We only build REAL barefoot shoes...
Paleos® are patented technology and truly barefoot safety shoes! They promise to give you less weight with no insulation and no interference, and are far more durable than any other footwear! High-quality, environmentally-open, anatomically self-adjusting, flexible, protective and easy to clean making them the most consistent and unique foot protection you can own. When ordering, you have an option to have your size verified.
We make sure you will get the ideal size! Just choose your favourite Paleos® from our range and check option "Size Advice".
Discover Barefoot Shoes deserving the name!
Don't be fooled by their appearance: once you put them on you will hardly notice wearing them. They have proven to be a very interesting "shoe" to use outdoors - wether you want a walk over a field, use them for a wildlife trip (they are very quiet), for wading, at and in turbid waters or for running barefoot. They allow their wearer the ability to sense with their feet and perform in any terrain.
Compared to traditional barefoot shoes that get dirty, loose shape and encapsulate your feet, the Paleos® are, well, uncomparable! By the way, at our Secotion Paleos®Market we offer reasonably priced Second Hand Paleos® - and most of them are like new!
No lazy compromises!
One could try to compare them to other minimalist shoes since they sort of fall in that spectrum. Each of those shoes is different and may be good for minimalist running but the Paleos® are in a class by themselves With our chainmail shoes/soles you could even run on broken glass and razor blades! No matter what is hidden in the mud, in the surf, on reefs or in overgrown terrain - you're absolutely safe!
On land and in the water without even thinking about lurking hazards
Even the first puddle will make you smile!
Because you can enjoy the experience without fear! This type of ring mesh is also processed in bulletproof vests and is used as protective “fabric” (gloves) in the meat processing industry.
If these are your thoughts...
For the avoidance of any doubt ... Does ring mesh or chainmail from stainless steel feel hard? No, it feels more like silky jewelry! Is it scratchy? No, it feels very smooth and soft against the skin! Does it rust? No! Is it cold ? No, it directly takes on your own body heat! Does it make metallic noises? No, users regularly report that they see more wildlife wearing Paleos® (for example nature photographers or bow hunters). Does it rip off your hair? Absolutely not. Does it collect dirt? No, everything falls out of the mesh at the next step. Is it heavy? No, Paleos® are barely heavier than usual minimal shoes. Is it conductive to heat or cold? Not at all, even compared to usual shoes: the contact surface on hard ground is less than 10%. Indeed, it`s exactly the opposite of what you may suspect.
The same chain mesh is also used in the meat processing industry as protective gloves. Such gloves are worn daily for up to 8 hours - directly on the skin! From a technical point of view Paleos® are complex high-end products between pure barefoot and usual minimalist footwear. They are optimized for precisely those activities and conditions that would be too dangerous with conventional shoes or would - at best - ruin them. Want to lean more? Have a look at some Customer Reviews. Want to see our chainmail wear in action? See our videos at blog post "Walk, Hike, then Run!" Do not miss this awesome experience! Choose your Paleos® chainmail shoe from our current series ...
Paleos®ULTRA: not only visually unique! You’ll feel the ground texture as if you were walking barefoot. You’ll even feel the temperatures difference between walking from the shadows into the sun. You’ll perceive the smallest air draft. You’ll enjoy wading in swamp mud and murky waters - even you know there may be lurking hazards there, you simply won't care! You’ll get wet feet, but two steps further and they will be dry again. You’ll take them through all kinds of dirt - but after a quick rinse or a wash cycle they will be like new again. Actually, you won't be wearing shoes - thus, your movement won’t be hindered in any way!
Designed to give you the purest barefoot experience
And to cope with every challenge
Customers and the fans of Paleos® can be found in all areas. From fashion to sports, from nature lovers to the truly toughest among us! Great lovers of our pure chain link variants can be found at Shaolin Temple Europe! Why is this? Here are the findings by a Shaolin monk and his master of the Monastery.
Paleos® make your trail feel different in any weather
Ready to feel your walking trail like it really is? ULTRA's are pure chain mail shoes that can be worn directly against the skin or with the accompanying savers. All those who want to enjoy immediate nature without any compromise should opt for ULTRA! ULTRA is designed for most general foot shapes.
Just perfect for functional training on natural soils
The Paleos® that built a bridge! They can be worn for everything, everywhere. Water, mud, soil... extremely sturdy and easy to clean! Do you have a special foot shape? Then you should go for CLASSIC (CAYMARO) instead of ULTRA.
Models such as PURE or PAWS (fitted with paws) up to the BLACK (robust outsole) and WHITE (soft outsole) are for any terrain, on boats, in the water and even for the city. They simply fit, are safe and great fun!
No rafter, kayaker, fisherman, angler or genuine nature lover should refrain from these. They consist entirely of weather-resistant PU / TPU and, of course, the finest stainless steel mesh!
Enjoy the elements - no need to be careful
There's no other outdoor tool as sturdy and which after a washing cycle is just as new again as CLASSIC (CAYMARO BLACK)! The more adverse the conditions, the better they'll perform and work for you!
Also in white color! CLASSIC (CAMARO WHITE) is equipped with a pleasantly soft, white outsole, which makes it ideal for boats, sailing ships and port facilities!
Paleos®URBAN: Unlike everything you know! You’ll feel the ground clearly – but will only touch it when it gets softer. You’ll feel the heat outside - but you won’t sweat. You’ll perceive low temperatures - but your feet won’t get cold. You’ll notice wetness - but your feet will remain dry. You’ll be aware of possible dangers lurking on the ground - but they won’t interest you at all. You’ll take them through every kind of dirty puddle - but after a wash cycle they will be like new again. You’ll wear shoes - but they won’t restrict your movements!
No problems - no limits! Our customers have done hikes of more than 600 miles while wearing the URBAN (ATTAGO and TUHRON). Others are extreme runners who regularly run 30 miles and more on surfaces like gravel, streets, and off the beaten track - several times a week. No other concept of conventional sports and terrain shoes out there is as thin, as flexible and so extremely secure at the same time!
No upper-shoe is more supple, breathable, or dries so quickly. No other trainer offers such a fantastic GRIP in any environment! Wet, dry, loamy, rocky, sandy, muddy, soft, hard ...!
Are you on quest for barefoot shoes for all seasons, including less summery conditions? URBANs have all that is needed to take you through chilly times! Paleos® will keep your feet warm and well ventilated without separating you from your environment. By means of our insoles all open structures can even be completely covered! In this sense, they can seen either as a largely open barefoot shoe or a "normal" closed minimal shoe. Time to order a suitable model of series Paleos®URBAN!
The Paleos® also inspire the world of fashion
Originally, our unique footwear was designed to be a robust, Spartan, open-to-the-environment outdoor tool ... But there is really no application or environment to which they couldn't aspire. In addition to as nature shoes, urban wear, or as foot therapy, , the glittering Paleos® are also suitable for completely different applications. They have already been used as a key accessory at Fashion Week in London.
From London Fashion Week to PACO RABANNE in Paris
In December of 2016, we were contacted by one of the most renowned fashion labels in the industry, PACO RABANNE. They had become aware of our exceptional shoe concept through our Instagram account, and were fascinated by the appearance of our sparceling Paleos® chainmail shoes. Here's the results of our so far collaboration.
And they convince at therapies
We have received many enthusiastic reports from customers suffering from diminished or barely existing perception of stimuli by damaged nerves in their feet.. The one thing all of their reports have in common is that after wearing the Paleos, the customers say they feel a stronger perception of the their environment as well as an increased ability to coordinate movements. Multiple sclerosis and diabetes mellitus are the best-known diseases of this type. With Paleos®, diabetics may find themselves especially happy enjoying walking barefoot while being safe and protected.
Moving Forwards by Taking a Step Back This extraordinary review was illustrated and edited by Jasmine Raskas (Missouri USA). Jasmine suffers from a form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and has been using our chainmail shoes for several months. She sent us an account of her experiences along with aninvitation to publish it on our website to help others affected by similar diseases. Anyone who takes the time to read her findings on the Paleos® will not only get to know Jasmine, but will also understand the Paleos® much better. Paleos® make sense for all of us.
Gloves from chainmail will protect your hands when falling (eg. skating, cycling, trail running), and chainmail sleeves will guard your ankles and lower legs and arms, and will provide reliable protection in the water against cuts from crustaceans, from the spines and barbs of rays and sea urchins, as well as protection from dangerous plants and bites of mammals and reptiles on land.
100% of protection in any environment.
Not even the wooden stick of a match can fit through the ring mesh of Paleos®. They provide “just in case” protection that can barely be felt but immediately appears when you need it! In murky water, seas and rivers, mud flats, swamps and bogs or overgrown terrain ashore. Enjoy peace of mind and the certainty of fullest protection at the crucial moment from insects, crustaceans, sharp-edged objects and man-made hazards!
PaleoBarefoots® are an open-to-the-environment barefoot concept which is combined with a focus on injury prevention and meant for natural environments. Wet wood, algae, moss, mud ... the slicker the context, the better they perform! In Germany, roads and other infrastructure as well as towns and cities occupy approximately 15% of the country’s total area.WPaleos® are safe outdoor shoes for the remaining 85%! We focus on natural environments and thus on ...
Natural Running and movement in its most consistent form!
Where other shoes fail, slip, or would just be ruined ... The fields of application of PaleoBarefoots® are all waters and natural conditions on land! For the city they should be understood as highly-breathable wellness and leisure shoes, and be used accordingly.
Need more information?
Browse our BLOGs for background information on the Paleos®. Find tips for Barefoot Beginners, learn where "PAWS" come from, read about forefoot running, see our videos on how to get started with Paleos®, and many more interesting topics.