leguano barefoot shoes are barely more than socks!


I’m currently a fan of the “minimalist” movement—the “less is more” or “simpler is better” philosophy. One of the areas in which I’ve applied minimalism is in my footwear. I have a couple pairs of minimal shoes—some trail runners and some casual/dress shoes—that I enjoy wearing because I love the feel of the ground beneath my feet, without a thick, multi-layered insole and outer sole getting in the way. Well, leguano may have taken minimalist footwear to the next level. In fact, they appear to be little more than socks with a flexible sole.  The leguano’s upper is made from high quality KUNERT fabric (67% Virgin wool, 21% Polyamide, 2% Polypropylene, 8% Cotton and 2% Elastane), while its sole is made of skin-friendly and wear resistant LIFOLIT  (which complies with European toy safety directive EN71/9) and a reinforced heel. They are also machine washable and extremely lightweight. leguano shoes are available in several styles including Active (a more traditional, lace-up style), Ballerina (a more feminine, ballet-slipper style), leguanitos (for kids), Premium (more like tall socks, pictured above) and Sneakers (like a slip-on shoe) and in various colors by style, with prices ranging from $70.00 to $149.99. Step over to leguano.ca for more info and Amazon to order.

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5 comments… add one
  • Joe Six-pack August 30, 2016, 10:28 pm

    I thought ‘cool’ until I saw the price tag. For something ‘minimalist’ it sure has a premium price. Also wondering how well the wool will hold up to day-to-day use, its sure going to have to be washed more than a pair of shoes.

    • Andy Jacobs September 6, 2016, 10:45 am

      I don’t disagree that the price is a bit salty for what they are. If they were super durable, that might make a difference.

  • Fred August 31, 2016, 8:57 am

    You’d look like a toddler wearing these socks

    • John Kes September 1, 2016, 4:03 pm

      Even more, if there was a squeaker in the heels.

    • Andy Jacobs September 6, 2016, 10:45 am

      Or…like a ninja! 😉

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