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 😉 ) […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Perfect Your Balance

Have you always thought that you just aren’t someone with good balance and that’s that? Think again. It is totally possible to improve your balance! So how do you do it?  Just like a weightlifter needs to lift progressively heavier weights to get stronger, if you want to improve your balance, you need to challenge your […]

Lift Natural, Lift Stronger

By Allison Goldestein Think about the last time you went to the gym. You likely planned your outfit in advance. (How much will I be sweating? How good do I want to look? What’s actually clean?) However, unless you are a competitive weightlifter, you probably did not think much about your footwear. You just wore […]

The Lena minimalist casual shoe for women is here!

We announced our first closed-toe shoe in October 2016, the Hana. The Hana is mostly a “men’s” shoe, even though there are LOTS of women who wear it. Well, we’re thrilled to announce the “sister” to the Hana… the Lena. And, yes, technically the Lena is a “women’s shoe,” but if you’re a man with […]

Stand Up Paddle Board with Xero Shoes

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Sandals

Some people love the feeling of sand between their toes. Others. Not so much. Same thing with stand up paddle boarding. Some love to SUP bare footed. Others want a bit of protection, especially if they’re somewhere that they have to jump off onto a less-than-ideal surface (think coral, or rocks, or ewwy-gooey things 😉 […]

Xero Shoes Sponsors the Warrior Hike

For the second year, Xero Shoes is a proud sponsor of Warrior Hike. What, you may ask, is Warrior Hike? Well, I can’t explain it better than what it says on their website: In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses […]

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 […]