Happy Barefoot aims to be a reliable source of data for minimal shoes and for the barefoot lifestyle. We believe this is how we were meant to move on the earth, barefoot.
It seems that shoe manufacturers are intervening with natural human movement too much, up to a point where it is harmful and unhealthy.
Shoes are here to help us mitigate barefoot movement in places it is culturally or physically not possible to, that is with minimal shoes.
How to choose a minimalist or barefoot shoe can be tricky despite them supposed to having fewer features to examine. There are a lot of brands to choose from and there are a lot of factors, such as foot shape, materials type, and quality, soles thickness, terrain, etc. No one wants to purchase a pair of minimalist or barefoot shoes only to return them a few weeks after because they just don’t do it.
That’s precisely why Happy Barefoot was created. Our mission is clear and simple: we want to help you find the best barefoot or minimalist shoe for your needs through testing and research.
We search the web for real reviews, seek out experts who have tried the shoes themselves, and we spend hundreds of hours examining and evaluating published medical and scientific studies that support the barefoot movement.