Shoes for Barefooters

Occasionally barefooters may be obliged to wear shoes, such as while representing their employer to customers, or more rarely to obtain services in the of face discrimination. Spending money on something that will spend most of it's life in the car glovebox seems pointless, but this is a once in a life-time purchase, so it's best to buy it right rather than regret it for decades.

Black matches any colour or situation.


1. Huaraches

Huaraches sandals are suitable as backups when hiking up volcanoes or visiting your foot-phobic relatives. They: They are relatively easy to make yourself if you can find stiffish thin rubber for the soles. Just trace around your foot, punch three holes, and lace them up as described in this video.

Available from XeroShoes

2. Soleless sandals

The purpose of soleless sandals is to appear to be wearing shoes, in order to avoid being the victim of discrimination. One well-known brand is Another gentleman here has home-made ones. If you are a regular barefooter who has tried these or any others, and wish to send a review, them please drop me a line.

3. Shoes for employment

Smaller companies with casual dress-codes are usually happy for employees to work barefoot as described on the Stepping Out page. If you are one of the unlucky ones, and still have to put bread on the table, what should you look for when buying work shoes?

• A toe-box that's wider than your bare foot.
• No arch support.
• No raised heels.
• Ultra-thin flexible soles.
• Well ventilated / breathable.
• Comfortable without socks &
• Easy to kick off under the table.

If you live barefoot outside of work, and would like to submit a recommendation or review, please feel free to make contact.

 Barefoot is sensational. The first thing you do at home is kick off your shoes, But why wear them the rest of the time?
Health costs of wearing shoes
Shoes cost more than the contents of your wallet.
Stepping Out
 Practical advice for someone interested in living barefoot. How do you go about it? What will you encounter?
Common Questions
 Barefooters regularly get asked the same questions, and the usual answers are pretty straight forward.
Cold Weather
Are your feet cold?


How can that be?

Barefoot Law
 Discrimination in the eyes of the law.
Charity Disparity
Old shoes are given to third world countries by the ton; but good-will and good intentions lead to product dumping, misery and destitution.
What is barefoot life like?
Every texture tells a story. It is part of the experience of being where you are.
Set Your Piggies Free
 That Sesame Street video.
Letters to the editor
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