How to run on a treadmill

When the weather starts turning colder (or months before that, often), people ask me, “Can I run barefoot on a treadmill?” Or, “Can I wear Xero Shoes on a treadmill?” The answer to both questions is a resounding Yes. In fact, some of you may know that my office “desk” is a treadmill. If you […]

Andrew Snopes sets a barefoot running world record

24 Hour Barefoot Running World Record

If you bump into someone who opines, “You can’t run in bare feet!” show them this. Andrew Snope ran 131.43 miles, barefoot, in 24 hours! Yup. Ran for 24 hours (with just a few bathroom breaks). Did it barefoot. And if that same opinionated person counters with, “Yeah, but the world record is 188.59 miles […]

A video response about whether barefoot is BS

In another post, I gave my LONG response to Marc Lindsey’s “article” (it may be a “native advertisement, sponsored by Brooks shoes) about whether barefoot running is BS or not. Here’s a quick video response to go with that post. Enjoy, and share your thoughts, below.

Is barefoot running really BS?

Marc Lindsay recently posted what I’m sure he thinks is a scathing critique of barefoot running at called “Why Barefoot Running is BS.” Sadly, it’s not the well-researched, well-considered investigation I think he believes it to be. In fact, given that the top of the article clearly says “Sponsored by Brooks,” one has to […]

Learn barefoot running

How do you learn barefoot running?

I received a message from Bryan on Facebook, asking if I had some advice about the fact that when he goes for a run in Xero Shoes, sometimes he can do 3-4 miles without a problem, but sometimes he gets some soreness after a mile or so. I decided to add my response as a […]

Are Minimalist Shoes Better Than Barefoot?

Did you see the episode of Seinfeld where everyone couldn’t stop eating the “fat-free frozen yogurt,” only to discover — after they put on weight — that the frozen yogurt wasn’t actually fat-free, but was just advertised that way? Well, something similar is happening with “minimalist shoes.” Why minimalist running shoes? To answer that question, […]

Dogs say “Go Barefoot” or grrrrrrr…

Whether you love cats or dogs, this video will prove that dogs deserve the title “Man’s Best Friend” when you see what they do to the “foot coffins” most people call “shoes.” They know that barefoot is best (and Xero’s are the closest thing to barefoot) 😉

Barefoot Running Q&A – Transitioning, pain, and cold weather

Here’s another Barefoot Running Q&A video, where I take an email I’ve received and give an answer on video. In this video we look at the relationship between barefoot and minimalist shoes, foot and calf pain  during the transition to barefoot, how minimalist shoes fit in with the transition to bare feet, and how to […]

Lena’s Birthday Special Sale!

Happy Birthday to Lena Phoenix, Xero Shoes’ co-founder, COO and, my favorite part, my wife! We hope you join our birthday celebration with any of these 3 bits of WAY cool news! SAVE almost 40% on the Venture Camo and Ocean Camo!

Parents, keep your children from barefoot running

Know the dangers of distance running!

Parents, do you know the warning signs of “distance running?” Are your children under the influence of the evil pushers of 5k racing? We hope this video will help you save your children from the unnecessary suffering that this horrible addiction can cause. 😉 Big thanks to everyone at BYU TV for this hilarious bit […]