Paleo Diet + Barefoot Running = ?

Are you on the Paleo diet, or curious about it? Many people who discover paleo — and I’m neither endorsing it or bashing it in this article — move past the diet and into the “lifestyle,” looking to move and live more like our hominid ancestors. And, not surprisingly, one way to recapture our movement… Read more

Barefoot Lies and Footwear Fallacies

Okay, you know the drill by now… the media likes to say “the barefoot running movement is over!” They cite the sudden increase increase in sales of “maximalist shoes” as proof. But, is it true? Well, first, I’ll tell you that sales may be lower for “minimalist shoes,” but that’s because fewer companies are making… Read more

Is Barefoot Standing Better For You

I gave up shoes in 2009 when I started walking, running and, well, living barefoot or in Xero Shoes. Soon after that I gave up sitting, too. Okay, not gave up… but I got so sick of being planted in a chair all day that I throw away the chair, propped up my desk, and… Read more

Our BIGGEST SALE EVER on barefoot sandals

SAVE UP TO 75% on Xero Shoes products! Why do I look crazy? Wait until you see the prices during our sale!  We’re having the biggest sale we’ve ever had — and probably the biggest sale we ever WILL have. Between now and December 7th, you can save HUGE on almost everything we sell (see… Read more

How to run an ultramarathon (or 7) in Xero Shoes

I love it when people ask, “Can you really run in those things?” as I run by them in my Xero Shoes. Well, Jonathan Sinclair and Melissa Gosse, otherwise known as Ultra Mel & Jon — at http://ultramelandjon.com/ — had that experience a LOT of times recently. That’s because they ran the Madagascar Race the… Read more

Run faster and stronger with the Exer-Genie

I know, I know… “Exer-genie” sounds like the name of a fitness gadget that women in the 1950’s would have used. But don’t let the name fool you. This is one serious piece of equipment, all rolled up into a tiny, travel-friendly, package that anyone of any fitness level can use to get stronger and… Read more

Mindful Running with Michael Sandler

Some readers may know that Michael Sandler is one of the reasons Xero Shoes exists. Back in the Summer of 2009 he said, “You know, if you treated this hobby of making barefoot sandals like a business — and built a website — I’d put you in a book that I’m writing called Barefoot Running.”… Read more

Who will run the first 1:59 marathon?

Dennis Kimetto shattered the marathon world record when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin. But how fast can we really go over a 26.2 mile course? 2:01? 2:00? Faster? Well, long-time distance running guru, Phil Maffetone thinks 1:59 is do-able. VERY do-able. And he also thinks that the person who sets that record will be running… Read more

Can Xero Shoes find the love of your life?

Google alerted us to this Xero Shoes-based “Missed Connection”. Can you help them un-miss? https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mis/4684542605.html I can’t wait until we have our first Xero Shoes inspired romance!

National Runner Survey 2014

Calling all RUNNERS! What motivates you to run? What is your favorite race distance? How often do you run? You are being invited to participate in Running USA’s National Runner Survey, a comprehensive survey to assess the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the running population nationwide. The National Runner Survey is easy… Read more