Introducing the first-ever line of men’s barefoot shoes for work. These casual loafers blend the classic style of traditional men’s footwear with the comfort and gait-humanizing benefits of a barefoot shoe. All styles of TUNEfootwear focus on three essential features needed to make for a truly healthy barefoot loafer. Each pair has a wide FIT in the toe box, a FLAT sole, and a FLEXIBLE base in an effort to help promote a natural gait and allow your foot to function, flex and feel the ground as if it were bare. Gentlemen, we invite you to step in-TUNE with the world’s first and only barefoot shoes for work! Choose from any of our four styles and colors.
TUNEfootwear runs small in size. If you are ordering TUNEfootwear's new styles labeled with a "V2" by the product name, or any of our Original Slip On Styles, then order a FULL SIZE LARGER than your traditional loafers to ensure a healthy fit. If you are ordering TUNEfootwear's Boat Shoe, then order a FULL SIZE & a HALF LARGER than your traditional loafers to ensure a healthy fit!
Posted by Dave on 13th Mar 2014
From time to time I suffer from plantar fasciitis and of course I wear a "wing tip" style business shoes for work. I wear the minimalist vivobarefoot sneaker at home and while I exercise along with correct toes. But because I get plantar fasciitis it sometimes leaves me inactive. The flexibility of TUNE's designs has been quite a relive for my aching feet!
Posted by Rob on 18th Feb 2013
(Much of this review is copied from my review of the Penny TUNEfootwear shoe. There is one piece that I'd like to point out and will do so in the Sizing/Fit section below...)
1st - Thank you to Mike for e-mailing me and helping me get the right sized ordered and for the 'hook up' *wink* *wink*
Sizing/Fit - Let's get straight to the main subject that can have either a positive or negative affect with your TUNEfootwear. TUNEfootwear tends to run small and as such - you'll need to order a size/half size bigger than you normally would order. I typically wear a size 11 (US) Men's in running shoes, and 10.5 (US) for casual/dressy type shoes. In TUNEfootwear - I wear an 11.5 (one whole size bigger than casual/one half size bigger than running).
I ordered a 12 based upon some e-mail exchanges I had with Mike and I had to send them back because they were just a tad too big (NOT BECAUSE OF THE TOE BOX) in length. I sent them back and received an 11.5 and have been well pleased with the fit/size of the shoe. They are not too tight, nor are they too loose. They don't seem to 'bind' on the feet and have all of the right features and designs needed in a minimalist style shoe.
The ornament that sit's on top seems to cause the shoes to press just slightly on the top of your foot making it feel tighter than the Penny. It's not discomforting at all - but it is noticeable. You SHOULD STILL order your size as 1/2 size bigger than your athletic/1 whole size bigger than your casual/dressy style shoe.
Comfort/Function - IF YOU ARE INTO MINIMALIST AND BAREFOOT style shoes - you will find these shoes right at home! They are very light compared to regular casual shoes, very flexible, and just feel right overall. If you're brand new to minimalist and barefoot style shoes - you will need an adjustment period in these shoes before they feel 'right'. These shoes are comfortable and it will be hard for you to go back to regular style shoes (ESPECIALLY DRESS STYLE SHOES WITH A LIFTED HEEL)!
Now here's a little caveat. In the essence of minimalist style shoes - these shoes are very light weight (attributed to the type and amount of materials used) - which under normal circumstances is fine. However when the weather turns cold (mid to high 20s, teens, and 30 - 35 degrees F) - you will feel the elements! Since there's very little between your foot and the ground - you don't get that typical separation (and 'insulation') from the ground and you will feel the cold around your feet. If you're not outside for too long - this won't be an issue - but if you have to walk a lot or wait for an extended period of time - you may feel the cold for longer than you wish :-)
You can't go wrong with these shoes and they tend to look great with a pair of slacks, a dressy shirt, and a tie!
Let you're feet be happy in style!
Posted by Ken on 12th Dec 2012
A really nice shoe with a professional look. It is an improvement to the limited choices of dressier minimalist shoes.