If you’re dealing with barefoot shoes for the first time, you’re probably thinking less about freezing cold, snow and mud. Barefoot shoes can also be worn in winter. You just need to make sure that the barefoot shoe is as water-repellent as possible or maybe even waterproof, although opinions differ here: some people prefer warm, dry feet when hiking in the snow, which ends up sweating. Others prefer breathable shoes so that the foot does not start to sweat but risks getting wet from snow.
A compromise between comfort and barefoot feeling would be light padding and water-repellent material.
Although the soles of winter models are also very elastic, they are often slightly thicker than those of summer shoes.
Barefoot shoes for winter don’t quite give the same feeling of freedom that you might get from extremely light and breathable summer shoes. Nevertheless, these barefoot shoes differ significantly from conventional shoes.
In the following table we show you a selection of recommended winter models. Below is more information about barefoot shoes, which inexperienced people and newcomers in particular should read, as there are a few things to consider when wearing barefoot shoes.