These high quality, handmade leather boots are crafted with care in Czech Republic, with a focus on everyday barefoot comfort in style. Perfect for fall weather in Canada.
They give you the ultimate barefoot feeling with a 4mm PTU sole. Together with the soft and durable leather uppers and wide toebox they bend and flex freely, allowing you freedom to feel and move. The detailing in the design— such as the padding at the back of the collar— is well thought out, and they just feel well-made.
The sizing is unisex European sizes. So far they seem to fit true to size for our customers.
The size chart from Be Lenka below indicates the inner length and width of the shoes in centimeters. Be Lenka recommends adding an excess of 0.5 - 1.2 cm to the total length of your foot, which will give you your ideal shoe size.
In terms of fit, Be Lenka shoes with a leaf pattern sole suit a bean style footprint shape, as they have lots of width on the big toe side of the toebox. The toebox skews towards the big toe side, and slopes down on the outer toe side. They taper to fit more sleekly around the heel and ankle.
These leather shoes will stretch out a little to the shape of your feet, and have some volume adjustability from the midfoot to hindfoot with a chukka style lacing and profile. The heel area is nearly vertical, and is unlikely to dig in for most heel shapes.
Get maximum feedback from your environment in the Icon! They will feel as close to being barefoot as possible.
If you are new to barefoot and minimal shoes, take it slow in these as it could be a big jump from what you're used to. It may be easier to transition in a pair of minimal shoes that has a bit more cushioning than these do, or to wear extra layers of cushioning in these to start, like adding wool insoles.
You can take a look at our article on shoe care including lots of useful info on leather maintenance here.
The Icon is made from the following materials:
Shoe (upper): leather
Lining: leather + textile
The Icon is not a waterproof design as-is. You can view Be Lenka's video on cleaning and waterproofing your leather boots here.
For everyone who geeks out on getting room to splay out that big toe and the most flexible, comfortable, movement friendly models, the Icon is for you!
Perfect for fall weather, providing a little cover from the wind without overheating your feet. Pair with knit socks as we get into cooler days, and wear for fall foliage enjoyment outings and to cozy dinners with friends and family. Lovely with a sweater and scarf, their unisex design is supremely versatile.