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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Michael Q.

What service, and shoes should be

The quality of these shoes or more the soles can not be underestimated. Back that up with the amazing customer service as I sent a ready made model back is also awesome. If I could buy xero shoes for all my needs I would.

Nathan D.

Instructions could use updating

Great product; this is a beautiful shoe. Unfortunately, proper and clear instructions are lacking. You have to hunt for instructions on where to place the toe hole. Once you find one source, more come up and each one says something different. I followed one and while I will continue to tweak how it is tied, it seems to list awkwardly and following this advice (giving a quarter inch in front of the toe's webs) now lets my toes hang off the end of the sandal with plenty of heel behind the foot. I'll place a new hole, I think, and this really isn't a big deal especially because DIY projects aren't perfect. My concern is really that clear, up to date instructions are lacking and difficult to access. Then once you start finding instructions, there are some in writing, some in video, and far more sources than necessary which also contain conflicting info.

Lauren B.


What can I say... if my Feet are Happy, I am more likely to be Happy! These shoes are awesome! I am by nature, more comfortable being barefoot. Unfortunately, this is not always socially acceptable. You know... that whole "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" sign posted on doors at Grocery stores & Gas stations? Worst Ever! The FeelTrue Sandal kit has allowed me to Covertly evade this Rule. The average person sees straps on your feet, and to them that means you are in fact wearing shoes. Little do they know, my Xero secret 🙂 I wear them, and I forget that I am wearing them. Last Sunday I fell asleep in them, woke up, got up, and it wasn't until my Fiancé said, "I've Never seen you sleep in Shoes before." I looked down and realized that in fact, my shoes were still on. Oops! I am telling you... They feel like nothingness, except without the possibility of blunt force injuries due to environmental hazards (like rocks, needles, or legos ((If you are a parent)). So Many ways to Style, So Many ways to Wear, and the Best part is... You'll forget that they're there!

Chris H.

Best Running "Shoes" I've ever owned!

I'm on my second pair, and I refuse to run in anything else. I've completely eliminated knee pain and shin splints.

Brandon S.

DIY feel true Sandler kits

Kids loved them. Was fun for us to build together. Would buy again.

Janie M.

A good buy and fun activity

I'm very pleased with the quality and outcome of our DIY sandal kits. I ordered one for me, and one for my daughter. We had a tough time with the hole punching, but that's probably mainly because I was afraid of hitting my hand! Everything feels very sturdy, and the sandals look great on as well as being comfortable. I'm a fun.

Janie M. verified customer review of DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit
Christy S.

Feel True DIY sandals

I love these simple sandals. They are way more comfortable & secure than flip flops. Hiking on a flat trail with lots of exposed roots was a blast! I’m transitioning to minimalist / barefoot style running so I hope to use these for running soon. I also purchased the Amuri hardware kit for these - love the look!

Christy S. verified customer review of DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit
Adria C.

Fun to make - comfortable to wear

The DIY sandal was easy to make following the instructions. I have been wearing minimalist shoes for several years, walking over 60 miles a week, and these fill that space of looking acceptable with dresses but feeling oh so comfortable.

Jeremy M.

Love the DIY Sandals

Easy and fun to assemble. Got some for me and my two sons. We all love them!

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