Flats

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.

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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!

A top down image of 4 pairs of black Xero barefoot shoes sitting on tile. The Alpine waterproof vegan snowboot, the leather Phoenix ballet flat, the knit phoenix, and the hemp vegan Aptos slip on sneaker

Xero Shoes Review – Pheonix, Aptos, Alpine

Xero Shoes has surprised us with a line up of awesome new styles for the fall! Over the years Xero has been expanding their collection to include barefoot shoes for more occasions, so I am especially stoked to see they are releasing a women’s dress flat AND a snow boot…

What is a minimalist barefoot shoe? Flat, Flexible, and foot-shaped

The Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands for Beginners

If you are new to minimalist footwear, it can take some getting used to. Especially if you’ve been wearing supportive shoes your whole life, you may find that barefoot shoes are an extreme change. Who knew the ground was so hard?? …

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Softstar Shoes Giveaway

Softstar has over 30 years of experience in shoe making! They’ve got styles for everyone, and each is beautifully and carefully handmade in their shop. I’ve become a big fan of Softstar shoes and am so excited that they are giving away a $100 gift card to a lucky follower!

Gea Soles Yrsa flat review close up

Gea Soles Yrsa Flat Review

Gea Soles newest model is the Yrsa flat: a Mary Jane with a few unique details. An angled strap and toe box design give structure to the anatomical shape. Low cut sides also minimize the bulk of the shoe and elongate the legs (I love low cut sides in flats!).

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Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

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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