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Men's Barefoot Shoes

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Learn More About Men's Barefoot Shoes

Let next-to-nothing come between you and each step: Experience your natural gait with men's barefoot shoes.

Minimalist and barefoot athletic shoes promote a natural-feeling stride, better balance and proper posture. Barefoot running shoes allow the runner to land on the ball of their foot, rather than the heel, creating a more efficient stride.

Choose men's barefoot training shoes that are constructed for minimal design around your foot, providing you with remarkable flexibility and the right amount shock absorption as you train. Swim or surf with barefoot water shoes that provide a glove-like fit around your foot and maximum grip beneath the water's surface.

Get the barefoot experience you crave with footwear from brands like Nike® and Merrell®.

Buying Tips

Find a barefoot shoe that delivers the right contoured fit, comfort and performance.

Barefoot running shoes provide the closest experience to a run without shoes. Many barefoot shoes come with a minimal cushioning and shock absorption and an extremely lightweight construction. The toe box on these shoes typically allows toes to spread for enhanced grip and balance.

Men's barefoot shoes with a mesh or perforated upper provide an airy, breathable feel as you push the pace. Lightweight foam cushioning in the shoe provides a thin layer of padding between your foot and the ground.

Expert Advice

Minimalist running enthusiasts contend that a barefoot-like run is the best way to prevent injuries and promote balance. If you are new to barefoot running footwear, begin to gradually build proper technique and endurance.

An outsole that flexes and bends allows your foot to move with your natural gait. If you're heading out for a run on the trails, look for a men's barefoot shoe designed with deeper lugs on the sole for optimal traction.

Popular amongst surfers and swimmers, barefoot water shoes are designed with compartments for your toes, providing a natural feel and optimal grip under the water.