Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #6 – Lengthen your Achilles Tendon

If you’ve been wearing shoes that are not zero-drop (that have heels higher than the ball of your foot), your Achilles Tendon has shortened. Before you can run barefoot successfully, you’ll have to lengthen that Achilles… At least, that’s what a lot of people will tell you. Is it true? Whattya’ think? Share your thoughts, […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #5 – It’s Frustrating to Learn

If learning barefoot running is frustrating, then it’s clearly not for you… that is, unless you understand the VALUE of frustration. And how long should it really take to learn to run barefooted? You’re about to find out… Any thoughts? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #4 – Walk before you run

Before you try running in bare feet you should walk in bare feet. That’ll prepare your feet. Or will it? I’d love to hear what you thought of that. Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. Watch the rest of the Barefoot Myths, Lies, and TRUTH video […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #3 – Prepare to run barefoot

You can’t just START running barefoot without some sort of preparation. Stretching. Strengthening. Something. Right? Uh… What did you think? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. Watch the rest of the Barefoot Myths, Lies, and TRUTH video series here. The content of this post does not […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #2 – Your Calves Will Get Sore

So, you’ve taken off your shoes to run barefooted. Obviously, you’re using different muscles… so obviously, you’re going to get sore… so, OBVIOUSLY, you need to strengthen your calves and Achilles tendons. Or so you might think 😉 What did you learn or discover? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this […]

Barefoot Running Myths, Lies, and TRUTH #1 – Toughen your Feet

CLEARLY, if you’re going to run in bare feet, you need thick, calloused feet… right? Well… watch and find out. So, what did you think? Share your thoughts, comments, and questions, below… And then share this video with your friends. Watch the rest of the Barefoot Myths, Lies, and TRUTH video series here. The content […]

Win a year of Chi Running School, Xero Shoes, and Nanu Performance Bars!

Our friend Danny Dreyer, the creator of Chi Running, is having a sweepstakes where you can win 3 great prizes: 1)  A one year membership to the Chi Running School — a $120 value where you get weekly video lessons target one aspect of the ChiRunning and ChiWalk-Run techniques, going deeper than ever with Danny’s […]

Paleo Diet + Barefoot Running = ?

Are you on the Paleo diet, or curious about it? Many people who discover paleo — and I’m neither endorsing it or bashing it in this article — move past the diet and into the “lifestyle,” looking to move and live more like our hominid ancestors. And, not surprisingly, one way to recapture our movement […]

Run faster and stronger with the Exer-Genie

I know, I know… “Exer-genie” sounds like the name of a fitness gadget that women in the 1950’s would have used. But don’t let the name fool you. This is one serious piece of equipment, all rolled up into a tiny, travel-friendly, package that anyone of any fitness level can use to get stronger and […]

Mindful Running with Michael Sandler

Some readers may know that Michael Sandler is one of the reasons Xero Shoes exists. Back in the Summer of 2009 he said, “You know, if you treated this hobby of making barefoot sandals like a business — and built a website — I’d put you in a book that I’m writing called Barefoot Running.” […]