Xero Shoes Slashes Weight and Bulk out of Sport Sandals with New Z-Trek

(Broomfield, CO) March 9, 2015 – For decades, sports sandals like Chaco, Teva, and Keen have been de rigeur for outdoor enthusiasts. Their downside? A brick-like weight and stiffness, with a suitcase-filling thickness. The new Amuri Z-Trek, by Colorado-based Xero Shoes, eliminates to 70% of the weight and almost all of the bulk of the […]

Paleo Diet + Barefoot Running = ?

Are you on the Paleo diet, or curious about it? Many people who discover paleo — and I’m neither endorsing it or bashing it in this article — move past the diet and into the “lifestyle,” looking to move and live more like our hominid ancestors. And, not surprisingly, one way to recapture our movement […]

Barefoot Lies and Footwear Fallacies

Okay, you know the drill by now… the media likes to say “the barefoot running movement is over!” They cite the sudden increase increase in sales of “maximalist shoes” as proof. But, is it true? Well, first, I’ll tell you that sales may be lower for “minimalist shoes,” but that’s because fewer companies are making […]

Our BIGGEST SALE EVER on barefoot sandals

SAVE UP TO 75% on Xero Shoes products! Why do I look crazy? Wait until you see the prices during our sale!  We’re having the biggest sale we’ve ever had — and probably the biggest sale we ever WILL have. Between now and December 7th, you can save HUGE on almost everything we sell (see […]

How to run an ultramarathon (or 7) in Xero Shoes

I love it when people ask, “Can you really run in those things?” as I run by them in my Xero Shoes. 😉 Well, Jonathan Sinclair and Melissa Gosse, otherwise known as Ultra Mel & Jon — at http://ultramelandjon.com/ — had that experience a LOT of times recently. That’s because they ran the Madagascar Race […]

Run faster and stronger with the Exer-Genie

I know, I know… “Exer-genie” sounds like the name of a fitness gadget that women in the 1950’s would have used. But don’t let the name fool you. This is one serious piece of equipment, all rolled up into a tiny, travel-friendly, package that anyone of any fitness level can use to get stronger and […]

Mindful Running with Michael Sandler

Some readers may know that Michael Sandler is one of the reasons Xero Shoes exists. Back in the Summer of 2009 he said, “You know, if you treated this hobby of making barefoot sandals like a business — and built a website — I’d put you in a book that I’m writing called Barefoot Running.” […]

Who will run the first 1:59 marathon?

Dennis Kimetto shattered the marathon world record when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin. But how fast can we really go over a 26.2 mile course? 2:01? 2:00? Faster? Well, long-time distance running guru, Phil Maffetone thinks 1:59 is do-able. VERY do-able. And he also thinks that the person who sets that record will be running […]

National Runner Survey 2014

Calling all RUNNERS! What motivates you to run? What is your favorite race distance? How often do you run? You are being invited to participate in Running USA’s National Runner Survey, a comprehensive survey to assess the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the running population nationwide. The National Runner Survey is easy […]