Time to unleash those toes after a long winter of hibernation in warm fluffy socks! But when you’re trying to get the whole barefoot/alignment thing right, what’s the best type of footwear to go for?

Flip-flops are out for healthy feet, summer wedges are certainly a no-go. What can you wear on your feet without completely ditching the shoes altogether? Because, let’s face it, there’s certain places you kinda need to wear shoes.

We’ve put together our favourite barefoot shoe styles for Summer 2017, to inspire you. If you aren’t ready to take the leap into a full barefoot shoe, check out our transitional shoe board over on Pinterest for shoespiration with minimal and wider toe boxes.

 

OUR TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUMMER SHOES 2017

Eclipse Sandal – Vivobarefoot

The Eclipse sandal gets round the ‘can’t wear flip-flops’ issue. Because of the strap over the top and around the back of the foot, it means you aren’t clinging on for dear life just to keep the shoe on your foot! They are water resistant too, so perfect for by the pool or at the beach.

Mata Canvas Shoe – Vivobarefoot

These will be a hit with our vegan mamas, as it’s a super cool shoe made from eco canvas and 50% recycled bottles! Not open toe, but perfect for a summer stroll and a welcome addition to that ‘cool mom’ vibe you’ve been going for.

Ultra 3 – Vivobarefoot

If you’re the adventurous mom, you need a pair of Ultra 3s! Water-resistant and ready for any activities, land or sea-based. The shoe nerds at Vivobarefoot have been working on these for a year, so they shouldn’t disappoint the more active mama. Plus, they come in adorable kid sizes too, heck, the whole family can have a pair!

DIY Xero Shoe Kits

Forget the Pinterest project you’ve been meaning to do. Check out Xero’s DIY shoe kits. You can’t get much more minimal than this. You basically get a sole and the laces of your choice and away you go! You can make your own barefoot sandals in just minutes.

 

Xero Impari Lena

After realising we can’t all traipse around in sandals 365 days of the year, Xero have come up with their first closed toe shoe, and it’s kinda cute! Still with the same barefoot goodness, just a little more practical for those times where sandals aren’t really suitable.


Looking for more barefoot inspiration? Check out our barefoot Pinterest board for all our favourites!

Wondering what this barefoot malarky is all about? Find out why and how changing your footwear can help with your postpartum recovery.

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