Corriente Barefoot low shoes
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 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.
Once you try our Barefoot shoes, we believe you won't want any other kind. They really feel like your second skin.
WHAT OVERLENGTH TO CHOOSE?
Barefoot footwear works on the principle of leaving room in front of the toes - this is called the "overlength", and it's the difference between the length of the foot and the inner length of the shoe. This is the space in front of the toes designed to allow the foot to work as it naturally wants to, as if walking barefoot. For our shoes an overlength of 3-5 mm will suffice. The leather is soft, and will adapt to the contours of your foot as you wear the shoes in.
ORDER COMPLETION TIME
We manufacture all shoes by hand in our family workshop, and make them to order. Manufacture takes about 4 weeks depending on demand at the time. We are delighted that more and more customers are placing orders with us, and we don't want to cut corners on quality to meet the increased demand. If you absolutely need your shoes by a particular date, please let us know. We will do our best to make sure your shoes will be with you in good time.
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.
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.
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 low shoes subtly wrap around the instep and the heel, and they don’t slip off the feet. The leather is soft and pleasant to the touch, and the shoes will stretch by a few mm, keeping a small overlength in front of the toes.
Leather is a natural material with its own unique and original charm. Every pair is original.
Sole thickness: 4 mm - very resistant to puncturing
Height of the leather at the heel: 6 cm
They are best suited to the 'Egyptian' and 'Roman' feet type where the big toe is the longest toe.
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.
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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