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
Kip R.

My Beagle loves them!

Bella knew they were similar to my other Xero shoes, sport sandals. So after putting the DIY ones together she was ready to go. She knows when I put them on we are going for a good walk/run. I have to wear steel toed boots at work and love being able to relax and flex my feet in a walk/run after work or on my weekend.

Yvonne P.

First time wearing barefoot shoes

Excellent! I love wearing them. High quality product and fun putting them together 🙂

Wesley S.

Comfortable, takes a bit of work

The 4mm soles are very comfortable and you can definitely feel the ground, but the suggested lacing method I find to be rather unsecure and uncomfortable. I've had to experiment with different methods and styles. If the pamphlet came with other lacing styles besides the first or links to go to, i would give it 5 stars.

mark s.

Great Sandals

Great idea and so good.

Chris R.

Great minimalist Shoes

This is not the first minimalist shoe I have bought. Now I can run only in pure minimalist shoes. The feel True are cheaper than 5Fingers and work just well. Great product!

Jon F.

Running free again!

I have been all over the minimal spectrum: FiveFingers, pure barefoot running, Merrell Gloves, etc. Many of those options that I've used in the past have gone by the wayside. Aside from barefoot running itself, this product may be at the top of my list as a new favorite way to run free again.

Steven D.

Better than the others

I like the DIY sandals much more than any of the ready-to-wear Xero sandals or shoes that I've bought previously. The 4mm sole is much closer to a genuine barefoot running experience than the 5mm or 6mm soles that I've had before and the cord binding the sole to my feet doesn't need adjusting anywhere near as often as is the case with ready-to-wear sandals. The DIY sandals are also somewhat cheaper. Guess I should have started with them.

Shinobu N.

Good sandals

Xero sandals is good.

France France

MERCI Xeroshoes - THANKS Xeroshoes

Cela fait maintenant un peu plus d'un mois que j'ai mes sandales barefoot et c'est pour moi une grande chance. D'une part ces sandales sont très confortables. La sensation du pied nu est géniale. On ressent toutes les aspérités sans se faire mal. Le côté DIY est sympa, même si j'avoue ne pas avoir été très douée dans la découpe de ma semelle. Le grip est bon aussi, j'en ai été surprise. En randonnée tranquille dans une forêt au sol jonché de feuilles j'ai moins dérapé que des amis en chaussures de rando... Elles ont été inaugurée en vacances à Madagascar dans toutes les conditions : eau, bateau, forêt tropicale, terre sèche... elles sont parfaites et pratiques ! Prochaine étape, randonner en montagne avec. Mais leur énorme point fort, et qui fait certainement que je ne marcherai plus qu'avec des xeroshoes aux pieds, est qu'elles m'ont fait modifier ma posture de marche, déjà en si peu de temps. Mes douleurs à la cheville, genou et hanche droits, venant d'une entorse mal rétablie et qui commençaient à empirer et sérieusement m'handicaper ont complètement disparu... Je suis plus droite. Je fais confiance à mes pieds et à mon corps pour évoluer naturellement désormais. Since about one month that I have my xeroshoes, I have already tested them in several conditions : in water, on boats, in tropical forest... There perfect everywhere ! The grip is great, I was more equilibrated than friends with trail shoes. Next step, try them for trailing in the Pyrenees. The barefoot sensation is absolutely regressive and enjoying. But the more important, and the point that will make that I will certainly ever walking with xeroshoes at my feet now, is that they helped me to restore my right leg. After an injury I had pains from my ankle to my hip. It was worse and worse. And since I wear Xeroshoes, the pain is completely out ! My posture is different, more correct. I walk more on the front of my feet. In such a few time, it's so nice for me... My body regains a natural way to be and my confidence in him and in my balance is completely restored. It's just the way to respect him in the way it has evolved, we are made to walk on our feet not in shoes. So thank you so much to have created these shoes !

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