Beda Barefoot is a 'produce on demand' shoe company from the Czech Republic. Once an order is placed, the shoes are placed in production with a manufacturing time of 5-10 days. I find this a really neat and sustainable idea, as I imagine brands must have stacks of unsold shoes in their warehouses. I was delighted when they offered me a pair of Daniel boots to review, however as always, the views expressed are my own.
Underrated Czech brand Angles Fashion handmake shoes in their hometown of Zlín. They have an interesting brand story - in that they measured a total of 1,056 Czech feet from people at music festivals and public events in order to get a good indication of what real foot shape is. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is!
Toe spacers/spreaders/stretchers have recently become the item to have in the land of barefoot. They claim to realign feet by passively coaxing your feet back into their natural alignment with a full toe splay. I am here to investigate if they are game-changers for your feet or simply another gimmick.
Polish brand Magical Shoes make their shoes locally using Polish materials. Born in 2015, Aldona Zawada decided to put a half century's worth of shoemaking experience to good use by creating a fresh barefoot brand. Their styles are very unique and offer running shoes, winter boot and sandals in adults and kids options. They also offer a few vegan styles.
Award-winning and physiotherapist approved brand Ahinsa is the brainchild of Lukáš Klimpera, a Czech physiotherpaist. He noticed how after successful therapy, his patients often slipped into shoes that once again damaged their locomotor system. For his patients (and for himself, too), he began to search for shoes that would enable the natural function of their feet and body, and after a lot of research and hard work, Ahinsa was born.
⛄ Are you a body nerd wanting to spread the good word to your family and friends? ⛄ Do you have someone in your life you feel could do with a little barefoot TLC? ⛄ Or are you a conventional shoe wearer unsure how to shop for the barefoot enthusiast in your life?
I really thought there was little to no choice when it came to barefoot slippers for adults and kids. Boy... was I wrong. For ease of browsing, non-English websites have a little * by their name, however bear in mind many websites can be easily translated with Google Translate, so if you see something you like, don't let language be a barrier!
I really thought there was little to no choice when it came to barefoot slippers for adults and kids. Boy... was I wrong. For ease of browsing, English websites have a little * by their name, however, bear in mind many websites can be easily translated with Google Translate, so if you see something you like, don't let language be a barrier!