US Orders: If for any reason you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee for returns and exchanges, as long as the shoes are in like-new condition. While exchanges are free, returns will incur a shipping and processing fee.
If there is a manufacturing defect within 1 year of your original purchase, we'll replace the product completely free of charge.
Please see our Returns and Exchanges FAQ's for further details.
Yes, all Flux shoes are zero-drop from heel to toe, allowing your feet to move naturally.
The performance-width toebox of the Adapt Trainer is wider than typical athletic shoes, and not quite as wide as the widest "barefoot" shoes on the market. This gives your foot plenty of room to move freely, while allowing the shoe enough proximity to adapt to your foot without being baggy.
The toebox of the Adapt Runner is even wider to offer greater toe splay for running.
Machine wash cold, with like colors. If using a top-loading machine, place on top of laundry load. Let air dry, out of direct sunlight. Do not machine-dry.
Some top loading machines have a more difficult time cleaning the shoes completely. If this is the case for you, try a pre-soak in oxy-clean or another fabric cleaner to get them back to their original luster.
While there's no real break-in period, we do advise anyone new to barefoot shoes to ease into the product. Wear them in for a quarter-mile to start, and see how your feet feel the next day. Especially if your feet are used to typical, highly-cushioned athletic shoes, your feet may need several incremental wearings to strengthen your feet before wearing them for longer distances and more strenuous activities. Listen to your body!
Our shoes are 100% vegan and are produced according to the highest standards in S Korea, Vietnam, and China. Our uppers are made of 30% recycled polyester.
We're currently researching ways to make the product even more sustainable in the future!
Transitioning to barefoot
Yes, you can wear barefoot shoes every day! However, it's important to note that barefoot shoes are designed to provide minimal support and protection, which can take some time to get used to if you're used to highly protective shoes..
Gradually increasing the amount of time you spend in barefoot shoes and listening to your body's responses can help ensure a comfortable transition.
Yes! Many of our customers have successfully transitioned from traditional shoes to barefoot/minimalist shoes by wearing the Flux Adapt.
Wearing socks with barefoot shoes is a matter of personal preference. Some people choose to wear socks with barefoot shoes to provide additional comfort and protection for their feet, while others prefer to go sockless to maximize the barefoot experience.
If you choose to wear socks with barefoot shoes, it's important to select socks that are thin and allow your feet to move naturally. Thick socks or socks with heavy padding may dampen the benefits of wearing barefoot shoes.
We have designed thin socks that work well for this purpose! (Available on the Flux website).
Flux barefoot shoes are made with durable materials and provide sufficient protection for the soles of the feet for most (if not all) activities.
The amount of time it takes to transition to barefoot shoes varies for each individual, as everyone's feet are different and may adapt to the new shoes at different rates. However, the following general guidelines can help:
- Gradual transition: Gradually increasing the amount of time you spend in barefoot shoes can help reduce discomfort and allow your feet to adjust to the new sensation of walking without shoes.
- Start small: Begin by wearing barefoot shoes for a few hours at a time and gradually increase the duration as your feet get used to them.
- Listen to your body: Pay attention to any discomfort or pain you experience while wearing barefoot shoes. If you experience discomfort, take a break and switch back to your regular shoes for a few days.
- Give it time: It can take several weeks or even months for your feet to fully adjust to barefoot shoes, so be patient and persistent.
Keep in mind that everyone's feet are different and the transition time may vary. It's important to listen to your body and adjust accordingly to ensure a comfortable transition to barefoot shoes.
Barefoot shoes are designed to mimic the experience of walking or running without shoes, providing minimal support and allowing the feet to move more naturally. This can lead to improved balance, stability, and sensory feedback.
It's important to remember that everyone's feet and needs are different, and what works for one person may not work for another. The best way to know is to try for yourself!
It's important to listen to your body and adjust accordingly to ensure a safe transition to barefoot shoes.
If you have any concerns or conditions, it's always best to consult with a doctor or physical therapist before making a change to your footwear.
The Adapt Trainer is extremely flexible and flat, meaning it actually causes your arches to build up their own support. Consider a study done in 2003 by Dr. Harvey Lemont showed that plantar fasciitis is actually the degeneration of tissue, which is caused at least in part by the decrease of bloodflow that happens when the toes are squished at the front of your shoes. In other words, it is not a lack of arch support that is likely causing your foot pain, but rather the lack of room for your toes to properly splay. That is why we gave the Flux Adapt a generous toe box to accomodate your toes and get that restorative blood flow back to your feet.
The Adapt Runner does have a lightly contoured arch area.