Barefoot Jason’s Xero Shoes Pre-view

Here’s a “pre-review”from Barefoot Jason of our original Vibram Cherry DIY Kit back when we were still called Invisible Shoe! — 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 […]

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 […]

Will Barefoot Running Heal My Injuries?

As barefoot running and walking (and hiking, and kayaking, and anything else you can do barefoot) become more popular, the one question that comes up more and more is: Will being barefoot or in Xero Shoes cure me of my problems? And the list of problems includes: Flat feet High arches Leg length differences Plantar […]

How to tie huaraches sandals – 3 new ideas!

There are so many ways to tie huaraches barefoot running sandals. I want to show you two cool pictures that’ll probably give you more ideas of your own. First, Zach Bergen didn’t want the knot between his toes (even though you’ll probably never feel it, since it’s in between your toes and flattens out pretty […]

Barefoot Running Shoes

I know that “barefoot running shoes” sounds like an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp. I mean if you’re running barefoot, then, by definition, you aren’t, wearing shoes. Right? Okay, let me explain. Barefoot running is hot right now. Ever since Chris McDougall’s book, Born to Run, about the Tarahumara Indians who ran (and won) ultra-marathons either […]

Hurache running sandals. Hurraches for running.

You may note my weird spelling of “huaraches” as hurrache and hurache (or if you’re using both feet, hurraches and huraches 😉 ) Regardless of the spelling, if you want to run barefoot, you need to try a pair of these minimalist running shoes. Why? Well, they’re the closest thing to barefoot, but with the […]

Running Barefoot — The Importance of Core

Usain Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, talked in an interview about what helped make Usain Bolt the fastest man in the world. He revealed something that will surprise most runners, namely, the most important muscles required for fast, efficient running. Have a guess? Think it’s the quads? The hamstrings? Glutes? Calves? Eyelids? Let me quote Glen: […]

Vibram Five Fingers vs. Xero Shoes huaraches

Barefoot running is becoming more popular every day. And, with the growing number of people throwing away their shoes comes… shoes! Barefoot shoes, that is. Chris McDougall’s book, Born To Run, featured the Vibram Five Fingers shoes (sort of like a glove for your feet) as well as the low-tech, traditional Mexican huaraches, which the […]