SOM Footwear

Stylish minimalist shoes promoting foot health and comfort.
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Editors' note

SOM Footwear creates comfortable, active shoes with a natural foot shape design, providing a barefoot feel to enhance your foot strength. With zero drop soles, these shoes help improve balance, making them suitable for those who prioritize a healthy lifestyle. The flexible, lightweight materials ensure a comfortable experience during any activity.

Founded by Olivier Marchal after discovering the benefits of minimalist footwear, SOM Footwear is dedicated to producing high-quality shoes in the USA. Inspired by the Tarahumara Indians’ minimalist footwear, Olivier aimed to create shoes suitable for running, walking, or daily use.

Key highlights of SOM Footwear include:

  • Natural foot shape design for stronger feet
  • Zero drop soles for improved balance
  • Flexible and lightweight materials for comfort

SOM Footwear is not only about creating comfortable shoes but also about giving back to the community. By manufacturing in the USA, they support local artisans and contribute to the economy. Overall, SOM Footwear offers a combination of comfort, foot health, and community support in their minimalist shoes.


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