If you’re one of those people who prefer going barefoot than wearing shoes all the time will definitely like PaleoBarefoot’s minimalist PRONATIV “shoes” or chainmaille booties, which provide the sensation of walking barefoot without actually going completely barefoot. The sock-like shoes made of chainmaille will protect your feet from rocks and any other debris that can really do damage when you’re walking barefoot and will also provide great grip for when you’re hiking outdoors or even running.
They’re also great for when you’re trekking through water or the mud. To keep them on securely while you’re out and about, the shoe has a closed instep and quick lacing via ring mesh loops in the forefoot area. There’s also an ankle saver that is supposed to make them more comfortable around your ankle and keep them up. This particular model is best for those who have well-trained feet already, which means you’re used to going barefoot a lot and have already tried going without shoes for a run or hike and want to strengthen their feet a bit more. As PaleoBarefoot’s top-of-the-range model, the PRONATIV goes for 191.60 euros (they’re made in Germany so that’s about $230).
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.