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Gobi II Mens


Gobi is the original minimalist desert boot, designed to let you explore barefoot every day. It is made with naturally scarred leather from free-roaming cattle, paired with a natural cork insole. It is light, flexible, and ready for adventure. Tried and tested from the Sahara Desert to the jungles of Borneo, the Gobi II features our thinnest, most durable barefoot sole and makes the perfect packable travelling companion.

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We're confident that after 100 days of au natural foot freedom (you need to give them a proper outing) your feet will love being feet. So we're happy to give you a no-quibbles test run for 100 days.

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  • Wild Hide leather – naturally scarred and durable
  • Removable Cork Insole – naturally anti-bacterial
  • Leather Footbed – moulds to your foot for perfect fit
  • TPU Sole – our thinnest sole with the best durability

Gobi II Mens DNA


Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.

Removeable Cork Insole
Cork Insole

3mm of recycled foam with a natural cork deck. Take it out to feel the ground. Leave it in for a little extra warmth.

The original minimalist desert boot, designed so that you can walk barefoot every day in the city.

Tried and tested from desert plains to the urban jungle, their wild hide leather construction is designed to let you roam as free as the Ethiopian cows it comes from. The GOBI II is the perfect Barefoot experience for the well-travelled to tackle the roads less travelled, wherever they go.


Color not as pictured

The Gobi seems like a nice shoe and definitely felt comfortable; however, the brown pictured on the website is considerably lighter than the very dark brown I received with my order. The leather on the actual product is very, very dark -- almost black in color -- and also has a sheen to it not visible in the product photos. The shoe ironically looks "dressier" in person than on the site, which was not really the type of product I desired so I ultimately returned them. I also found the leather to feel nice, but lost its shape with my foot when I tightened the laces, making it look more like a rain galosh or overshoe than a chukka style boot when it was on my feet.

looks great, super comfortable

I like these shoes a lot! They are so comfortable and they look great in business casual or regular casual settings. I know the wide toe box allows your toes to "splay" but my foot is really narrow and I have a lot of extra room. This is great comfort-wise, but I'm a little self-conscious of how wide the shoe looks. It could probably be a little narrower and still accomplish the same purpose.

Great shoes

I've worn these shoes for 3 weeks now and have been very happy with them so far. They appear to be well made and the sizing is true to fit. Strongly recommended if you like a bare foot like feel with your shoes.

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