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Belenka Nord Boots: Cozy up for Winter

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.

For days when you miss conventional trainers: Ballop Pellet

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.

Elegant feminine sandals in buttery soft leather: Zeazoo Siren/Coral

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.

Tikki Soul: Artisanal Vegetable Tanned Leather Sandals from Romania

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.

Bring your leather shoes back to life

It’s quite incredible to see the transformation of your leather shoes and sandals with a damp rag and some leather balm.

Belenka City Plum: A merge of barefoot comfort and fashion

Award-winning barefoot shoe company BeLenka handmake their shoes in house, and each pair are skillfully crafted, with quality materials and an exceptional finish.

Unshoes Forager Black: Moccasin Inspired Suede Shoes from Utah

Terral Fox never intended to sell sandals. He was just looking for his own perfect pair of sandals, and so started to make his own. But when his wife suggested he try selling them on Etsy, he decided to give it a shot.

Labky Sandals: Handcrafted sandals from Slovakia for those on a budget.

Peter Janura produces huarache sandals in a wide range of colours and combinations. You will see from his Instagram that he is hiking mad, hence his need for solid durable huaraches for the purpose.

Xenet Sandals: Versatile minimalist huaraches handmade in Spain

Jose from Xenet Sandals officially began making huarache style sandals in 2019. He makes them by hand (see image above), from cutting the sole to gluing, sanding, logo printing, to the final assembly. He has 4 styles: the Epic (for asphalt at 5mm sole thickness), the Gambler 10

Wildlings Bluebird: My ‘second skin’ sapphire blue shoes

I have been excited to try a pair of Wildlings for some time. Their enchanting playful branding has always appealed to me. German couple Anna and Ran conceived of Wildlings in 2013 out of necessity to find shoes their little children could move freely in.

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