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.
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 feelgrounds.com/contact, 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: feelgrounds.com/policies/shipping-policy#returns
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.
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.
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 🌻
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.
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.
So light and my toes DO NOT hurt. I want more!
These are the first sandals I have worn that fit me perfectly in the width. They look stylish for day or night.
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.
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!
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.
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 😁👍
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)
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.
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.
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.
I bought the original mesh as a gift for my boyfriends: he's super happy with his new barefoot shoes!
Ordered the white original luxe, fit perfect and very comfortable. I’ll get the winter boots too
I love the grey original mesh shoes
- appearance is as shown in the images on the website. Colors and scale are true.
- extremely comfortable
- my feet and legs are getting a great workout. I feel stronger and I expect better long term health, avoiding joint injuries
- great in MN weather so far: cold, hot, wet, dry, pavement, grass, and trails. I haven't had them in the coldest part of winter and though they're not specifically designed for cold I think I may use them for winter with a pair of warm socks.
They seem to be everything they're advertised to be. I love them, wear them every day, and will buy more Feelgrounds when I want another style.
I was recommended to try these due to some foot issues i have and i was a little worried that they would be uncomfortable but after using the print out sizing guide the shoes i ordered fit perfectly and are so comfortable - i will definately be buying some more.
Feelgrounds are my first barefoot shoes. I was worried for the size but i followed the measurements and they fit perfect to my foot. I enjoy them when lifting weights and at walking too. They look good at casual clothing.
I bought the sandals, comfortable and beautiful. never again without them. Perfect size following the instructions provided by the site and by the customere service.
I bought the white original mesh and am totally obsessed with them. They’re super cute and comfortable, and people compliment them all the time! I’ve tried a few other barefoot brands and these are by far my favorites.
I got the size 38 and they're a *perfect* fit! They are super comfortable, have enough room for my feet to take on a natural position instead of being squished, are easy to put on and take off, look great and I love that they're machine washable. Walking on soft surfaces in these is heavenly. I could personally do with an even thinner sole, but this is perfectly fine as well. Will definitely get some boots from Feelgrounds when the colder weather arrives :)
I'm about a month in wearing my Original Knit shoes. 10/10 would recommend, and I will definitely come back to grab another pair!
Superb comfort and without a doubt the best looking casual barefoot shoes available.
I am a beginner with barefoot shoes. I found them looking for the best shoe options for my children and VOILA! I found what I need! My fingers always were so tight with normal shoes and I always considered this fact as normal but nooo!! With my feelgrounds sandals Seaside I feel very comfortable, my feet have a lot of space, I feel more sure during walking, I feel all my feet and legs very active while walking. Definitely I will try another feelgrounds model!!! I only need to be patient and to wait a little for another pair as this kind of shoes are expensive but I understand the reason (not so big producers, handmade shoes, etc). I wish I had received some cleaning recommendations, as the sole is made for cork and I am not sure how to clean it.
Thank you for your review!
We are delighted that you like your Seaside so much.
On our FAQ page under Clean & Care, you will find all the necessary details on how to maintain Feelgrounds.
The cotton straps of your Seaside can be cleaned with a soft brush, some water and a gentle cleaning solution (e.g. our Cleansing Foam Eco). For cleaning the sole, we recommend a soft, dry brush to remove loose dirt. Afterwards, you can spray a light layer of disinfectant spray (e.g. our Shoe Deodorant Eco) to neutralize any odors.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We're happy to help!
These were my second pair of barefoot/ minimalist style shoes. I got the droptop knit and I LOVE them. I’ve worn them to work for an 8 hour shift on my feet, and they feel like I’m walking around in slippers. The style is relaxed enough that my feet feel great in them. Can’t wait to purchase more styles !