos or just goes barefoot all summer and I’ve been transitioning to barefoot shoes. My feet are very sensitive and I usually can’t stand toe posts, so I’ve got some Xero Z-trails to start with. I’m looking for one more sport sandal to add to my rotation and since most of them have toe posts, I’m wondering if you can recommend which models have the thinnest or least obtrusive toe posts, so I can try to get used to them and greatly expand my sandal options. Thank you!
Love your blog and find your content so valuable!
Hey Josie! Deliberate Life Designs are pretty unobtrusive between the toes, as are Shamma. Deliberate Life Designs is also working on a style without a toe post, it might be worth checking in with him to see how it’s coming along. Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully it’ll be an easy transition for you because you already spend a lot of time barefoot.
Just an FYI for anyone looking at the Softstar Solstice. It appears from Softstar’s website photos that the adult version has tapered toes (pushes the big toes of the model inward), but the youth version allows the big toesto be straight(er). So it may be lucky that you were able to fit into the youth version ;).
The Youth models are all the equivalent of wide width for adults, so as long as you choose wide in adult sizes you should still be getting the same shape! The regular width is rather narrow.
What do you think of Toetem Sandals? Will you do an in depth review soon?
I found some flaws with the design and am working with the owner to fix them. So I’m waiting for an updated pair to test and review!
Hi, do you have any updated thoughts on the toetem sandals? Specifically interested in the coyote to have some easy slip in slides for the quick walk into a business or across a parking lot type stuff.
I haven’t tried the Coyotes in a while, I think they might be slightly updated in the last couple of years. But for me and my tester they were really high volume and didn’t fit my foot well in the flip flop position. So it might be best to check with them on if they’ve been modified.
JIASUQI Barefoot Sandals (Amazon) have been a good option for my wide barefoot loving feet and inexpensive ($27 at last check 🙂
Oh thanks for the heads up! I will check those out.
I can’t wait for an update this. What I reallllllly need is a hiking sandal- with some cushion. Like a Teva but flat and no toe post. My Eartherunners aren’t up for all day in the city walking or hiking about and neither are my Crupons.
Did you see the new section on sandals without a toe post? Deliberate Life Designs are great hiking sandals, and now can be made in a Teva style. You have the option of several thickness and traction levels for the soles.
I think you should change “Saltic Trek” to “Saltic Trek Light”, since there seems to bee a non-barefoot version as well, so if you just look for “Saltic Trek” on the internet you usually get that one. It looks very similar, but with a shaped and thicker sole.
Thanks for the feedback!
What’s your favorite sandal for hiking and long walks that’s ready-made (the customizations overwhelm me) and can be washed easily – with and without toe post?
Probably the Z Trek from Xero Shoes!
This is such a helpful list, thank you so much for putting it together! The soles of my feet tend to get sweaty and slip on a lot of sandal surfaces. Are there any particular brands you would recommend that have grippier footbeds? This will be my first pair (transition pair) of barefoot sandals and I’m hoping to use them primarily for walking and possibly dance/cardio workouts and running. Thanks again for all you do!
Hi! Thanks for saying so! The Shamma Warriors or another thin style with a leather footbed would be good. They are very secure on the foot, but still flexible and move with you. They are probably what I would choose if I was going to dance in sandals.
Thanks so much!
Hi Anya! Have you made a review on any of the Pies Sucios? I’m thinking about going to something like a Shamma or Earth Runners (the thicker versions since I’m still transitioning) and noticed the Pies Sucios look like an nice option too. Would love to know your experience if you’ve reviewed them. Thanks!
Hi! I haven’t tried the Pies Sucios in person yet, but they do seem like a nice option.
I keep coming back to this review because it’s so helpful. If you had to choose one, what’s your favorite go-to sandal for walking and hiking that’s comfy, secure and easy to clean?
Probably Shamma! I wear them a lot for hiking and traveling and always love them.
Thanks for this awesome review. I am looking for a sandal that is more of a “slide” style. No ankle straps, nothing to do up. Just slip in and out with ease. Only one of the above is like that, but is the most expensive (Ruth Emily Davey). Are their any other barefoot sandals like that?
So technically barefoot sandals always have some sort of a securing strap so they don’t slide while you walk. But you can custom order several of these sandals without a back strap. Grecian Sandals on Etsy, ZlaTush, and Ela Faustus all can do that for you.
Thank you so much for putting this list together! What are your thoughts on the Grecian Sandals from Etsy?
Hey there! I have a full review of that shop here:
You just have to be careful you request the exact sole I have, since sometimes she uses others that are stiffer and narrower.
Do any other the other barefoot runner sandals have as soft as a sole as the Xeros? I like the softer sole over the hard vibram sole. Thanks
Do you mean like the thicker sole on the Z Treks? Some Vibram soles are quite soft, it just depends on the type. Shamma Sandals uses really light and soft Vibram outsoles, and if you want some cushion Paisley Running Sandals also offers that as an option.
My daughter loves jelly sandals, do you know if there are any barefoot options? Most of the ones I’m finding have at least a small heel. We live in a warm climate so we’re really hoping to get a barefoot version since she’ll get a lot of use out of them. She’s in adult sizes already, a US women’s 6.
Hm, I don’t know of any that are made of that kind of material. You can get a similar style from Zeazoo Kids, it’s called the Marlin and comes in adult sizes as well as kids.
Hi! Besides Oesh, would any of these sandals be good for transitioning to barefoot shoes? Thank you! Love your website.
Bedrock Cairn is a good transition sandal, also Shamma has some thick soled options that are pretty great. Those would be my top two suggestions.
I am looking for sandals that are super flexible, but also have some smoosh/cushion due to a sesamoid issue. Vibram soles are to hard for me. Do you recommend any sandals that might have a softer sole? Thanks so much for starting your company!
Hey! So Vibram makes lots of different types of soles, and some are fairly squishy. For example the Vibram cherry sole that is found on Tikki, Laboo, and Zeazoo is squishy (but thin, only 6mm with insole). If you want something even thicker and squishier I would go with Shamma. They have several thick options all of which are still really flexible.
Love this list, thanks for putting it together! Lots to keep track of and you do a great job of it. In case it helps anyone, I wanted to add to the “no-toe post” list that you can also get Unshoes Custom PT Sleek 2.0 (thinner straps than the Pah Tempe 2.0) for $95.
Hi Anya. Thank you for your AMAZING website and invaluable information. You have helped many lives. I have very similar feet to yours and was wondering if you’d tried the Tara sandals at all? Thank you 😊
Hi! Thank you! I have tried Tara sandals, I got a pair near the end of this summer. They are very pretty and nice. Like other similar huarache sandals I had to do a lot of adjusting – my low volume feet and thin ankles aren’t ideal for that kind of sandal. They are a little prone to sliding around still, so aren’t my top pick.
Thanks Anya. That’s useful information to have. It seems the Chala’s have fitted you pretty well? Did it take you long to get used to the chafing between the toes from the string? And with making extra holes, do you find the Unshoes Saffron to fit well now? Thanks so much for your time 😊
Truthfully the Chala’s are not ideal for my thin feet. While I was able to get them working and I found them a good option for the price (quality is great) they never worked well for hiking. Only walking on even ground. I would recommend them more for people with fuller feet that can fill out the straps better. Unshoes Saffrons are still good! At this point I tend to prefer other metallic pretty sandals because the sole on the Saffron is a little heavy compared to the thin strap. But sometimes the look of the Saffron is what I need – that dainty strap goes with more elegant looks.
I would be stoked to find a barefoot version of the fisherman style (or greek closed-toe) sandal
Do you know if Gracious May went out of business? Their website is still up and they took my order but I can’t get a hold of anyone and all I received was a robo-email after my order. There is no mention of how long to expect to wait and there is no contact information beyond the email they aren’t responding to and it has been about two weeks. I was hoping you might have better contact information or some insight. Thank you 💜💜💜
We haven’t heard anything unusual with them, and unfortunately don’t have a better contact. We’ll be sure to update our info if we find something out, but my guess/hope is that they’ll get back to you soon via their main contact page.
The Xero Jesse is being discontinued.
It’s being re-released next year. So I’ll try it out and update the article!