Lift Natural, Lift Stronger

By Allison Goldestein Think about the last time you went to the gym. You likely planned your outfit in advance. (How much will I be sweating? How good do I want to look? What’s actually clean?) However, unless you are a competitive weightlifter, you probably did not think much about your footwear. You just wore […]

Get Xero Shoes Z-Trail at REI and get a $10 Xeroshoes.com Gift Certificate

We are THRILLED to announce that you can now buy our best-selling Z-Trail sandal at REI stores across the country and at REI.com! Plus, we have a special offer for you: Buy a pair of Z-Trail at an REI store or REI.com and you can get a $10 XeroShoes.com gift certificate! Get all the details […]

Jumping Rope for Cardio

It might be a lot of fun, but jumping rope is not just for kids. The jump rope is a fantastic device for building stamina and athleticism, plus it’s also a great method for burning fat. In fact, a jump rope is one of the best cardiovascular conditioning tools out there–way better than a treadmill […]

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, […]