Bernard Lagat Won’t Run Barefoot?

This just in from the “WHAT A SHOCK… NOT” category: Runner who gets paid millions from shoe company says he won’t run barefoot! In an interview with The Guardian, Bernard Lagat, the Kenyan-American 13-time medal winning middle- and long-distance runner, is asked by Kate Carter: So, um, ever run barefoot? Bernard’s response: [Laughs] Well, since… Read more

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

Xero Shoes + Yoga = ?

Grace Menendez teaches yoga and is a personal trainer. And now she adds “Xero Hero” to her list of skills 😉 Says Grace: As soon as they arrived I strapped them to my feet and took these bad boys for a walk around New York City. It was LOVE after first wear! Most shoes require… Read more

Make your own sandals, Janice style ;-)

Our Customer Happiness Manager, Janice, has been on a roll, creating new DIY sandal designs. This latest was inspired by our Z-Trek sandals. It uses the “loop” idea from this sandal, and the Heel Strap from our Amuri sandals. Remember, when you make a kit that has laces touching the ground (like the outside edge… Read more

Time to WIN Chi Running again

Danny Dreyer from Chi Running has another giveaway! Enter below to win 1 a year to subscription to the ChiRunning School ($120 value), 1 pair Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud Sandals ($49.99 value), 1 case Nanu Performance Nutrition Bars ($32 value). The more you enter, the better your chances to win a Rafflecopter giveaway

Maximalist shoes are better? NOT!

This just in from the “What a shock… NOT!” department: Harvard’s Irene Davis and Matthew Ruder reported that runners in “maximalist” shoes, like the Hoka One One, have “significantly greater” vertical impact loading than they do in traditional running shoes. In other words, add more padding and, seemingly paradoxically, you rely on the padding and… Read more

Ankle support, Arch support, Flat Feet and High Arches

Do you need arch support? Ankle support? If so, try the newest product on the market today, FEET! New and improved for 2015 with built-in arch support and ankle support! You’ve tried everything else — shoes, orthotics, inserts — now try FEET! Their flexible construction with almost 1/4 of all the bones and joints in… Read more