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.

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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!! 😀

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John K.

Still haven’t received them approximately 3 months later

Don’t know have never seen them


Xero Shoes

Thank you for your review! For international shipments, there is a 1-3 week estimate for the delivery. We are well outside of this time frame and we would be happy to reship your order if you would like! Please let us know how you wish to proceed.

Elizabeth J.

Difficult to get comfortably secure to foot

I find that if I tighten them enough to feel secure to my foot with the laces they rub and put pressure on certain points. So I leave them a little looser to be comfortable. I would only wear them for short walks or being in the yard, certainly not for running. I'm waiting on the z trail sandals, hoping for a more secure fit.


Xero Shoes

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your review! We're sorry for the delay in responding to you. It's really great to get your feedback and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with the DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit! We're sorry to hear you're having trouble with the adjustment. We value your input and have passed along your review to our design team. They love to hear from our customers and rely on this type of information in their efforts to make comfortable footwear that everyone can enjoy. Please reach out to us directly at [email protected] and we will be happy to help! Regards, The Xero Shoes Review Team


Lots of fun

Well first, I had lots of fun creating my own sandal. I love being barefoot and these get me that feeling but provide protection from things like thorns that may otherwise ruin my time outside. I looked at several styles and created my own which I’m very pleased with because it keeps the outside toe edge much closer. I’ve used em while camping and hot-springing. They’ll be a great lightweight addition to my backpacking kit as well. The only reason I gave 4 stars is the “made in china” part. Oh and a pro tip- the owner suggests shoe goo on the lace exposed to the ground but umm- just hit it with the lighter and it turns to plastic 🙂

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Aeryck d.

Seriously comfortable

This kit is great, and the sandals are very comfortable, allowing my feet to feel the ground beneath them. I did have to trim a little more than expected, but once I got the straps how I wanted and trimmed to the correct length (which was a snap) they have become one of my favorite barefoot shoes.

Sheri B.

Feel great!

As I have gotten a bit older, I have found that my feet are happier without shoes. These sandals have been such a blessing! I have very narrow feet, so the customizable sole was a draw. I gave them a real test at the local botanical gardens, spending a couple hours walking around, and my feet never got sore.

Trent S.
United States United States

Freaking legendary

Best shoe I will ever wear! It’s almost just as good as being barefoot. Sadly I wore them 24/7 and they only lasted me 3 months. Though I’ll totally be getting a new pair. I hope you guys find out how to make the shoes tougher, but thanks for the product, they’re amazing!

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Yes I have them....

Can't seem to make the hole for the toe... Can't pull the string thru... too hard... lots of problems:( still trying. 🙁

United States United States

Best Pair of Running Shoes

These are the best running shoe I have ever worn. I've been using them for more than ten years and they are great. It is pretty much the closest you can get to barefoot running, but still have some protection from road debris. I highly recommend any product from Xero Shoes.

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