Barefoot & Minimalist Summer Sandals – The Complete 2022 List

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a collage of Barefoot and minimalist summer sandals - Shamma sandals, paisley running sandals, Luna sandals, softstar shoes solstice, tikki sandals, unshoes saffron, be lenka, luks barefoot sandals, and the drifter leather.
The Complete Barefoot Sandals List – Updated for 2022

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

a collage of different barefoot running sandals from the brands Unshoes, bedrock, earth runners, luna, shamma, and xero

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.

A pair of black adventure barefoot sandals shown atop a log in the woods

Canyon Sandals (IN) – 22.2cm-29.1cm. Ordering currently through WhatsApp.

Chala Evo barefoot sandals for kids

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 using recycled climbing slings. Full review here and get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS

a top down view of a pair of elemental Earth Runners sandals with a tribal strap, over a wood floor

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) – $95 – US Mens sizes 4-14

Geniale sandals (EU) – $55 – EU Sizes 35-49. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off

Hommo Sandals (EU) – $60-$90 – UK Sizes 4-13

Luna Sandals Lunacitos for big kids

Luna Sandals (US)- $110 – Sizes US M4/W6-M13/W15. I have the Rooted Brujita and it is excellent! Get 10% off with code ANYALUNA_10

Magical Shoes (EU) – $55 – EU Sizes 36-47. Use code ANYA for 10% off.

Monk Sandals (EU) – $50 – Sizes EU 37-46

Nallu Shoes (EU Only) – $65 – EU Sizes 35-47

Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $90 – Custom sizes from a foot tracing. My review here.

Panta barefoot big kid sandals

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

Running Pads (EU) – $120 – Custom sizes. Another ultra minimal sandal with the option of a custom sole.

The black Shamma Warrior Sandals shown on feet with the Power Straps on, top down on view on asphalt

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 ANYASREVIEWS

Tara Sandals barefoot leather flexible sandals

Tara Sandals (EU) – Sizes EU 36-47. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off.

Tara Soles (EU only) – $80 – Custom sizes

Toetem Sandals (US) – $85 – Womens US 6-12 & Mens 6-13. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off

A strappy brown leather sandal. Straps are thin and wrap around the ankle and are for men or women. Shown on a mans foot atop a rock.

Tread Light Gear (US) – $120-$165

a top down view of a pair of feet with one foot in an Unshoes Uinta sandals (black) and the other in an Unshoes Keota Sandal (black).

Unshoes Sandals (US) – $50-$99 – Sizes US 5-12 Uinta + Keota review here. Get 10% off with code ANYA

Top down view of a pair of feet out in nature wearing Xero Z Treks in black

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

ZaUri (EU) – $70. 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!

Bosky (Czech Republic & Slovakia only) – $75-$100 – Sizes EU 35-49

Brown barefoot sandals from Chala without a toe post

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

Deliberate Life Designs Sandals (US) – $65-$90 – These are custom made sandals based on your foot tracings using recycled climbing slings. Full review of a different model here and get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS

Monk Sandals (EU) – $50 – Sizes EU 37-46

Stock image of red Proalp Costa barefoot zero drop sandals without a toe post

Proalp (EU) – 67 € – Sizes EU 36-47

Saltic Trek (EU only) – $60 – Sizes EU 34-47

Source Outdoor barefoot unisex adventure athletic sandals without a toe post. Zero drop foot shaped summer sandals

Source (Israel) – $76 – Sizes EU 36-46.

Ubshoes Pah Tempe

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

Top down view of a pair of feet out in nature wearing Xero Z Treks in black

Xero Shoes (US) – $60-$100 – Sizes US Womens 5-12, Mens 6-14. Read my Z-Trek review!

Wildling feather

Wildling Feather (EU & US) – Sizes EU 36-48. Read my Wilding review here!


Casual & Dressy Barefoot Sandals

A collage of a woman wearing 5 different pairs of barefoot and minimalist summer sandals, Tikki sandals, shamma barefoot running sandals, unshoes saffron, luks barefoot sandals, and softstar solstice 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 Vegan Barefoot Ribbon Ankle Tie Foot Friendly Sandals in Black

Ahinsa (EU) – €99.00 – Sizes EU 36-45. Ribbon tie sandals available in black or white. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off

A tan leather strappy barefoot grounding sandal. Straps wrap around the ankle and have a leather leaf accent on the top mid foot. Shoes are shown on feet on a sunny day in the grass.

Afoot Sandals (Europe) – $136-$348 – Sizes EU 35-48.

Angles Fashion (Europe) – $95 – Sizes EU 37-43. Use code ANYA for 5% off

A tan leather grounding sandal with thin leather straps that wrap around the sandal shown on a white background. Sandals have a rectangular leather heel grab on the back of the shoe straps and a similar one on the top of the foot.

Astir Sandals (Europe) – $20-$150 – Sizes EU 27-46. Search for their models with barefoot in the title.

a top down image of a pair of feet wearing be lenka barefoot grace sandals in gold to show women's dress shoe options

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!

Conker Shoes (UK) – $170 – Custom sizes from UK1-13

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

Crupon Sandals (Europe)- EU 35-41. 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 safita sandals review close up

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.

Top down view of a pair of custom earthing moccasins sandals handmade in France custom to each individual foot shape

Earthing Moccasins (France) – $90 – Custom from a foot tracing with a very minimal sole

Elafaustus Shoes (formerly BotkyMechovky) (EU) – $95 – Custom made and she ships internationally! Click here for my review of her ballet flats.

Everleigh Meadow (US) – $70 – Sizes US 6-11. Leather closed-toe sandals in several different colors all handmade in the USA!

Feelgrounds (EU) – $89 – 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 ankle wrap glitter sandals for special occasions

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.

A pair of brown leather barefoot sandals with an ankle strap and thick forefoot strap shown on a white background

Green Shoes (EU) – $150-$250 – Sizes EU 20-47. Must choose barefoot sole to be truly barefoot. Mens and women’s choices.

Groundies Florence leather strappy dressy barefoot sandals

Groundies (EU) – 89€ – Sizes EU 36-43. Strappy leather sandals in black or tan.

Stock Image of Groundz Sandals with copper grounding plug and black leather straps. They are zero drop

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 EU Sizes 36-48

Juuri barefoot sandals with multiple tie methods

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!

A pair of strappy barefoot huarache sandals each one shown with different tying options shown on a pair of feet against a tan wall

La Mexa Barefoot (MX) – $89 – EU 37-44 Huarache sandals

Lonnies Sandals (EU) – $175 – Sizes EU 36-43. Use Chrome to translate the page! Only ships to the EU.

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 ANYALUNA_10 for 10% off

Magical Shoes Leather Barefoot Fashion Sandals with adjustable straps

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 Solstice vegan barefoot sandals Teva dupe with cotton straps in black

Mukishoes Solstice (EU) – €75 – Sizes EU 36-48 – Vegan! Available in black with cork footbed or white with microfiber footbed. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off

A tan leather barefoot sandal with a heel cup and thick straps over the forefoot. Leather on heels and forefoot is attached by thin leather straps. Shown on a white background.

Native Earth Footwear (US) -$115-$145 – Sizes EU 16-49.

A thick-soled sandal with bright blue straps and a pink sole against a white background

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.

Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $90 – These have a thicker sole and are custom made from a foot tracing. I’m obsessed with the Mediterranean!

Rachell (EU only) – $45-$70 – Custom sizes. Shipping only available for Czech Republic & Slovakia.

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 shoes solstice sandal aged walnut close up

Softstar Solstice (US) – $90-$110 – Sizes US 5U-12U and 3 width options. Mini review here. Use code ANYA for 15% off your first shoe purchase

Sole Runner Dione (EU) – $124 – Sizes EU 36-42

Tarasoles barefoot leather sandals with buckle straps

Tarasoles (EU) – € 110+. Custom sandals handmade in Germany.

Tara Sandals barefoot leather flexible sandals

Tara Sandals (EU) – Sizes EU 36-47. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off.

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) – $80 – Sizes US 5-12 with regular and slim width options. Reviewed here. Get 10% off with code ANYA

Vivobarefoot Kuru II (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – $120 -Sizes US 5.5-11.5. Get 10% off with code VIVOANYA

*Limited stock left until next season, but you can check Revivo.

Vivobarefoot San Dal (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – $125 -Sizes US 5.5-11.5. Get 10% off with code VIVOANYA

Wildling Feather (EU & US) – Sizes EU 36-48. Read my Wilding review here!

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

Zkama Shoes (EU) – Sandals are all custom made and she ships to the US!

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 Vegan Barefoot Friendly slide sandals Birkenstock dupe

Ahinsa (EU) – €99.00 – Sizes EU 36-45. Vegan. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off

Stock image of Chala Chalette zero drop barefoot friendly slide sandal

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 Ollie Barefoot friendly handmade slides

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 handmade in the UK barefoot friendly slides in black leather

Green Shoes (UK) – $150-$250 – Sizes EU 20-47. Handmade in the UK. Must choose barefoot sole to be truly barefoot.

Groundz Zero Drop backless barefoot friendly leather slip on sandals grounding copper plug

Groundz (US) – $98. These grounding sandals include a copper plug and naturally dyed leathers. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off

Native Earth Zero drop barefoot friendly slides

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.

Paisley Running Sandals Pharaoh barefoot friendly handmade custom slides

Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $105 – Custom sizes from a foot tracing. My review here.

Raum Goods barefoot friendly slides

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 backless slip on foot shaped zero drop sandals handmade in Germany

Tarasoles (EU) – € 110+. Custom sandals handmade in Germany

Toetem sandals made in the USA

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

Stock image of a pair of Zaqq barefoot friendly zero drop slides

Zaqq (EU) – $160 – Sizes UK 3.5-12.5. Zaqq has several options for slides. Read my Zaqq Brand review here.


Kids Barefoot Sandals

a collage of different barefoot summer sandals for kids

Our personal favorite barefoot sandals for kids are the Vivobarefoot Ultra. My kids wear them all summer and even into the fall with socks! See this post for more of our favorite barefoot shoes for kids.

And if you’d like to see kids sandals organized by price, check out my Affordable Barefoot Shoes for Kids post!

Anatomic (EU) – Sizes EU 24-33
US Customers can find Anatomic at PedTerra and use code for 10% off your first purchase

A pair of brown leather sandals held together at the top with yellow and red striped laces with red leather details and a Velcro heel. Featuring an orange sole. Shown on a white background.

Affenzahn (EU) – Sizes EU 21-32. Only ships to EU, but you can find select styles at retailer Mugavik and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).

Baby Bare Kids Barefoot zero drop flexible sandals in navy and silver

Baby Bare (EU) – Sizes EU 20-35. Available through retailers like Mugavik. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.

Beda Barefoot Kids Sandals in light orange, zero drop flexible sandals for proper foot developement

Beda (EU) – Sizes EU 22-36. Only available through retailers like Mugavik. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.

bLifestyle kids barefoot sandals in navy blue

bLifestyle (EU) – Sizes EU 23-36 . Only ships to EU, but you can find select styles at retailer Mugavik and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).

Bobux quality zero drop sandals for kids

Bobux (US) – Sizes EU 0-33

A pair of black barefoot kids sandals with rubber soles and tough black and silver straps on a white background

Bosky Boskids (EU) – Sizes EU 28-36. Only ships to EU.

Bundgaard kids barefoot zero drop sandals

Bundgaard (EU) – Sizes EU 20-32. Only ships to select countries, but you can find some styles at Mugavik and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).

Chala Evo barefoot sandals for kids

Chala (EU) – Sizes EU 22-35. Use code 93D5B5E9 for 5% off

A pair of barefoot coral leather baby soft sole shown on a white background

Dotty Fish (UK) – Sizes EU 17-28.

Duchess and Fox leather barefoot sandals for little kids

Duchess and Fox (US) – Sizes infant to US 2 Youth. Use code ANYA for 10% off

Earth Runners affordable barefoot sandals for big kids

Earth Runners (US) – $43 – Sizes US 12-3. Use code ANYASREVIEWSER10 10% off

Fare Bare european barefoot sandals for kids

Fare Bare (Europe) – $65 – Sizes EU 19-40. Only ships to CZ & Slovakia. Those outside of EU can shop these at Mugavik Barefoot. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off.

A black barefoot kids sandal with mesh fabric top and rubber soles shown on a white background

Feelmax Kuosku Sandal (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-34.

Ginger shoes yellow barefoot leather sandals for kids

Ginger Shoes (Europe) – $40 – Sizes EU 20-25. Use code BAREFOOTANYA12 for 12% off

A pair of brown leather barefoot sandals with feather decorations covering the top of the foot and Velcro straps shown on cement

Gracious May Luxe Feather Sandal (US) – $58 – Sizes US 3-12.

Little Love Bug Company handmade leather sandals for kids

Little Love Bug Company (US) – US 2-12

Luna Sandals Lunacitos for big kids

Luna Sandals (US) – $60 – Sizes US 12-3. Use code ANYALUNA_10 for 10% off

Magical Shoes Coco orange leather sandals flexible zero drop for kids

Magical Shoes COCO (Europe)- EU 20-28. Use code ANYA for 10% off

Merrell Bare Steps sandals

Merrell Bare Steps Sandal (US) – Size 4-10

Panta barefoot big kid sandals

Panta Sandals (Europe) – $60 – Sizes EU 32-36

Plae Wes Sandals

Plae Wes Sandals (US) – Sizes US 8-4

Shamma barefoot big kids affordable sandals

Shamma Sandals (US) – Sizes US 1-6. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off

Softstar laguna sandals affordable for little kids

Softstar Laguna Sandal (US) – Sizes US 6-12. Use code ANYA 15% off first shoe purchase

Softstar Solstice affordable barefoot sandals for girls

Softstar Solstice Sandal (US) – Youth sizes 1-4. Use code ANYA 15% off first shoe purchase

Tara Soles (Europe) – $50 – Custom Sizes

Ten Little (US only) – Sizes US 4-13. See Samantha’s high-top review here.

Tikki sandals zero drop for kids

Tikki Morro (Europe) – Sizes EU 29-35

Tikki Nido sandal kid's barefoot

Tikki Nido & Aranya (Europe) – Sizes EU 19-32

A pair of green leather kids sandals with elastic heel cuff shown on a white background

Tomar Creations (Europe) – Sizes EU 18-48

Unshoes Keota Kids barefoot shoes

Unshoes Keota (US) – EU 21-35. Use code ANYA for 10% off

Wildling Feather barefoot sandals for kids of all ages

Wildling Feather (Europe) – Sizes EU 23-35

Vivobarefoot Ultra water shoe for kids

Vivobarefoot Ultra (Use this post to find the nearest Vivobarefoot e-shop) – Sizes EU 25-32/US 9-1. Use code VIVOANYA for 10%

Xero DIY Sandal kit for any size foot

Xero Shoes DIY Sandal Kit (US) – All Sizes

Zero z trail sandals for big kids

Xero Shoes Z-Trail (US) – Sizes US 12-4

Zapato Feroz barefoot sandals for little and big kids

Zapato Feroz (Europe) – Sizes EU 24-31.

Zeazoo blue indoor shoes for kids

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

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53 thoughts on “Barefoot & Minimalist Summer Sandals – The Complete 2022 List”

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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…

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. 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.

  5. 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 ;).

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  6. JIASUQI Barefoot Sandals (Amazon) have been a good option for my wide barefoot loving feet and inexpensive ($27 at last check 🙂

  7. 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.

    1. 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.

  8. Hello Anya,
    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.

  9. Great overview!
    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?

  10. 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!

    1. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

  13. 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?

    1. 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.

  14. Hi Anya,
    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

    1. 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.

  15. 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.

    1. 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.

  16. Hi! Besides Oesh, would any of these sandals be good for transitioning to barefoot shoes? Thank you! Love your website.

    1. 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.

  17. 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!

    1. 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.

  18. 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 😊

    1. 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.

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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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