Huarache Running Sandals of the Tarahumara – Kits and Custom huaraches

Okay, so the big question is, “WHY use huarache, the Tarahumara running sandals?” The answer is pretty obvious, but there are some important-yet-surprising pieces to the puzzle. The obvious answer about huarache is: It’s the closest thing there is to barefoot running, without some of the hazards of barefoot running. Namely, you’re adding a layer […]

How do Xero Shoes compare to Barefoot Ted’s Luna Sandals?

“Barefoot Ted” sells a running sandal he calls the Luna Sandal. It’s similar to our custom-made Xero Shoes, but with a few key differences: 1) Did you know there are 18 different types of “size 9”? Rather than pick just one of those and pre-make our sandals, the custom-made Xero Shoes are, actually, custom-made for your unique […]

Merry Christmas and Huarache Holidays!

Everyone here at Xero Shoes wishes you a very happy holiday season, Merry Christmas (for those of you who celebrate it), and an exceptionally happy New Year!

Running with the Tarahumara in Costa Rica

Want to run with the Tarahumara (the Mexican tribe featured in Chris McDougall’s bestseller, Born to Run)? Well, if you can’t make it to the Copper Canyon, or anywhere else for that matter, here’s the next best thing. Ultra runners Jonathan Sinclair and Melissa Gosse went to Costa Rica for La Ruta 100k, arguably the […]

Xero Shoes go to Costa Rica for La Ruta Run

Jonathan Sinclair and Melissa Gosse left the cold weather in Edmonton, Alberta and jetted to Costa Rica for the La Ruta Run, perhaps the hardest ultramarathon in the world. We’ll have a full report about their trip and the race in about 48 hours. But until then, I wanted to share this quick story they […]

Barefoot Running Sandals by Xero Shoes

Sensori Venture — a ready-to-wear barefoot sandal from Xero Shoes

After over a year of work, we are VERY proud and excited to announce the new Xero Shoes Sensori Venture, a ready-to-wear barefoot-style sandal that lets you go everywhere, do everything, naturally. We’re having an introductory sale on the Sensori Venture, plus we’re giving away free pairs! Go to http://hero.xeroshoes.com to find out more!

Xero Shoes Barefoot Sandals in COLOR!

Houston, we have color! I am extremely happy and proud to announce that you can now get Xero Shoes in 4 WAY COOL colors. And to celebrate, you can also save 20% if you order by October 2nd! In addition to our Coal Black, you can now get Mocha Earth, Electric Mint, Boulder Sky, and […]

4 Reasons NOT to Run Barefoot

[This post is guest-authored by our friend Rob Raux from www.shodless.com] Being barefoot and running barefoot is a blissful and consciousness-expanding endeavor. The feedback supplied from the ground is powerful enough to force even experienced runners to try it for only a mile or so, if they make it that far. Barefoot running, however wonderful, […]

Can you run barefoot in the cold?

Barefoot in the Cold

“What should I do if it’s cold outside?” Guess what? You can still wear your sandals! Here’s how I’ve done it for 3 winters…