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.

Barefoot Running Sandal Review by Al Kavadlo

Fitness Guy, Al Kavadlo gave his review of  Xero Shoes huarache running sandals on his popular blog. Says Al, “Xero Shoes are the closest thing that I have seen to actual barefoot running. They’re based on the famous “huaraches” that the Tarahumara Indians wear when they run. Putting them on made me feel like a Native American warrior!” […]

HBO Real Sports on Barefoot Running – Right or Wrong?

This week’s (5/18) HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel did a feature on barefoot running. Did they get it right, or not? Well, overall, I’d say they were right on… with one exception I’ll mention in a moment. They repeatedly pointed out that there are no studies that prove barefoot running reduces injuries, nor are […]

A new way to tie your huarache running sandals

Sonja came up with this novel way to tie your huarache running sandals that doesn’t involve a cord coming up between your toes. As she points out, one potential drawback is that your foot can more easily shift forward on the sole compared to what happens when you have the cord between your toes… but, […]

LivingBarefoot.info reviews Xero Shoes running sandals

I never get tired of the great reviews that Xero Shoes running sandals get! The latest comes from www.LivingBarefoot.info (note: this link takes you to the Archive.org version of the page since LivingBarefoot.info has stopped publishing). It’s an incredible comprehensive review, with great pictures of the process of making your own huarache running sandals from our […]

Barefoot Jason Reviews Xero Shoes Huaraches Running Sandals

Well-known barefoot ultrarunner, and founder of Barefoot Running University, Jason Robillard, just published a wonderful review of Xero Shoes at: http://barefootjason.blogspot.com/2010/04/huaraches.html We, of course, believe that with a bit more time in his huaraches, he’ll like them even more than he already does 😉 Thanks, Jason!

Does knowing how to make huaraches running sandals give you super powers?

Having now made hundreds of pairs of huarache barefoot running sandals, and having spoken with many others who’ve done the same, I’m here to report a startling fact. Knowing how to make your own shoes — even making minimalist running shoes like Tarahumara-style huaraches — definitely gives you super powers. Oh, I don’t mean the […]

Barefoot Jason’s Xero Shoes Pre-view

Here’s a “pre-review” of Invisible Shoes from Barefoot Jason — http://barefootjason.blogspot.com/2010/04/invisibleshoescom-huaraches-first.html Invisibleshoe.com Huaraches First Impressions and Kickoff to 100 Miler Training I received my invisibleshoe.com huaraches yesyerday.  I have been communicating with Steven Sashen for a few months as I love supporting anyone that is contributing to the barefoot/minimalist shoe movement.  Steven started invisibleshoe.com to […]

Running Sandals for Health!

Yet another study showing how running sandals and barefoot running could be better for your body! Flip-flops and sneakers with flexible soles are easier on the knees than clogs or even special walking shoes, a study by Rush University Medical Center has found. And that’s important, because loading on the knee joints is a key […]

The Tarahumara Go Running for DAYS

About once or twice a week, someone emails me and asks: Doesn’t the string between your toes hurt or cause blisters? After crafting a number of long-winded answers, I finally realized the simplest one: Remember, the Tarahumara Indians run in huaraches for hours and hours… sometimes for DAYS at a time. Clearly, you couldn’t spend […]