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Guide to Buying Minimalist Footwear in Israel & Brand Round Up.

Updated: Jun 9





Barefoot shoes are gaining popularity all around the country and more and more are jumping on the bandwagon. But the reality it can be difficult to get many brands in Israel.

So behold, a full list of brands that ship to Israel, as well as places you can get them in Israel including some juicy discounts that we set up.


For your convenience, we listed all shipping costs for each brand in the article, but note that customs fees may vary depending on amount ordered and can be somewhat unpredictable.


Please note the pictures shown in article are just examples of shoes that we use or own, all brands have many more models and you can browse on their websites to see them.


This article contains affiliate links which help us provide you with this content at no additional cost to you. Many of the brands here have discount codes as well which we listed.


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  1. Lems

  2. Vivobarefoot

  3. Belenka

  4. Softstar

  5. Ahsina

  6. Zeazoo

  7. Carets

  8. Wildlings

  9. Magical Shoes

  10. Earth Runners

  11. Zuzu

  12. Groundies

  13. Xero Israel

  14. Barefoot Life

  15. Orcha

  16. Freets

  17. Feelgrounds

  18. Xero

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1 Lems


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Lems is a really cool brand that specializes in quality boots and hiking sneakers and are constantly expanding their collection. All their shoes are unisex. We largely consider these transition footwear since their soles are quite thick compared to most barefoot shoes. This makes them very useful for beginners which is why we put them first.


Prices: 90-190$

Gender. Uni sex Shoes

Shipping cost to Israel: 45$

Sizes: 3-15

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: 20% off a few times through out the year for holidays

Website: Lemsshoes.com

Sample Review: Primal Zen

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2. Vivobarefoot





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Largely considered one of the forerunners in the barefoot world.

Vivobarefoot has no shortage of models for every single style and adventure and are constantly revising models to upgrade them. They also have Revivo Barefoot which patches up older shoes sent in and sell them for second hand for cheaper. Additionally, they also tend to have older models which may no longer be available at the Vivo store.


Prices: 120$-250$+

Gender. Large variety of Mens and Womans .

Shipping cost to Israel:

Sizes: 5.5-15

Kids sizes: Yes

Discounts: TBSR10 for 10% off

Website: Vivobarefoot.com

Sample Review: Ultra Bloom


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3. Be Lenka and Barebarics

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Be Lenka is a beloved lesser known brand but with a really nice style of very nice and normal looking sneakers. Anything from casual sneakers to hiking boots. They also feature the most minimal soles on the market, with most of their shoes having a 4mm sole. Barebarics is a recently created sister brand trying to mimick fashionable trendy sneakers with a fake thicker looking sole.

Prices: 115-180$

Gender. Uni sex Shoes, with a larger variety for females.

Shipping cost to Israel: 33$

Sizes: 33-47

Kids sizes: Yes

Discounts: Thebarefootshoereview 5% off.

Website: Belenka.com

Sample Review: Belenka Promenade


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4.Softstar

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This company is surprisingly one of the first barefoot shoe companies out there and has a large variety of men's, women's and kids shoes. They have very soft delicate unique looking shoes as well as some really cozy slippers!

Prices: 115-300$

Gender. Uni sex Shoes

Shipping cost to Israel: Free over 150$, Otherwise 12$

Sizes: 5-14

Kids sizes: YES , Babies, Children & Youth.

Discounts: Outlet, certain models.

Website: Softstar.com

Sample Review: Softstar Runamoc


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5. Ahinsa

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A lesser known brand but quite comfortable and with one of the widest toe boxes on the market. They ship extremely quickly and are based in Poland. They have a large variety of both Men's and Women's models. They also have a comfort line which is not truly minimalist, so if you're specifically looking for barefoot shoes make sure to choose the barefoot line.

Prices: 90-190$

Gender. Uni sex Shoes

Shipping cost to Israel: 13-19$

Sizes: 36-47

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: TBSR10% for 10% off

Website: Ahinsashoes.com

Sample Review: Ahisna Sundara


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6. Zeazoo.


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Initially specializing in kids shoes, Zeazoo has some really unique men's sandal options, as well as a great women's alternative to Uggs! I'm a big fan of their side strap sandal and they are one of the few brands who make it.

Prices: 75-150$

Gender. Large variety of men's only and women's only models

Shipping cost to Israel: 40$

Sizes: 35-47

Kids sizes: Yes 16-36

Discounts: Thebarefootshoereview for 5% off

Website: Zeazookids.com

Sample Review: Zeazoo Coral


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7.Carets Shoes.

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These, in my opinion, are one of the only true dress shoes for men in the barefoot shoe market. They recently released a women's oxford shoe as well and are also releasing men's stylish boots later in the year. Their magic lies in their fake heel and their fake toe box, your toes actually end earlier in the shoe allowing them to function and not be squashed while still enjoying a tapered toe box.

Prices: 200+-350$

Gender. Men, with one Women's Model

Shipping cost to Israel: 50$

Sizes: 5-14

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: Discounts with new releases.

Website: Carets.com

Sample Review: Carets Fer Cap

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8. Wildings

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Another brand that specializes in kids, but also has a wide variety of adults sizes with some of the most minimal, most eco friendly shoes out there. The owners are also originally Israeli and now live in Germany. Wildlings has a unique message of sustainability and equal rights to all types.


Prices: 107-160$

Gender. Uni sex Shoes

Shipping cost to Israel: 10$ over 180$ is free.

Sizes: 36-48

Kids sizes: Yes 18-35

Discounts: Rarely has sales

Website: Wildlings.com

Sample Review: Wildlings Fir

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9. Magical Shoes

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Featuring some of the most flexible soles on the market, Magical shoes mastered the Blundstone alternative. They have both winter and spring versions of the beloved Chelsea boot as well as many other stylish and minimalist models.

Prices: 115$-180$

Gender. Wide variety of Men's and Woman's

Shipping cost to Israel: FREE

Sizes: 36-47

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: Sporadic Sales

Website: Magicalshoes.com

Sample Review: Magical Shoes Spring Lupino


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10. Earth Runners

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These are mine and my wife's most commonly worn shoe; its ability to go on long hikes with it but still go to a wedding in it (at least in Israel) makes it extremely versatile. It comes in 3 sole thicknesses. 2 types of straps and a wide variety of strap colors. All have grounding straps and foot beds.

Prices: 70-90$

Gender. Uni sex Shoes

Shipping cost to Israel: 25$

Sizes: 36-48

Kids sizes: Yes K12,K13 1-3

Discounts: TBSR for 10% off

Website. Earthrunners.com

Sample Review Earth runners Review


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11. Zuzu Sandals.


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This is another Israeli owned company. Zuzu Sandals are essentially really cool minimal sandals made from recycled car tires. They offer leather and silicon lacing strap options. They offer 2 models: one with just rubber and the other with a canvas foot bed. Their leather straps are some of the thinnest widths on the market.

Prices: 240-290 Shekels!

Gender. Uni Sex Sandals

Shipping cost to Israel: Yes- Within Israel

Sizes: 36-47

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: TBSR for 10% off.

Website. Zuzusandals.com

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12. Groundies/Groundies Amazon



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A beautiful brand with a wide variety of styles for both men and women. Considered by some the most elegant of brands, Groundies has a style for every weather, terrain and type. Exchanging or shipping back can be a little difficult, which is why many order them from amazon instead. They also recently made a line of regular toe box fits so be sure to order the anatomical toe box fit if you are looking for natural footwear.

Prices: 53-180$

Gender. Both

Shipping cost to Israel: Free shipping by Sea or 22$ via UPS

Sizes: 36-48

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: None, Sporadic Sales

Website. Groundies.com Groundies Amazon

Sample Review: Groundies Tokio

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13. Groundz


Groundz is unique among the shoes here as they have grounding capabilities (Earth runners does as well) they have a dressy men's and woman's collection along with sandals. They have plans to release more men's sandals later in year.


Prices: 95-180$

Gender. Men and Women

Shipping cost to Israel: 22-55$ depending on carrier and speed

Sizes: 5-14

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: 5% off with you code (other promotions throughout the year)

Website: Groundz.com

Sample Review: Pewter Clay Slip Ons

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Stores that Stock barefoot shoes in Israel



1. We Shoes/Xero Israel


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We Shoes are stocking many models of Xero shoes on their online store. At the moment the sandal models are available in majority of their stores around Israel. They also ship around Israel.

In the future they will stock more models in their stores but now most are available online.

Prices: 169-500 Shekel

Gender. Uni Sex Sandals and Shoes. Color Variants

Shipping cost to Israel: Free shipping over 199 Shekel

Sizes: 35-48

Kids sizes: No

Discounts: Spontaneous sales

Website: Weshoes.co.il


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2. Barefoot life

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Based in Tel Aviv on Burgoshov street, Barefoot Life has a wide variety of different brands. Their prices vary based on brand and it's a nice experience to be able to try on shoes first. They ship around Israel.

Prices: 250-1000 Shekel

Gender. Many models for both genders.

Shipping cost to Israel: 35 Shekel

Sizes: Varies based on brand

Kids sizes: Yes

Discounts: Coming soon

Website: Barefootlife.co.il


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3. ORCHA



Located in Jerusalem on Hillel street. ORCHA is a hiking store that stocks Earth Runners, Vivobarefoot and Xero.

Prices: 250-1000 Shekel

Gender. Many models for both genders.

Shipping cost to Israel: No shipping.

Sizes: Varies based on brand

Kids sizes: No

Discounts: None

Website: None


While there are some smaller hiking stores which stock a brand or 2 around Israel as they do not have many models or brands available we stuck with the stores that stock several brands.


Honorable mentions which don't ship to Israel yet but we felt they we were worth mentioning.

The way to get these into Israel is

1 Ushops.Co.il U shops provides you with a US based address to order anything you and they ship it independently to Israel.

2. Find a kind soul who will bring it in their suitcase from the USA, UK, EU. Be sure to consult sizing charts and return policy first.

3. On your next trip abroad smuggle in a bunch of barefoot shoes ;)


1. Freets

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These are my personal favorites out of my whole collection. When it comes to comfort and function Freet's win. They feature really nice wide and grippy functional shoes. A personal favorite of many for hiking.

Prices: 47$-225$

Gender. Uni Sex shoes and boots.

Shipping cost to Israel: Does not Ship to Israel But ships to USA, EU, UK

Sizes: 36-47

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: TBSR for 10% off.

Website. Freetbarefoot.com

Sample Review: Freet mudee


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2. Feelgrounds

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Feelgrounds is one of the fastest growing barefoot shoe companies, with their huge variety of knit and mesh models as well as their recent boot line of the Patrol and Patrol Light. With plans to launch kids shoes and Chelsea boots, they are an affordable brand worth checking out.

Prices: 99$-179$

Gender. Uni Sex shoes,boots, sandals, and slip ons

Shipping cost to Israel: Does not Ship to Israel But ships to USA, EU, UK

Sizes: 5-15

Kids sizes: NO

Discounts: None, Occasional sales.

Website. Feelgrounds.com

Sample Review: Mesh all White


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3. Splay Athletics.


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We saved the most budget friendly for last in hope that you read the whole article ;)

While initially launching with kids shoes only, Splay recently launched their models in adult sizes and the world went crazy. They also recently released a equally cool slip on and they are super affordable at around 50-70$ a pair. So even with shipping costs and Ushops and all it's still usually worthwhile to pick up a pair.

Prices: 50$-80$

Gender. Uni Sex Shoes and Slip ons.

Shipping cost to Israel: Does not Ship to Israel But ships to USA, EU, UK

Sizes: 5-15

Kids sizes: Yes

Discounts: TBSR for 10% off

Website. Splayathletics.com

Mini Review: Splay Adults


4. Xero

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This article wouldn't be complete without an honorable mention to Xero shoes, which weshoes are now stocking some in there stores. There are still many many more models available on their site that are not yet available in Israel. They come out with 2 new model lines every year, in the spring and the fall.

Models we have tried from them are the Xero trail, Aqua Cloud, Terraflex2 , Xero 360, Xero Alpine, Jessie.

Prices: 50$-80$

Gender. Men's and Women's styles

Shipping cost to Israel: Does not Ship to Israel But ships to USA, EU, UK

Sizes: 5-15

Kids sizes: Yes

Discounts: None, Fall/Spring Sales of 20%

Website. Xeroshoes.com

Sample Review: Aqua cloud



There are so so many brands out there, I am certain we will be adding brands to this list as new brands pop up or as companies change their shipping policy.


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