Stijn - Founder
At 10 years-old, I have had multiple issues with back pain. I had a so called scoliosis, a difference in the length of my legs and custom insoles.
If I look back at that time, I was always solving the pain - not the problem. For the hundreds of thousands of years humans existed, did we always had back pain and custom insoles?
That was a question I got answered when I found out about the barefoot lifestyle and its benefits for overall health.
Walking barefooted without the support of sturdy shoes and custom insoles strengthens the foot muscles and core of your body.
It is the exact transition to this lifestyle that helped me live a more connected life that is better for my body too.
However, there was not an affordable solution for a very minimal product like Baresocks that I could wear for different activities (or simply around the house).
With a business degree in hand, I Founded Baresocks in May of 2020.
''A busy calendar and a busy mind will destroy your ability to create anything great.''
- Naval Ravikant
We are on a mission to help people enjoy nature more.
In an age of never-ending distractions, we aim to inspire and support you to go out and feel what nature can bring you. So that you can explore the world and discover your next adventure with a product that is both nice to wear and nice to carry!
We always try to remind ourselves of the feeling of running barefoot in nature, isn't this a wonderful experience? Walking on bare feet has something magical to us, and in our product we've tried to keep you connected and grounded to your natural surroundings while also freeing and protecting your feet from irritating surfaces.
''There's no WiFi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.''
How We Work
Every single day, we strive to become a customer-centric organization. This means that we only sell through our own website, in order to make sure we have full control over logistics, customer support and all other customer touch points.
Connection to us means not only helping you get out there so you can physically connect to nature, but also connecting to you on a more personal level, because we hope there is actually another human on the other side of the screen!
Together with our partner One Tree Planted, we plant one tree for every order placed in our shop.
One Tree Planted is a nonprofit organization focusing on reforestation. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife.
Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
''Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.'' - Kahlil Gibran