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.


Limited Quantities Available.

Limited Quantities Available.

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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

How to Make Xero Shoes

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

How to Order Barefoot Running Sandals by Xero Shoes - Choosing Styles

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:
How to Measure Your Feet for Barefoot Sandals by Xero Shoes

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!! 😀

Xero Shoes DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit Review

Fun project with friends

Fun project with a friend as an introduction to barefoot stimulation. The addition of the Amuri hardware kit made it a manageable project to do at a community picnic. Spreading the word about living life feet first in Xero shoes!


Fun project with a friend

Gave a DIY kit to a friend recently. It made for a fun project at a community picnic. Barefoot and next-to-barefoot are stimulating practices, I find. Hope more people find out about Xero!

Cynthia A.

DIY sandal kit

Love them!! Just enough protection with “barely there” feel. I got the 4mm sole and am really happy with my new sandals!! I used “A Lacing Tip for your Xero Shoes”—lacing loop idea (made three loops for each sandal—one for toe, one each side) and they turned out great! The first attempt at making the lacing loops using 2” sections turned out okay but didn’t feel secure on my feet so I made them again with 3” sections and was much happier. I can easily slip them on and off without re-tieing, though occasionally need to tighten the knot a bit if it loosens. I did the double tie and cut the two ends about an inch long since I liked the tassel look.

Xero Shoes DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit Review
Andrew R.

Great sandals!

I really like wearing these! I cut them a little short (totally my fault), but despite my mistake these are still great sandals to wear! I modified mine to have the back strap and toe loop, can definitely vouch for those upgrades if you're a little more DIY-inclined.

E A.

Love Them but DO Consider a few things...

I love these very much, haha. I couldn't believe how comfortable they were when I got them on and wore them for the first time. Do be aware of a few things with the kit, though: 1. If you are not very strong, punching a hole in these things with the included hole puncher is going to a be a tall order. Some people make it look easy, but I'm just warning you. These took me about five hilarious hours to get situated and lots of sweat and tears haha (no blood, thankfully). 2. If you ARE easily capable of putting these together, I would probably recommend them instead of the pre-built sandals. I haven't tried them, but they look so BULKY to me and I would think that it just isn't the same. These feel really really nice and minimalistic on your feet. It 's a nice, nice feeling. Plus you can tie the straps just as you like, and there's YouTube videos people have made about that, so it's easy. 3. I would recommend getting the 4 mm rubber sole. I was shocked when I got it how thick it actually was! I can't imagine how chonky the 6 mm would be. But, again, I haven't actually tried it. The 4 mm is PERFECT and even bordering on too thick, but of course it isn't too thick. It's just wonderful. Hard to describe. Finally marries the two worlds of Barefoot & Shoes.

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Andy B.

Great product

My only issue with these is that I’m terrible at making one sandal’s tying method match the other. The sole is a lot stiffer than I guess I expected it to be, but I’m happy because it should last forever. The lace is soft and comfortable but not weak or wimpy. It will last a long time. The hole punch that came with the kit is simple and easy to use.

A Xero Shoes Customer

Versatile and fun

The 4mm sole is pretty minimal, in a good way. It took a while to walk with a barefoot stride and trust the shoe to not fall off :P. I would probably start with the 6mm sole first if I did it again, to avoid that adaptation phase. I came up with my own wrap style and I like it!

Stephen W.

I'm a Believer!

I'm one of those "don't like anything between my toes" people, so I was skeptical. I absolutely love these. I don't notice the strap between my toes, and I've never had a sandal that is so comfortable. It took a few weeks to get the tying/fit perfect, but now they are so comfortable that they've quickly becoming my favorite hiking footwear. I like them so much that I bought the 4mm sole and I like the 4mm even better!

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