Product Information & Sizing

Product Information and Sizing

Need help finding the right size? We're happy to help you get the right shoe for your feet.

Get started here with our sizing charts

If you are unsure it's great to have a Zoom Fitting - just visit here to make your booking. It's a good idea to join the appointment via your phone, tablet or laptop because our staff will need to see your feet to help you make the right choice.

Remember, our shoes fit 'big' deliberately – we call this ‘the rule of thumb’. Your toes need wiggle room! This is especially important for running. If you can fit your thumb in-between the end of your toe and the front of the shoe, you’ve more than likely found your ideal size.

If you need a bit more help, especially if you have any injuries or chronic conditions that affect your feet, or if you've had fitting issues in the past, we'd recommend booking a free online fitting appointment with our fit experts at the Sole Mechanics flagship store in Hampton.

After some time with our shoes, your shoe size may need to increase, as your toes splay out more naturally.

This often comes down to materials and production. For example you may find our Handcut Leather collection seems slightly smaller, a result of the (initial) tightness of the leather, especially compared to a flexible mesh running shoe.

If your shoe feels a little tight, you may find that removing your insole will give you all the extra room you need!

If you need a bit more help, especially if you have any injuries or chronic conditions that affect your feet, or if you've had fitting issues in the past, we recommend booking a free online fitting appointment with our fit experts at the Sole Mechanics flagship store in Hampton.

Just visit here to make your booking. It's a good idea to join the appointment via your phone, tablet or laptop because our staff will need to see your feet to help you make the right choice.

Unfortunately we don’t currently have that kind of capacity. Thanks to the nature of our shoes however, we find that everyone is generally able to find a size that works for them.

If you need a bit more help, especially if you have any injuries or chronic conditions that affect your feet, or if you've had fitting issues in the past, we recommend booking a free online fitting appointment with our fit experts at the Sole Mechanics flagship store in Hampton.

Just visit here to make your booking. It's a good idea to join the appointment via your phone, tablet or laptop because our staff will need to see your feet to help you make the right choice.

Because we pay more for less! Our commitment to minimal shoes that are perfect for feet demands material of the highest quality, and an awe inspiring level of care and craftsmanship is put into each shoe.

Yes, but it’s best for any transition to be gradual and supervised by a medical professional, especially if you’ve been using corrective footwear.

We’d recommend our Everyday shoes as an entry point, if you need a bit more help, especially if you have any injuries or chronic conditions that affect your feet, or if you've had fitting issues in the past, we recommend booking a free online fitting appointment with our fit experts at the Sole Mechanics flagship store in Hampton.

Just visit our website to make your booking. It's a good idea to join the appointment via your phone, tablet or laptop because our staff will need to see your feet to help you make the right choice.

It’s all a matter of personal preference. On a cold day, for instance, you might appreciate a pair of our Thermal Insoles. We recommend lightweight, non-restrictive socks, but they aren’t required if you’re sock averse. We believe that the ideal barefoot experience is insole free, but no one’s watching, so the decision is yours!

Our product pages will let you know if a shoe comes with a pair of our performance, thermal or everyday cork insoles, and they’re all available individually.

When possible, it’s best to use natural products for cleaning and weather protection. Soapy cold water beats a washing machine when it comes to our performance shoes. Products such as Nikwax for leather great too!

We’re also partnered with Liquiproof spray, which uses Nano-technology to create an effective liquid repellent coating for your shoes, safeguarding against pesky spills and splashes.

Because our soles are designed with the true nature of your feet in mind, it’s only natural that we make a variety of soles to provide you (and your kids) the barefoot experience wherever you find yourself – from the trail, to the city or the office.

Barefoot shoes are foot friendly and foot shaped! The natural foot is wide, flexible and sensory – with 200,000 nerve endings on the soles of your feet providing your brain with all the information it needs for skilful movement. Our soles are stable, strong and ultra thin; precisely engineered to maximise all that useful sensory feedback by minimising interference between your feet and the ground. All of our soles (except the Ultra) have a patented Pro 5 puncture resistant layer, with up to 5x the puncture resistance of other minimal shoe brands.

Sadly, it isn’t possible for our soles to be entirely puncture proof without compromising on the barefoot experience, and we wouldn’t to do that!