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!! 😀

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Tex W.

DIY sandals

So far, So good. Easy enough to assemble. It has only been half a day, but I am liking them so far.

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Kent C.

Fun family project and great footwear!

I like it a lot. I had a ton of fun with my 5 year old daughter picking lace colors and crafting the sandals. She loves crafts and this was a unique project for her. I have know done a few trail runs and pavement runs in the sandals (3-5K) and they are holding up well. Low maintenance and high performance! I would have given a 4.5 if I could have. The only drawbacks I can think of was not a fault of the kit itself. I had to contact customer support about the knot under the toes, which was very uncomfortable. They pointed me to another video with showed an alternative method that fixed the problem. I will almost certainly be buying again!

Cassandra R.


My second pair of DIY sandals and look forward to getting more colors. I love them!

Bryan S.

Love these things

The DIY kit is very simple to put together. These are really comfortable. Exactly what I wanted for lightweight packable camp shoes for backpacking.

Tanya K.

Love them!

My daughter and I each got a DIY pair, and absolutely love them. Amazing feel. Can't wait for opportunities to try them in new settings... I guess it's time for an adventure.

Diana I.

First time buyer

Love my new sandals!

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Preston A.

Definitely DIY

It took me a few days, playing around with the lacing to get the correct balance between tight and loose, but once I did, I LOVE these sandals. I did punch the hole a bit off on the left sole, but it's not so off that I don't wear these nearly every day since I found my lacing. I've also got several compliments, and folks stating they're envious of my kicks. In addition, the "Feel the World" emails following up purchase were fun and full of good information. Highly, highly recommend these sandals, and will be looking at other options from Xero when I need new shoes!

Diane P.

Non-stop awesome science-magic!

I love these sandals! Training for a half-marathon has meant steady and deliberate improvements, so you can imagine my surprise when simply switching to these sandals leapfrogged me forward in efficiency! The audible stride cues came first, then the immediate feedback from rubble underfoot, then the easy, light, efficient stride that I’ve been working toward. Amazing. Love these. Will be buying toasty warm enclosed versions for the winter. A half-marathon suddenly feels like the first stepping-stone toward ultrarunning 😉 ...or at the very least, a lifetime of joyful running! ❤️

Gabrielle C.

The thong is the thing

I absolutely love these shoes. I put the CAVE in Cavus so wearing shoes at all for me is generally unfun. These are fun. I have to get the tension right for the thong, so it does not feel like I am slapping the front part of the shoe against my balls of my feet. I also found out (because of XERO Shoes) that my right ankle and my left ankle are uneven. I found the best way for me to tie XeroShoes is to actually loop across the ankle in the front, catch the ankle strap in the back, cross back across the ankle in the front, and loop up to the thong strap. This way my instep rise doesn't get bothered too heavily and I don't end up loosing the heel! I have finished 4 marathons and never realized these delights about my feet! Thank you XeroShoes!

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