Why Barefoot Running?

While barefoot running isn’t new, it’s popularity has been going through the roof since Christopher McDougall’s book, Born To Run, became popular in 2009. Ironically, Born To Run isn’t really about barefoot running. It’s about the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon of Mexico and how they’re able to run pain-free and injury free for… Read more

Do not “transition slowly” to barefoot running

The more time you spend around barefoot running and minimalist running — the more articles you read in magazines and newspapers, the more interviews you hear with doctors or runners, the more stories you see on the news, the more websites you see about it, the more research you hear about it — the more… Read more

Livestrong.com reviews the Amuri Z-Trek sport sandal

A few weeks back, we sent a pair of the Amuri Z-Trek sport sandal to Shelby Pratt, the Senior Customer Support Manager for Livestrong.com. What does she think of our lightweight sandals? Well… “These shoes did not seem like they were going to handle much when I first tried them on. A few cleverly placed… Read more

Maximalist Running Shoes / Minimalist Thinking Skills

File this under “Things that make me go AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!” This just in, another article about barefoot vs. minimalist vs. maximalist that really just demonstrates unclear thinking. The article: “Maximalist Shoes: The Latest Running Craze?” would be better if it started without the question mark. But, more importantly, it makes the same mistakes you’ll see over… Read more

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