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, […]

Vibram Five Finger shoes vs. Huaraches Running Sandals

Many people wear the Vibram Five Fingers shoe for minimalist running… how does it stack up against the huarache running sandal? Well, this video has some of my thoughts about the two. Enjoy. [flashvideo file=images/fivefingers.mp4 image=images/fivefingers.jpg /]

Long distance running in huaraches

About once a week I get a call or an email from someone who asks, “Can you run in Xero Shoes for long runs?” I usually point out to them that the Tarahumara are known for running ultra-marathons in huaraches, so, Yes. But some people respond, “Sure, but I’m not a Tarahumara Indian.” True (but not […]

Xero Shoes on Boomer Alley Radio

Got 7 minutes for some laughs? Then you’ll enjoy the interview I was invited to do on Boomer Alley Radio’s “Better Mousetrap” show. You can hear it online on Saturday or Sunday: Saturday July 10 7 pm Pacific Time streaming on kfwb.com and live on KFWB NEWS TALK 980 AM (Los Angeles) Sunday July 11 […]

Getting started with barefoot running

Imagine that you haven’t lifted weights in a while… or ever. And imagine that you got the idea that you wanted to bench press 500 pounds. Would you go to the gym, put 500 pounds on the bar, and just go for it? Of course not. There’s no way you could budge 500 on day […]

Al Kavadlo runs the Williamsburg Bridge in Xero Shoes

Fitness Guy, Al Kavadlo, emailed me today to say, “I gave the Xero Shoes another mention in my blog today.  I really love them!” Here’s Al running across the Williamsburg Bridge (between Manhattan and Brooklyn) in his Xero Shoes huaraches running sandals.