Xero Shoes Expands Beyond Sandals with a New Closed-Toe Casual Shoe

(Broomfield, CO) October 14, 2016 – Xero Shoes, the company known for its lightweight performance recreation launched its first closed-toe casual shoe, the Ipari Hana. Says CEO, Steven Sashen, “For years, customers have told us they love our sandals and want something with the same feeling, fit, and performance, but with a closed-toe for work […]

Do you have the Barefoot Personality?

Birds of a feather may flock together, but do barefoot runners flock as well… psychologically, at least? Nicholas Hanson and Janet Buckworth think they might, as they describe in the paper they’ve published in Sport Sciences for Health, “Personality characteristics of barefoot runners: openness and conscientiousness as the defining traits” They put 692 runners through […]

Improve your foot and ankle strength and your balance

If you want to improve your foot and ankle (and leg and hip!) strength — and you do — then you need to see this video. In it, I share something I’ve never made public before, a very personal story about why strength and balance are so important to us at Xero Shoes. But I […]

The Shocking Truth about Sprinting Workouts (from Xero Shoes)

Most people associate barefoot running with long distance. But Xero Shoes CEO, Steven Sashen, is a Masters All-American sprinter… the opposite of a marathoner. And while people view the effort, determination, and sometimes near-death experiences of the ultra runner with great respect, sprinting is still the sport that crowns “The Fastest Man in the World.” […]

Mo The Human’s Secrets of Natural Movement and Health

There are two things that I love: Meeting someone new who thinks like I do Learning something new from, well, anyone Well, I got both of my favorite things when I met Mo Goldstein, also known as Mo The Human. And I know you’ll enjoy this fun chat, Mo The Human and share a BUNCH […]

Is there a Xero Shoes conspiracy?

Some people think that our mission at Xero Shoes is to rid the world of all other sandals, flip flops, and running shoes and replace them with our lightweight performance recreation footwear. Well, Joel Ellis has stumbled onto something about our true plans that’s far more sinister, infinitely more insidious, and perhaps even bordering on […]

Congrats to the Z-Trail Sweepstakes Winners!

4,117 people entered our Z-Trail our Ultimate Sandal Sweepstakes Giveaway! And we’re thrilled to annouce the 61 winners… 58 were randomly chosen and 3 were commenters. And then, well, we added more prizes and winners, as you’ll see below 😉 Oh, and over 2,200 people grabbed their Z-Trail sandals during the launch! If you weren’t […]

Football leads to concussions. Does running lead to “foot concussions”?

Can you guess what these two athletes have in common?   On your left, John Krahn. Seven feet tall, 440 pounds. On your right, Jessica Trengove, 5’5″, 115 pounds. Have you guessed yet? The answer is as far on opposite ends of the athletes themselves as the athletes are far from each other in stature. […]