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.

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 (back when we were still called Invisible Shoes). You can view it here: 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 […]

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 […]