The famous Feelgrounds Original model, in addition to the Mesh and Knit versions, also got its premium version – Original Luxe. With its modern design, wide range of sizes (from 35 to 49) and classic color combinations, Luxe will be suitable for all generations.
The Original Luxe, is like all Feelgrounds models, made from vegan materials. The smooth faux leather adds a sophisticated look to the shoe, where in addition to comfort, you also get stylish sneakers that you can wear in many different ways.
Disclaimer: I was sent these shoes as a gift to review, but as always, all opinions expressed here are my own. I’m also a Feelgrounds affiliate and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase on the Feelgrounds website through the links on my website at no additional cost to you. Thank you for all your support ♥
- Brand: Feelgrounds
- Model: Original Luxe
- Colour: All White
- Tested on: woman, medium-wide feet, 26.3 cm long and 10 cm wide (10.3 cm between metatarsal heads), low instep, skinny ankles with narrow heels, fin-shaped foot (see my how to measure guide and foot type) – wearing size 42
| Made in Vietnam | Adults | Vegan | Ship worldwide |
2. Material characteristics
Feelgrounds Original Luxe models are made of soft vegan PU leather and are available in three classic colors – white, black and in combination of black upper and white sole.
The laces are made of recycled PET materials and they are in the matching colour with the shoe upper. The same type of laces is also used in other Mesh and Knit models. If you prefer elastic laces, you can buy them separately here.
The Feelgrounds logo is added to the heel, which is not too prominent, but still makes sure that the shoe does not look too monotonous.
The inside of the shoe is lined with micro suede – a vegan material that is very pleasant to the touch. The interior feels soft and slightly “foamy”.
For greater durability, the sole is also sewn to the upper of the shoe.
The sole has good flexibility and I can easily twist the shoes in all directions. The ground feeling is good, but a little less intense due to the firmer sole. Namely, the sole was changed in the spring of 2021, due to better durability.
Also check my video for the close-up and to see how they look on my feet.
3. Sizing information
Feelgrounds Original shoes are available in sizes 35-49 and are suitable for both men and women. When choosing the right size, I recommend sticking to their size chart and choosing the size based on the stated inner length of the shoe.
My foot is 26.3 cm long and 10 cm wide and I opted for size 42. The inner length of size 42 is 27.4 cm, which means 11 mm of space in front of the toes. This is an ideal space for me to provide enough room for movement for all toes given my foot shape and width.
See post How much space do we need in shoes if you want to know more about that.
Feelgrounds also offers you a printable template to help you determine the right size. However, to avoid mistakes when choosing the right size, I prefer to use their size chart. Namely, it is necessary to know that the line at the marked size on the template indicates the end of the shoe, and you also need space in the shoe to move. On the template, my foot reaches a little over size 40 – I wear size 42.
3.2. Toebox shape & width
The toebox shape has a milder slope towards the little toe and is best suited for foot types 2, 4 and 5. With type 1, more space may remain in front of the smaller toes if you want to provide enough space for movement for the big toe. More square foot shapes (3, 6) you may run out of space for little toes.
More about different foot types you can read in the post What is my Foot Type?
Feelgrounds Original Luxe are best suited for medium-wide feet and wide feet. For narrower feet, shoes can feel too roomy, especially at the ball of the foot.
The width is appropriate for me, but at the ball of the foot, my foot doesn’t completely fill the shoe. You can notice the crease of the material at this point. But you also need to know that faux leather creases differently than natural.
There is enough space above the toes and they are somewhere in the middle in terms of that space compared to other brands.
3.3. Fit around the instep, heel and ankle
Feelgrounds Original Luxe fit nicely to different heights of the instep and can also be worn by those who have feet with more volume. If you have skinny ankles, you may notice a small gap around the ankles. For my case, this is really minimally noticeable and it doesn’t bother me at all – neither while walking nor visually.
I have no complaints about comfort. They’re comfortable from the moment I put them on and they don’t rub me anywhere either. I like the very soft feeling inside the shoes and it’s nice to wear them barefoot as well. However, due to the use of faux leather, shoes are less breathable than shoes made of natural materials.
5. How and when to wear them?
White sneakers are such a classic staple in footwear that you can really wear them with any casual outfit. I prefer to wear them with jeans and a t-shirt because this is just my style.
6. Price & where to buy
Feelgrounds shoes can only be purchased on their official website. The price for the original Luxe model is 101,49 €.
7. Shipping info
Feelgrounds ships worldwide. Delivery costs depend on the shipping country. You can read more about the shipping costs here.
8. To sum up
For me, Feelgrounds Original models are barefoot sneakers with one of the most beautiful designs. They are great for medium-wide and wider feet, and despite their width, they are very “cool” looking. If you swear by vegan materials, or are just looking for barefoot sneakers that also look amazing, then give Luxe a try.