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 […]

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 […]