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!
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.
Belenka merge barefoot shoe qualities with stylish chic footwear effortlessly. They handmake their shoes in house, and each pair are skillfully crafted, with quality materials and an exceptional finish. The Nord boot I review today are a welcome addition to last years Winter model, boasting premium leather uppers, a zip for easy on/off, and a lower price tag than its predecessor.
I don’t wear conventional shoes anymore. And I prefer to work with small brands. But conventional sports shoe brand Ballop has just branched out and added two minimalist styles to their range: the Pellet and the Serengeti.
What a treat to unbox these sandals: luscious buttery leather, soft flexible soles, made to perfection, what more could a girl ask for! The craftsmanship that went into these sandals was striking.
Marie and Adrian from Romania began to discover the wonderful world of minimalist footwear not long after their first child was born in 2008. Crafting shoes for their son became a hobby and passion until they made a big career switch from IT to making kids shoes full time.
Award-winning barefoot shoe company BeLenka handmake their shoes in house, and each pair are skillfully crafted, with quality materials and an exceptional finish.
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