What’s the difference between “good running” and “bad running”? Those of us who promote natural movement and barefoot running have some thoughts about that. Typically, we talk about: Landing with your foot “under your body” (don’t reach out in front of your body with your foot — “overstriding”) Increase your cadence a bit (there’s no […]
As a Masters All-American sprinter (57.5 years old when I’m posting this), I’m often asked what a sprinting workout looks like. There are a number of them, but here’s one that I did for the first time today: Wicket Drills. “Wicket Drills” are supposed to improve maximum velocity running and “front-side mechanics.” Here’s my first […]
Halloween is a favorite day here at the Xero Shoes office. But, then again, we also dress up for “Onesie Wednesday” and “Non-casual Friday” (which is more open-ended than Formal Friday). Of course, some people go above and beyond and dress AS XERO SHOES! Whether you trick-or-treated or just gave out candy, if you did […]
The Speed Force is our lightest, most minimalist, closest-to-barefoot shoe yet. We designed it as a “racing flat,” but it’s so comfortable that people are wearing it all-day, every day. They’re also taking it on trails, to the gym, on roads… you name it. Speed Force is named after my favorite comic character, The Flash […]
Could a new form of foot binding be the secret to better running? I don’t mean wrapping up your feet in the infamous style of ancient China, but something developed by some mechanical engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In short, they attached some rubber tubing between runners shoes and found that they […]
This contest ended at 11:59pm MST on October 17th, 2019. We received a lot of great designs from our contestants, and thank you all for participating! This promotion is managed by Xero Shoes. Participation in this promotion is subject to the official rules.
If you haven’t already figured it out… We TOTALLY missed the connection between our lightweight, cold weather-friendly Denver boot and, well, a “Denver Boot” — the thing they stick on your wheel when you’re a parking scofflaw! The “actual” Denver Boot immobilizes you, while OUR Denver boot let’s you move light and free thanks to […]
Once again, we are SO proud to be featured in the Inc. 5000 list, honoring the fastest growing companies in America. This is the third year in a row we’ve been on the list. (We would have been on for the three previous years if we’d only known to apply!) Find out more details and […]
If you’re ever on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, take time away from the beach to hike Oahu’s many trails. Each are beautifully unique, providing you access into the mountains or a path to breathtaking views. One of the most unique hikes you’ll ever experience is the Koko Head Crater Trail. Created by the military […]
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