More Buzz about Vibrating (and Parkinsons)

It’s happening again, I think. In the Thomas Industry, David Mantey reports on a new device designed to help Parkinson’s patients “walk with greater ease.” What does it do? It applies vibration your feet. A few years ago, I reported on a similar device. So… Q: What is vibration doing? A: Stimulating your nervous system, […]

Hiking for Health

Want to improve your health AND have fun? Take a hike! Hiking has significant health benefits. Here are just 5: Hiking on rugged trail surfaces is a natural way to engage your core muscles, Burn calories — Hiking on uneven terrain increases the amount of energy used by your body by 28 percent compared to […]

Comfy, Cushioned Shoes Can CAUSE Injuries

This just in from the “Tell me something I didn’t know” department. 😉 The UK’s Daily Mail reports, “Comfy trainers RAISE the risk of injury.” You would think that a major publication telling readers why “maximalist shoes” are bad for you would make me happy, but read on and you’ll see why my glee is […]

Bears Ears: Give Your Mind and Feet Permission to Explore

When was running reduced to merely an exercise and when did we abandon the discovery and connection to the world it provides us? If your run has hit a plateau, try pointing your soles towards a goal not measured by modern, wrist-worn metrics, and run for exploration and discovery. For the past 24 months, Bears Ears has […]

5 Tips to Help Prevent Running Injuries

While it’s not possible to never get injured when running (or living, for that matter), here are 5 tips to help keep injuries at bay.   What do you think? Have any other tips? Leave them in the comments, below. Think other people could use these tips? Share this page. Want it for yourself? Download […]

The Evolution of Xero Shoes in an Ultra Marathon Running Couple

Xero Shoes is a company that has come a long way. Looking back, we have come quite a long way as runners and adventurers. As we’ve grown, we’ve realized what a long way we’ve come WITH our Xero Shoes. We ordered our first pair of Xero Shoes in 2013 after reading the book Born to […]

5 Reasons You Should Take a Hike

I don’t know why “take a hike” is something we say when we want someone to go away, especially since hiking can be so good for you. Shouldn’t we say that to people we like, and then go with them?! Here are 5 reasons why you might want to take a hike: And, of course, […]

Breaking News: Hell has Frozen Over ;-)

Lena said it best: Proof that Hell has frozen over: America’s largest bank lends money to company that actually needs it! The bank is JPMorgan Chase. The company… Xero Shoes! Typically, banks like to give you money based on what you did in the past, not what you think you’ll do in the future. And […]

An Easy Running Program for Beginners

When I tell people that I love distance running, I often get reprimanded. “You’re going to blow out your knees,” people warn me.  I don’t know if they genuinely think they are going to save me from the perils of ACL surgery or if people just like to get on a soapbox, but it’s getting […]

Xero Shoes ranked #818 in Inc. 5000!

We are very happy to announce that Inc. Magazine just published their list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America and Xero Shoes ranked #818, with 617% growth over 3 years. We were #1753 last year. We’re also #11 for Denver companies, and #17 for Colorado! Less than 1 in 3 companies make the […]