The Be Lenka Grace is a stylish, handmade high-quality sandal for every day and dressy occasions. Their premium materials ensure durability, and they are precisely cut to fit a variety of foot shapes. Their ultra-thin 4mm outsole balances comfort while walking with unrestricted foot movement.
Made with leather straps, a leather footbed, and a rubber sole in the European Union according to strict ethical and ecological production standards. The ankle and heel strap has a small buckle to adjust the fit, and the wider strap over the forefoot has a velcro closure so you can change how much room they allow for your feet.
We find most of our customers take their regular European size in this model or go one size down.
The Grace has a sleek yet customizable fit in EU women's width sizes:
- has an average width sole, but works for wide and narrow feet due to the adjustability
- works for a wide variety of foot volumes for the same reason
- suits a variety of foot shapes, but ideal for those who want more room on the big toe side, with slope and plateau forefoot shapes
- Be Lenka sandals have a bean shaped footprint that skews toward the big toe, rather than a triangle shape or a rectangle shape
In addition to our own experience we've drawn from Anya's Reviews of Be Lenka for the sizing info here.
The Be Lenka Grace sandals have thin soles that help you experience the texture of the terrain and allow for the mobilization of small joints in the feet when you're on non-flat surfaces.
For those new to barefoot and minimal shoes and unused to very thin soles, you may want to try something a bit more forgiving for all day wear first. Alternately you can start very slowly with a very barefoot feeling sandal like the Grace.
For those who seek as much barefoot feeling as possible and who have restored some of the strength, mobility, and skill in their feet, you'll likely enjoy wearing these.
Extend the durability of your Grace sandals by using care products. Be Lenka recommends applying a leather-suitable gentle cleanser to the insole and the upper of the sandals as needed. Rubber soles can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Be Lenka states that the Grace sandals are not designed for sports. Cycling and other heavy-duty activities can damage the sole.
The Grace is a beautiful dressy sandal that offers a ton of barefoot feeling. They're perfect for when you want something more feminine and dressy for summertime events.
In a city environment where you're mainly on flat sidewalk, wearers used to more forgiving/cushiony footwear may prefer the Grace for shorter wear times at first, such as for weddings, patio brunch, and casual walks. We're also pretty sure some of our customers will be wearing these all day long, every sunny day this summer.