Barefoot in Asia – Regev’s Review

I just realized that I have a strange history with barefoot running, barefoot walking, and minimalist shoes. First, like most of us, I spent a lot of time barefoot as a kid in the Summer. I went to a camp in the Pocono Mountains (Camp Shohola just in case any readers also went there) and […]

Sh*t Runners Say to Barefoot Runners

Okay, barefoot runners, friends of barefoot runners, people who think running barefoot is silly, and anyone else who has ever seen, heard of, made fun of, or been married to someone who maybe heard of running barefoot or saw a picture of some Vibram FiveFingers (in other words: Hi, everyone!)… Here’s the follow-up to the […]

Barefoot Sandals – the best minimalist running shoes

Every now and then, someone will smugly say to me: “Barefoot Sandals is an oxymoron. If you’re barefoot, you’re not wearing sandals, and if you’re wearing sandals, you’re not barefoot!” Yes, technically, that’s true. Barefoot is barefoot and shod is shod. And, I’ll admit, I’m normally a stickler for grammar. I hate when people say […]

How To Run Barefoot

“What’s the best way to learn barefoot running?” It’s easy (and FUN) if you follow these few guidelines…

Harvard Barefoot Running Studies Support Xero Shoes

What are the benefits of barefoot running? Well, Harvard’s Dr. Daniel Lieberman has another answer. His studies from 2 years ago showed how barefoot runners who forefoot strike put less force into the ground and, therefore, less force into their joints. Now he has 2 new studies that have just come out that support how […]

4 Reasons NOT to Run Barefoot

[This post is guest-authored by our friend Rob Raux from www.shodless.com] Being barefoot and running barefoot is a blissful and consciousness-expanding endeavor. The feedback supplied from the ground is powerful enough to force even experienced runners to try it for only a mile or so, if they make it that far. Barefoot running, however wonderful, […]

Can you run barefoot in the cold?

Barefoot in the Cold

“What should I do if it’s cold outside?” Guess what? You can still wear your sandals! Here’s how I’ve done it for 3 winters…

Best Barefoot Running Shoes, you say?

What makes Xero Shoes the best barefoot running shoes? We were invited to show our previously named Invisible Shoes running sandals (well, walking, hiking, working out, hanging out, too) on television. So we asked some of our customers who liked the idea of being on TV if they would submit a short “Why I like […]