Our story

Barefootwear is a 100% Australian owned, family run business based in the nation's capital, Canberra. 

Owner Claire has been wearing barefoot shoes for more than 10 years, and has been dressing her husband and children in barefoot shoes for nearly as long. With training in a number of movement modalities including Pilates, yoga and functional movement, Claire understands how important it is to choose footwear that allows maximum natural movement of the foot. But she noticed a lack of options for barefoot shoes in Australia, particularly stylish casual and office/school/event-appropriate shoes.

Barefootwear was born with a vision to make stylish, high quality barefoot shoes more available to Australians. Our goal is to not only supply shoes, but also to provide information about barefoot shoes and their benefits, and the damaging effects of modern footwear, in order to help people improve their foot and movement health.