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.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

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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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!! 😀

Laura M. verified customer review of DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit
Seth N.

Feels great!

First time buying any shoe/sandal like this and I have very much enjoyed it. The sandal is very basic and very comfortable. All of the resources on the website to get started with measuring, punching the hole, lacing, and tying were incredibly useful. I would definitely get these again.

James D.

Working On Getting My Feet Under Me

Was surprised at how easy it was to assemble them. Had to use the punch to make the ankle holes bigger, but beyond that was pretty smooth. Now just a matter of getting used to them being on my feet.

Jason A.

DIY Sandals

So far they feel great. The fit seems to be in line with my other pair of Zero shoes. making them was very easy, just follow the directions. I like the feel of the ground with the 4 MM sole. Almost like walking barefoot.

Julie A.

Worth the work!

I combined a DIY kit with a complete Amuri hardware kit. I had trouble with pulling the toe loops through, and same on double lacing through the side holes. Couldn't push the small connector through the punched hole on the DIY sole; didn't have enough hand strength, so I put a string through it, threaded that through the hole, knotted it and pulled the connector and loop through. For the side holes, I melted the 2 ends of the lacing together, flattened with pliers, trimmed to a wedge, and threaded and pulled that through. It worked. I like the finished feel, but think I have some tweeking still because the heel straps slide down when I walk. I will try a double twist on the lacing to bring them higher on the side.

Robert S.

3rd pair and still excited

This is my 3rd pair of Xeroshoes sandals. But, when they came yesterday I felt like a kid at Christmas! So practical, so affordable, and function exactly how I want them to. Perfect for a spring/summer/fall day on the go, and to take a run in. I also love knowing that whenever I put them on I am making my feet work and get stronger. Great product!

August B.

Great fit and feel but difficult to assemble

I love the feel and look of the shoes. But putting them together was very difficult. It took me about ~20 minutes to punch each hole through and the laces were very hard to get through. Overall, great shoe, but be ready to dedicate some time to assembly.

Colton J.

Love Them So Far

I love them so far. Hammering the holes was simple, the online instruction videos on tying the laces were easy to follow, and I got to wear them around for the first time today. They're a little floppy, and I find myself catching the toe of the sandal on the ground when I'm walking, but I'm sure I can take some scissors to trim them if I feel like I really need to. Let my barefoot-ish journey begin!

Rachel L.

Easy! Fun! Comfortable!

What a thoughtful product. Thanks to the videos, I felt like the store owners were right there making the shoes with me. The soles are light and flexible, yet also feel incredibly sturdy and protective. Can’t wait for warm enough weather to really put these to the test!

Rachel L. verified customer review of DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit

kayaking sandals

I love these things. I glued nylon scouring material to the bottoms and a couple of pieces of sandpaper behind the toe post making them totally non-slip when navigating slippery creek bottoms and launching ramps. Actually, I bought 4 pairs for some hard use. Now, that's true love!!!

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