Barefoot Freedom with Protection

Barefoot Freedom with Protection


Over 45,000 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.

Note: Currently, only Black and Mocha soles are available.

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!®

Xero Laces

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

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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Product Description

Custom-made for you… by you!

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

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

Get your choice 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 sole Warranty!

Check out this video to learn more about the FeelTrue® soles and how to make your own Xero Sandals

How to Make Your Own Xero Sandals

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.

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

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

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

Note: Currently, only Black and Mocha soles are available.

Your purchase helps support the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico

The huarache tire sandals made by the Tarahumara, the indigenous people of the Copper Canyon in Mexico, inspired our DIY kit. The Tarahumara have been suffering under drought, food shortages, lack of access to health care, and other challenges. When you order a FeelTrue® DIY Kit, we donate 5% of the purchase price to the Tarahumara Children’s Hospital Fund to provide support.

Want to make kits for 10 or more people? Contact us for bulk pricing (use the same contact info, above)

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Dan L.


Very comfy. Bought six pair for wife, myself, three daughters a d one grand daughter. Every one likes em.

Laura M.

Love them!!!

Already so comfortable and I normally HATE having anything between my toes. Had to trim a fair bit off but I do have really narrow feet. Easy to do and sand off to neaten up. Got the toe loop for them, really like the look of them with it 🙂 Thank you!! 😀

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Joe S.

I've not built them yet, they look and feel as good or better than the one size smaller pair I have on my feet at the moment, I'm still growing into the walking process that's far quieter to walk the bush than heavier boots and heal walking. My relearning how to walk on the front foot strike as heal striking is harder to break OLD bad habits. At 73 and very active I've had very little problems walking for a long, long time yet have hardly run in over 50 years, no need. As a younger person 60+ miles in a weekend was the normal not so much today. Love the product and hope to continue using them for years, going to try to wear out the tread guarantee of 5000 miles before my times up thanks.


Great sandall

This is my 7th pair of Xero shoes, but my first DIY pair. I watched a few videos to make sure I was punching the toe hole in the right spot, but I still messed that up a little bit and had to readjust the left foot. This guy has a pretty good review/how to video to follow, I also tied mine like his The one thing I waited on was trimming my shoes first. I wore them for a few days and let them 'settle' into place first. Can't wait for my next pair!!!

Alyson M.

Best barefoot shoes

Love these shoes. Honestly don’t know why I waited so long. They are already my go to when I need to wear shoes.

Valerie G.

Awesome shoe

These are fantastic! Minimal sizing adjustments and was wearing them within an hour. My third pair of xero shoes and not disappointed.

Travis T.

Love them

They were my first pair of running sandals and I fell in love with them. Gone through a number of pairs, usually tearing out the sides because I do anything/everything in them. Well worth it

Colby C.

A Newly Discovered Freedom

While people may think these sandals goofy, I honestly think they're amazing. I chose the thicker 6mm option, and will probably upgrade to the 4mm once my feet adjust and build up calluses. Simply put, I think these are a great deal for $30, especially for those wanting to try out a barefoot sandal without having to drop $120! The little kit is fairly straightforward, with a pdf on the website explaining how to punch the toe hole for the strap and the different tie options. I went with the marathon runner style and find that the sandal stays on my foot quite well. It definitely takes some getting used to, but I'm slowly building up a tolerance by running short distances in grass and gravel paths or while doing yardwork. What's great is that these sandals allow your feet to communicate to you what's really going on, so expect your stride in walking and running to change! The only downside I can think of is when the pad of the sandal gets wet (the topside that is) even with secure straps, they get really slick. I didn't notice any stickiness or slickness from general sweat, but getting water or snow between your foot and the sandal makes the rubber surface really slippery and hard to grip, especially while running.

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Kevin B.


Bought these for my grandson, we had fun putting them together. Only issue is, I wish I had gotten the 4mm sole, but he loved them and will probably out grow them in a few months and want to buy another.

Gavin G.

Sandal Kits Are Awesome!

These were so fun to make! I needed a pair of sandals for the summer and I really wanted the closest shoe I could get to being barefoot, and these are definitely it. When you put them on, you don’t even feel them. If you want to feel the ground and let those puppies breathe, these are the shoes for you!

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