Barefoot Freedom with Protection

Barefoot Freedom with Protection

$19.95$30.96

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.
Please note that these laces are intended for use only with our DIY Vibram and FeelTrue Kits and do not include finished ends or aglets.

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.

$0.01

Limited Quantities Available.

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  • 5,000 mile sole warrantySole warranty
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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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DL
04/23/2020
Dan L.
US US

Ztrails

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

LM
08/02/2017
Laura M.
GB

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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05/27/2024
Gregory D.
US US

Omg. These are the best shoes ever

I love these shoes so much that I bought a second pair a few days later. They are amazing and the next best thing to going barefoot. I can’t hardly tell they are there. I just love them.

05/28/2024

Xero Shoes

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic feedback! We're delighted to hear that you love our shoes and that they're the next best thing to going barefoot for you. It's fantastic that you were so impressed that you bought a second pair shortly after. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we're thrilled to have exceeded your expectations. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know. We're here to ensure you continue to enjoy your Xero Shoes to the fullest!

EG
05/23/2024
Erin G.
CA CA

Very comfortable

Finally a pair of sandals I can wear all summer and not be in pain. Great quality, I find them stylish however I've been wearing barefoot for over 10 years. I wish the shoe making portion came with paper instructions. I found it a little frustrating having to click in and out of different YouTube videos. Because of that it ended up taking me like over 2 hours to make them. That being said it was not overly complicated. Can't wait to buy more stuff from xero shoes!! I've tried a few other barefoot companies for sandals and have been very disappointed. I have very long toes and very wide feet for a woman. Also I have small ankles. So I've had a hard time finding shoes that fit me properly. My other go to shoes are vibram five fingers, and the wilding winter shoes made out of wool.

05/28/2024

Xero Shoes

We're thrilled to hear that our sandals have provided you with comfort and relief during the summer months! Your feedback about the assembly process is valuable to us, and we apologize for any frustration you experienced. We'll definitely take your suggestion into consideration and explore ways to provide clearer instructions for assembling our shoes in the future. It's wonderful to hear that our sandals fit your unique needs, especially with your long toes, wide feet, and small ankles. We're honored to be your go-to brand for barefoot footwear, and we're grateful for your support. If you ever need assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help and look forward to serving you with more comfortable and stylish options in the future!

EA
05/07/2024
Eddy A.
US US

FeelTrue Sandals

Love them. I was fortunate to not need to do any trimming.

05/08/2024

Xero Shoes

That's fantastic to hear! We're thrilled that you love your Xero Shoes and that they fit perfectly right out of the box without needing any trimming. If you ever have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. We're here to help!

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