Parallette Universe

Parallel bars that are low to the ground are known as parallettes. Though they might not appear to offer anything special at first glance, these little, low bars are an amazing tool. Wrist pain is one of the most common issues associated with floor exercises like planks, L-sits and handstands. Since parallettes allow your wrists […]

What do you say when you put on your Xero Shoes?

When Kelly, above, first put on her Daylite Hiker, she commented, “It feels like you’re not even wearing shoes!” We’re proud to say this isn’t the first, second, or well, hundredth time we’ve heard this. In fact, we’ve heard everything from “these are so comfy I accidentally went to bed with them” to “I’m never […]

Parkour and Free Running in Xero Shoes? Yup…

We took some Xero Shoes out to a parkour gym to have some fun and put our shoes (and sandals!) through their paces. Let’s just say, it was super fun: Want to see more of this? What’s the coolest thing you do in your Xero Shoes? Leave a comment, below…

The Hidden Hamstring: Release Low Back Pain

By Matt Giordano, @theyogimatt The Low Back Do you suffer from tight hamstrings? Many runners, active adventurist, and even those that sit at a desk all day experience tremendous tension in the hamstrings (back of the legs). As a result, the pelvis might get pulled downward in a tucked (posterior tilt) position causing the low […]

Stop, Drop, and Yoga

Stop, Drop, and Yoga Yoga has become increasingly popular over the last few years with a 50% increase of Americans doing yoga between 2012 and 2016 with approximately one in three American having tried yoga at least once, men practicing yoga has doubled (4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016), and 75% of […]

How to Develop Better Mental Strength for Running

By Mel & Jon Sinclair, @ultrameljon “Running is 90% mental and the other 10% is in your head.” – Ray Zahab We’ve all heard it before…your mind will give up before your body. And after running a 90 hr 36 min 200 mile race…we can vouch for that statement. If this is such a big […]

Usain Bolt beaten by 56 year old Xero Shoes CEO?!

We’ve seen Steven run from bears, lions, racecars, and more…but Usain Bolt? We’ve put this pic on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and here, on the blog, where you can comment below. Head to one (or all) of those places and give us your best caption about Steven and the greatest sprinter of all time. One winner will […]

Will Maximal Running Shoes HURT You?

When you run, you can hit the ground with anywhere from 3-6 times your body weight. That’s a lot of force! Clearly you need a LOT of cushioning to deal with that force, right? Well, this is the argument that underlies all non-minimalist shoes, but it’s really the premise behind so-called MAXIMALIST shoes, like this […]

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 […]

Get Xero Shoes Z-Trail at REI and get a $10 Xeroshoes.com Gift Certificate

We are THRILLED to announce that you can now buy our best-selling Z-Trail sandal at REI stores across the country and at REI.com! Plus, we have a special offer for you: Buy a pair of Z-Trail at an REI store or REI.com and you can get a $10 XeroShoes.com gift certificate! Get all the details […]