Sizing Advice

Do you feel great in our shoes? Then let us know, as we are always pleased to receive praise and suggestions. We would also be pleased to help you find the right pair of Joe Nimble® barefoot shoes. And we're always available to answer any questions about the world of Joe Nimble®. Of course, this also applies if something isn't quite right. This is how to reach us:
By email at
By telephone on +49 (0)7142 95 66 10
By regular mail to BÄR GmbH, Pleidelsheimer Straße 15, 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

  More information is available in our Terms & Conditions.

Fitting advice: Your way to freedom for your toes
Are you ready for a little test? Then, first of all, wiggle your toes for a bit. Does this feeling remind you of sardines in a can? Then you are not wearing Joe Nimble® barefoot shoes with uncompromising freedom for your toes.

At Joe Nimble, we make all our shoes in half sizes!  That actually means more effort for us, but also
more service for you.  Better fitting is impossible!

Nothing is more damaging and uncomfortable than a shoe that pinches or does not fit well. It's good that we can also offer you detailed shoe size advice on the Internet. Starting with comprehensive foot typing, we provide important try-on tips and tell you about possible custom-made products by telephone.

To find the correct shoe size, you can simply choose one of the following three options:

1. Measure your foot size
You only need a sheet of paper, a pencil and ruler or measuring tape. This is how it works: Stand on the paper with both feet while you are wearing socks. Simply trace around the outline of your feet with a pencil one after the other.

Important: Always hold the pencil upright on the paper, not leaning to the inside or outside in order to get an accurate result.

Now simply measure the length of your drawing. Measure from the big toe to the centre of your heel. If your feet are different sizes, then the bigger one determines the shoe size. Compare the measured length with the table on the side.

2. Table of sizes
Take a shoe that fits your foot very comfortably. Are the German sizes given? Then simply check the international size in the table to the left.

Please record this international size in your order. If you have an "in-between size" that is not found in the table, please select the next higher international size.

Our service to you:
Because we are a workshop where not only the production is found, but also the ordering and delivery service, we are one of few manufacturers that can even offer you half sizes. This gives us the possibility of making your shoes even more individual and custom-made for your feet.

3. Personal advice
Are you still unsure which size or fit is the best for you? Then simply come to us. We would be happy to advise you in our flagship store in Berlin, in the Stuttgart Airport, in Bietigheim or in one of the 23 shops of Joe Nimble®and BÄR. Service number: +49 (0)7142 95 66 10.

Why you can quite simply find barefoot shoes in your size with Joe Nimble®.

Your feet carry you each day; therefore you should give them a treat: well fitting barefoot shoes. From 30 years of experience, we know that a shoe should fit right from the start, be comfortable and support you. Without having to be broken in.

We therefore make it easy for you to find the right barefoot shoe for your feet. With all the important information on the foot shape and shoe size. Including tips for trying them on.

The right fit
At Joe Nimble®, your foot is the measure of the shoe. With freedom for your toes and the special lacing, a Joe Nimble® barefoot shoe gives you the support that you need. Your foot is held in the heel and arch. Its anatomical last matches the foot like it is when it is barefoot

Tips for trying on by Sebastian Bär

Barefoot shoes from Joe Nimble® combine a stylish look with a fantastic natural walking sensation. Our shoes are somewhat wider at the front, and there is a good reason for this. That is the only way for you to experience the maximum freedom for your toes, which lets you enjoy every step. 

Some fans of Joe Nimble® have the feeling that the new shoes are too big when they try on their new barefoot shoes for the first time. But that feeling disappears after just a short time. Feet that are used to tight shoes must first learn that they can enjoy freedom for their toes. Please also take note of our two steps with which you can determine the perfect Joe Nimble® fit. When your heel fits well, there is comfortable support for the arch and three to four millimetres of space in front of your toes, so that they don't slide back and forth, then everything is perfect.

The feeling that your foot is "floating" is normal the first time you try them on. Your foot is not used to having freedom like being barefoot. After 1-2 hours, you will never again want to be without that feeling. Promised!

The best time is in the evening

The best time to try on your new shoes is in the evening. That is because your feet expand during the day by a few millimetres. Put on both shoes and walk around. You can only really test the fit of your barefoot shoes from Joe Nimble® while you are standing and walking.

Looking down, the original Joe Nimble® shoes may look somewhat wider the first time you try them on. But who looks at your shoes from above? Because of the well thought out and innovative design, they look very fashionable, narrow and attractive from the side and from the front. The way everyone sees them.

Further information about our products

For the health of your feet, we avoid the use of chemical additives. Therefore, the dark insole or leather lining can fade. This is also true for our leather articles like backpacks or handbags.

Because we give top priority to the breathability and softness of the leather, penetration of moisture cannot be excluded.

Because we use natural leather exclusively, small variations in colour or grain are possible. This is proof of the genuineness of our materials.

  You can find more information in our Terms & Conditions.