Barefoot Freedom with Protection

$19.95$30.95

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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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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JF
06/02/2020
John F.
US US
Great Build A Pair

Super fun building a DIY pair of sandals. They are easy to wear and fun to let my toes see the sun going into Spring & Summer.

MK
06/02/2020
Maja K.
DE DE
Great

Easy to make. Wear them everyday. Absolutely love them!

DD
06/01/2020
Dannon D.
US US
They are awesome. Exactly what

They are awesome. Exactly what I have been looking for in a minimalist sandal.

MC
05/26/2020
Maryanna C.
US US
GREAT

I'm in love! So simple and perfect for everyday use!

SS
05/25/2020
Sibylle S.
CH CH
Great

I use them every day for my evening run if it‘s warm enough. Thank you

JS
05/24/2020
James S.
US US
They changed the way I run!

I thought I ran barefoot style until I started wearing these. After a couple of days, they were the lightest and most comfortable running footwear I’ve worn. My feet and lower legs are getting very strong and stable. My right foot has always been weak and now it’s level with my left. Love Xeros!

JT
05/24/2020
John T.
US US
DIY FeelTrue Sandals even in the winter

Although I own a number of Xero Shoes products these simple DIY sandals remain my favorite. I wear them all year despite living in MI, even with snow on the ground. The looks I get are priceless especially when I tell people that they are my winter sandals!

NG
05/20/2020
Neely G.
US US
Love the shoes!!!

Very impressed that something so simple could be so comfortable. I wear them daily. The sole is a bit stiff. I have SoftStar barefoot shoes with 6mm sole and it feels a lot more cushiony for some reason. But I also like something about the stiffness so no complains.

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AC
05/20/2020
Andrew C.
US US
The only running shoe for me

I’ve been running in these shoes for 7+ years. I finally bought a new pair because I could almost feel my fingerprints through the vibram of the first pair I bought. Occasionally I’ll run in closed toe shoes if it’s cold out, but I never enjoy it as much. For me, the pleasure of running is tied pretty closely to the feeling I get in these simple, no frills sandals.

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