Kelly C’s Super Cool DIY Sandal Tying Style

We believe anyone can have the superpower of making their own shoes. Our DIY Kit allows you to cut your footbed and lace away as you wish. However, some of our customers, like Kelly Culp, take it a step further and create extraordinary lace styles like this one, to share with the Xero Shoes world.  […]

How to Avoid Injuries When Transitioning to Minimal Shoes

by Danny Dreyer, Founder of ChiRunning/ChiWalking, www.chirunning.com The minimal running shoe boom, a trend that the pain-free ChiRunning technique welcomes, is creating meaningful questions and discussions. There have been reports of new types of injuries resulting from running in minimal running shoes, or should I say, running too much, too quickly and with improper running […]

5 Tips for Healthy Feet

by Danny Dreyer, Founder of ChiRunning/ChiWalking, www.chirunning.com It amazes me that we, as human beings, pay so little attention to the daily health of our feet. But, what amazes me even more is how little attention runners and walkers put into having healthy feet. It’s not like they’re a body part that gets seldom used. […]

A Rubber Band is the Secret to Better Running?

Could a new form of foot binding be the secret to better running? I don’t mean wrapping up your feet in the infamous style of ancient China, but something developed by some mechanical engineers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In short, they attached some rubber tubing between runners shoes and found that they […]

The Hidden Hamstring: Release Low Back Pain

By Matt Giordano, @theyogimatt The Low Back Do you suffer from tight hamstrings? Many runners, active adventurist, and even those that sit at a desk all day experience tremendous tension in the hamstrings (back of the legs). As a result, the pelvis might get pulled downward in a tucked (posterior tilt) position causing the low […]

5 Tips to Help Prevent Running Injuries

While it’s not possible to never get injured when running (or living, for that matter), here are 5 tips to help keep injuries at bay.   What do you think? Have any other tips? Leave them in the comments, below. Think other people could use these tips? Share this page. Want it for yourself?   […]

An Easy Running Program for Beginners

When I tell people that I love distance running, I often get reprimanded. “You’re going to blow out your knees,” people warn me.  I don’t know if they genuinely think they are going to save me from the perils of ACL surgery or if people just like to get on a soapbox, but it’s getting […]

Why Barefoot Running?

While barefoot running isn’t new, it’s popularity has been going through the roof since Christopher McDougall’s book, Born To Run, became popular in 2009. Ironically, Born To Run isn’t really about barefoot running. It’s about the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon of Mexico and how they’re able to run pain-free and injury free for […]

Transition to barefoot running

Do not “transition slowly” to barefoot running

The more time you spend around barefoot running and minimalist running — the more articles you read in magazines and newspapers, the more interviews you hear with doctors or runners, the more stories you see on the news, the more websites you see about it, the more research you hear about it — the more […]

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Ankles and Feet

I’ve always been a fan of shoes as a fashion statement, but when looking cool or sexy becomes the priority over feeling good than we have a problem. It is no secret nowadays that the health of our body directly effects how we feel emotionally and how we think. The last 10 years of my […]