Can you get Energy Return from your shoe’s cushioning?

I wish more people understood physics better. Sure, I say this in part because I got interested in physics at an early age. When I was 14, I was tutoring people 3-5x my age in antenna design, electronics, and other physics-related topic (I was an Extra class ham radio operator). But the other reason is […]

What to Bring on a Hike

Hiking is a great way to get some exercise, relieve stress, and take in some sights. Wearing the right clothing and packing the proper gear is crucial for making sure that you spend your time enjoying the hike rather than being uncomfortable or worrying about your gear. Below is a go-to guide for what to […]

Why it Makes Sense to Switch Your Shoes During Pregnancy

From a big picture standpoint, pregnancy is a time of growth and change.  The anatomy of a mother’s body is rapidly adapting to the projected growth of the fetus (things like a widening pelvis and ribcage, changes in spinal curvatures, stretching of abdominal tissues, and shifts in the center of gravity).   A lot of the […]

Are you running WRONG?

What’s the difference between “good running” and “bad running”? Those of us who promote natural movement and barefoot running have some thoughts about that. Typically, we talk about: Landing with your foot “under your body” (don’t reach out in front of your body with your foot — “overstriding”) Increase your cadence a bit (there’s no […]

Sprinting in the Speed Force

As a Masters All-American sprinter (57.5 years old when I’m posting this), I’m often asked what a sprinting workout looks like. There are a number of them, but here’s one that I did for the first time today: Wicket Drills. “Wicket Drills” are supposed to improve maximum velocity running and “front-side mechanics.” Here’s my first […]

Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling star, Lena Phoenix, co-founder and CFO of XeroShoes.com

Happy Xero-ween!

Halloween is a favorite day here at the Xero Shoes office. But, then again, we also dress up for “Onesie Wednesday” and “Non-casual Friday” (which is more open-ended than Formal Friday). Of course, some people go above and beyond and dress AS XERO SHOES! Whether you trick-or-treated or just gave out candy, if you did […]

A new minimalist barefoot-inspired shoe – SPEED FORCE!

The Speed Force is our lightest, most minimalist, closest-to-barefoot shoe yet. We designed it as a “racing flat,” but it’s so comfortable that people are wearing it all-day, every day. They’re also taking it on trails, to the gym, on roads… you name it. Speed Force is named after my favorite comic character, The Flash […]

A Rubber Band is the Secret to Better Running?

Could a new form of foot binding be the secret to better running? I don’t mean wrapping up your feet in the infamous style of ancient China, but something developed by some mechanical engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In short, they attached some rubber tubing between runners shoes and found that they […]

Xero Shoes T-Shirt Contest

Do you want YOUR design to be the next Xero Shoes T-Shirt? Here’s how: To Enter Click the links below to download the templates for the short sleeve t-shirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, or singlet below. Short sleeve Long sleeve Singlet Use Photoshop, Illustrator, another digital editor to create your design. Or, you can print out the […]

Our Denver boot is the opposite of a Denver Boot!

If you haven’t already figured it out… We TOTALLY missed the connection between our lightweight, cold weather-friendly Denver boot and, well, a “Denver Boot” — the thing they stick on your wheel when you’re a parking scofflaw! The “actual” Denver Boot immobilizes you, while OUR Denver boot let’s you move light and free thanks to […]