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 […]

Xero Shoes available at MEC in Canada!

Are you Canadian? Know anyone in Canada? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that MEC is now carrying Xero Shoes. At the moment, you can find the Mesa Trail and HFS on their website: If you don’t know, the Mesa-Trail is our lightweight trail running shoe. Grippy, comfy, breathable, with a wide toe box […]

Spot Xero Shoes During Your Next Safari!

Introducing the Front Runner, the first shoe designed to improve the health and performance of rehabilitating cheetahs. The design idea came from New York City Zoologist, Dr. Lex Rodriguez, after noticing that when cheetahs were released back into the wild, the paws of these magnificent cats were not able to handle sticker burrs, hot gravel, […]

Run like a robot!

Want to make running easier and more fun? No, this isn’t a plug for taking off your regular running shoes and switching to minimalist ones. It may be a peek into the future. Researchers and engineers at Stanford found a way to improve your running speed by 10%+, and make running feel more fun, like […]

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 […]

5 Unique Ways You Can Move with Xero Shoes

Everyone knows you can run efficiently with Xero Shoes since they don’t change the shape of your foot, and therefore allow your foot to use its natural function. And of course, many people are doing yoga in them. I mean, they’re the next best thing to being barefoot, why wouldn’t you? That’s not what I’m […]

Foot Care for Endurance Athletes

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet.” Khalil Gibran Of the 206 bones in your body, 52 are in your feet. Each and every one contributes to getting you to where you are going and is a potential major hindrance if not cared for. As a long distance, long term […]

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 […]