Welcome to the “About” page of BareTread.com! We’re thrilled to introduce ourselves and share our passion for minimalist footwear. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive, accurate, and practical information about barefoot shoes, as well as helping you make informed decisions when choosing the perfect pair for your needs.

Our Story

BareTread.com was born out of a shared love for barefoot shoes and the desire to help others experience the numerous benefits of minimalist footwear. With backgrounds in various fields and industries, our team members have worn barefoot shoes in a wide range of settings, from casual traveling and hiking to working in restaurants, offices, and more. Our real-world experience, combined with a deep understanding of the science behind barefoot shoes, sets us apart and allows us to offer truly valuable insights and advice.
BaretTread Team

Meet the Team

Our passionate and knowledgeable team is the driving force behind BareTread.com. Each team member brings a unique perspective and expertise to the table, ensuring that we cover all aspects of barefoot shoes.

Alin Ciocan – Founder & Editor-in-Chief

A minimalist footwear enthusiast with extensive experience in the industry, Alin started BareTread.com to share their passion and help others navigate the world of barefoot shoes. With a formal education in Medical Physics, Alin is a long-term world traveller, marathon runner, and barefoot shoe enthusiast.



Our Commitment

At BareTread.com, we are committed to:

  • Providing accurate, unbiased, and comprehensive information about barefoot shoes
  • Empowering our readers with practical advice and real-world insights
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest trends, innovations, and news in the world of minimalist footwear
  • Building a supportive community of barefoot shoe enthusiasts

Message from Alin

Hey friends, I’m Alin! I created this site to share my adventures in nature and life after years spent indoors hunched over books and screens.

As a former university student, I used to devote endless days to studying physics and technology. But something was missing. I yearned for fresh air, new challenges, and time beneath blue skies rather than fluorescent lights.

So I packed my bags and set off to explore forests, coasts and cultures with little but my backpack and an open heart.

I created BareTread to share my journey and inspiring encounters. My hope is that you’ll be encouraged to lace up your boots, get outside, and start an adventure of your own! Let’s learn about barefoot shoes together!

Connect with Us

We encourage you to join our community by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on social media. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or suggestions. Your feedback is invaluable to us and helps us create a better experience for all our readers.

Thank you for visiting BareTread.com, and we hope you find our content helpful and inspiring. Together, let’s embrace the barefoot lifestyle and discover the joy of walking lightly on this earth.


The BareTread.com Team