Can you really run in huaraches?

When you’re used to hanging out with barefoot runners or, at least, with people who’ve read Born To Run, you forget how “normal people” think. One of the questions I’m most asked by non-barefoot people is: “Can you really run in those?” What amazes me about this question is not how people have forgotten that, […]

Perfect barefoot running form

I’m often asked to make a video showing correct barefoot running form. To say that I’m reluctant to do so is an understatement. And I want to take a moment to say why I’d LOVE to point you (and everyone) to a video that shows “correct” form, I can’t… and don’t really want to. Here’s […]

Huaraches vs. Toning Shoes

Want to know if you should get some toning shoes or a pair of Xero Shoes minimalist shoes? Well, I have an opinion, but maybe these people say it better than I could. http://www.theonion.com/articles/do-toning-shoes-really-work,18445/

Xero Shoes running clothes, mugs and more…

Do runners wear ties? I live in Boulder, CO, so I’m the wrong guy to ask. “Formal” wear in Boulder means *black* fleece 😉 But if you’re the kind of person who wears a tie sometimes… or if you’re one of the people who has asked about Xero Shoes hats, mugs and, yes, TIES, check […]

What to do about the barefoot police?

Ever had a run-in with what some call “the barefoot police”? Ever feel like you need to give a little attention to your rebellious side? Then, you’ll love the idea of making your Xero Shoes even MORE minimal! Check out: http://www.barefoot-healthy-blog.com/?p=248 to find out how.

Huarache running sandal party at Hacker Dojo

Want to make your own barefoot running sandals and hang out with other cool, smart people? Then check out the Hacker Dojo huarache making party! More details at http://events.hackerdojo.com/event/333001-shoe-making-party

Tynan loves his barefoot sandals

This just in from Tynan: I stumbled upon a company called Xero Shoes. They send you a rectangle of 4mm thick Vibram sole material, some rope, and you get to build your own shoes, called huaraches, according to the directions on the site. So, one rainy afternoon about six months ago, I found myself huddled on the […]

Barefoot running isn’t just running barefoot!

Back in 2010, I had the pleasure of attending the “Naked Foot 5k” barefoot race. Actually, it was a series of races including a kids race and a 1mile race and the 5k. It was a beautiful Colorado day, the course was wonderful, the organizers did a great job… but the runners scared the crap […]

Barefoot Jason does it again (but in style, this time)

Barefoot Jason Robillard has done it again, running 2/3 of a 100 mile race in his Xero Shoes. But this time, he’s got some extra fashion sense added: Now, some of you may know that I’m a sprinter. In fact, I ran “long-distance” at a meet last week when I did my first 200m race (and, […]