Ahinsa Chitra Bare Black
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A High-Performance, Foot-Shaped Athletic Shoe
The Ahinsa Chitra Bare is a comfortable, lightweight, and foot-shaped athletic shoe that helps build foot strength and resiliency. With its fully breathable mesh upper and grippy rubber outsole, this supple, high-performance athletic shoe is ideal for road running, trail running, gym workouts, and other active pursuits. Handmade in the Czech Republic using high-quality, regionally-sourced materials, the Chitra is easily foldable and packable.
Wide Toe Box, Zero Drop Sole, Supremely Flexible
The Ahinsa Chitra Bare is exemplary in its design, incorporating all the features that we typically look for in a truly foot-healthy athletic shoe. These features include a wide, anatomical toe box to accommodate natural toe splay, a completely flat sole from heel to toe to enable natural arch support, and a supremely flexible sole that allows your foot to function the way nature intended. The Chitra’s thin, yet still protective outsole also enables optimal ground feel.
Compatible With a Variety of Natural Footgear
The conscientious design of the Ahinsa Chitra Bare means that you can use this vegan shoe in combination with other helpful footgear to achieve synergistic foot health benefits. To get the very most out of your Chitra athletic shoes, consider using them in combination with Correct Toes toe spacers, Injinji toe socks, Pedag metatarsal pads or Strutz foot pads, and Naboso insoles. Each Ahinsa Chitra Bare shoe weighs about 9 oz.
Note: If you are new to using Ahinsa footwear, we recommend that you start in slowly, gradually building up your wear-time and giving your body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on your feet.
- Zero drop
- Extra wide toe box
- Handmade product
- NFG Certified Product
- Low stack height: 6 mm
- Designed by physical therapists
- Super lightweight: ~9 oz. per shoe
- Simple and effective lacing system
- Great for running and other athletics
- Travel-Friendly: Foldable and packable
- Sole: Flexible and abrasion-resistant rubber
- Upper: AirNet mesh + performance microfiber
- Works well in combination with Naboso insoles
- Works well with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
- Works well with Pedag met pads or Strutz foot pads
Find your best size by doing the following:
1. Watch this short video to learn how to properly measure your foot length.
2. Compare your measurement to the sizing chart below.
Foot Length (mm) Ahinsa Chitra Bare Sizes 244 - 250 40 251 - 256 41 257 - 264 42 265 - 270 43 271 - 276 44 277 - 283 45 284 - 290 46 291 - 296 47 297 - 303 48
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