Barestep Active

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$69.99 NZD
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Comfortable shoes for those who can never find comfortable shoes

Our take on the barefoot shoe is a grippy water-resistant shoe you can use anywhere, any time on any terrain. It’s more than comfort. It’s freedom.

Comfort-first & freedom-focused

Durable, non-slip sole

Water resistant & odour resistant

Ultra-FlexibleDesigned for natural movement, our shoes bend, flex, and twist in harmony with your every step.

Water ResistantEncounter a splash or light rain? No worries. Our design ensures your feet stay comfortably dry.

Breathable DesignEngineered for optimal airflow, every step feels refreshingly cool, ensuring feet remain fresh.

Simply slide into comfort and be on your way in seconds.NATURAL BRILLIANCE MEETS THE MODERN WORLD

What are barefoot shoes?

Barefoot shoes are designed to emulate the natural shape and function of the human foot. By mirroring nature's design, they empower your feet, unlocking strength and balance you never knew you had.

Unlike traditional shoes that restrict movement and posture, barefoot shoes let your feet breathe, flex, and feel. Ditch the cushioned cages.


Frequently Asked Questions

How are barefoot shoes different?

Barefoot shoes differ from traditional shoes in several key ways:

  • Toe Space: They typically have a wider toe box, allowing your toes to spread and grip the ground, much like they would if you were actually barefoot.
  • Sole: The soles of barefoot shoes are thin and flexible, allowing the foot to bend and move naturally. This offers better sensory feedback from the ground.
  • Arch Support: Unlike many modern shoes that have significant arch support, barefoot shoes allow your feet to support themselves, strengthening foot muscles over time.
  • Heel Drop: Barefoot shoes usually have a zero or minimal heel drop (the difference in height between the heel and the ball of the foot), promoting a more natural foot posture and stride.
  • Materials: They often use breathable, lightweight materials that conform to the foot's shape, giving a "second skin" feel.
Do I wear socks with these?

With our barefoot shoes, you'll notice the design includes a single wide toe box, ensuring your feet have ample room to move naturally without the constraint of individual toe compartments. Whether or not to pair them with socks truly comes down to personal preference. Some individuals lean towards going sockless to truly embrace the authentic barefoot sensation, appreciating the direct contact and natural feel against the shoe's interior. On the other hand, some opt for socks to benefit from added moisture management, reduced friction, or simply for an extra layer of comfort. Whichever way you lean, our shoes are crafted to support your choice, ensuring your feet experience the freedom they deserve.

How do I pick the perfect size?

We recommend going with the size you most commonly wear. If you are between sizes or usually wear a half size, we would recommend sizing down.


REDISCOVER TRUE FOOT FREEDOM

Take back everything the modern shoe took away

Imagine slipping into a pair of shoes that feel like a second skin, letting your feet breathe and move as they're meant to. That's the Barestep Active experience—foot freedom you can feel from heel to toe. No more squashed toes or aching arches at the end of the day.

These shoes give your feet the natural comfort they crave, and the lightweight, breathable design means you'll forget you're even wearing them. Get ready to reconnect with every step, the way walking should feel.


THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE STEP

The foundation of barefoot freedom


Zero DropThis means that there is no difference between the height of the heel and the toe portion of the shoe.

Wide Toe BoxSpace, freedom, and natural alignment. Our wide toe box design respects the anatomy of your feet, allowing your toes to spread and grip as nature intended.

Thin SoleExperience the ground beneath your feet like never before. Our thin sole design ensures a tactile connection with every step, providing just the right protection while keeping you close to the earth.
MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT

Don’t let your shoes stand on top of your health and vitality

Did you know that the modern cushioned shoe you’re probably wearing right now was only created in the last fifty years? There is a direct correlation between lower body pain and modern shoes. By altering your foot mechanics, limiting your natural movement and reducing your stability, the modern shoe is taking you a step backwards.

BAREFOOT FREEDOM FOR TODAY

Built for performance and freedom, Inspired by nature

In a world of fleeting trends, Barestep takes inspiration from the timeless blueprint of our ancestors. While modern shoes often compromise on form and function, Barestep bridges the gap between natural movement and contemporary demands. These shoes are for those who don’t settle for the ordinary.

See Barestep In Action

These are my new comfort shoes”Jean-MarcNothing seemed to work until I found Barestep FelicidadeIf you value comfort, these are a gamechanger RyanBarestep takes my workouts to the next level”Gusmari

Most shoes promise comfort and deliver pain

The last pair of shoes you purchased came with big promises of comfort and cutting-edge technology. But what did they actually deliver? Weaker feet and a lower body working overtime, leading to unnecessary pain. It’s more than just discomfort; it's a compromise on your body's natural strength. Isn’t it time we redefine true comfort?

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