Barefoot & Minimalist Summer Sandals – The Complete 2024 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 2024

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) – Sizes EU 36-46

AVO (EU) – Sizes EU 36-45

Top and side view of Bedrock Barefoot sandals with zero drop outsole and anatomical wide toe box shape

Bedrock Sandals (US) – Very secure and great for low volume feet. Average-wide width

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.

Top down view of Chala Classic barefoot sandals with sage laces.

Chala Sandals (EU) – 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) – 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

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

Earth Runners (US) – Sizes US 6-15. Love mine! Super comfortable. ANYA for 10% off. Full review here

Enix Sandals (EU only) – Unique sizes T4-T13

GAIA Grounding Sandals (US) – US Mens sizes 4-14

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

Hommo Sandals (EU) – UK Sizes 4-13

Luna Sandals mono Winged barefoot sandals for hiking and walking

Luna Sandals (US) – Sizes US M4/W6-M13/W15. Get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS.

Select styles also available at Anya’s Shop

Monk Sandals (EU) – Sizes EU 37-46

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

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

Panta barefoot big kid sandals

Panta Sandals (EU Only) – EU Sizes 37-47

Pathik Shoes (EU) – EU Sizes 36-50

A close up of a pair of feet wearing brown Peracles Footwear barefoot sandals, one of the best minimalist sandals available, custom made from kangaroo leather

Peracles Footwear (AU) – EU Sizes 35-54.

Pies Sucios (EU) – EU Sizes 38-47

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

A side view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing black vegan Shamma Cruzers cheap barefoot sandals

Shamma Sandals (US) – Unique sizes 4-14, check the size chart here. Read my full review here, and get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS2023

Tara Sandals barefoot leather flexible sandals

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

Tara Soles (EU only) – Custom sizes

Toetem sandals, made in the USA, in red being worn by a woman.

Toetem Sandals (US) – Womens US 6-12 & Mens 6-13. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 7% off

Read the Toetem Review here!

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) – Sizes US 5-12 Uinta + Keota review here. Get 10% off with code ANYA

Wildsoles Sandals close up from the side being slightly flexed

Wildsole Sandals (UK Only) – Sizes UK Kids 10 – Adult 14 or custom sizes from a foot tracing. Get 10% off with code ANYASREVIEWS

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

Xero Shoes Sandals (US) – 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) – Sizes EU 36-47

Zuzu barefoot sandals from Israel with optional leather straps

Zuzu Sandals (Israel) – Sizes EU 36-47. Code ANYA10 for 10% off


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

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

Feelgrounds Pathways Top Down One sandal on, one sandal off

Feelgrounds Pathways (EU) – $89 – Sizes EU 35-49

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

Top down view of Paisley Running Sandals custom barefoot sandals with no toe box

Paisley Running Sandals (US) – $100 – Custom Sizes

*This shop is operated by a teacher and only open in the summer months*

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

Proalp (EU) – 67 € – Sizes EU 36-47

saltic fly barefoot sandals without toe post

Saltic Fly (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. These are a transitional barefoot shoe, with a thicker sole.

Ubshoes Pah Tempe

Unshoes Pah Tempe (US) – Sizes US 5-12. The Uinta can also be worn without the toe loop – review here. Use code ANYA for 10% off

Side close up view of black closed toe barefoot Vivobarefoot Tracker sandals with a wide toe box. The man wearing the sandals in standing on wet concrete and the Z strap is visible on the top of the foot

Vivobarefoot Tracker Sandals (EU)

Code VBANYA10 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!

Click here for Xero Shoes EU

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing Wildling Shoes Forest Feather barefoot sandal made of green microfiber material

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

Use code AWN_ANYA for a one-time free shipping offer. If you are outside the US/Canada, use this Wildling Shoes link.


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.

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 close up side view of a pair of feet wearing the Be Lenka Grace barefoot sandal in gold leather standing on concrete

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!

Colorful handmade in Spain vegan sandals from Etsy shop Bioworld

Bioworld (EU) – This Etsy shop has lots of cute vegan sandals handmade in Spain

Top down view close up of a woman's extra wide feet wearing Butterfly Your World buckle sandals in brown leather, handmade in the USA barefoot sandals for wide feet

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.

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing pink Crupon Nomade barefoot sandals with the bottom hem of a floral dress visible

Crupon Sandals (Europe)- EU 35-42. 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 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.

Earthing Moccains custom handmade leather sandals

Earthing Moccasins (France) – $90 – Custom from a foot tracing with a very minimal sole. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off

Read our Earthing Moccasins Review here!

Everleigh Meadow top down Explorer sandals in thrifty floral leather Standard width affordable women's barefoot shoes

Everleigh Meadow (US) – $95 – Sizes US 6-11. Leather sandals in several different colors and 3 widths all handmade in the USA. Closed and open toe options available.

Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off. Read our review here

Feelgrounds Barefoot Seaside vegan sandals in pink

Feelgrounds (EU) – $99 – Sizes EU 35-49. The seaside sandal is vegan and available in 6 different colors! Read all my Feelgrounds reviews here.

Good Earth Sandals (US) – Sizes US 5-12.5. Simple leather sandals, handmade in Hawai’i

A close up of a foot wearing a metallic silver dressy barefoot sandal

Grecian Sandals (EU) – Sizes EU 35-42. The sandals linked here are all made on a flat, flexible outsole. Some models have more toe space than others, I prefer the ones with an open design. Read more about these here!

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

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

Groundies Cadiz delicate strappy high heels swap barefoot sandals with thin leather straps and wide toe box

Groundies (EU) – 89€ – Sizes EU 36-43

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

Top Down view of a woman with wide toe splay wearing handmade gold leather sandals from Jenon Leather, a barefoot shoe brand in the Czech Republic

Jenon Leather (EU & USA only) – Custom & Standard sizes EU Sizes 36-48.

Read my Jenon Leather review here!

A top down view of a pair of feet, one is bare and the other is wearing pink stylish barefoot sandals for women from Juuri

Juuri (EU) – 70.00 € – EU sizes 34-48.

We also carry these at Anya’s Shop!

Laboo Leather (EU) – $90 – EU sizes 35-43 or custom. Request “Barefoot Shape” in order notes at checkout.

Anya’s Shop carries 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

A side view of a pair of feet standing wearing stylish barefoot dress sandals from Lisbeth Joe in black, the Milan

Lisbeth Joe (US) – $99 – Sizes US 6-12. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing silver metallic Lonnies - stylish barefoot sandals for women

Lonnies Sandals (EU only) – $175 – Sizes EU 36-43.

a close up of a pair of feet wearing Luna Sandal rooted brujita venado multi wrap sandals in tree bark grey with a leather footbed

Luna Brujita (US) -$85 – Sizes US M4/W6-M13/W15. Read my review here. Code ANYASREVIEWS 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 exclusive cream barefoot sandals worn by a woman with cuffed dark wash jeans on the grass

Mukishoes (EU) – Available seasonally from Mukishoes (use code ANYAMUKI for 10% off)

We also carry these in black and the exclusive cream color shown left at Anya’s Shop!

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, but they are zeri drop.

a close up of a pair of feet wearing tan wide toe box huaraches with a natural foot shape and a buckle around the ankle

Origo Shoes: The Huarache by Anya (US) – US Sizes 6-11.5. Finally, a traditional huarache with a wide toe box! Read the full review for all the details.

Code ANYA for 10% off

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.

Top down view of Ruby Workshop leather handmade sandals from Turkey

Ruby Workshop (EU) – This Etsy shop has leather shoes in lots of colors all handmade in Turkey. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 15% off

Ruth Emily Davey (UK) – $300 and up – Custom UK Sizes 2-12

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing Shapen Barefoot Calla Sandals in Rose gold

Shapen Barefoot (EU) – EU Sizes 36-43. Use code ANYA5 for 15% off. Read my Shapen review here. You can also purchase Shapen at Anya’s Shop!

softstar shoes solstice sandal aged walnut close up

Softstar Solstice (US) Sizes US 5U-12U and 3 width options.

Tarasoles barefoot leather sandals with buckle straps

Tarasoles (EU) – Custom sandals handmade in Germany.

Tara Sandals barefoot leather flexible sandals

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

A pair of white Soul Tikki Shoes barefoot sandals for women with one rolled up into a ball to show its flexibility and the other showing the natural foot shape of the sole

Tikki sandals (EU) – 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. Use code VBANYA10 for 10% off.

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing Wildling Shoes Forest Feather barefoot sandal made of green microfiber material

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

Use code AWN_ANYA for a one-time free shipping offer. If you are outside the US/Canada, use this Wildling Shoes link.

A top down view of a pair of feet standing on concrete wearing the Xero Shoes Jessie barefoot summer sandal in Cashmere grey

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!

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 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 35-42. 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.

Posh Panda double buckle sandals with zero drop flexible outsole and optional heel strap

Posh Panda (CA) – $90 – Sizes US Womens 5-12. Available with or without an elastic back strap and 2 different sole thicknesses

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, in red being worn by a woman.

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 7% off. Read our Toetem Review here

Whiting barefoot friendly zero drop cheap slide summer sandals available on amazon

Whitin (Amazon) – Sizes US Womens 6-10

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

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.

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 Barefoot 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 Barefoot. 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 Barefoot. 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 Barefoot and use code ANYASREVIEWS for 5% off (they ship worldwide).

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 Barefoot 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.

Earth Runners affordable barefoot sandals for big kids

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

Kids handmade in the USA slow fashion leather sandals with barefoot sole

Everleigh Meadow (US) – $55 – Sizes US 1-8. Use code ANYASREVIEWS for 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.

Side view of a young child wearing navy blue and orange barefoot Feelgrounds Arcade canvas sandals with adjustable straps and a wide toe box

Feelgrounds Arcade (Europe) – Sizes EU 22-37

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

Little Love Bug Company handmade leather sandals for kids

Little Love Bug Company (US) – US 2-12. ANYASREVIEWS for 10% off

Luna Sandals Lunacitos for big kids

Luna Sandals (US) – $60 – Sizes US 12-3. Use code ANYASREVIEWS 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. Read the review here

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

Reima barefoot Sandals affordable sandals for kids

Reima (US) – $40 – Sizes 6T – 6.5 Y

Shamma barefoot big kids affordable sandals

Shamma Sandals (US) – Sizes US 1-6. Use code ANYASREVIEWS2023 for 10% off

Softstar laguna sandals affordable for little kids

Softstar Laguna Sandal (US) – Sizes US 6-12.

Softstar Solstice affordable barefoot sandals for girls

Softstar Solstice Sandal (US) – Youth sizes 1-4.

Tara Soles (Europe) – $50 – Custom Sizes

Ten Little Splash sandals in an aqua green color being worn by a toddler. The wide toe box is at the forefront of the image and they are being worn as a barefoot replacement for Crocs for toddlers

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 sandals being worn by a toddler standing on wooden blocks They have a very flexible rubber sole for new walkers

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

A toddler flexing their feet in Unshoes Keota sandals to show the easy flexibility of these barefoot sandals

Unshoes Keota (US) – EU 21-35. Use code ANYA for 10% off. Read our Kids Keota Review here

A young child's feet in Wildling Feather barefoot partially closed toe sandals with an ultra minimal flexible outsole

Wildling Feather (EU & US) – Sizes EU 23-35. Read my Wilding review here!

Use code AWN_ANYA for a one-time free shipping offer. If you are outside the US/Canada, use this Wildling Shoes link.

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 VBANYA10 for 10% off

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.

US residents can find Zeazoo Sandals at Anya’s Shop

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80 thoughts on “Barefoot & Minimalist Summer Sandals – The Complete 2024 List”

  1. Are there any minimalist sandals with perhaps a single piece of material that holds the foot and ankle but easy to slip into without using hands (and preferably without a toe post)? Primarily seeking something to effortlessly slip into that’s open-toed for momentary wear.

  2. I have high volume feet and really want to transition to barefoot but I have trouble using flat uncushioned shoes which is why I avoid sandals. I got the Chacos but the arch support is too much. What are some transitional sandals that are good for the pool and showers? Seems like oesh Is an option but how do they differ from a regular pair of tevas for example? Anything on the cheap side just for the pool?

    Are there any articles here talking about transitional shoes?

    1. Hi there! Teva’s are typically cushioned, have a small heel rise, and some mild arch support (less than Chacos I’d say). Oesh is completely flat, no heel rise, and no support, but they are thicker overall. Those sound like an option for you. Shamma, Bedrock, and Earth Runners also make sandals with a thicker sole. You can read about those and other transition type shoes in this article.

    2. Can you recommend any cute transitional sandals for low volume, fallen arch feet? I am recovering from plantar fasciitis and slowly dipping into minimalist shoes.
      Thanks in advance!

  3. Dear Anya,

    Which brand and model is the black one in the middle of the “cover picture” (frst one in this article)?
    I went throught the entire list and I didn’t see it.
    Thank you for all your reviews!

  4. Hi! Looking for a sandal that has a thick enough sole to handle pounding on city sidewalks in the summer for low volume feet. Expecting to do a lot of walking in Tokyo in July!

  5. Do you have any recommendations for inexpensive slip ons/flip flops? I am in and out of the house all day in the summer with my young kids, so I want something for the yard that can go on easily without straps.

    Thanks!

    1. For inexpensive flip flops I would just go for those real cheap ones that you can get from big box stores, Old Navy, etc. They’re flat and flexible already.

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