Make your own Tyvek Envelope Wallet – Free Plans Inside

The video below shows you how to make your own Tyvek® wallet envelope in just a few minutes. Or download these FREE PLANS for The ULTIMATE DIY Minimalist Tyvek Envelope Wallet  We can’t wait to see your creation. A minimalist wallet to match your minimalist Xero Shoes 😉

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 […]

Running Form – learning from robots, kids, and ice

Physics. It’s not just a good idea, it’s the law. Want to improve your running technique? I have three suggestions: Watch robots run Watch little kids run Learn to run on ice! Running Robots The gang at Boston Dynamics are creating robots that do AMAZING things. For one, check out this one: Oh, sure, it’s […]

The Darin Olien Podcast features Xero Shoes CEO, Steven Sashen

I got a call a couple months ago: “Hey, is Darin Olien wearing Xero Shoes on the Netflix show ‘Down to Earth with Zac Efron?” WHAT?! I rushed to log in to Netflix, found the show and, HEY! Look what I saw: I know it’s hard to tell, but I’m wired to spot Xero Shoes […]

Run and Walk Better with “Instant Biofeedback”

Why do experts say that if you want to learn to run naturally, or barefoot, you should start on a smooth, hard surface? (Hear Harvard’s Dr. Irene Davis talk about this on the podcast she did with Dr. Peter Attia here) The answer: Because that’s how you get the most feedback about your form… and […]

NEW research – Shoes can make you weak and injured

It’s time for another episode of “stupid research.” Not that the research itself is stupid. But that those of us who understand the value and benefits of natural movement, and how most “normal” shoes get in the way of letting your feet do what’s natural, are stunned that people need research to prove something obvious: […]

The Science and Research of Minimalist Footwear and Natural Running

“Where’s the proof?” I’m asked this question often when I explain the benefits (and FUN) of natural movement, truly minimalist shoes and, whenever possible, barefoot living. Ironically, I never hear people asking that about footwear from “Big Shoe” even though the “modern” athletic shoe is the new kid on the block. It’s only been about […]

Eliud Kipchoge: It’s NOT the shoes!

I’ll admit it. I love being right. What am I right about this time? The importance — or lack thereof — of shoes in Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-2-hour marathon performance. I’ve talked about how shoes were NOT the delimiting factor in Kipchoge’s amazing run here, and in my podcast here, pointing out that the difference between […]

Does Arch Support Help or Hurt?

I know that when I say something like “There is no support for arch support,” and make a post to explain why I say that, some people respond, “Yeah, but your minimalist shoes have no support in them, so of course you would say that.” To those respondents I say, “You have the order backwards. […]

Abebe Bikila Runs Barefoot Wins Marathon

Abebe Bikila and his Barefoot Marathon Gold Medal

While the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are postponed until next year, now as great time to look back at one of the moments that helped shape the modern barefoot running movement. It was 60 years ago that Abebe Bikila won a gold medal in the Rome Olympics running in bare feet. A great article called OLYMPICS […]