Nakefit: Shoes for walking barefoot

Nakefit foot sticker

Spend enough time barefoot and the soles of your feet will toughen and become accustomed to all manner of terrain. For those of us confined to shoes, there comes an alternative in the form of Nakefit – a self-adhesive protective sole that allows the wearer to experience bare foot walking without any of the disadvantages.

The easily-removable  stickers are waterproof and protect against slipping, cuts…and hot sand.

nakefit shoe sticker

Barefoot running

Barefoot runners land on the middle or front of their foot. Running in padded shoes alters this pattern, making the runner more prone to land heavily on their heel before rolling onto the forefoot.

Humans had been running barefoot comfortably and safely for thousands of years before the advent of trainers. Proponents of barefoot running claim they are far less likely to suffer from injury. In fact, a study in 1991 stated that “wearers of expensive running shoes promoted as having additional features that protect (cushioning or ‘pronation correction’) are injured significantly more frequently than runners wearing inexpensive shoes”.

Win a pair of Nakefit shoe stickers

We have 20 pairs of Nakefit sticker shoes to give away – 10 for men, 10 for women. Leave us a comment at the bottom of the page and let us know where or how you would use your sticker shoes.


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Comments

  1. Neil Woolford

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    I love being barefoot whenever possible.

  2. Penelope J Weynberg

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    What a great concept

  3. Sidney Bonhomme

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    Man that’s awesome. I like being barefoot on the beach and at home

  4. Frank Lee

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    I practice Flamenco and Karate – I would adapt my moves to take advantage of the freedom they would bring – I’m sure they would be awesome!
    I’m a UK size 7 (male) but my wife is UK size 2 to 3 (female)

  5. Alison Dark

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    My 89 year old mother walks around with nothing on her feet,as she suffers from arthritis and finds shoes etc painful. She constantly gets cuts etc these would be a fantastic product for her!

  6. Max Martin

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    Wherever I can,hate shoes,they all give me blisters,these look like a dream come true.

  7. The. Mcgann

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    I love to walk bare feet but be nice with some protection on soles.i love to try a pair.

  8. Bernadette Day

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    i hate wearing shoes anyway,especially when driving. This would be the answer to all my dreams it would take the worry away from my children as there always telling “mum isnt dangerous to drive with no shoes”.

  9. Maz

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    I love barefoot no better feeling I would use mine outdoors #lovewalking love to see peoples reactions when they think I am barefoot would also wear them at the gym on the jogging machine always jog in my socks 🏃👌

  10. Catherine cantrell

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    I hate wearing shoes but love walking. I could do two things I love with these x

  11. Lisa Taylor

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    I would wear these everywhere and would delight in throwing away those pesky flip flops 😀

  12. Tina Triggs

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    I would love to try these. I spend loads of time at the beach studying marine life and collecting rubbish. I hate wearing shoes so these could be the answer

  13. Nikki Rawson

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    Being barefoot helps you feel connected to the earth, unrestricted and natural. What a revolutionary product!!

  14. Ellie

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    I’d wear mine in North London on my running commute. I figure if they protect my feet there, I’ll be fine anywhere…!

  15. Ali Garrigan

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    I love to try using these running in the mountains and scrambling up rocks. There’s something glorious about being connected with the ground and environment you are in!

  16. Sarah Fitch

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    WoW 🙂 how amazing to run the Cornwall coast path barefoot! I need some of these!

  17. Geoff H

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    My feet used to be hardened off but now I need to wear beach type shoes as they are too tender.
    I think these “stick on soles” will be perfect for me until my feet harden up again.

  18. Sue

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    I would wear them when washing the deck of my boat as the deck is very slippery when wet in my barefeet.

  19. Charles McGregor

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    I would love to walk “barefoot” across a beach, without the worry of wincing every time I stand on the smallest of stones due to my sensitive feet.

  20. Dick Willis

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    Interesting concept! Probably not so good for riding a bike or driving!

  21. Captain Beany

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    Wearing these unique Nakefit shoe slippers would allow me to be the life and sole of the party and not be a heel!

  22. Wendy Cheale

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    Fabulous product. Around the home, in and out to the patio, no more putting on taking off shoes! Freedom to wander everywhere as if barefoot.

  23. Mark Stanley

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    If they let your feet breath that has to be good.

  24. Suzanne Arnold

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    I run empowerment and nature connection workshops in woodland and always have to wear shoes when I’m walking because my feet are so sensitive to small stones, prickles etc. Theses would be great 🙂 I would so love to try a pair. Thnks for asking x

  25. Dom Reed

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    I’d love a pair – I enjoy the freedom of walking barefoot but the soles of my feet just aren’t tough enough!

  26. P overthrow

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    Good idea. Would like a pair for inside and outside especially when walking from one to the other as slippers are a nuisance and barefoot your feet get dirty.

  27. Tony Williams

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    I’m hoping they’ll extend this concept to every other part of the human anatomy.

  28. Caroline Hadfield

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    my mum tries not to wear shoes whenever possible due to a foot issue she has. would be brilliant for her walking around in her garden

  29. Iain Shanks

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    These would be great for running on the beach or on grass when there’s not time to really check for sharp objects.

  30. Ema

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    Great for summer 🙂

  31. Sophie Leigh

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    Yessssss!! I would wear them anywhere I can……cycling, hiking, walking, running, gymming, swimming, spinning, chilling…..maybe even holiday-ing! Love them!

  32. Scott Walton

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    Hopefully mine would stop my feet smelling! Apart from work I would wear most of the time to bring back the old hippy living within me!

  33. Jennie Geddes

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    I love walking barefoot! The only downside is constantly looking down to avoid glass and sharp stones- these would let me keep my head in the clouds…

  34. Danny Bootle

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    I would walk round the garden, run down the road, and jump for joy.

  35. Zara Cent

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    I have problem thin feet and need regular podiatry appointments.
    Barefoot walking is torture for me but love sea and sand so have to wear rubber shoes, or flip flops which are not comfortable This product looks like the answer to my problem. Would love to try them.

  36. Ashley Williams

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    I would love to win a pair. I’ve always been interested in barefoot running but I’ve never tried it!

  37. Kerena

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    Perfect for paddling in the sea & not getting cut feet on the rocks on the Isle of Wight!

  38. Gill Smith

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    I go barefoot whenever possible, but our patio is overhung with gorse, pine and holly, I would love to wear Nakefit out there.

  39. Jack Alexander

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    On holiday in Rhodes I realised how weak my soles are. In the heat and on the pebbled beaches I was incredibly jealous of the people who could take a stroll enjoying nature against their bare skin while I was hopping around like a kangaroo. These seem like a great idea to acclimatise the feet to bare footed walking. I’d love to stroll around the old town of the city in the shoes, getting used to the terrain and be able to relax on the beach the way nature intended it.

  40. Steve Savage

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    These would be great for walking in my local park especially on a hot day when shoes are just too hot and sweaty.

  41. Graham

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    Off to Brittany would be so useful for the beach

  42. Janet

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    I am going with him so a pair each would be ideal!

  43. Jennifer

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    I would use them on my bike, at the beach and in the sea, while camping basically all the time, I hate the restriction of shoes, they could revolutionise my life, happy days.

  44. Natalie

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    I love walking barefoot but never go without shoes where I live as there are many small stones and sheep droppings! I’ve been (medically) advised to go barefoot as much as I can, so these would be perfect.

  45. Caroline Greenwood

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    I would use them getting into the lake nearby which has a sharp stoned rocky shore and other lakes! I would love to go walking and running in them too!!!

  46. Dave D

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    Everywhere….

  47. John Mills

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    Foot protection and less injuries – what an excellent idea!

  48. Mary Fisher

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    My feet are too wide to wear conventional shoes. I walk barefoot in the house and garden but need protection in the street and wellies are awful in summer, it would be good to know where to buy Nakefit shoe stickers. Thank you for bringing them to our notice.

  49. Bethan

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    I travel a lot with work and space is always an issue when packing. My Merrell barefoot runners have done me proud for many years but these would make the load even lighter. Would try them out on the beautiful Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec whilst at a conference in the summer 🙂

  50. Keith Norman

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    Rock pooling off the west coast of Ireland – perfect solution!

  51. Karen Walford

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    What an intriguing idea! I’d like to try them for circle dancing.

  52. Kathy Cowbrough

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    Love the idea of these ‘shoes’ it gives such freedom to walk barefoot. I would use at home mainly for gardening and being outside. Would love them for the beach but don’t get there as often as I’d like

  53. ROBERT CALLAN

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    I love walking barefoot but being diabetic these would be great for me to protect my feet that I have to take care of my feet and protect them.

  54. John Haywood

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    I’d love to try them out on the pebbles on Brighton Beach!

  55. Jenny

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    I would have been a hobbit in another life and always gone barefoot. I try to only wear sandals (no socks) between May and September at least in an attempt to ‘free the toes’. However much I’d like to go barefoot it’s too risky for non hobbit feet! These Nakefit sticker shoes sound ideal to realise a fantasy. I’d use them on holiday and when pottering in my garden. They sound ideal for the beach and also a spot of windsurfing. I’d be absolutely thrilled if I won a pair.

  56. Eoin

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    I’d wear them after a hot cycle to allow my feet to cool down

  57. Matt Robbins

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    Being bare foot is the BEST!

    I love my kayaking and these would be great feet protection at the same time saving the time of having to put trainers on and off before getting in the Kayak.

  58. Lisa Taylor

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    Moving to New Zealand and will set my feet free!

  59. Nick O’Shaughnessy

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    Barefoot is so natural and grounded – the best way to be 😃

  60. Alan Thornsby

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    I love walking barefoot and would use these on the beach to prevent cuts from hidden dangers.

  61. Alastair Seagroatt

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    Look an interesting way of travelling, do they come in different colours. Used to run barefoot in my yoof, but soles more tender these days.

  62. Phil

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    This will make my “running-over-hot-coals” party trick much less painful!

  63. Margaret Willmot

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    Paddling in the chalk streams near where I live is still one of the joys of life, even 60+ years after first experiencing the sensation. It would be great to have that barefoot feel without the cuts and abrasions which come with it!

  64. Sue Bower

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    What a great idea, always barefoot at home and would be really useful when walking on the beach at South Shields – I have an obsession for walking on sand!

  65. Deb

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    I would use them on the beach which is only 400 steps from where I live 😁

  66. Dave T

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    Wow, yes, they look just the thing. I love being barefoot but I do sometimes find it a bit rough on my soles.

  67. Charlotte

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    I’d use them to walk barefoot along my beloved pebble beaches in north Wales. Living in the Midlands means I’m the furthest away from any beach but strolling along that Welsh coastline makes my heart sing!

  68. Ian Harvey

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    This saves getting the usual blisters from wearing flip flops and much easier to take on holidays

  69. James MacDonald

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    As a diabetic I am very interested in this! It would allow me the freedom to walk barefoot more often.

  70. Stu

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    These look brilliant, they would be great for the pebbly beaches on our Greek holiday

  71. Fiona Hunt

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    I’d love to wear these, as a diabetic I’m advised not to go barefoot.

  72. Gordon May

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    Walking around the campsite is always a nuisance when you have to put shoes on and off. This would solve it!

  73. Andrew Smith

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    I’d use them for country walking and indeed anywhere outside when it’s hot. They are a must-have for dealing with unsightly tan lines on your feet!

  74. Peter Allman

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    Great for “barefoot” in the garden, walking across the grass and gravel path?

  75. James

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    I would love tp give them a try better than flip flops

  76. Anthony

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    I would use them for Yoga outside in the park, we need our proprioceptors in the feet to feedback what is happening between the feet and the ground, (one reason Yoga is done barefoot), Nakefit would still allow that to happen. Not sure I would want to go completely barefoot in some outside spaces.

  77. rob ward

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    At last something that won’t hurt my bunion!!

  78. Maxime

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    Wicked ! I always walk barefoot at home. I wouldn’t need to clean the floor that often :p

  79. Rhoda

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    Perfect for constantly nipping in and out of the garden!

  80. stewart

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    As i am a very good looking guy naked, these can may well assist my attraction to others.

    If sized, size 8 please

  81. Lois Williams

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    I’d put them on first thing and walk around my garden – then down the street and across the shingle to the sea!

    • stewart

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      Would you be wearing anything else?

  82. Dave Mann

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    I’d walk down our gravel path, get on my bike and cycle to the lumpy bumpy canal towpath where I’d walk to the sandbanks by the river.
    My right foot is partially paralysed and over-sensitive, consequently I’m very flat footed on that side and although I love walking barefoot I struggle because it is often painful. I’d love a pair of these.

  83. Jesse Bennett

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    Barefoot is the way forward. I’d happily go barefoot 24/7 if our streets weren’t so filthy.

  84. David

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    I don’t know if I’d feel the ground quite so well.

  85. Pam Treadwell

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    I would wear them everywhere my barefeet take me!!

  86. Max Raymond

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    These look great. I wonder if I could go surfing with them and not have to worry about sharp stones on the way to the beach.

  87. Anthony Johnson

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    I’d wear them as much as possible (not at work) especially beach, garden, sauna, camping.

  88. Joel

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    Great, means even if I don’t vacuum and I can still walk around barefoot! But more seriously I have a problem with my nerve endings meaning shoes are uncomfortable. PS I’m size 12.

  89. Nick Rossell

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    Great for a rocky beach!

  90. Ant419b

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    A funny video, but I want some so it must have worked. I want to swim in them too.

  91. Jo Higgs

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    Perfect! No more having to take my shoes off at customs before getting my flight!

  92. Ron McCraw

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    The stick on sole opens up huge areas of public park and greenspace, otherwise hazardous due to hidden sharp objects, to everyday running. I’m already a fan of barefoot running and feel the benefits, and this would help me run free more regularly in more places.

  93. John doe

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    Excellent idea

  94. Andy Cox

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    What a brainwave!
    Gets to the ‘sole’ (sorry) of the problem. Would probably never take them off.
    Next phase:- having them grafted on?!

  95. Cathy Anthony

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    I have to wear shoes on the wards in hospital but as soon as I get back to the office or home shoes are off.

  96. Mark B

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    I’d love to try these. I think I’d probably put them on the bottom of my feet

  97. Phil

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    I would wear them on my feet outdoors but I never win

  98. Kelly D

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    This product is pure genius. I would totally wear this to the beach and for sure replace my water shoes when ever I go snorkeling and cave swimming. They seem perfect for travel. Who wouldn’t want one.

  99. Roger Birchall

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    I think they would be fantastic for the beach! No more hot sand!

  100. Cheryl

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    These would be perfect for my children at the waterparks, they always complain that the concrete burns their feet due to standing around all day on hard surfaces.

  101. Mark

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    What a great idea, I love having my feet out but hate walking with nothing underneath, this is ideal the best of both worlds.

  102. Peter Clark

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    Great for the beach. Especially Brighton where it’s all pebbles

  103. Vivien Kitteringham

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    For my daughter to run the Glencoe marathon, probably not the whole 26 miles though, but it would be a good test for them!

  104. Richard

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    I have flip flops, crocs, vibrant 5 toes so these sound like the logical next step (pun intended).

  105. Judy Aplin

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    Perfect for fishing for prawns off Cornwall – less slippery and painful on rocks. Wish we had them years ago. Where can we buy them please?

  106. Gavin myers

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    I’m going on holiday on the 30/06/2017 and these would be perfect no more carrying round flip flops or anything just pure freedom sound good to me
    Male uk size 10

  107. Ben Young

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    Walking in the park

  108. Peter Mckenzie

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    Excellent idea should be great for holidays. .beach walking. .and chilling in the garden

  109. Claire

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    I would wear there round the pool and at the beach on holiday and at home instead of slippers or shoes in the garden and especially walking home from a night out when my feet are hurting, I could have done with these last night lol

  110. Megan

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    I would use them on the beach as I don’t like the feeling of hot sand and the rocks in the sea
    But I’ll would probably use them all of the time for other things

  111. Jim Woodlingfield

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    Really useful for cycling to the beach, could just pop them in a jersey pocket instead of having to take sandals too!

  112. Paul Seymour

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    If only reusable and not throw away!

  113. Alan Anderson

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    I’d wear them to run.

  114. Francis Voon

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    A bit of protection on the beach wouldn’t go amiss.

  115. Leeanne little

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    Would be fantastic for someone with FM

  116. Idelet Meijering

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    Wow the best invention ever, no more shoes…it gives freedom!

  117. Helena jackson

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    What a great idea! I’d wear these for the school run. Its over an hour’s round trip, twice a day so being comfortable while carrying/ pushing/ running with my little ones is really important – and will ve a conversation starter for sure, helping to sprwad the word aboutthe benefits of being barefoot.

  118. June Doughty

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    Essential for sole protection when walking barefoot and ideal if foot has injury or pain that won’t tolerate any other footwear. I would say ideal for use in public swimming pools and showers as well. Would love to try Nakefit.

  119. Alfredo lopes

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    I would like to buy for my parents, how I can do this?
    Tks

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