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Barefoot Freedom with Protection

4.85 out of 5 based on 61 customer ratings
(61 customer reviews)

$19.95$30.95

4.85 out of 5

Over 35,000 people in 92 countries have made their own sandals in minutes with a DIY Kit made with our exclusive FeelTrue® rubber soles.

Click here for help choosing between 4mm Connect and 6mm Contact.
Click here to see how to measure your feet to get the right fit.

Choose between 4mm Connect & 6mm Contact
This video explains the differences between the 4mm Connect and 6mm Contact
The important question is really just: How much barefoot feel do you want?The 4mm Connect is the closest thing you’ll get to barefoot, but with a layer of protection. The 6mm Contact still has great ground-feel, but “smooths out the ride” a bit more.Some people prefer the 4mm on trails, because it lets them really grip the rocks and roots… others like the 6mm in that situation because it provides more protection.Similarly, some people like the 4mm on roads because it’s really like being barefoot… and others like the 6mm because it’s a bit stiffer and, therefore, makes even a smooth surface feel a bit smoother
Get the correct size
This video shows you how to measure your foot:Since many of us wear shoes that are the wrong size, you select your Xero Shoes kit based on the actual length of your foot.The best way measure your foot length is this: Place a piece of paper (newspaper if you have big feet) against a wall, stand on the paper with your heel lightly touching the wall, make a mark in line with the front of your foot (your first or second toe), and then measure the distance from the edge of the paper to that mark. Do not simply step on a ruler to measure since the angle that you’ll be looking at rarely gives an accurate measurement.NOTE: The actual sole you’ll get is 1/2″ (13mm) bigger than the measurement. If you order, say, the “Up to 10 inch”, the sole you’ll receive is 10.5″ long. But, DO NOT order a size smaller than your foot measurement! If your foot is, say, 10 1/4″ order the size for “feet up to 10 1/2 inches”, otherwise you’ll end up with the wrong size.
Xero Shoes come in Five Colors

FeelTrue Outsoles

Our exclusive FeelTrue™ outsoles are the only outsole developed specifically for barefoot sandals. Co-developed with the former lead designers from Nike and Reebok, FeelTrue™ soles give you total freedom, a barefoot feel, and the protection you want. That's why we call them "Barefoot... PLUS!®

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New and improved Xero Laces. Stronger. More comfortable. Bolder colors.

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Hole Punch Included

Our hollow punches come FREE with every DIY Kit and Custom-Made pair of Xero Shoes (you don't need it for the Custom-made shoes, but we include it just in case).

But if you want to order one for any reason... here you go.

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Custom-made for you… by you!®

Enjoy the fun of being “Barefoot… PLUS!”® with our Xero Shoes DIY (do-it-yourself) kits.

You can make your own barefoot sandals in just minutes. See how easy it is in this video.

Get your choice of five fun sole colors, 22 lace colors, and either our 4mm Connect or 6mm Contact outsoles.

All of the soles are made with our exclusive FeelTrue® rubber and are the only outsoles designed specifically for barefoot sandals. Co-developed with the former lead designers from Nike and Reebok, our FeelTrue® soles give you great traction, a comfortable grip, wonderful barefoot feel, and the protection you want. They’re strong, yet flexible, lightweight — a men’s US 9, Eur 42, 4mm Connect weighs about 3.7 ounces, or 110g… the 6mm Contact weighs about 5.4 ounces or 153g. Plus, our FeelTrue® shoes come with our 5,000 mile Warranty!

Check out this video to learn more about the FeelTrue® soles.

Make Your Own Sandals or Get a Custom-made Pair?
Our DIY kits are really simple to make, but you may want us to do the work for you.To make your own sandals, you’ll measure your foot to get the perfect size outsole, you’ll punch the toe hole with our included hollow punch. If you need to, you can trim the sole with a pair of kitchen scissors. Then use one of our simple lacing styles that we’ll show you.Or, if you like, you can order a custom-made pair of Xero Shoes, send us a tracing of your foot and we’ll do all the work.

Deciding between 4mm Connect and 6mm Contact? The 4mm Connect outsoles give you the closest-to-barefoot feeling. The 6mm Contact still has great ground-feel, but with a bit more protection and, since it’s a bit stiffer, a slightly “smoother” ride. Check out this video for more about Connect vs. Contact.

Choose between 4mm Connect & 6mm Contact
This video explains the differences between the 4mm Connect and 6mm Contact
The important question is really just: How much barefoot feel do you want?The 4mm Connect is the closest thing you’ll get to barefoot, but with a layer of protection. The 6mm Contact still has great ground-feel, but “smooths out the ride” a bit more.Some people prefer the 4mm on trails, because it lets them really grip the rocks and roots… others like the 6mm in that situation because it provides more protection.Similarly, some people like the 4mm on roads because it’s really like being barefoot… and others like the 6mm because it’s a bit stiffer and, therefore, makes even a smooth surface feel a bit smoother

Get the right fit: Xero Shoes are not sold by shoe size, since shoe size is notoriously inaccurate (you probably have shoes in your closet that are different sizes, but all fit you!). Instead we ask you to measure your foot to get the correct size. Watch this video to see how.

Get the correct size
This video shows you how to measure your foot:Since many of us wear shoes that are the wrong size, you select your Xero Shoes kit based on the actual length of your foot.The best way measure your foot length is this: Place a piece of paper (newspaper if you have big feet) against a wall, stand on the paper with your heel lightly touching the wall, make a mark in line with the front of your foot (your first or second toe), and then measure the distance from the edge of the paper to that mark. Do not simply step on a ruler to measure since the angle that you’ll be looking at rarely gives an accurate measurement.NOTE: The actual sole you’ll get is 1/2″ (13mm) bigger than the measurement. If you order, say, the “Up to 10 inch”, the sole you’ll receive is 10.5″ long. But, DO NOT order a size smaller than your foot measurement! If your foot is, say, 10 1/4″ order the size for “feet up to 10 1/2 inches”, otherwise you’ll end up with the wrong size.

Our FeelTrue® DIY Xero Shoes kits come with

  • 1 Pair of 6mm FeelTrue® rubber outsoles in your choice of thickness, color and size
  • 2 6′ nylon/polypropylene laces in your choice of fun colors
  • NEW – 4mm hollow punch for the lacing holes — FREE!
  • Complete instructions for making your bare foot shoes

If you want a bit more style, personalize your Xero Shoes by adding a pendant, charm or beads.

SPECIAL: Get your DIY kit for as little as $19.95  (kids size, 4mm Connect)

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Average Rating: 4.85 / 5 based on 59  reviews

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5
Great for running

I received my kit yesterday and after assembling them, I ran 3.3 miles in them today. I found that they help me have a more natural running form with no heel striking and this is definitely good for relieving my plantar faciitis.

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3

I started barefoot running 4 years ago, exept on roads with a lot of small stones and when it is dark outside , I used vibrams.
now I use the feel true rubber soles, and the feeling is just right.

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5
Simple Solution brings awesome results

The best "Self-made" Sandals I've ever had and one of the best running shoes I can imagine.
I am happy that I bought a couple pairs so I never run out.

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5
strengthen the feet

I really love these shoes. They are helping me to increases my foot strength which has a drastic impact on my running. Also I like the simplicity of them just walking around every day.

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5
Like barefoot

It is years that i bought my first kit of your sandals, and i still love them. I wear them almost every day, to walk the dogs in the morning and in the evening. When it rains i get wet feet, but i don't have to dry my shoes for hours near the heating....Thanks

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5
Great barefoot sandals.

Amuri cloud made me some blisters between toes. Anyway, I bought 2 pairs of DIY kit, to try again. First pairs, I make them with full worry that it will
do me pain again or not. Today I use them to run 5k at same pace as normal running shoes. Very good, no blister, ground contact feel as real barefoot. I love them very much. Thank you for your great sandals.

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5
Great shoes

The service provided by Xero was excellent. My kit arrived in Australia very quickly. There is a great selection of colours. The shoes were easy to assemble. There are lots of instructional videos available online which show the process very clearly.
I wear my Xeros as my every day go-to shoes. I am not a runner but I do a lot of walking. I have found them comfortable right from the start.
Overall, I am very happy with my Xeros.

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5
the only thing that beats no shoes is these shoes

During the warmer months (about March-November where I live) I wear Xero shoes exclusively, and I have for almost three years now. I used to only wear the Z Treks because I couldn't stand the idea of something between my toes. I got the DIY kit during the big winter holiday/anniversary sale and guess what--these are just as great as the Z Treks. I don't mind the lace between my toes, and the color is a nice change. I wear them on a college campus, so I get a lot of questions and compliments about them. But unlike when I go barefoot, the comments are all positive. Go figure.

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5
I'm in looooooooooooove!

I'm in looooooooove! My Xero shoes offer everything I expect from footwear. They are comfortable and flexible (I go "oooooooooooh..." every time I put them on--and that's when my husband manages to convince me to take them off in the first place). They are durable. They look great.

I tend to not have an "off" button when it comes to walking, so I can assure you those Xero shoes of mine are doing REALLY well :-D. I wear them to go hiking (I live in Australia), kayaking, and anything in between. I am a former runner and took them out for a short run. I immediately wished I'd had them back in my competing days. Xero shoes give you no choice but to keep your ankle joints in their ideal alignment: the thinness and flexibility of the soles re-establish a relationship between your feet and the ground. All is linked in the human body; re-align your feet and ankle joints, and watch as the rest follows.

I am also a Pilates teacher, and although I still prefer going totally barefoot for my Pilates workouts, Xero shoes can nevertheless be great for Pilates as they do not get in the way and hug the soles of your feet so nicely.

Ladies, Xero shoes can look beautiful with a dress! The day I received them, I had so much fun creating different tying patterns. The options are endless! My Xero shoes get compliment after compliment.

If you're reading this, make this the last review you read, and just buy a pair :).

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4
Can't beat the value

If you want to get yourself into a pair of minimal sandals on the cheap, these are they way to go. Fun to put together, great activity to do with your kids, and affordable, these sandals are my go-to throw on and walk out the door. My advice: watch the lacing video and follow every single thing.

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Al Kavadlo

“Xero Shoes are the closest thing to actual barefoot running. Putting them on made me feel like a Native American warrior! They're great for my strength training workouts as well as running"

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Tynan

“The shoes basically fade away, and you feel like you’re barefoot all the time. I’ve put hundreds of miles on them, both walking and running, and have never wished for another shoe."

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Jerrod

“There is nothing I enjoy more than putting on my Xero Shoes and running on trails. My feet have gotten much stronger. And the other day I actually snuck up on a deer!"

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Tracy Jones

“These are pretty much the only shoes I wear now. Within a week of putting them on, my plantar fasciitis completely disappeared. I did some arch stretches during this time, but that’s all it took."

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