BOSU Ball creator’s favorite Xero Shoe?

David Weck, developed the BOSU ball and is all about helping people maximize their health and performance. What shoe does David, and his team at weckmethod.com wear? Check out the video, below, for the answer to that question plus his great (and FAST) advice on how to make the transition from a “normal” shoe to […]

Ancient Sandal Found in Norway Better than Modern Hiking Boots?

Is modern footwear, with all the “technological advances,” better than ancient footwear? We like to think so, but what does the EVIDENCE say? Recently, a 1,500 year old sandal was found during an archeological exploration in Norway. There’s a great article about it here. I have a comment about it (what a shock 😉 ) […]

Elite Daily’s 7 Best Travel Shoes for Women

Thanks to Elite Daily for including Xero Shoes in the list of 7 best travel shoes for women. Here’s what they said: The soles of these women’s travel shoes are exceptionally comfortable, which is especially impressive given how lightweight they are. While they don’t have a huge amount of cushioning, you can still walk around […]

The (Fake?) Barefoot Shoe Debate — Washington Post

Here we have it yet again. Most articles about “barefoot shoes” start by reporting RESEARCH (I’ll keep capitalizing that to make a point) and expert opinions on the pro-barefoot side, and bad arguments (at best) presented as the con-side, most of which don’t actually have anything to do with the RESEARCH. In the rare times […]

Top Hiking Shoe for Women from Today.com

Thanks to Today.com who named the Z-Trek one of the best hiking shoes for women The Xero Shoes Z-Trek is a super lightweight, minimalist sandal that’s great for hiking, walking, even running. If you want a natural, barefoot, feel it’s a great sandal. But it’s not just for women. There’s a men’s version of the […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson + Irene Davis = Minimal Shoes are best

Famed science educator, Neil deGrasse Tyson, invited Harvard’s Dr. Irene Davis to dive in the the question: What Shoes (if any!) Are Best For Us? He did this on a recent Star Talk podcast episode, Born To Run Farther, that included an interesting technique: in addition to simply talking with Irene about the research about […]

Do Running Shoes Make You Stupid?

This post is NOT what you think. But then again, it kinda is. 😉 Check out this video and let me know if you’re a SMART runner. In short, there are two aspects to wearing running shoes from “Big Shoe” (note how that = “B.S.”) which could not only affect your brain, but whether you’re […]

Raving about Xero Shoes in Wired.com

I have a small number of fantasies. One that I’ve had since 1993 is to be in Wired magazine. I’ve been a subscriber since issue #1 and, back in the 90s I was more actively involved in the tech world, which was Wired’s domain. But as technology became more ubiquitous, Wired expanded its reach into […]

Do Running Shoes CAUSE Injuries?

When I talk to many runners who still use “traditional” running shoes,and then tell them about Xero Shoes, they often say “Well, there’s a debate about barefoot/minimalist shoes.” First, the quotes are because what we call “traditional” running shoes have only been around for  less than 0.05% of the time humans have been wearing protective […]

Why We Wear Xero Shoes

We asked our team why they wear Xero Shoes and their transition from traditional shoes over to minimalist. Here’s what they had to say– “Until working at Xero Shoes, I didn’t know minimalist shoes even existed. I’ve always had trouble finding a comfortable and casual shoe. I was tired of feeling that way and didn’t […]