Peeko 2.0 – a new leather addition to Peerko brand. A great shoe for all those who look for one shoe to suit it all, as they can be worn with more formal clothes and even with casual. And as they are completely made from leather, they won’t immediately let you down even in the rain.

Barefoot shoes should be light as a feather. And Peerko had this in mind when choosing a name for its brand. Namely, Pírko in Czech means feather. And a feather become Peerko’s brand logo.

Peerko started their barefoot journey with a help of a crowdfunding campaign. Their first Peerko 1.0 model, was a huge success. So big, that they couldn’t even fulfil local demand. And this year they started another crowdfunding campaign for their new leather shoes which they named 2.0.

I already had their 1.0 model and I knew they I would love to try their 2.0 model too. I decided to support them in their campaign with buying one pair of shoes and Peerko kindly send me one more pair as a gift for my review.

Disclaimer: I bought one pair of Peerko 2.0 myself in their crowdfunding campaign and another pair Peerko sent me as a gift for review. All opinions expressed here are my own and I don’t receive any compensation if you choose to buy some for yourself.

1. General

  • Brand: Peerko
  • Model: 2.0
  • Colour: Classic Steel and Classic Blue
  • Tested on: woman, medium-wide feet, 26,3 cm long and 10 cm wide, low instep, skinny ankles

2. Material characteristics

2.1 Upper

Peerko 2.0 is a new leather collection of Peerko shoes. Shoes are available in 9 different colours and all of them are made from leather.

Shoes are made from smooth or nubuck leather. My steel colour is made from smooth and blue colour from nubuck leather.

The upper is not treated for water-repellence, but I find that the leather holds really well in a rain without any impregnation used. The leather has a quality look and it doesn’t crease immediately as some other leather shoes I have.

Shoes have a padded collar, which makes them really comfortable to wear even completely without the socks. I haven’t experienced any rubbing so far.

In some colours thin round laces are used which gives the shoe more formal look, but some have flat laces which gives them a look of a casual sneaker. But my both pairs have thin round laces.

Heel hold its shape well, but it’s still soft and it can be easily bend with a finger.

2.2 Lining

Shoes are completely lined with leather. The insole has a Peerko feather brand logo imprinted on the heel part and it is not removable. As the shoes are made from natural materials, I find that the shoe has a good breathability too.

2.3 Sole

Outsole is made from thermoplastic rubber. The thickness of the sole is 3,5 mm with additional 1,5 mm of the profile. Total stack height of the outsole is 5 mm.

You can find a feather logo on their outsole too.

The sole is glued and sewn to the upper for better durability. Because the shoes have emphasised sole edge, the sole look thicker than it’s actually is. They still have a good flexibility and a good ground feeling which is comparable to Groundies shoes.

I can roll them in both directions with no problem. With use they become even softer.

3. Sizing information

3.1 Length

Peerko 2.0 shoes are available in sizes 38-43. They have a slightly different size chart than their Original model. For example, size 42 in Peerko 1.0 has 27 cm of inside length and Peerko 2.0 has 27,5 cm of inside length. The width stays the same as is Peerko 1.0 for each size.

My feet are 26,3 cm long and 10 cm wide and I wear size 42 in Peerko 2.0 with 27,5 cm of inside length. This gives me 12 mm of space in front of my toes which is exactly the space that is recommended to have in shoe.

I checked the inside length with Plus12 and the shoes are true to size.

3.2. Toebox shape & width

Shoes have great foot-shaped toebox with no tapering at the big toe side. The shape works great for my Greek foot type, but it can also work great for Egyptian foot shape with milder slope towards the little toe.

The width of the shoe is determined with the sole width. This means that the upper cannot spread to the sides as in some other barefoot shoes, because of how the outsole is made. The best fit in them will get those with medium-wide feet. I also like how much space I have above the toes in them.

3.3. Fit around the instep, heel and ankle

These shoes suit my low instep and skinny ankles well.

But as they are really versatile shoes, they work well also for those feet with more volume than my feet have. Take in mind that the eyelets will be further apart in that case.

Here you can see here a comparison to Peerko 1.0 model. The fit is very similar in them, only Peerko 2.0 is 5 mm longer in the same size, which suit to my foot length much better.

3.4 Comfort

Shoes are super comfortable to wear. The padded collar makes them even more pleasant to wear. I just love to wear them from the moment I put them on for the first time.

As they are made from leather and also lined with leather, your feet won’t sweat in them as fast as is some recycled PET materials. You can also wear them on your bare feet with no problems.

4. Comparison to different brands

Here you can see a comparison with Groundies Ibiza (left) and Vivobarefoot Geo Court shoes (right). Regarding the softness, Peerko is softer than Vivobarefoot Geo Court, but slightly stiffer than Groundies Ibiza.

In the middle part of the shoe (ball of the foot) sole widths of Peerko and Groundies are very similar, but I find Peerko the roomiest in the toebox area. Vivobarefoot is slightly narrower there in comparison to other two models.

Groundies slightly tappers in the toebox part and Vivo is stiffer with less room above the toes. Also, Vivobarefoot has more significant slope towards the little toe than Groundies and Peerko which have more rounded toebox shapes.

5. How to wear them?

Both styles of Peerko 2.0 shoes (with thin round laces and flat laces) work well with jeans, but those colours with flat laces still look more casual than those with round laces (except classic black colour).

Peerko 2.0 shoes suit well to more elegant clothes too and I can easily wear them with an elegant trousers and a blouse for a semi-formal look.

6. Price & where to buy

For those who live in Czech Republic or Slovakia they can be bought directly from their official website. For international orders check the website from Happy Little Soles.

Full price for Peerko 2.0 model is 107,60 € up to size 41 and size 42 and 43 is 116,60 €. On Happy Little Sole the price for them is around 133 €.

7. Shipping info

Happy Little Soles, which sells Peerko shoes, ships worldwide.

8. Where are they made?

All materials used in Peerko shoes come from Europe and shoes are made under ethical conditions in EU.

9. To sum up

People begged Peerko to make a leather version of their shoes. And I’m so delighted that Peerko listened to them, as they made a great job here.

With a wonderfully shaped toebox, with plently of space above the toes and with making a shoe that is really comfortable to wear all day, they can proudly stand next to other barefoot brands I’ve tried. Not mentioning that you can look totally chic and stylish in them 🙂 All this is Peerko 2.0.

2 Comments

  • Hana Bujnochová 08.07.2020 at 9:22

    Boty peerko jsou skvělé ,dobře se nosí, nohám je v nich pohodlně,prostě suprové boty.

    Reply
    • Katja 08.07.2020 at 12:50

      Thank you for your feedback. I love my Peerko shoes too 🙂

      Reply

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