Barefoot refers to footwear designed with a flexible, thin sole that is shaped like a foot in order to make the shoe feel more like bare feet than traditional shoe soles. These flexible soles allow feet to have a better sense and feel of the ground while still providing foot protection. Types of barefoot footwear include toe shoes, huaraches, racing flats, hiking flats, and running shoes.
Women's slip on shoes of Spanish origin that traditionally have a woven fabric (usually canvas) upper, a flexible sole woven from rope or jute, and a strap that ties around the ankles. Other versions of espadrilles may have leather uppers and an adjustable ankle strap (instead of a tie strap).