If you’ve always been a barefoot type at heart and you’re in search of a pair of shoes to reflect just that, we’ve got you covered. Here, FN rounded up some of the top styles for men at affordable prices, with clean, understated contours and designs in mind.
Whether you’ll simply be wearing these to get from place to place or for something more athletic like running, one of our carefully-selected options is bound to fit your daily needs. On top of appealing to your real-feel “less is more” aesthetic, each of these picks offers quality comfort and support. Read on to shop your perfect shoe.
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1. Whitin Cross-Trainer
This vegan-friendly camo style’s anatomical shape provides natural comfort.
Pros: The cross-trainers come with thin, flexible soles with zero-drop, which are made to support healthy posture and reduce joint stress. A sockliner insole can be removed for a more barefoot feel. Wide toe boxes offer plenty of wiggle room.
Cons: These aren’t available in half sizes. If you fall in between sizes, we suggest ordering down.
2. XIDISO Barefoot Trail Running Shoes
These feature a flexible synthetic mesh upper offering optimal breathability to keep feet dry.
Pros: In addition to gray, these come in other colorways like orange, red and blue with various accents. Rubber outsoles provide an ideal balance of traction and durability. Anti-collision toe caps are structured to protect and toe boxes are wide enough to allow you to spread your piggies with ease.
Cons: Some may find these run small.
3. Oranginer Barefoot Shoes
Oranginer’s shoes are designed with thin, firm soles that fit like you’re almost not wearing any shoes.
Pros: The toe area is not compressed, offering better balance. Their synthetic mesh construction and insoles provide optimal breathability and protect feet from damp conditions. These offer great traction, support for higher arches and come in a variety of colorways.
Cons: These may run a bit big.