Commonly asked questions regarding Minnemals and barefoot shoes

Barefoot, what?

What size should I order?

Please refer to the sizing chart and suggestions on the preorder page. Click the link below for further explanation.

Explanation on Minnemals' fit

Where do I wear my Minnemals?

Consider these your athleisure buddy. The increased sensory input you get by not having a thick piece of foam in between you and the ground helps with better stability and control. The great thing about Minnemals is that the style isn't reserved for the gym. Wear these with your best athleisure outfits (which, let's be honest is worn everywhere) to a coffee shop, shopping, brewery, etc. Strengthen your feet with every step no matter where your day takes you.

Is there anywhere I shouldn't wear them?

We would not recommend putting these on and going for a run right away unless you've run in a barefoot shoe before. Running demands a LOT more strength out of our tissue, and most people aren't ready for that drastic switch. In order to protect you from over doing it, please consult a gait specialist on an individual level if this is a goal of yours.

How long will my foot take to adapt to a barefoot shoe?

This depends on how weak your feet are, but think of it like starting a new training program. Little by little increase the amount of time wearing them, as is comfortable for you.

Where are Minnemals made?

True to my college Minor roots, I put that spanish degree to use and went to León, Mexico to manufacture these shoes. This hardworking culture has proven to be a great partner from the beginning. In visiting the local factories, I got to know the faces involved in the process that have brought these shoes to life. It's already way beyond what I could've accomplished on my own, and I am so grateful.