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.


Limited Quantities Available.

Limited Quantities Available.

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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

How to Make Xero Shoes

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.

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

How to Order Barefoot Running Sandals by Xero Shoes - Choosing Styles

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:
How to Measure Your Feet for Barefoot Sandals by Xero Shoes

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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Dan L.


Very comfy. Bought six pair for wife, myself, three daughters a d one grand daughter. Every one likes em.

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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Cynthia H.

Matching sandals

My granddaughter and I have matching diy sandals. The only reason I had to buy more was she keeps outgrowing hers. We also like to change the color of laces every year.

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Damien E.

Great affordable diy sandals

The most affordable good quaility diy kit for barefoot sandals on the web.

Jonathon F.

Great for getting back to natural foot health!

Since I started wearing these, I honestly don’t like to wear other shoes. Too restrictive! My feet have started to splay out like they’re supposed to, and my running form is greatly improved. Because of that, my knees and hips don’t feel like they’re getting hammered every time I run. I have recommended them to ALL my athletic friends, some guys I know with joint problems, and even complete strangers who ask me about my shoes! 10/10 will buy again!

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Scott H.

Everyone. Everyday.

I love these sandals and wear them everyday. My excitement for them spread to my daughters who are 7 and 3. So we got DIY sandals for them too. They loved the process of punching the hole and tying the laces, and have loads of pride knowing that they made their own customized sandals. I wear the sandals around town, on walks, while riding my bike, and out hiking. It feels great -- like freedom. Although not my attention when I got them, people at the climbing gym, or the grocery store, or at play groups in the park for my kids, or anywhere I am, ask me about the sandals. Folks seem to be super intrigued by the minimalist sandal and immediately understand the benefits (and joys) of minimalist, barefoot emulating footwear. If you can relate to any of that, get these sandals.

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Eric B.

Exactly what I'd wanted for hiking trip

Going on a week-long backpacking trip to England and these sandals are exactly what I wanted for something to wear after I take my boots off at the end of the day, to save on space and weight. The kit directions are easy to follow. That you can customize sole thickness, footprint, color and lacing is such a fun, practical idea!

Hope M.

Cool sandals!

I’m new to the barefoot movement, @ 52! Was so excited to get the kit, got them laced up the first night with the basic barefoot style…awesome! Simple & fun to do…the punch worked beautifully with minimal effort. Love the quality of the sole & laces; easy to cut and flame…thanks for the videos! I’ve been wearing & enjoying the feel of them very casually for about a week, not any distance at all. Yesterday I went for a 2.5 mile road walk. All was well until about 3/4 mile from home my left heel was noticeably “hotter” than my right. Got home and discovered a nice nickel-sized blister on the bottom of my heel. Thankfully it didn’t burst, but lesson learned on taking it slow! I’m really looking forward to getting the Prio & the little ballet slipper (mesh) I ordered. My feet have been pampered & need a little exercise before getting back to the barefoot sandal. Loving the concept & high praise of Xero Shoes! Congratulations on building your business!

Chris J.

Perfect minimalist sandal

I wanted something simple and comfortable and these sandals are exactly that.

Demetrius G.

DIY Sandal Kit

Very easy to put together.

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