All Reviews

Based on 517 reviews
P.A. (United States)

Ordered the white original luxe, fit perfect and very comfortable. I’ll get the winter boots too

Sean (United States)
Off to a great start

I love the grey original mesh shoes
- appearance is as shown in the images on the website. Colors and scale are true.
- extremely comfortable
- my feet and legs are getting a great workout. I feel stronger and I expect better long term health, avoiding joint injuries
- great in MN weather so far: cold, hot, wet, dry, pavement, grass, and trails. I haven't had them in the coldest part of winter and though they're not specifically designed for cold I think I may use them for winter with a pair of warm socks.

They seem to be everything they're advertised to be. I love them, wear them every day, and will buy more Feelgrounds when I want another style.

Kaz (United Kingdom)
Really pleased

I was recommended to try these due to some foot issues i have and i was a little worried that they would be uncomfortable but after using the print out sizing guide the shoes i ordered fit perfectly and are so comfortable - i will definately be buying some more.

Vasilis (Greece)

Feelgrounds are my first barefoot shoes. I was worried for the size but i followed the measurements and they fit perfect to my foot. I enjoy them when lifting weights and at walking too. They look good at casual clothing.

Silvia (Italy)
Beautiful and comfortable sandals!

I bought the sandals, comfortable and beautiful. never again without them. Perfect size following the instructions provided by the site and by the customere service.

Anna (United States)
Obsessed with These

I bought the white original mesh and am totally obsessed with them. They’re super cute and comfortable, and people compliment them all the time! I’ve tried a few other barefoot brands and these are by far my favorites.

Anonymous (Serbia)
Droptop mesh. Love them!

I got the size 38 and they're a *perfect* fit! They are super comfortable, have enough room for my feet to take on a natural position instead of being squished, are easy to put on and take off, look great and I love that they're machine washable. Walking on soft surfaces in these is heavenly. I could personally do with an even thinner sole, but this is perfectly fine as well. Will definitely get some boots from Feelgrounds when the colder weather arrives :)

Mathias (Denmark)
Original Knit

I'm about a month in wearing my Original Knit shoes. 10/10 would recommend, and I will definitely come back to grab another pair!
Superb comfort and without a doubt the best looking casual barefoot shoes available.

Belen Bogarin Muñoz (Spain)
Good quality and beautiful stylish

I am a beginner with barefoot shoes. I found them looking for the best shoe options for my children and VOILA! I found what I need! My fingers always were so tight with normal shoes and I always considered this fact as normal but nooo!! With my feelgrounds sandals Seaside I feel very comfortable, my feet have a lot of space, I feel more sure during walking, I feel all my feet and legs very active while walking. Definitely I will try another feelgrounds model!!! I only need to be patient and to wait a little for another pair as this kind of shoes are expensive but I understand the reason (not so big producers, handmade shoes, etc). I wish I had received some cleaning recommendations, as the sole is made for cork and I am not sure how to clean it.

Dear Belen,

Thank you for your review!

We are delighted that you like your Seaside so much.

On our FAQ page under Clean & Care, you will find all the necessary details on how to maintain Feelgrounds.

The cotton straps of your Seaside can be cleaned with a soft brush, some water and a gentle cleaning solution (e.g. our Cleansing Foam Eco). For cleaning the sole, we recommend a soft, dry brush to remove loose dirt. Afterwards, you can spray a light layer of disinfectant spray (e.g. our Shoe Deodorant Eco) to neutralize any odors.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We're happy to help!

Kind regards,

Jilian Labrech (Canada)
New to the barefoot shoe game

These were my second pair of barefoot/ minimalist style shoes. I got the droptop knit and I LOVE them. I’ve worn them to work for an 8 hour shift on my feet, and they feel like I’m walking around in slippers. The style is relaxed enough that my feet feel great in them. Can’t wait to purchase more styles !

E.B. (United States)
Great shoes but big

I ordered the same size as my other barefoot shoes but these are too long. Next time i will get a size smaller. The shoes are light weight and look good otherwise.

SB (United Kingdom)
Look good, but not true barefoot shoes

I wear barefoot shoes because they help resolve all the problems I've ever had with ankle and knee injuries and a chronic back issue (due to having one leg shorter than the other). However, they don't always look great. The Feelgrounds look good, and have some of the characteristics of barefoot shoes (a wide toe box, no rise and a flexible sole) but they fail in one key area - the edges of the soles and the seams are too vertical and too structured. They "hold" the foot at the sides and inhibit free lateral / rolling movement of the foot. I wore them for one day and ended up with muscle pain in both legs and in my foot arch, plus a bruised heel - all things I've never had in years of wearing other "true" barefoot brands.

If this can be fixed I would definitely purchase again as I do like the way they look.

Hi Samuel,

Thank you for your feedback!

We are glad to hear that you like the look of our shoes, as it's one of our main goals to make barefoot shoes look stylish.

A crucial part in determining the signature Feelgrounds sneaker look, is actually our soft & flexible cup sole. “Cup sole” means that the side walls of the soles go higher than the actual bottom surface you're standing on. This creates the illusion of a thicker sole to achieve a true sneaker look while still allowing you to benefit from a thin and flexible sole like it is key for a barefoot shoe. We're sorry to hear that this kind of sole does not seem to be your thing. Maybe it's not the right shape or width for your foot?

So far, we have received very positive feedback from our customers and barefoot shoe professionals (e.g. podiatrists, physiotherapists, barefoot shoe influencers...) alike.

If you have any questions or other concerns we can help you with, feel free to get in touch with us any time.

Best regards,

Alexandra (France)
Super !!!

Premier achat Feelgrounds. Je suis séduite. Sensation géniale : j'ai l'impression de marcher pieds nus. Incroyable ! Les sandales Seaside correspondent exactement au produit dont je rêvais depuis des années. Les baskets droptop knit sont top, très confortables. Les semelles Insoles rajoutent du douillet sous les pieds. J'ai choisi ma taille avec le "Size Guide PDF" du site et les chaussures me vont parfaitement même en ajoutant les semelles Insoles. Livraison en 5 jours ouvrés pour la France. Service soigné. Merci à l'équipe Feelgrounds d'avoir inventer, créer et matérialiser de telles chaussures.

L.D. (Australia)

Best boots for really flat feet, with one turned ankle. I can get around the farm well now. The mud cleans off better than any other boot I have had.

R.O. (Ireland)
Very Happy

Not a paid review. This is an excellent product. A comfortable fit.

Freya (United Kingdom)
I now have three pairs!

I have lived in my white original mesh trainers for the last 2 summers and I’ve added to my collection - high rise & patrol.

I love how classic the styles are and they’re fantastic for my wide feet. Now I’m buying a pair for my husband for the summer as we’re fast becoming a barefoot shoe household.

Susan Lewellyn (United States)
Great for casual wear!

Love my original knit shoes! Very comfortable and light for casual wear. As a big walker for exercise and as someone who works on their feet all day I love having these to let my feet really relax after work or on the weekends. However the soles are very thin and make it difficult to walk long distances in them and I definitely couldn’t wear these at work (I work in surgery so it’s a lot of standing on hard floors). I do enjoy wearing these while I lift and for casual daily activities like shopping and yardwork!

Dogmother (United Kingdom)

Incredibly comfortable good looking boots. Mine are the patrol lite and my usual size fits well though I also checked my foot measurements against the size information. My only gripe is that they are so difficult to get on and off and I'm having to use a shoe horn and
undo almost all the rows of lacing which isn't very practical. I'm very pleased with the fit and comfort having worn them to work all day for the first wear

Liz Day (Australia)
Best ever

I have terrible, flat, large feet. Added to that, severe lower leg injury and my foot has collapsed. These are the best ever shoes, as I cannot wear any heel, nor arch support.
Love the extra toe width.
…and I at the bottom of the world, southern Australia and they arrived very quickly.

Gemma Vallès (Spain)
Best shoes ever

Since day one I’ve felt sooo comfortable wearing them. I am much more aware of the way I walk and it makes me be more present. And the are pretty!!

Rebecca Gould (United Kingdom)
Super wide and comfy

My high-rise knit fit my flipperish feet beautifully. The groundfeel is excellent, the toe box is super wide and I can wiggle and stretch my toes easily. My only issue, and the reason i've given a 4 instead of 5 stars, is that I found the top of the ankle quite stiff and after 2 weeks of wearing, I still have to double over thick socks so that they don't rub blisters. I'd also like the tab on the back seam to be a little bigger to help pulling them on. These are minor irritations though, they really are excellent shoes :)

Melanie Echanique (United States)
My go-to shoe

The highrise knit is by far my favorite daily shoe! Very stylish, and so comfortable that I often forget I’m wearing them. I get lots of compliments even from people who don’t wear barefoot shoes!

sam (Italy)
the most comfortable barefoot shoes i have worn

feelgrounds gives you the most comfortable shoes I've tried out among barefoot brands. They are awesome for the everyday life (where you sit alot) with a pretty clean style that allow you to wear them in almost every social scenario.
Good for walk but i will not feel to recommend for running and for any sport on hard soils

Martin Thomsen (Denmark)
Highrise Knit - gum graphite

Fantastic product, excellent service, and very fast delivery

Steve Southward (United Kingdom)
Original start up order

Ordered my high rise in olive way back when they launched.waited a while but been wearing them for ages now, no problems. Like the look, the fit happy all round. Just pre ordered patrol light. I would really like some winter ones but I will have to wait for a sale or save up for next winter!