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Why SOM?

The way you stand in your SOMs
is the same way you stand barefoot.
SOMs are made to serve feet.

SOM Barefoot inspired sneakers on the beach
 
SOMs are barefoot inspired sneakers crafted in Colorado with lightweight yet durable materials.  Our shoes feature a wide toe box and a flat, flexible sole.  Our natural foot shaped shoes encourage you to rediscover your original sense of motion as your toes have plenty of space to spread out and be free.  SOMs will quickly become your go-to shoes that bring your feet back to a natural comfort, with your body following. One of the reasons so many of our customers buy again. Plus, they are made in the USA.

 

Foot Shaped Shoes

Taking foot shape to create foot shaped shoes

Feature: All of our shoes have a natural foot shaped sole.

What that means for you: The toes are the widest part of your foot, so it makes sense that the toe box should be the widest part of the shoe to match!

Most conventional footwear have a tapering, or narrow, toe box. This squeezes your toes into an unnatural position and can cause painful foot deformities like bunions.

Our foot shaped sole promotes natural foot function and encourages an easy gait. Having the luxury to spread your toes may also improve your balance and stability.

 

 Lightweight & Flexible

SOM Footwear Lightweight & Flexible Sole

Feature: Lightweight and flexible.

What that means for you: Maximum comfort! Imagine having all the benefits of being barefoot but with slipper like comfort (and of course, protection from the environment).

Since our sole is soft and flexible it will allow your foot to function naturally.

 

 
 


 

Zero Drop 

Feature: Zero drop (flat from heel to toe). 

What that means for you:
Without any heel elevation, your foot will be able to remain in its natural, neutral position just like if you were barefoot.  This can also help with stability and balance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMs: Made to Serve Feet

When taken together, these elements bring us a shoe that was built in service of the feet that wear them.  Upending the traditional model that asks feet to conform to shoes, SOMs are sneakers that allows your feet to relax into their natural shape and move comfortably.  When you first put them on, you'll know

 SOM minimalist shoes next to barefeet in the grass