Barefoot shoes, also known as barefoot shoes in Estonian

Barefoot footwear is footwear that imitates walking barefoot and supports the natural development of the foot. Barefoot shoes have flexible and thin soles, no arch supports and heel lifts. The shape of the nose is wide, the toes are not compressed. The shoe is attached to the foot, does not squeeze or shake on the foot. When it comes to barefoot footwear, it is important to pay attention to the length, width and height of the foot.

How to measure feet?

You will need paper, a pencil and a ruler (or other measuring tool).

  • step on the paper and try to keep your foot still
  • draw the shape of your foot on the paper, holding the pencil straight
  • step away from the paper
  • draw a line from the longest toe to the "tip" of the heel with the help of a ruler and a pencil (the big toe is not always the longest) - this is the measurement of the length of the foot
  • draw the second line horizontally from the widest point - this is the measurement of the width of the foot

From the height it is best to understand by trying on different shoes: 

If you often have to tighten the laces and cleats to the end, wrinkles appear on the shoe from tightening the laces and cleats, the cleats reach almost to the ground - then you probably have a low foot.

If the cleats barely close, the lower part of the cleat sticks out, the laces are sometimes too short to tie - then you probably have a high foot.

The surest way to make sure the shoes fit is to try them on your feet 🙂