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Close up side view of waxed brown chelsea boots by DaVinci.

DaVinci’s New EXTRA WIDE Handcrafted Barefoot Boots

DaVinci Footwear is a brand of barefoot shoes with an old world feel. Made in the classic way to be re-solable and extremely long lasting, there are few barefoot shoe brands that approach this rustic aesthetic.

A pair of legs wearing Wildling Honeybear wool lined flexible lace up winter barefoot boots

Wildling Winter Shoes Review – Honeybear & Nessie

Wildling Shoes makes the most flexible barefoot shoes in the world, for every day AND winter. They are lightweight, soft, and somehow also warm and water resistant. Read on for the full review of these incredible shoes.

A blurry figure laying on their back in the show, wearing Manitobah Mukluks winter boots, showing the snowy vibram outsole bottoms

All Time Warmest Barefoot Winter Boots – Zero Drop, Snow, & Waterproof

My first winter in barefoot shoes was a rough one. I’ve since found the best barefoot winter boot options that combine the important features of barefoot shoes along with serious functionality (aka warmth, waterproofness, and traction). This post is the ultimate guide to warm barefoot boots for winter.

Close up side view of a woman's feet wearing Shapen Ivy Bordeaux dressy ankle boots with jeans

Shapen Review – The Best Barefoot Dress Shoes for Women

Shapen Barefoot is making the best dressy flats and boots for women. They are zero drop, flexible, wide in the toes, and yet classy. If you’ve struggled to find elegant minimalist shoes for work or other fancy occasions, Shapen is the answer.

An image of a woman holding up the barefoot winter Dingo boot from Zeazoo Kids in one hand and the Uggs classic in the other hand with the text "Wear This! Not That" written above

Why Uggs Aren’t Good For Your Feet and What to Wear Instead

Move over Uggs! If you like the cozy warmth of Ugg boots but not the thick, stiff sole that doesn’t bend when you walk, you need this barefoot alternative. The Dingo boots from Zeazoo Kids is everything you want in a cozy boot and nothing you don’t.

Vivobarefoot Fulham Review – A Barefoot Chelsea Boot

The Vivobarefoot Fulham is one of the most popular women’s barefoot boots available, because it’s both stylish AND good for your feet. I have been wearing Vivobarefoot Fulham chelsea boots for years now. Read on for my review of the updated Fulham boot.

a collage of the best barefoot minimalist hiking boots review: the Xero Xcursion, the Joe Nimble Wandertoes, the Lems waterproof boulder boot, the Freet Mudee, and the Vivobarefoot Tracker, and the text "Not Your Average Hiking Boots" superimposed

The 5 Best Barefoot Hiking Boots – Zero Drop, Flexible

Serious hiking calls for serious shoes. But if you are committed to healthy feet you’re going to want minimalist hiking boots. In this post we cover 5 of the best barefoot hiking boot options, along with barefoot hiking boots for kids.

A close up of a woman holding out a pair of Primal Merry Jane barefoot shoes from Softstar

Softstar Shoes Review – The Primal Merry Jane

Softstar Shoes is one of my favorite small businesses. This fall they are playing to their serious foot fans with a new addition to their primal line – The Primal Merry Jane. Read on for my full review!

Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

I first discovered “barefoot shoes” after a long bout of foot issues. I realized that with some extra research (and a whole new set of standards), I could curate shoes that made me feel amazing and didn’t require any compromises. I started my blog Anya’s Reviews to share what I learned with others.

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The Best Barefoot Shoes & Brands for Your Foot Type

When you switch to healthy footwear you’re deciding your feet are important. But with so many variations in foot shape and size, it can be hard to find a shoe that actually fits. In this post we’re talking about basic foot types and barefoot shoe brands that work well for them

A blurry figure laying on their back in the show, wearing Manitobah Mukluks winter boots, showing the snowy vibram outsole bottoms

All Time Warmest Barefoot Winter Boots – Zero Drop, Snow, & Waterproof

My first winter in barefoot shoes was a rough one. I’ve since found the best barefoot winter boot options that combine the important features of barefoot shoes along with serious functionality (aka warmth, waterproofness, and traction). This post is the ultimate guide to warm barefoot boots for winter.

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