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…

Barefoot Running Sandals vs. Running Shoes

A barefoot running vs. running shoes “infographic” I’m get all geeky over well-presented information, and the graphic about barefoot running and regular running shoes from XRayTechnicianSchoools.net is a pleasure. Whenever someone says to me “Barefoot running can cause injuries” I remind them of the fact in 1/3 of the infographic: 90% (I heard 80%) of […]

How Barefoot is Barefoot, Really?

Okay, Pop Quiz time: Which of the following fictitious barefoot running shoes gives you more of a barefoot feel: a.) ASICs  Nuttin’-2C with a 10mm thick sole b.) Brooks Zilch-City with a 1mm thick sole If you answered B, you’re mistaken. But if you answered A, you’re also wrong. Yes, my apologies, but this was […]

The little lie of barefoot running

As the barefoot running boom continues to explode, it’s important that we debunk the mythology that’s sprung up and face some facts. And perhaps the most obvious fact is this: If you run with anything between your skin and the ground, you are not barefoot runner. Let me say that again. If you wear Vibram […]

5 Common Stride Missteps

Let us guess, you ditched the cushioned clodhoppers only to find a new host of issues to deal with. Blisters on the bottom of your feet? Sore hips? Calves aching so much you can’t walk? Soak in some Epsom Salt and give yourself a break. No one said changing a lifetime of running habits overnight […]

How NOT to start barefoot running

I was on a panel discussion about barefoot running a while back. At one point, someone in the audience asked, So how do I transition to barefoot running? NOTE — even if you’re not a runner, this story is still relevant and important for you… okay, back to the story… Before I could respond, a […]

find YOUR run

Do you know how many runners there are in the US? Take a guess. No…a little higher. There are approximately 49.4 million runners. That is roughly 1 out of 6 people. Runners of all kinds: casual runners, committed runners, weekend warriors, sprinters, 5k runners, marathoners, ultra runners and everything in between. If you haven’t noticed, […]

How to Avoid Barefoot Running Blister – Xero Shoes

This post was recently updated September 28, 2023. Getting a blister from barefoot running was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It not only taught me about blister prevention but, literally, changed my life (and my wife’s too).. Let me back up and tell you the whole story so you can […]