Barefoot & Zero-Rise Shoes

We use a ‘nature form last’ for all our styles, meaning they follow the natural shape of the foot allowing your feet to spread out providing great comfort and stability. We offer a range of soles including four zero-drop options which can be put onto any of our styles, whether you want a winter boot or summer sandal. Zero-rise means the sole is completely flat. Our shoes do not come with additional padding or molding inside the shoe. All our shoes come with a layer of natural crepe between the sole and the upper for comfort so your feet can mold your own unique footprint.

You can choose to have ‘Barefoot Tyre‘, ‘Barefoot Crepe‘ or ‘Extra Light Barefoot Crepe‘. We also offer ‘zero-drop lightweight cleated‘, ‘zero-drop cleated’ and ‘zero-drop ribbed’. The zero-drop soles are flat but not completely flat as they have deeper cleats and tread compared to the barefoot soles which is why we have named them differently. The inside of the shoe remains completely flat for all styles and soles.

Barefoot Tyre

Made from natural rubber that has been vulcanised, the tyre print sole offers a slim look with a fine tread pattern. This sole has good flexibility and a great amount of grip for all year round use! Suitable for any style. All our shoes can be resoled when the time comes with the same sole choice or a different one.

This sole (everything beneath the upper) is approximately 10mm in thickness.

Barefoot Crepe

Made from natural, sustainable rubber, crepe is very comfortable and extremely flexible allowing your foot to move as it would naturally. The ultimate barefoot sole! These attributes make for a great barefoot feel in most terrains. It has a slim profile visually and is available on any style to put a ‘spring in your step’.  All our shoes can be resoled when the time comes with the same sole choice or a different one.

This sole (everything below the leather upper) is approximately 9mm in thickness.

Extra Light Barefoot Crepe

This sole has a slightly slimmer profile than our ‘original barefoot crepe’. Made from natural rubber, it is very comfortable and extremely flexible allowing your foot to move as it would naturally. These attributes make for a great barefoot feel. We normally use this sole for summer sandals as it will wear down quicker than our other barefoot soles. All our shoes can be resoled when the time comes with the same sole choice or a different one.

This sole (everything beneath the leather upper) is approximately 7mm in thickness.

Zero Rise Cleated –

Made from a flexible rubber compound with deep cleats. This enables it to be grippy and long-lasting if you are on your feet a lot. This sole looks and feels great on our boots and shoes but can also be used on other styles.

This sole (everything beneath the leather upper) is approximately 14mm in thickness.

Zero Rise Lightweight Cleated

Made from a flexible lightweight rubber compound. It has deep cleats which gives you grip and a classic boot look. This sole looks and feels great on our boots and shoes but can also be used on other styles. Due to the lightweight material, it may not last as long as our solid rubber soles but will be super comfortable and lightweight.

This sole (everything beneath the leather upper) is approximately 16mm in thickness.

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Zero Rise Ribbed

Very comfortable and lightweight, this sole is made by Vibram. It’s comfortable and shock absorbing. It comes as standard on many of our sandals but it also a treat for the feet on a pair of boots or shoes. This sole is a zero-rise sole meaning it is the same height all the way through.

This sole (everything beneath the leather upper) is approximately 16mm in thickness.

Can improve posture and stability
Wearing shoes which are raised at the heel has become the norm for many of us and in doing so it can throw your body out of alignment. When wearing completely flat shoes it means that you can stand how you would naturally (as if you weren’t wearing shoes, and we all know how great that feels).

Foot health
Many people wear (or have worn) shoes which contain lots of padding and arch support. This can lead to your foot muscles becoming very weak as the padding inside the shoe does all of the work instead of your foot muscles. Having shoes that are flat and foot-shaped will help your feet spread out and can even reduce foot and lower back pain as it can get your muscles working again. If you haven’t had barefoot shoes before it is likely that you may feel a bit of discomfort whilst your foot muscles begin to work again but not to worry it’s all worth it to get those feet naturally strong again.

We have provided a few images as examples of our ‘zero rise soles’ but If you require any more information or images feel free to send us an email or give us a call.

All our styles are designed to be fully rebuilt (resoled) when the time comes, significantly extending the life of your favourite shoes.