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The Best Barefoot Shoes For Wide And Extra Wide Feet

If you’ve been looking for the best barefoot shoes for wide or extra wide feet, then you know what a struggle it can be. There are just so many out there that look good, but when it comes down to real life testing, they just don’t fit the way you’d wish. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Our list of barefoot shoes for wide and extra wide feet will help you find new styles and inspiring looks from top barefoot brands.

Barefoot shoes and sandals have taken off recently, because of their comfort and all around ability to help strengthen your feet, legs and ankles — but finding a pair that fits can be a challenge, especially for those with wide and extra wide feet. As we know, not all barefoot shoes are suitable for all foot widths!

For those not familiar with the term “wide feet” — it means, your feet appear wider then ‘average’. For more information about your foot type, check our post What Is My Foot Type.

If that’s you, then you should know that finding barefoot shoes that fit wide feet can be a real challenge. By default, most barefoot shoes are designed to fit the “average” foot (which is to say they were designed to fit 90% of all people).

But this doesn’t mean that 10% of people must try to squeeze their wide feet into too narrow barefoot shoes and just suffer with poorly fitting shoes.

REMEMBER! Barefoot shoes don’t/can’t work IF they aren’t the right SIZE (LENGTH) + WIDTH + FIT for our feet.

Not only do they not provide any benefit in any of those cases, but they can also causing HARM.

It is therefore very important that barefoot shoes are the right width for our foot (toes should be able to splay properly inside the shoe, pay special attention to the BIG TOE and PINKY toe and keep in mind that if your toes are not in their correct position yet, you need shoes that would fit even if/when they will be!).

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If you can’t find any extra wide barefoot shoes, do not worry — we got your back!

We put all the best barefoot brands for wide and extra wide feet together in the list below. We are sure you will be able to find something for you too. Don’t forget to check out our recommendations for custom made shoes and sandals at the end of this blog post.

Groundies

| Germany | leather, vegan | 36-48 | from 95€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: narrow, medium, wide feet & extra wide (depending on model)

Use BUXGND15 for 15% discount (valid until November 12, 2023)

Groundies is a German brand of barefoot shoes that offers a wide range of styles and types for all occasions. Plus, they’re stylish!

They are continually working to add more stylish options to their collection, as well as expanding its offerings to include a range of styles, widths, and colors. In 2023 they launched their first barefoot shoes suitable for wide and extra wide feet named Barefoot+ fit.

In Barefoot+ fit, you can find several popular models with wider and even more foot-shaped toe boxes on the GO1 sole.

Sizing & fit: Groundies shoes are available in different widths and with different soles. Their Barefoot+ models are one of the widest shoes on the market and can adjust well to different foot volumes (great fit for low and high instep!) and are great fit for extra wide feet. In almost all Groundies I wear a size 42 (foot length 26.3 cm), but shoes from their Barefoot+ fit are cca. 2-3 mm longer than models from Barefoot fit. I usualy choose shoes with an internal length that is 12 mm longer than my foot (in winter models even more than that).

Pros:

  • a variety of stylish, versatile barefoot shoes for any occasion
  • wide range of widths available – great fit for many foot types

Cons:

  • there’s a good chance that you’ll want to buy many of them 🙂

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Realfoot

| Czech Republic | leather | 38-45 | from 137€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: wide and extra wide feet

Use 10BU for 10% discount

Czech barefoot shoe brand Realfoot has only recently appeared on the market, but has quickly found itself at the top of this list, offering some of the widest barefoot models on the market. All of their models are made from leather or a combination of leather and textile.

Size & fit: the Realfoot size chart gives both the internal length and the width of the shoe. The widths are given in two places (just before the toes start and at the tip of the toes, where the foot is widest). I wear a size 42 with a foot length of 26.3 cm.

The shoe’s toe box is very spacious (especially on the side of the pinky toe) and suitable for extra-wide feet. There is plenty of room available for toes to move around, but make sure to choose enough space in front of your toes if your longest toe is your big toe (tapering starts a little faster).

Pros:

  • a brand that boasts some of the widest barefoot models on the market

Cons:

  • not suitable for wide heels

Softstar Shoes

| USA | leather | 5U-15U | from 185€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: narrow, medium, wide and extra wide feet – depending on model (different widths available)

Softstar Shoes makes a wide variety of barefoot shoes, including some that are the widest on the market. The Primal line is recommended because it has a wider toe box than other models. Other models that are not in the Primal line have a tapered toe box shape, so although they are classified as “wide” they will not be the widest at the tip of the toes, where our feet are widest.

Primal models have an excellent toe box shape and are suitable for wide feet with a gentler slope towards the pinky toe. They are available in two widths – ‘REGULAR’ and ‘WIDE’. Regular models are suitable for wide feet and wide models for extra wide feet.

Sizing & fit: When choosing a size, consider the length of your foot and the shoe model. Most Softstar models have less room above the toes, so I wear a size 10U on most models (with a foot length of 26.3 cm, I’m at the upper limit for a size 9U).

Pros:

  • high quality, soft leather
  • different colours to choose from and personalisation on certain models
  • different widths

Cons:

  • most of their shoes are made without lasts (except Hawthornes and Sawyers), so those models have less room above the toes, which should be taken into account when choosing the right size.
  • higher price – an expensive investment for buyers from countries where tax and customs duties have to be paid (in the EU, approx. 40% more is added to the price of the shoe)
  • not all of their models have a foot-shaped toe box

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Ahinsa Shoes

| Czech Republic | vegan | 36-48 | from 129€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: wide and extra wide feet (depending on model)

Use code BU10 for 10% discount.

Ahinsa is a brand that makes exclusively vegan barefoot shoes. Their shoes have one of the best toe box shapes, as they mimic the natural, functional shape of the foot very well, always widest at the toes and resembling the shape of a ‘bean’.

The shoes are suitable for wide feet, but Ahinsa also offers some models in an extra wide version. They also offer the possibility of partial personalisation of the shoe.

Sizing & fit: Ahinsa are best suited to wide feet with low and average foot volumes. In most Ahinsa models I wear a size 43 (foot length 26.3 cm, inner length 27.8 cm), except for the ballerinas, where I wear a size 42 (the toe box shape is slightly different, which gives me more room).

Pros:

  • extremely light and flexible shoes
  • their toe box shape is one of the best and perfectly mimics the functional shape of the foot

Cons:

  • certain vegan materials may be less breathable at higher temperatures
  • less suitable for high volume feet

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Shapen

| Slovakia | leather, vegan | 35-47 | from 95€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: narrow, medium and wide feet (depending on model)

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Shapen is a Slovakian brand known for its stylish, dressy barefoot shoes. The company has recently added new models of sneakers and boots (vegan models and leather) to its range, which also have a new, even softer sole.

Their shoes are suitable for wide feet, with the smaller sizes being suitable for wider feet than the bigger ones, as the width does not increase quite evenly with size. Certain models are available in two different widths.

Sizing & fit: Shapen shoes come in a variety of sizes, so always check the size chart for each model before ordering. In Shapen, I wear a size 41 or 42 (foot length 26.3 cm). I choose shoes with an internal length that is 10-12 mm longer than my foot (in winter models I choose even more than that).

Pros:

  • a wide range of more dressier barefoot shoes
  • two different widths available on certain models

Cons:

  • their shoes can sell out very quickly, so you need to be quick when ordering

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Bohempia

| Czech Republic | vegan | 36-47 | from 115€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: medium, wide and extra wide feet (depending on model and size)

Use code BOSENOGICE for 10% discount.

Czech barefoot shoe brand Bohempia is known in the barefoot world for its sustainable vegan shoes made from hemp or microfibre.

They offer their barefoot models in two different widths – ‘regular’ and ‘wide’. The final width of the ‘regular’ and ‘wide’ models depends mainly on the size of the shoe, as the width of Bohempia shoes does not increase evenly with size. This means that Bohempia shoes in smaller women’s sizes are suitable for wider feet than those in bigger sizes.

Example: a ‘wide’ width in size 36 is suitable for extra wide feet, while size 44 is only suitable for wide feet.

Sizing & fit: I wear a size 42 in all Bohempia models (foot length 26.3 cm), but I choose the ‘wide’ size for warmer winter models, as the ‘regular’ size is already on the borderline of being wide enough for my 10 cm foot width.

Pros:

  • a sustainable brand using natural, local materials
  • two different shoe widths

Cons:

  • the raised edge of the sole does not allow much width adjustment, but if the shoes are the right width for your foot, the raised edge is not distracting.

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Aylla

| Czech Republic | leather | 35-47 | from 110€ | ship to the EU and the USA | 

Suitable for: medium and wide feet

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Aylla is a new brand on the market, so it still has a limited selection of models. However, there are some great winter and spring models that would be suitable for everyday wear.

Their shoes are suitable for wide feet and the toe box slope is stronger towards the pinky toe. For more information on foot shape, check out this post.

Sizing & fit: The choice of size depends on the model. A winter model has a thicker lining, so I need to choose a bigger size – size 43, foot length 26.3 cm. For unlined models, I wear size 42.

Pros:

  • one of the few brands that use sheepskin in winter boots, which makes them particularly warm

Cons:

  • less suitable for high volume, wide feet

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Be Lenka & Barebarics

| Slovakia | leather, vegan | 33-47 | from 109€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: medium and wide feet (depending on model)

Be Lenka and Barebarics (same owner) are popular barefoot brands from Slovakia with a wide range of shoes for all occasions. Many of their models are suitable for wide feet with low and average volumes, but not extra wide feet. Among the widest models is their Prime model. Certain models are suitable for narrower feet, so always check the size chart when ordering.

Barebarics models offer more cushioning, so they are also suitable for the transition to barefoot footwear , therefore ground feel isn’t as strong.

Sizing & fit: Depending on the model, the size you choose at the end can be different. For my 26.3 cm foot length, I usually choose size 42 (sneakers, sandals) and 43 (winter models).

Pros:

  • an exceptionally wide range of designs for all occasions
  • quality materials

Cons:

  • most models do not fit high-volume feet and higher instep ideally

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Lukshoes

| Czech Republic | leather | 35-48 | from 112€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: narrow, medium, wide and extra wide feet (depending on model)

Use code BU10 for 10% discount.

Lukshoes is a Czech brand of shoes made from high-quality, soft leather. The pictures online almost do them a bit of an injustice, as the leather quality is hard to see in photos alone.

The majority of their models are suitable for wide but less voluminous feet. Please note that the leather can also stretch in the instep area.

Some Luks models are available in extra wide widths, and Luks can also slightly adjust the toe box shape on some models. Please note that some models are not suitable for wide feet (such as ballerinas).

Sizing & fit: I wear a size 41 or 42 (depending on the model) with Luks. The winter models run shorter due to the thicker lining, so I need a size up there. The choice of size also depends on foot shape; some Luks models have a stronger slope towards the pinky toe, so you will need more space in the shoe with these models if your toe slope is not so steep. More about foot shape here.

Pros:

  • high quality and soft leather
  • several different widths
  • possibility to adjust the toe box shape for an extra charge

Cons:

  • higher price
  • shoes are handmade to order, so delivery times are longer

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Gea Soles

| Spain | leather | foot length from 21,8 cm to 29,7 cm | from 110€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: narrow, medium, wide and extra wide feet (4 different widths)

Behind Gea Soles is Esther, who makes all the shoes herself. She uses leather dyed by hand, so you can also add shading to the designs. In addition, she has recently introduced a Lite range of models with factory-dyed leather, which is more affordable.

The shoes come in four different widths (width 2 is shown in the photos – two widths are even wider), making them a great choice for those who want a slightly more dressy shoe.

Sizing & fit: When ordering Gea Soles, we don’t choose a size, we just tell our foot measurements, which are then used to choose the appropriate width and length of the shoe.

Pros:

  • 4 different widths cover a very wide range of feet
  • partial customisation – choice of colour, length of strap across the instep, sole type, etc.

Cons:

  • longer delivery time as they are made to order

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Freet

| Great Britain | leather, vegan | 37-48 | from 90€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: medium and wide feet (depending on model)

Use code BSN10 for 10% discount.

Freet offers a number of barefoot models, but the fit varies from one shoe to another. Some models fit wider, higher-volume feet better, while others can be adapted well to narrower feet. They will not fit extra wide feet but certain models fit wide feet very well.

Sizing & fit: Sizes of Freet models can vary from model to model, so there is no general recipe for choosing the right size. You can check our review here for more info.

Pros:

  • more affordable shoes
  • a wider range of models also for the men
  • use of innovative materials (e.g. coffee grounds)

Cons:

  • inconsistency in sizing (making it more difficult to choose the right size)

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Lems

| USA | leather, vegan | 36-45 | from $95 | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: medium and wide feet (depending on model)

Lems is a brand that does not qualify as barefoot footwear (as they have a thicker sole), but many of their models have a zelo drop sole and a proper toe box shape, so they are also very suitable for the transition to barefoot footwear.

The width of the models varies and not all are suitable for wide feet. None of the models are suitable for extra wide feet, but the Primal 2 and Chelsea boots are well suited for wide feet.

Sizing & fit: all Lems shoes come in different sizes, so always check their sizing charts before ordering.

Pros:

  • wide range of models for both genders

Cons:

  • more care should be taken when choosing the right model, as certain models do not have a perfectly flat sole and are slightly narrower at the toes

Toetem Sandals

| USA | leather | US W6 – M13 | from $110 | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: wide feet

Use code BOSENOGICE for 5% discount.

Toetem sandals offer high-quality leather options for adults, and I must say, they have some great features! They come in various designs with different footbeds and outsoles. Our model, called JackRabbit, features a leather footbed. The straps are available in different colors, and I personally adore the turquoise pop of color for summer days. Different models have unique strap placements and adjustment methods. This strap system, in particular, is quite easy to adjust. Just tweak the Velcro at the heel, and slide the strap over the instep up or down until you find your perfect fit.

Sizing & fit: To determine the size you need, we recommend using their printable templates. Make sure to print the template at the correct scale and place the dot between your toes (that’s where the strap will be attached). Ensure all your toes are on the sole. The strap position allows for good adjustments to accommodate different foot volumes.

Pros:

  • High-quality materials
  • Easy strap adjustments
  • Once adjusted, you can just slip them on
  • Straps feel comfortable between the toes right from the beginning

Cons:

  • The strap on both sides of your ankles may feel a bit bulky at first, but I got used to the feeling quickly
  • Their flip-flop style isn’t entirely barefoot, as they don’t offer any attachment at the heel

Feelgrounds

| Germany | vegan | 35-49 | from 101€ | ship worldwide |

Suitable for: medium and wide feet (depending on model)

The Feelgrounds brand generally fits medium to wide feet, but individual models also fit wider feet. Sandals are among the widest Feelgrounds models, making them a great choice for summer days.

Sizing & fit: Check the fit of your sandals before you order by printing out the templates. Look for the dot indicating where the strap is attached between your toes. I wear a size 42 (foot length 26.3 cm) in Feelgrounds sandals.

Pros:

  • comfortable to wear, easy to put on, excellent strap layout

Cons:

  • the cork used for the top layer of the sole can darken more quickly

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Custom made shoes & sandals

If you can’t find any barefoot shoes to fit your extra-wide feet, or if you just prefer some other style, custom-made barefoot shoes are the best option.

Here are some of the best brands of custom-made barefoot shoes and sandals:

Zlatush

| Slovakia | leather | custom made | from 115€ | ship worldwide |

Zlatush shoes are handmade in Slovakia by Zlatica. She offers three different widths and can also customise the toe box shape, but this requires a different shoe making technique.

Pros:

  • 3 different widths
  • fully customisable

Cons:

  • loger delivery times as shoes are custom made

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


The Drifter Leather

| Greece | leather, vegan | custom made | from 115€ | ship worldwide |

The Drifter Leather is a Greek brand of handmade barefoot shoes. Choose from a range of models that are perfectly tailored to your foot measurements, and choose any colour of leather you like!

Pros:

  • custom made
  • many designs to choose from

Cons:

  • orders are only opened every 5-6 weeks
  • longer delivery time for shoes, as they are handmade to order

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Panta sandals

| Netherlands | leather, vegan | standard sizes 32-47, custom made | from 79€ | ship to the EU |

Use code PANTABAREFOOTUNIVERSE for 10% discount.

Panta Sandals is a small European company that produces sporty barefoot running sandals that can be worn for every day too. They offer different models suitable for various terrains, as well as standard sizes. In addition to standard sizes, they also make custom-made sandals so that even the widest feet fit perfectly (no foot hanging over the sole).

Pros:

  • different models for different terrains
  • customisable

Cons:

  • only available in the EU

You can read more about each model in the reviews here.


Jenon leather

| Czech Republic | leather | 36-46 | custom made, standard sizes | from 105€ | ship worldwide |

Jenon Leather is a brand we haven’t personally tested, so we don’t have much experience with them yet. In addition to the classic barefoot models, Jenon also offers customisation.


Deliberate Life Adventure

| USA | vegan | standard sizes W5-M18, custom made | from $99 | ship worldwide |

Use affiliate code BOSENOGICE for 10% discount.

Deliberate Life Adventure a US based company that specializes in custom-made and standard barefoot sandals. They offer unisex styles and also have different range of soles and colours to choose from. If you cannot find a sandals shape & width on their website to fit your wide feet, they will make you a custom pair.

We haven’t personally tested the brands yet, so we can’t offer you any more information about them at the moment.


Hopefully, we’ve managed to point you in a good direction. Before you take the plunge and order your first pair, though, check out our resources on choosing a perfect barefoot shoe for you.

We’re confident that you’ll be able to find something that will excite you and make your wide feet smile.

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