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Who We Are

We are a young team of innovators. Our mission is to make barefoot shoes available and appealing to more people. We launched our first sneakers model in April 2019 on Indiegogo and raised over $250,000 due to the massive support of our amazing backers. Feelgrounds was funded within 48 hours. We're planning to expand our range of models and styles in the future, while continually striving to build better footwear.
Let's make barefoot shoes cool!



Meet The Team


Johannes Brenner


Johannes is a true believer in natural movement after seeing his knee pain disappear by strengthening his feet. He created a fitness brand and spent several years designing, developing, and manufacturing products. In 2018, he decided to sell his fitness company to create Feelgrounds. | LinkedIn / Instagram


Raphael Zimmer


Raphael is a sportsman and barefoot shoe enthusiast at his core. He spent some time developing digital ventures with his media company. In 2018 however, Raphael got in touch with Johannes. He was not fully satisfied with the shoes on the market either, so he joined Feelgrounds. | LinkedIn / Instagram



Leonie Wolf

Product & Communication

Leonie believes in minimalist footwear and finally found barefoot shoes that met her taste. She studied economics and gained in-depth knowledge in business and communications. Her responsibility lies in product and communication management. LinkedIn



Caspar Baum

Controlling & Logistics

Caspar likes to wear minimalist shoes and enjoys the ease of movement in everyday life. During his business computer science studies, Caspar gained knowledge in monitoring, controlling, and business intelligence. At Feelgrounds, he keeps track of key figures and logistics. LinkedIn



Viviana Sorban

Customer Happiness

Viviana lives an active and conscious lifestyle, which is why she is happy about wearing Feelgrounds. Her expertise lies in media communication, and she truly understands how to find solutions compassionately. At Feelgrounds, Viviana is in charge of customer support. | LinkedIn




Team Taiwan

Product Development

Our Taiwanese team has been producing shoes on a large scale for decades. They guided us through the research and development necessary to manufacture high-quality shoes in Vietnam at the same factories that produce footwear for big international brands.



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