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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!
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Meet The Team
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 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 believes in minimalist footwear and finally found barefoot shoes that met her taste: Feelgrounds! She studied Economics and gained in-depth knowledge in communications, marketing, and business. With her multilingualism and understanding of barefoot shoes, she supports Feelgrounds in customer support and makes sure that you get quick and helpful answers to your questions.
Thomas was convinced by the health advantages of functional footwear and got a taste of barefoot shoes recently. He is the IT-specialist for Feelgrounds with years of experience in tech companies. Thomas ensures that Feelgrounds runs smoothly on the technical side of things.
Caspar likes to wear minimalist shoes and enjoys the ease of movement in everyday life. During his studies of business computer science, Caspar gained knowledge in monitoring, controlling, and business intelligence. His career is marked by extensive experiences in software and controlling. At Feelgrounds he keeps tracks of key figures.
André enjoys the feeling of being barefoot and walking in natural footwear. He’s a media designer by heart and accomponied various projects in concept, interior & brand. After having finished his product design studies, he gained in-depth expertise in graphic design and brand communication. André is involved in the development and design process of Feelgrounds shoes and it’s public perception. | LinkedIn
Yannik experienced heel pain on his own, especially after lengthy city exploration trips. He did some research and explored barefoot shoes. Eversince he’s been wearing functional footwear. Yannik is a specialist in the field of logistics operations, supply chain, and risk management. He’s in charge of transportation administration and logistics controlling at Feelgrounds. | LinkedIn
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.