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 […]

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, […]

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 […]