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Forager Brown
Forager Brown
Forager Brown
Forager Brown
Forager Brown
Forager Brown

Forager Brown

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Like our original sandal design, the Unshoes Forager is based on ancient footwear with contemporary design elements. This moccasin-inspired shoe is designed as a highly versatile shoe that can perform in a wide variety of situations. It features a 4mm rubber sole and a removable insert with 7mm total stack height. It is made with oil-tanned leather which is very supple, durable, flexible, and molds to the unique shape of each foot. These shoes are extremely soft, supple, and lightweight which makes them some of the most comfortable and minimal shoes out there!

As always, our shoes are flexible, zero-drop, have a foot-shaped toe box, and are made in the USA. The leather has a short break-in period, so it is ok if they are a little snug when you first put them on. Leather is an extremely flexible and pliable material and will relax and stretch some with wear. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
I love these!

I love these shoes! They are light and agile with excellent ground feel. Oh so comfortable. If I cannot wear sandals, these are a good alternative.
I wore mainly moccasins and flip flops as a kid (hippie parents) if I wore shoes at all. 25+ years in heavy work boots pretty near wrecked my feet. It is nice to be getting back to the way my feet were in my youth. The way they should be.
I am normally a EU 45 (US without socks, EU 46 with midweight wool socks. US Men's 12 and 12-1/2 respectively.
I ordered these in US Men's 12, the same as my Wakova Feathers. At first I thought they were too small/ short. I trusted the advice from Unshoes and after a couple days they fit like they we're custom made for me.
I did remove the neoprene insoles. I find them to cushioned and way too sweaty. I made up some wool felt insoles, now I have perfect Foragers.


Great fit and ground feel. Made from the softest leather! Looks very them!!

Eleanor Burke
Almost perfect

Comfy, cute, zero drop, wonderfully soft and supple leather, no break in time.

I emailed my measurements prior to purchasing about sizing, and sized down to an W8 when I am typically a W9/40 in most other brands (Groundies, Whitins, Duchess and Fox). I am glad I did as the mocs fit snug but not tight and after a month of regular wear are conforming nicely to my feet. My feet are 24.7 cm x 9.5 cm, high volume, plateau toes. My only gripe with the Foragers is I don't think they are made for those of us with truly high volume feet. I took the insoles out immediately and even without insoles my heel and sides of my feet feel JUST barely contained. I emailed about this and was advised to tighten the cord to keep the shoe on, which I of course did. For those of us with fat/high volume feet a 1/4in more around the heel and back foot would be ideal for me to feel truly secure. Maybe after even more wear and leather softening I won't notice that as much. Overall, very happy with my purchase as these are super comfortable and I LOVE having a slip on shoe with decent tread for pavement walks or just a quick trip out to the compost pile w/out getting damp feet like a non-soled leather moc.

Perfect for my needs

I recently bought my third or fourth pair of Foragers. Over the years I have chosen smaller and smaller sizes, because the leather stretches, especially if it gets wet. I wear them without the insole to get a true barefoot experience. I chose my latest pair to feel snug but not tight (without insoles) when I first tried them on. After a week the shoes feel already looser. The cinch fastener are not reliable after a while, but can be removed and the elastic strings can be tied at that point. I don't use the cinch, I keep the elastic string loose and the shoes stay on my feet without issue. I used my last pair of Foragers outdoors in the garden and loved that I could just slip them on. They were beat up, stretched out and not pretty when I retired them after a few years, but sole and leather had held up really well. I wear my new Foragers constantly, I don't want to take them off, they are so comfortable! I am very picky about shoes, especially about having a true barefoot experience. I appreciate that the insoles are removable, since I never use insoles. Apart from the Forager Unshoes I wear Softstar Shoes and Xero sandals, all in size 6 now.
I would keep in mind that the leather stretches. My foot measures 9 1/8 inches (a little over 23 cm) and according to the size chart I should choose at least a size 6.5, if not a size 7. However I chose a size 6 this time and am very happy. With insoles removed they fit perfect after a few days of wear.


Softest most comfortable shoe I have ever worn! Very rugged and highly recommend!


Our sizing is based on standard shoe sizing and is typically true to size, however, we suggest measuring your foot and and using the shoe size chart below to determine the best size for you. Stand with your heel against a wall and place a ruler or measuring tape along your foot to measure the total distance from the wall to the longest part of your foot. If you already own a pair of Unshoes sandals, you will likely wear the same size but please check the chart to make sure.

 Foot Length  Shoe Size
 8.5 in, 21.6 cm  Women's 5
 8.75 in, 22.2 com  Women's 5.5
 8.875 in, 22.5 cm  Women's 6
 9.0625 in, 23 cm  Women's 6.5
 9.25 in, 23.5 cm  Women's 7/Men's 6
 9.375 in, 23.8 cm  Women's 7.5/Men's 6.5
 9.5 in, 24.1  Women's 8/Men's 7
 9.6875 in, 24.6 cm  Women's 8.5/Men's 7.5
 9.875 in, 25.1 cm  Women's 9/Men's 8
 10 in, 25.4 cm  Women's 9.5/Men's 8.5
 10.2 in, 25.9 cm  Women's 10/Men's 9
 10.32 in, 26.2 cm  Women's 10.5/Men's 9.5
 10.5 in, 26.7 cm  Women's 11/Men's 10
 10.7 in, 27.2 cm  Women's 11.5/Men's 10.5
 10.825 in, 27.6 cm  Women's 12/Men's 11
 11.1 in, 28.3 cm  Men's 11.5
 11.25 in, 28.6 cm  Men's 12
 11.56 in, 29.4 cm  Men's 13


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