Groundies Barefootwear – barefoot shoes for daily life
Walking barefoot feels amazing and it's healthy, no doubt about it. It's easy to run into unpleasant obstacles in cities, however. Glass fragments, dirt and hot asphalt are only a few problems. We still believe that protected barefoot walking can be a great part of daily life in the city, however. This is why we've developed Groundies especially for the urban environment.
Barefoot shoes still have an image of outdoor and orthopaedic shoes. We decided it was time for that to change. Groundies want to offer a natural feeling of walking, but one which is adapted to our modern lifestyle, with all its requirements in terms of functionality and style.
Our shoes should be healthy but still stylish. They should be wide but not shapeless. They should provide a natural barefoot feeling, but they shouldn't look like orthopaedic shoes. They should be thin, but still provide protection from the ground. They should be sustainably and responsibly manufactured, but not appear that way at first glance.
Walking around in a healthy and natural fashion without giving up style: It's finally possible with Groundies. You can find models for the office, leisure and travelling as part of our collection.
We think that walking barefoot can be perfectly integrated into everyday city life, offering numerous enriching experiences: thanks to the thin sole you make small, careful steps, moving more slowly without realising. You are more conscious of the ground and feel a greater connection to your surroundings. What's more, you train your sense of stability, balance and strength.
Mindful walking is an ideal way to combat the stress and rush of daily life. Balance on the kerb, feel the bumps on the cobbles or jump over the soft lawns of the city park. Little moments of relaxation and mindfulness which enrich your daily life in the simplest of ways.