Kids Barefoot Shoes: The Ultimate List of 2024’s Top Brands

Are you on a quest to find the perfect footwear for your child this spring? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to our comprehensive guide to barefoot shoes for kids—a footwear choice that mimics the natural, barefoot experience, promoting healthier foot development and offering superior comfort. Unlike traditional shoes, barefoot options provide minimal interference with the natural foot movement, featuring thin soles for sensory feedback and wide toe boxes to allow toes to spread and grip as if walking barefoot. This spring, ensure your little ones can explore every puddle and pathway with the freedom and support their growing feet need.

Our guide meticulously curates a list of the top barefoot shoe brands, organized alphabetically for your convenience. From industry pioneers to innovative new designers, we’ve connected you directly to their homepages or preferred retailers for an effortless shopping experience. This year’s selection is more expansive than ever, showcasing brands that have broadened their ranges to cater to every child’s foot, from the toddling newcomer to the active adventurer.

Please note, while we offer insights on fit in terms of foot width, these are general guidelines. Since fit can vary significantly within the same brand, we recommend checking the specific size and measurements with retailers for the model you’re considering to ensure the best possible fit for your child’s feet.

How to Use This Guide

Navigating our guide is straightforward. Here’s how to get the most out of it:

  1. Browse Alphabetically: Each brand is listed alphabetically by name, making it easy to find your favorites or discover new ones.
  2. Direct Links: For each brand, we’ve included direct links to their homepage or to trusted retailers. This means you can easily click through to shop or explore more about each brand.
  3. Discount Codes: We’ve secured exclusive discount codes for our readers for select brands. Keep an eye out for these special offers as you browse!
  4. Visual Guide: Alongside each brand’s description, you’ll find an image of their products. This visual reference helps you get a sense of the style and quality of each brand’s offerings.
  5. Fit Indications: We provide general guidance on how each brand’s shoes might fit in terms of foot width, from narrow to wide. Use this as a starting point to select brands that suit your child’s foot shape. Don’t forget to measure your child’s feet and ensure there is enough space in front of their toes to accommodate growth.
  6. Check Measurements: Since the fit can vary significantly between different models within the same brand, we strongly advise checking the specific width and length measurements provided by retailers for the shoe model you’re interested in. Our fit descriptions offer a general guide, but individual fit may vary.

Remember, the best shoe is one that fits well and meets the unique needs of your child’s feet. We encourage you to use this guide as a starting point in your journey to find the perfect barefoot shoes.

We’ve designed this guide to be your one-stop resource for all things related to kids’ barefoot shoes this spring. Whether you’re exploring other barefoot styles, don’t forget to check out our other lists as well. We cover everything from The Most Complete List of Barefoot Sandals for Kids and Winter Barefoot Shoes for Kids, to The Best Barefoot Shoes for Your Wide-Footed Kids.

Affenzahn

Germany

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, average to high instep, average ankles and heels (not for skinny ankles)
  • Size range: EU 21-37
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 85 €

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Aylla

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU 26-34
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 71 €

Baby Bare Shoes

Slovakia

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 21-33
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 74 €

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Ballop Shoes

Germany

  • Most suitable for: medium-width feet, toe box shape slightly curls in at the big toe
  • Size range: EU 25-32
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 69€

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Bar3foot

Poland

  • Most suitable for: wide and extra wide feet, average-high instep (one of the widest kids barefoot shoes)
  • Size range: EU 20-36
  • Material: leather, textile
  • Price: from approx. 36€

Be Lenka Barefoot

Slovakia

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet, perfect for dominant big toe, low and medium instep heights
  • Size range: EU 25-38
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 79€
  • Read our review here

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Beda

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: wide feet, average instep, milder slope towards the pinky toe, available in 2 heel widths
  • Size range: EU 20-42
  • Material: leather, textile
  • Price: from approx. 67€

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BGreater Shoes

Great Britain

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, toe box shape is slightly tapered
  • Size range: UK 3-13, 1-4
  • Material: leather, vegan
  • Price: from approx. 34€

Bobux

New Zealand

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, not suitable for narrow heels
  • Size range: EU 18-33
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 56€
  • Note: some models have thick and less flexible soles (they are a compromise!)

Bundgaard

Denmark

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet
  • Size range: EU 21-33
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 42€
  • Note: bigger sizes can have firmer sole

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Crave

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet, low and average instep
  • Size range: EU 23-36
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 76 €

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D.D. step

Hungary

  • Most suitable for: medium-width feet, feet with higher volume, shape not ideal for dominant big toe (toe box shape slightly curves in at the big toe)
  • Size range: EU 19-37
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 56€
  • Note: only the 063, 070 and 073 series are barefoot

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Dodo Shoes

Romania

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet
  • Size range: EU 19-25
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 41€

EF Barefoot

Poland

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet, average-higher foot volume, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 26-33
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 47€

Fare

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: wide feet, narrower heels, low-medium instep height, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 19-43
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 65€
  • Note: only the FARE BARE series is barefoot

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Feelgrounds

Germany

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet
  • Size range: EU 24-37
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 81€
  • Read our review here

Feelmax

Finland

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet
  • Size range: EU 24-34
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 56€

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Freet

Great Britain

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet
  • Size range: EU 30-36
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 60€
  • Read our review here

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Froddo

Croatia

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet (bigger sizes are narrower), lower instep, stronger slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 20-42
  • Material: leather, canvas
  • Price: from approx. 55,90€
  • Read our review here
  • Note: only their barefoot series are barefoot models

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Gogsig

Denmark

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU 20-30
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 88€

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Groundies

Germany

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, toe box shape is slightly tapered
  • Size range: EU 22-34
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 74€
  • Read our review here

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Jack & Lily

Canada

  • Most suitable for: medium-width feet
  • Size range: 0-36 months
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 27€

Jonap

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: 2 widths – slim: narrow and medium-width feet and regular: medium-wide feet, narrower ankles, not the ideal shape for the dominant toe (toe box shape slightly curves in at the big toe)
  • Size range: EU 22-35
  • Material: leather, vegan
  • Price: from approx. 56€

KIUU

Germany

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet (some models are available in narrow option as well)
  • Size range: EU 20-40
  • Material: leather, vegan
  • Price: from approx. 89€

Koel

Netherlands

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet (some models are available in different widths), low & average instep, also great for skinny ankles
  • Size range: EU 20-43 (varies depending on model)
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 65€

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Leguano

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet
  • Size range: EU 22-33
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 49€

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Lurchi

Germany

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, narrower heel, stronger slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 22-33
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 67€
  • Note: only their barefoot series are barefoot models

Magical Shoes

Poland

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet, average-high volume
  • Size range: EU 21-29
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from cca. 43€

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Mukishoes

Portugal

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet
  • Size range: EU 25-35
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 75€
  • Read our reviews here

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Muris

Spain

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU 20-30
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 55€

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Origo Shoes

USA

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU 24-36
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 56€

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Paperkrane

Australia

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet
  • Size range: EU 19-42
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 50€

Pegres

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet, also good for skinny ankles
  • Size range: EU 22-35
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 67€

Poppis

Spain

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet, low and medium high instep, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 24-35
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 55€
  • Note: currently only shipped to the EU

Protetika

Czech Republic

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, toe box shape slightly curves in at the big toe
  • Size range: EU 19-35
  • Material: leather, vegan
  • Price: from approx. 47€

Reima

Finland

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, average instep height, toe box shape slightly curves in at the big toe
  • Size range: EU 22-40
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 59€

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Saguaro

China

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet (depends on a model)
  • Size range: EU 22-40
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 37€ – affordable barefoot shoes for kids

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Sambas the Bambas

Spain

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet, average instep height, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 26-35
  • Material: vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 49€

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Shapen

Slovakia

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU ???
  • Material: leather
  • Price: ???€

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Softstar Shoes

USA

  • Size range: Child size US 5-12 (foot length 12-18.7 cm) and Youth 1Y-8Y (foot length 18.7-25.4 cm)
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 63€

Sole Runner

Germany

  • Most suitable for: wide feet, lower instep, milder slope towards the pinky toe, great for skinny ankles
  • Size range: EU 25-35
  • Material: leather, vegan
  • Price: from approx. 75€

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Splay

USA

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet, narrow heels, lower instep, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 24-39
  • Material: canvas
  • Price: from approx. 41€

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Tadeevo

Poland

  • Size range: EU 18-23, 31-36
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from cca. 40€

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Tikki Shoes

Romania

  • Most suitable for: medium-wide feet (smaller sizes), narrow and medium-width feet (bigger sizes), average instep, narrower heels, milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 19-39
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 40€

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Timmo

Romania

  • Most suitable for: medium-width feet
  • Size range: EU 19-39
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 57€

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Tip Toey Joey

Brazil

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU 20-32
  • Material: leather
  • price: from approx. 53€

Vega Barefoot

Spain

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet
  • Size range: EU 20-34
  • Material: leather, vegan
  • Price: from approx. 54€

VIVOBAREFOOT

Great Britain

  • Most suitable for: narrow and medium-width feet, stronger slope towards the pinky toe, skinny and average ankles and heels
  • Size range: EU 20-38
  • Material: vegan, leather
  • Price: from approx. 60€

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Whitin

  • Size range: EU 26-37
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. $36 – affordable barefoot shoes for kids

Wildling Shoes

Germany

  • Most suitable for: medium and medium-wide feet (depending on model), milder slope towards the pinky toe
  • Size range: EU 18-35 (from 36 onwards adult sizes)
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: from approx. 59€
  • Read our review here

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Xero Shoes

USA

  • Most suitable for: medium-width feet
  • Size range: EU 30-36
  • Price: from approx. 85€

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Zapato Feroz

Spain

  • Most suitable for: medium and wide feet
  • Size range: S-XL, EU 24-33
  • Material: leather, vegan materials
  • Price: from approx. 45€

ZEAZOO

Bulgaria

  • Most suitable for: medium-width feet, also higher foot volume
  • Size range: 20-36
  • Material: leather
  • Price: from approx. 45€
  • Read our reviews here

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ZlaTush

Slovakia

  • Custom made shoes
  • Material: leather

Zuna

  • Size range: Kids 12 – Youth 4
  • Material: vegan
  • Price: $69
  • Note: only available in the USA

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