barely a shoe
Weniger Schuh geht nicht!
For all who love barefoot as the most original form of movement but want to avoid dirty soles, cuts and slanted looks! The fullsoul is an ultra minimalist and elegant "barefoot shoe", made from one piece of thin leather, no seams, no rivets, no glue. Through fine straps the leather sole nestles up against the foot like a second skin. Our sandals were invented by Prof. Dr. Martin Daumer and are crafted by master goldsmith and leather expert Barbara Ulsamer.
one cut fits all Price: 129€ + shipping incl. tax
custom-made Price: 209€ + shipping incl. tax
Jane Campion with her fullsouls, Paul Thomas Anderson, Denis Villeneuve, Steven Spielberg and Kenneth Branagh
fullsoul runningpad and human motion
The idea for the fullsoul runningpad came from the passionate
long-distance, mountain and barefoot runner Dr. Martin
Daumer, inspired by the evolutionary-biologically based
hypothesis that man is "born to run" - as a high-temperature forefoot
long-distance runner who, with his extraordinary stamina, has been
able to assert himself in evolutionary hunting. Over many years he
developed and tested various minimal shoe prototypes. A first
milestone was the ISPO Award 2012 for the heel-free
model freeheel runningpad®. He received the second ISPO Award
in 2016 in the outdoor segment for the current minimal shoe
fullsoul runningpad. Within the scope of his professional research
activities, Martin Daumer investigates, among other things,
possibilities to quantify human movement in everyday life with
mobile sensor technology.
Each custom-made fullsoul runningpad is unique, made to fit the individual foot shape. The minimal shoe is cut out of one piece of thin, resistant cowhide (100% vegetable tanned) with a computer-controlled cutting plotter and finished by hand. It weighs ultralight 70 g with shoe size 43 EU (9 1/2 US) and medium leather thickness.
Warning: Running barefoot is different
Warnung: Barfußlaufen ist anders
You don't just want to go barefoot, but also want to run with
minimal shoes like the fullsoul runningpad? Please note: A too fast
change from the typical heel-heeled running style to forefoot /
midfoot running can lead to overstrain and serious injury. Muscles
and tendons need time to adapt! Sports physicians, physiotherapists
and orthopedists as well as suitable sources on the Internet advise
and support you in this process, e.g. on
For more information on the topic refer to the an interview with Dr. Martin Daumer on
Our recommendation for barefoot running
Unsere Empfehlungen zum Barfußlaufen
Start with short running distances and pay attention to how the
body reacts. Then increase distances and speed very carefully.
Also inform yourself about forefoot/midfoot running and healthy
transition. You can find more orientation, information and scientific
findings on the net. Our own research results show that during the
transition phase the risk of running injuries is more than tripled:
On the measurement of running
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watch the video
Alle meine Erwartungen wurden übertroffen, und ich bin absolut begeistert! Sie sehen schon rein optisch wunderschön aus, aber auch das Material fühlt sich toll an! Genial finde ich, dass die Riemen auf beiden Seiten versetzt, d.h. nicht auf gleicher Höhe, angebracht sind. überhaupt spüre ich, dass hier wirklich Fachleute am Werk waren/sind, die Sandalen sind aber auch, so dünkt mich, mit viel Liebe zur Sache und... read more zum Detail gefertigt - sogar mit gelasertem Namen! Gelaufen bin ich noch nicht damit, ein spitzes Holzstück auf einer Finnenbahn hat mir gestern ein Loch in meine linke Fusssohle gezwickt... Das kann vorkommen, wenn man allermeistens barfuss unterwegs ist, zum Glück sind solche Missgeschicke aber sehr, sehr selten. Mit Deinen fullsouls wird mir dies nicht mehr passieren!
Running in these full sole running pads has changed the way I run and the way I experience 'barefoot' running. They are the epitome of minimalist running shoes and the provide the perfect amount of support and protection for the trail running I do. I have to be careful not to twist my ankles, as is the case with shoes or barefoot, but these running pads create a much-needed barrier... read more between the soles of my feet and sharp pebbles or sticks etc. I love the freedom they give me to run, leap, and even dance while on my runs and I will be using them for many years to come. As an added plus, they are very stylish as well.
Prof. Dr. Martin Daumer
creator of the fullsoul runningpad®