Highrise Knit

$129.00 USD
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Available colors
(Gum Graphite)
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US W6
US W7
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US W8
US W9/M7
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US W11/M9
US W11.5/M10
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US M14
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Description

The Highrise Knit combines the health benefits of barefoot shoes with a young, urban and unique design. Its extremely flexible sole and wide toe box provide maximum freedom for your feet. Perfect for spring and autumn.

Benefits

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Flexible

Thin sole icon

Thin sole

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Lightweight

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Eco-friendly

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Vegan

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Water-repellent

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Wide toe box

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Breathable

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Zero-drop

Details

Unisex

Great shoes for everybody.

Materials

Recycled PET (upper, laces, lining), recyclable TPE (sole), microfiber (heel lining)

Measurements

Weight: 252g / 8.9 oz (Size US W11.5/M10), Sole thickness / stack height: 5 mm / 0.2 in

If you are a barefoot shoe beginner, consider inserting one of our insoles (available separately in our online store).

Care Instructions

To clean your Highrise Knit remove all loose dirt with a soft shoe brush. If necessary, go in with a clean, soft brush to apply some lukewarm water and a mild cleaning solution. Wipe any excess product with a moist cloth. Air dry at room temperature after cleaning or when the shoes got wet.

Make sure to regularly renew the water-repellent treatment, using a waterproofing spray. For best performance, we also recommend spraying them before you first wear them.

The Highrise Knit is not machine washable, as this removes its water-repellent properties and might cause the upper material to lose its shape.

Note: The shoes are not suitable for activities that cause a lot of friction on the sole, as this can damage the soft sole.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
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Jennica Falk (Sweden)
Breda i hälen

Bra bredd framtill, men för breda över hälen, tycker jag, hälen kan åka i sidled.
Annars snygga och ganska bekväma. Hade gärna känt en nättare känsla, att de blir som ett andra skinn.

Hey Jennica,

Thanks for writing a review. We appreciate your honest feedback!

We're glad to hear that you're happy with the toe box width and the look of your Feelgrounds.

A little tip for a more snug fit: Our additional insoles are a great option for people with slim heels or low-volume feet. They are available in either cork or felt and come with a thickness of 3 mm. They also provide a softer ground feel and are therefore ideal for barefoot shoe beginners.

You are welcome to check them out here: feelgrounds.com/accessories

Kind regards,
Viviana

J
Julianne (Canada)
Take one size up

*Update* After one trip to Costco and one walk around my neighborhood, on concrete sidewalks - less than 2 hours total wear time - the soles are already showing noticable signs of wear. I'm taking off another star because I cannot justify $160 for what are essentially indoor shoes.
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Taking off 1 star because they are not true to size - they are 0.5-1cm shorter than every size 7 or 37 shoe I own. They will not be comfortable for long wear because my toes are right at the end. This seems counterproductive since barefoot/minimal shoes are supposed to leave MORE room for the toes to take a natural shape, or so I thought??? I'm hoping the fabric will relax with some wear. I don't like shoes pressing on my big toe because it will aggravate my ingrown toenails, but if you don't have that issue maybe you will be ok taking your usual size. Also, like some others noted, I found they are very annoying to put on and take off, I think because there's no stretch in the fabric so you have to fully lace and undo them every time. In the future I will buy size 38, and I probably won't buy this style again. All that being said, I really appreciate that FeelGrounds is making stylish barefoot/minimal shoes for fashion conscious people because most of the options out there are butt ugly!

Dear Julianne,

Thank you for your review! We are very happy that you love the design of our Feelgrounds.

With barefoot shoes in general, there is always the challenge of finding a balance between robustness and flexibility, as these are usually opposing goals. We have chosen a special TPE material for our sole, which is exceptionally soft and flexible and provides a very pleasant walking sensation and barefoot feeling. These are qualities that are particularly appreciated by many of our customers, also in comparison to other barefoot shoe brands.

In general, stiffer, harder soles last longer than soft, flexible soles. To a certain extent, therefore, you have to consider which qualities are most important to you or suit you better. In addition to the nature of the sole, how fast a sole wears down depends on many other factors, such as walking gait, weight distribution, the surface, and the activities for which the shoes are worn. Therefore, the same sole may last longer for some than for others.

Feelgrounds fit true to size for most customers. However, shoe sizes are not standardized in the footwear industry and therefore vary from brand to brand. For our customers who haven't tried Feelgrounds before, we always recommend double-checking with our sizing info before ordering.

On our sizing page you can find detailed measurements, instructions on how to measure your feet, and our printable Size Guide PDF.

We really appreciate your feedback as we are striving to improve continuously. Thank you for your support!
Kind regards,
Sabine

K
K. (Australia)
Finally black gum!!!

I hoped, i wished, I waited,
Seemed all was doomed to only have an ugly grey gum option... Thennn!!!.....

I bought a different brand and can't afford these 😭💔☠️

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