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Milagro Barefoot all-year-round boots

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Barefoot Handmade
Brand: BotyLuks
€137
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Women's handmade Barefoot all-year-round boots. Wear them in town or in the countryside.

We recommend an overlength of 3–5 mm.

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Detailed information

Product detailed description

Basic information

We make the Barefoot all-year-round boots from soft leather which gradually adapts to the shape of your feet as you wear them in. These are the most versatile shoes from our workshop. Equally at home in town or in the country, their minimalist casual design means they will look the part whether you’re dressing for business or for pleasure. They’re suitable for every season of the year, and teaming them up with our Merino insoles in a milder winter will keep your feet as warm as toast. The Merino insoles don’t make the shoes any smaller, so you don’t need to buy a bigger size. The 4 mm-thick sole is flexible and soft so that you can feel the unevenness of the terrain, and at the same time is very resistant to puncturing with sharp objects.

If you’re thinking about what to wear for those more adventurous hikes in rougher terrain, the all-year-round boots are just the ticket. Their higher ankle protection will keep out those annoying little stones, and you can make them water repellent with our NanoConcept leather spray.

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Materials and functionality

We manufacture all our shoes by hand from high-quality leather, which we source from local suppliers. The leather adapts constantly to your feet. In the course of time, the colouring may change slightly. With proper care and regular treatment with leather spray, your Luks shoes will last you for several seasons.

The Barefoot all-year-round boots wrap snugly around the instep and the heel. The leather is soft and pleasant to the touch, and the boots will stretch by a few mm as you wear them in.

Leather is a natural material with its own unique and original charm, so every pair is original.

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Specifications

Sole thickness: 4.5 mm
Ankle height of the smallest size (36): 10.6 cm.

They are best suited to feet where the big toe is the longest.

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Caring for your shoes

Before you wear them for the first time we recommend using Nano leather spray for textiles and leather, and when necessary, a quick wipe with a damp cloth. Note that if you use an oil-based leather spray the leather will become darker, and this change is irreversible.

What does barefoot mean?

BAREFOOT => HEALTHY FEET

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 rectifiedAs 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.

Once you try our Barefoot shoes, we believe you won't want any other kind. They really feel like your second skin.

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Making our shoes

LEATHER IS A NATURAL MATERIAL, SO EVERY PAIR OF SHOES WE MAKE IS ORIGINAL AND THE EXACT SHADE OF THE FINISHED ARTICLE MAY DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THE COLOUR IN THE PICTURE.

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L Avatar of author | 1.7.2020
I am a man, but the men's boots (Plumas) didn't run small enough for me (I am normally a UK size 7), so I got the Milagro. They look like a unisex boot to my eyes. Disclaimer: I can't comment on durability, as I have only had them for a couple of weeks. Also, it hasn't rained whilst I've been wearing them. I imagine they would be fine in short periods of light rain, but they are not wet weather shoes. Summary * Price: 5 stars. When you consider you are paying a craftsperson a fair price (hopefully!) for their labour time and they are using high quality materials, the price is very good. * Quality: 5 stars. Time will tell, but my non-expert impression is that they are well-made, and the leather feels good. On receiving them, there were no obvious blemishes, either in the leather or in the manufacturing. * Comfort: 5 stars. There truly is no break-in period. The leather is supple and soft, but not delicate. The shoes are very light. It's like wearing slippers, except that it's socially acceptable to wear these boots in a cafe! (And they have no padding, of course.) * Delivery time: 4 stars. If you're in a hurry, look elsewhere! I was content to wait, and the boots arrived within the 4-week period quoted by the manufacturers, so it wasn't a problem for me. * Communications: 5 stars. I had to email the company to ask about the differences between Milagro and Plumas, and about sizing, and they replied promptly and helpfully. A few additional comments/wandering thoughts * I found the sizing instructions from Luks Shoes to be a good predictor of the right size for me. * I find them to be very warm. In fact, even on only moderately warm summer days, my feet feel a bit too warm. This might just be me, though, and it bodes well for the colder months. * I fitted eyelets (with washers) to the lace holes, because I was worried that the holes would be enlarged over time. They look really good; I wish I could upload photos with this review! If you wish to make the same modification, you should use 5 mm eyelets and fit them before you start wearing the boots. I used a colour called "antique copper", which looks fab. * The soles are stitched to the uppers, so I doubt you could get them resoled at a normal cobbler's, where they slice the bottom of the sole off and glue a new one on. When the time comes, I wonder if Luks Shoes will offer a resole service. I don't think there are many cobblers left in the UK who manufacture in the same way, and they might not use sufficiently thin/flexible soles. Just wondering ...
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M Avatar of author | 2.4.2020
Really lovely shoe brand. For the first time I really felt as if I was not wearing any shoes at all. The leather is super soft and has a beautiful finish. The groundfeel of the sole is amazing. And there are no restrictions at all for your toes, you can even wear them with toe spreaders without so much as feeling your shoe on your toes. The width is the main reason why I tried this brand and they definitely do not disappoint! The only thing I would like more is if the look of the Corriente shoes for women were a little more feminine. That is why I chose the Milagro instead. They work better as a unisex shoe.
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M Avatar of author | 16.9.2018
The fit on these is the same as the low shoes, but they come up higher on the ankle. I chose the brown, which is really beautiful and perfect for autumn. They’re soft and wide and foot-shaped - I love them! The sole is really thin and flexible too. Highly recommended.

Perhaps you're wondering who the vision is behind the LukShoes brand? It’s me, Lenka Luksova, but not just me alone, because I would never have been able to make it without the help of my family who have been in this venture with me right from the word go. They are my father - Vaclav, mother - Monika, and my brother - Vaclav Luks jr. We all work hard on the new designs for our shoes putting our heads together daily, helping one another and offering valuable advice for which I’m very thankful. I can say for both myself and my whole family that this work gives us a sense of fulfilment, and it is your orders and interest in our shoes that (literally!) put a spring in our step and keep us on our toes - day in, day out.

My journey to Barefoot footwear: my passion, my life.

Back in 2016 when I signed up for Pilates lessons, I got talking to the instructor and it was she who first told me about Barefoot footwear. That got me interested and I thought I would give it a try, so I bought my first Bf shoes, and soon found myself hooked on the Barefoot walking concept.

In the course of time, people around me also started wearing Bf shoes, but we found that there wasn't much to choose from on the market. And that was when I had my Eureka moment: “Hey - Barefoot shoes! What if I started making my own?”

It was not long after that our shoes as you now know them first saw the light of day. The first ones were the summer sandals. I spent many long days and weeks creating my shoe designs, finding out what worked and what didn't, and following them through.

One of my strong characteristics is not to give up, and I also take that as my mantra. I’m very grateful to my father for his experience gained by many years of practice that drives my quest day by day to my long-term goal, which is a healthy style of footwear for everybody.

And that, my friends, is the story. It's my story and the story of my family that is constantly developing. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this.

THANK YOU on behalf of the LukShoes team, Lenka

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