Barefoot Freedom with Protection

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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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Colton S.
Made me a Barefoot Believer!

This has changed the way I approach running. After being used to closed toe, tight fitting running shoes for so long, (and heel striking) everything’s different now. BTW the book Born to Run got me to even consider this as an option. Two days after getting these I went running for a few miles. I’d been working on landing on the balls of my feet so that was helpful, but the sensation was completely changed since me foot had room to splay and do its natural thing. Still my foot was sore after the first few times, especially my arches! A few weeks later and I’ve worked up to 13 miles. Got the callouses to prove it. Now, I love running this way! There was a break in period for me but now my feet are so much stronger and tougher then they were before. I feel like there’s no looking back.

Alan .
United States United States
Curious at first

I had actually been starting to get away from flip flops overall, because I didn't care much for them in general. But when I saw an opportunity to allow for some creativity with this new movement I said why not. However, difficult to make, especially when you have no experience working with leather or leather tools, I eventually found some instructions and it is worth the tiny frustrations and hard work. I've had some friends give me the judgmental "what are you wearing?!" when they see them, but that changes when they realize that I made them, and it peaks their curiosity much more. The first hike I ever went on with these sandals, I never felt so free and light. Easy to care too if you need to and super compact for easy transport!

United States United States
Very satisfied customer for over 6 years.

This last pr.of DIY sandals I bought in 4mm was my 9th pair in over a six year span.This style and the Jessie model are the sandals I wear year long. I still am wearing the one I bought in 2014. The feel true rubber soles have only minimum wear.Try these DIY sandals and the Jessie model. I'm sure you will love them as much as I do. I have one suggestion, the Jessies are only made in women sizes up to 11. Men whose shoe size is over 9 are out of luck. I know you make the Vera Cruz, but they are not the same model, just similar. I hope you starting making the Jessie model in mens sizes. I think it would sell well.

Mario T.
Simple. Practical. Smart

I have been using them for the last four years. Always satisfied

Jason C.
FeelTrue Sandel Kit

I am new to barefoot thing. They were fun to put together. Wore them on a walk along the Rhine river on concrete. I was surprised of the comfort while walking. We'll see how this develops....

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Håvard S.

The only thing I think could be improved is some sort of better system on the website about how to make theme. I found it hard to navigate in between YouTube and for making them. A designated page on your webpage with everything would be awesome. I also find it somewhat hard to find the right tightnesses, but I'll just have to keep trying!


...kit is complete, and easy to do! I have been wearing barefoot footwear for almost ten years, and these are incredible footwear for the price! Will know more in months since I tend to wear out soles quickly, and only have been wearing both the 4mm/6mm versions to test them out for 2-3 weeks...

Laurie D.
A gifted pair.

Love the DIY Sandals. These ones were purchased as a gift. Always love to introduce people to Xero shoes.

Patience N.
Like these!

Feels like you are wearing nothing. It is great fun to try the tying styles, and create your personal sandal. I'll put them to work running this summer.

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