Summary: Barefoot shoe with a wide or extra-wide vegan mesh upper and rugged 6mm Vibram trail tread.

1. Overview

The Chitra by Ahinsa is a premium midweight barefoot shoe for men and women designed in Czech Republic with excellent overall versatility.



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Basic Details

  • Thin: [6mm] sole for proper ground feel.
  • Flex: [great] bend for natural movement.
  • Width: [extra-wide] foot-shaped toebox for splay.
  • Zero-Drop: [0mm] same height in front/back.
  • Barefoot: [feels] like being fully barefoot.

2. Features

The Ahinsa Chitra has a wide foot-shaped toebox, thin 6mm outsole, great flexibility, and firm ground tread, and is made with synthetic, sustainable, rubber, vegan, recycled, vibram, ethical, coolmax, and mesh materials.






  • Gender: [men/women] in multiple styles.
  • Materials: [synthetic] sustainable, rubber, vegan, recycled, vibram, ethical, coolmax, mesh.
  • Toebox: [foot-shaped] for natural toe splay.
  • Insole: [thin] removable.
  • Volume: [medium] for raised arches.

3. Performance

The Ahinsa Chitra provides excellent breathability, is not water-resistant, has a minimal tread that can last for 5000+ miles, and is ideal for hiking, trail running, and walking in hot, warm, and cold climates.


5000+ miles


  • Airflow: [excellent] breathable/wicking.
  • Water: [not] for wet terrain.
  • Activities: [3] hiking, trail running, walking.
  • Climate: [3] hot, warm, cold.

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