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!! 😀

Xero Shoes DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit Review
BI
09/21/2020
Blair I.
US US
Neat concept

Wear them everyday. Easy to follow instructions on how to make online. Great that there are multiple ways to tie them up. How many people can say they "designed" their own sandals. Will purchase again.

RH
09/18/2020
Richard H.
US US
Beginners luck

Love the concept, getting the strap to fit a little tricky but workable. 6 mm will try next Made my 80 year old knees feel young again! Halaluya & Amen

MF
09/14/2020
Mark F.
US US
5th pair

love em and so does my wife

SC
09/13/2020
SANDRA C.
US US
No More Pain

I have wide sensitive feet - These look great and don't make my feet hurt. Thank you!

WE
09/13/2020
William E.
US US
In love.

I always went around barefooted as a child. But like most I became an adult and just never had time do anything barefooted, I was to busy working and trying to get ahead. But now I'm in my 50's and I have more free time. That time has gotten me back outdoors and wanting to be closer to nature. I found these shoes by accident, but it's been the greatest discovery ever. I can feel the earth beneath my feet again. It has been liberating, and it has brought back so many childhood memories. Not to mention its eased my back pain as well as my foot and leg pain. It's been fantastic. They have taken a bit of getting used to, but I absolutely love them.

JK
09/12/2020
Jarmo K.
FI FI
Many thanks.

Come fast and i like them.

EO
09/10/2020
Erica O.
US US
Just as advertised

Super comfortable and flexible, and I can feel the ground. I am happy. Had some trouble punching holes and threading cord through, so my husband did it.

Xero Shoes DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit Review
CL
09/09/2020
Christopher L.
US US
Use in case of gravel

I've been barefoot running for a few weeks now and found that the only thing I needed was a little protection for when the path is nothing but jagged rocks. These work perfectly for that. Then they can be taken off in seconds and are featherweight to either carry along or tie to yourself. They were fun and easy to make and my favorite running shoes I've ever had.

CB
09/04/2020
Claire B.
IT IT
Revolutionary

These were so fun to make and my kids got involved too and were really intrigued by them. Straightforward instructions online, just threading the toe loop needed by husbands input, but otherwise I had made them an hour after the parcel arrived; and I’ve been wearing them non stop since. I could quite happily box up all my other shoes as these are all I use. Until winter comes around anyway, then I may have to invest in some other closed xeroshoes....

Xero Shoes DIY FeelTrue Sandal Kit Review
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