Barefoot low shoes
Barefoot is a style of footwear which copies the shape of the foot, leaves sufficient room for the big toe and other toes, and has a thin, flexible sole. We walk in this footwear as if we are walking barefoot: the thin sole makes us take shorter steps, we do not land on the heel, and we use the big toe and other toes, engaging the longitudinal and transverse arch, and exercising the musculature of the whole foot. In this way our pattern of walking gradually reverts to the way nature intended, and fallen arches and hallux valgus deformities are rectified. As a result, the whole body starts to function in the pain-free way it was naturally designed to, as was the case before we started wearing modern shoes with rigid heelpieces, high heels and cramped toeboxes.
Our Corriente Barefoot low shoes are soft, pleasing on the foot and highly adaptable. They stay in place very well, making walking in them a pleasure. They slip on easily, and you can accommodate a lower or higher instep by adjusting the laces. Suitable for spring, summer and autumn, they’ll soon become your best buddies for wearing every day for work or leisure, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with them just as we have. Their minimalist, fresh and simple lines will take you wherever you want to go with ease.
The 4.5 mm thick base is flexible and soft so that you feel the surface beneath your feet, yet very resistant to puncturing with sharp objects, and doesn't slide in the rain. For those who prefer a more substantial sole, we have now introduced our new 6 mm-thick Vibram sole in beige.
We manufacture these low shoes by hand in our own family workshop in sizes 36-42. Use our guide here to choose the right size for you. If you prefer to try before you buy, you can also visit us in our family firm where you can look at the shoes, try them on and choose the right size.