All Reviews

Based on 739 reviews
B. (United States)

I love my first purchase, the highrise knit, for the colder months. My second purchase was the rose gold luxe sneakers, SO pretty. Same ground feel and space, nice and tight on the ankle.

R. (United States)
1st Time Minimalist Shoe Wearer

The shoes feel nice, the toebox is wide enough for me to wear my Correct Toes, and the shoes look cool!
I was afraid barefoot shoes would look weird, but Feelgrounds look like normal shoes.

S. (Ireland)
Very good walking experience

Shoes fit and are wide enough.
I'm new to barefoot shoes so this is very comfortable to walk in.
I needed to get used to the wider optics as I thought it makes the foot looking huge. But after a while I didn't care anymore.
Hope they'll last very long!

Z.K. (United States)
Stylish yet casual wide toe-box and zero drop

Once I got the correct size and added insoles the high-rise knit are great. I wear them while working at a standing desk and they look great with jeans, short, or chinos.

m. (Belgium)
Fancy sandals

My Seaside Luxe are so comfortable and the Metallic Rose is a pretty colour which goes with almost any outfit. The cork insole feels really nice and supple. My feet are EU 39,5, and I chose size 40 (using de PDF print), which fit perfectly. It ticked all my barefoot dress shoe boxes: sparkly, supple, soft, flexible, wide toebox :), PLUS: attached to ankle with a padded(!!) velcro attachment. Even the dogs like them! My puppy customized the straps for me with some bite marks.

J.P. (United States)
Good shoes, but...

Pros: Good shoes, good feel, good design, good color variety

Cons: the soles are very soft which is good for comfort, but bad for durability. The build quality also feels a bit cheap, for example; I can see a bit of the glue line where the upper meets the sole.

The price for the basic shoe that you get feels quite high. I am very curious about the profit margin for say the original mesh, being that the materials are relatively basic. Is the production process complicated and intricate enough to warrant a 120 usd price tag?

Dear Jesse,

Thank you very much for your review!

We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the design and comfort of your Feelgrounds.

With barefoot shoes in general, there is always the challenge of finding a balance between robustness and flexibility, as these are usually opposing goals. We have chosen a special TPE material for our sole, which is exceptionally soft and flexible and provides a very pleasant walking sensation and barefoot feeling. These are qualities that are particularly appreciated by many of our customers, also in comparison to other barefoot shoe brands.

The development and production of barefoot shoes is not inexpensive. It's not just the cost of materials, but also design, development, production, return, labor, rent, taxes and many other costs. Therefore, we need to find a price that is both fair and feasible.

In any case, we thank you very much for your feedback, as we are striving to improve continuously and can only do so if we know what is important to you. Thank you for your support!

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We're happy to help!

Best regards,

J.P. (United States)
Style and function

When a shoe is comfortable and has style and function, you want to wear them everywhere. That’s what Feel Grouds are.

N.K. (Finland)
Great shoes and effortless shopping experience

Internal shipping was fast, Klarna invoice option was a very positive surprise! Shoes look as great as they seem online! Very pleased with the whole shopping experience! I measured my foot and fit was perfect when I followed the instructions!

S.S. (United States)

I bought the Seaside Luxe in Sienna and Black. I went with my normal size in Feelgrounds. I had to return my sandals since they run a size smaller. After going through the return process and contacting customer service after the sandals were delivered back to Feelgrouonds my refund was immediate. Customer service was so very helpful.
I got my replacement sandals (1 size larger) and all is right with the world!

C.D. (Belgium)
Nice quality but poor fit

I followed all the directions and as you can see by the photos I should be a size 37. I ordered a size 38 because I don't like shoes too snug and the shoes were still too small.
I'll be ordering a larger size but I find it incredibly disappointing that despite following the fitting instructions I will end up having paid an extra €17 in shipping because the measurement tool isn't accurate.

Dear Catherine,

Thank you for your review!

We are very sorry to hear that your Feelgrounds did not fit like expected. So far, we've received lots of positive feedback about our size guide.

It's great that you have attached pictures of your feet on our size guide. That's actually the best way for us to assist when somebody is unsure with sizing. We always give our best to help find the correct size before ordering by looking at pictures exactly like that. If you ever need further sizing advice, just drop us a message via, and we're happy to help!

We've taken a look at your pictures and review, and it seems like you missed step 3) of the instructions: leaving enough space in front of your toes, as the sizing lines represent the insole length of each shoe size. So if your longest toe end right above the 37-line, an EU 37 is definitely too small for you.

For most people, the preferred range of space in front of their toes is between 5 to 12 mm. So an EU 38 could have been a good fit for you if you prefer your shoes rather snug. Since you already know about yourself, that you don't like wearing your shoes too snug (which is great!), we agree that a size EU 39 could be the better fit for you.

Another tip: If you plan to wear your shoes with socks, it's best to measure your feet when wearing socks, as they will take up space in your shoes as well!

Because we completely understand that despite everything it's not always possible to get the size right on the first try, you can return your order for a refund within 30 days if the shoes are new and unworn. If you have to return all items of your order, we will also fully refund you the original shipping costs. See our full refund policy here:

We will take your feedback by heart and hope you will give us another chance by trying a size EU 39.

Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions.

Best regards,

B. (United States)
Look Good, Feel Good

I have several pairs of minimalist shoes and these are my favorite. The sole moves well with my foot. They also look good and I wear them around the city for a variety of outings.

annabelle silvey (United Kingdom)
Amazing customer service

I originally purchased the seaside sandals in the olive twill, after two weeks one of the sandals cork started to peel away in patches, I could only have assumed it was one faulty sandal. I contacted customer service to ask for some advice, they were super fast at responding and without hesitation offered me a refund or replacement pair. I opted for a replacement pair as I loved them so much, but they didn’t have the twill left in my size. So I was able to choose from the new Seaside Luxe range instead. They were sent and delivered really quickly and I haven’t had an issue with this pair. The sandals themselves fit perfectly and are very comfortable- i was worried about the toe post as I’ve never been a fan of them but surprisingly very comfy! I measured my feet in cms and followed the chart. They are super comfortable and have very good grip. Thankyou for such amazing customer service! You have a very happy returning customer 🌻

Shauna D (United States)
Great quality, terrible fit.

I have a typical foot size and shape, size 8.
Everything was great except the toe piece. It is much smaller than birkenstocks and digs into my second toe. I could keep then on more than 5 minutes. Very sad because they are very pretty. An adjustable toe piece may help or a wider piece of leather on top.

Dear Shauna,

Thanks for taking the time to review your purchase.

We’re sorry to hear that you aren't fully satisfied with your Feelgrounds.

It seems like the sandal's fit is indeed not right for your feet as the toe piece goes more over your toes than it usually does. It's possible that the sandals instep volume or the position of the toe strap isn't 100% perfect for your feet and therefore your foot ends up in an unfortunate position in relation to the toe piece.

We are doing our best to design our shoes in a way that fits as many different foot types as possible, but unfortunately, it's not always possible to get it right for every foot shape. We do, however, appreciate your ideas for improvement and will forward them to our product team.

You can return your order for a refund within 30 days if the shoes are new and unworn. You can find step-by-step instructions here:

You will need to cover the costs of returning the order to our warehouse. However, for customers from certain countries, there is the possibility to get a (partial) refund of the paid return shipping cost from PayPal, when the order has been paid via PayPal. You just need to activate this free-of-charge PayPal service in your PayPal account before returning your order. Once activated, you can also use the service for any other online
shop where you pay by PayPal. This PayPal service only works when using your own shipping label.

Best regards,

Julie (Canada)

So light and my toes DO NOT hurt. I want more!

Nicole Ward (United Kingdom)
Love them

These are the first sandals I have worn that fit me perfectly in the width. They look stylish for day or night.

Chris Bell (United States)
Life Changing Footwear

FeelGrounds shoes have literally been life changing. I’m
49 with 2 fake hips from genetic arthritis. I have had severe chronic pain in my feet, ankles, calves, shins, and knees. I started doing a lot of our friend Ben Patrick’s knees over toes exercises, which really helps, but my feet still hurt every day. I was always in hokas. I have 10 pair of them because I was told at the store and by others that they are good for your feet. Our other friend @theBarefootSprinter got me to start dragging the sled and squatting and deadlifting barefoot. Then my brother got a pair of Feelgrounds about 2 weeks ago and I haven’t worn any other shoe since. I immediately felt stronger and stable. I immediately could feel a huge difference. I realized how traditional footwear is basically garbage. I was spending hundreds of dollars to look cool and have bad feet. The Feel Grounds look and feel amazing. I can’t explain how much they changed how I feel.

Priscilla Miow (Japan)
The most comfortable barefoot sandal!

This is my second pair of Feelgrounds but my first pair of barefoot sandals. They are lightweight, easy to pack, look good in casual clothes or a simple summer dress and are super comfortable. I think I need a second pair so they can live in my crew bag. I wore them all day long while walking through Lisbon on a hot summer day and I didn't have any trouble with them being too slippery on those cobble streets. I absolutely love them!

Jean Davies (United Kingdom)
First timer!

After much research I bought the seaside sandals as my first barefoot shoe. Not disappointed at all! So comfortable & stylish. Price is comparable to other barefoot companies. More than I would usually pay but I am looking at it as an investment in the health of my feet & not just a fashion accessory.

The best bearfoot shoes so far

Since I got 2 pairs of your shoes i don't wear anything else. My feet got used to them in 3 days. Great product will buy again! I recommend the toes socks with them for total feel. Only wish is for you to make gym bearfoot shoes for deadlifting or sport 😁👍

Ben (France)
Real barefoot shoes - Seaside sandals

Good barefoot sandals. I love the cork!

3 things that explain the missing star:
- seaside is really designed for flat feet
- it hurting a little the top of the toes. I hope it will change in the future.
- expensive !

I ordered them at the same time models from Be Lenka. I really prefer the barefoot sensation on the Seaside. (I'm used to FiveFingers sandals and Vapor glove, same feeling)

Danielle (United States)
Best barefoot shoe company so far

I have purchased at least $1000 worth of barefoot shoes over the last 4 years. A solid chunk of that was spent on Feelgrounds (from the company and poshmark). The fit, style and quality are perfect for me. My 16 year old daughter and I wear the highrise knit (I am 46 years old). I also have the droptop & sandals. Not a fan of the mesh though, so I will stick to the knit or try the luxe.

Sylvana (Netherlands)
Great service, love the shoes

I have ordered one pair so far. But this won't be the last. I really love the shoes. Wide toebox, great fit. The PDF size chart was really helpfull. The ordering proces was great and quick.

Ellen Nielsen
I love these shoes

I have three pairs: highrise knits, patrol lite and patrol winter. I love all of them. They're super comfortable and look really good. Delivery was fast, and the customer service was great.

Alessandra (Italy)
Fantastic !

I bought the original mesh as a gift for my boyfriends: he's super happy with his new barefoot shoes!

P.A. (United States)

Ordered the white original luxe, fit perfect and very comfortable. I’ll get the winter boots too