Best Barefoot Leather Shoes For Women
We round up the best barefoot/minimalist leather shoes on the market
Barefoot shoes shouldn't be complicated. The approach is, the less the better.
Although there should be fewer features to a barefoot shoe, choosing the best one can be challenging because there are many options in the market today. There are so many manufacturers and models to choose from. Each has its interpretation of what is a barefoot shoe/ sandal, how to make the best shoes for our life, and challenges.
If you wish to read how to evaluate barefoot footwear, check out this article, barefoot footwear guide.
With careful evaluation of different barefoot shoes, we will try to help narrow down your choices.
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 models and statistics.
In the following article, you can find the best barefoot leather shoes for women. These models have received the highest scores by multiple users on multiple websites. We only gather all data and summarize it for readers as a tool to help you purchase your next best footwear.
Hope you enjoy and benefit from it (:
Based on 141 reviews
Brand: Xero Shoes
Xero's best-selling do-it-all shoe is now available in soft, durable full-grain leather.
The Prio All Day has been designed by Xero to be a do-it-all shoe. Many who have worn the pair agree, saying that the Xero Shoes Prio are comfortable, flexible, and stylish. Because of their versatility, many users were able to shift from one activity to the next without changing footwear. All this while allowing the feet to move naturally and freely.
- Versatile in terms of usage and design
- Some say the toe box is a bit narrow
- Will take some getting used to for barefoot shoe beginners
- Not very breathable
Based on 98 reviews
Primus Knit is a tough, high performance shoe, designed for wild feet and perfected for the street, so you can move with the city.
Felt true to size: 67%
Based on 12 user reviews
Felt true to size: 71%
Based on 17 user reviews
Based on 444 reviews
The Geo Court Nubuck leather brings a contemporary edge to our barefoot portfolio. Made from soft nubuck, this shoe allows you to live barefoot in total premium style. Clean, simple yet distinct design, the upper's simple profile sits on a statement hexagonal-textured rubber sole, that wraps high around the heel. The design also features embossed branding on its sidewall, contrast colour-blocked heel panelling, organic cotton shoe laces and a premium leather lining.
Felt true to size: 71%
Based on 7 user reviews
Felt true to size: 57%
Based on 23 user reviews
Based on 1093 reviews
Minimal look. Maximum performance. This barefoot shoe has a sock-like feel for a locked-down fit, plus a Vibram® sole with nearly zero ground-to-foot separation. FEATURES – Soft full grain leather upper – Breathable mesh lining – Vibram® TC5+ – Weight: 14oz / 398g
Felt true to size: 81%
Based on 31 user reviews
Based on 2804 reviews
This minimal trainer provides little between you and the ground for maximum freedom and connection underfoot. FEATURES – Cordura® mesh and TPU upper – Traditional lace closure – Hyperlock’ TPU film heel counter for security – M Select’ FRESH antimicrobial agents reduces shoe odor – Breathable mesh lining – Integrated insole – Merrell Barefoot 2
Felt true to size: 80%
Based on 362 user reviews
Based on 37 reviews
Barefoot-style walking shoes that are made of naturally scarred African leather from free-roaming animals, suitable for casual wear around the city or in parks.
Felt true to size: 83%
Based on 6 user reviews
The Vivobarefoot Geo Court II goes beyond what we know of typical tennis sneakers, allowing one to move freely and naturally. It is made of naturally scarred African leather from free-roaming animals and manufactured in Vietnam. Geo Court II’s barefoot outsole offers reliable grip and flexibility to encourage natural movement, best for daily use.
- The shoes have a modern and minimalist design that suit casual days out
- Long-lasting shoe made of natural materials
- It has a removable Bloom EVA insole
- Very easy to clean and maintain the shoes
- The shoes still have a bit of a cushioning to them, and some users may experience less ground or barefoot feel
- The size runs a bit small. It’s best to get a size larger
- The shoes feel a bit stiff at first but soften quickly over wear
Based on 83 reviews
Made of leather and stretchy neoprene, the Ryder is Vivobarefoot's take on the classic riding boot that has been simplified to promote the natural movement of the foot.
Felt true to size: 87%
Based on 15 user reviews
The Vivobarefoot Ryder Women’s Boots is a classic riding boot designed to be effective in cold weather. It can match any winter ensemble, with its fitted silhouette and minimalist feel, while delivering the benefits of barefoot footwear.
- Flexible, Conservative Design
- Anatomical shape
- Comfortable, Stylish
- Stiff heel belt
- Narrow width based on some reviews
- Only available in women’s sizes
Based on 306 reviews
Everyday slip-on made from Wild Hide leather, consciously crafted in collaboration with Soul of Africa - a shoemaking social enterprise in Ethiopia.
Felt true to size: 63%
Based on 41 user reviews
Felt true to width: 100%
Based on 4 user reviews
Felt true to size: 68%
Based on 28 user reviews
The Ababa Leather Men’s slip-on is made from Wild Hide sourced from small-scale farmers in Ethiopia. The leather material on the upper is soft and flexible enough to allow unrestricted movement with a decent level of breathability, fit for daily use. Part of the Soul of Africa range, the manufacturing of the Ababa slip-on helps support local communities.
- Minimalist & Casual Style
- Provides good ground feel
- Ideal for daily use
- Functional & Lightweight
- Sizing misses
- Tread may not be too reliable on wet and slippery surfaces
- Some user mentioned that insole was cumbersome
- Some consumers reported early perforation of the outsole
Based on 163 reviews
Gobi III is a stylish winter upgrade for our classic desert boot. Feminine, minimalist, modern design that is versatile enough to be dressed up or casual. Total freedom of movement, inimitable laidback style - even in the cold!
Felt true to size: 75%
Based on 8 user reviews
Based on 221 reviews
A sleek refinement of our minimalist women's barefoot winter boot, giving it a smarter edge. Timeless style which provides you and your feet total sensory feedback and the freedom to explore everyday throughout the winter.
Felt true to size: 71%
Based on 21 user reviews