We support the Tarahumara Children's Hospital Fund

We support the Tarahumara

One aspect of our business that we’re most proud of and makes us very happy is that we can give back to those who’ve inspired us. In this case, we were inspired by the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, also known as the Raramuri. If you haven’t read Christopher McDougall’s New York Times bestseller Born To […]

How to walk barefoot

“I’m not a runner. How do I WALK barefoot? Should I heel-strike? Forefoot strike?” Get the answers here…

Why barefoot sandals and not minimalist shoes?

New to “barefoot shoes”? Trying to decide between the minimalist shoe options? I know the feeling. Back in 2009, when I knew I wanted the benefits of being barefoot, but with a bit of protection (and something that would let me get into restaurants), I tried everything. I LOVE our new minimalist shoes… they’re built […]

Dr. Mark’s brilliant Natural Running video

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is not only FAST (he won the US Air Force Marathon this year), he’s committed to understanding the facts of barefoot running (and minimalist, too). As a physician, professor, and owner of Two Rivers Treads running shoe store, Mark is all about getting people running safely, enjoyably, and easily. Plus, he’s a […]

How To Run Barefoot

“What’s the best way to learn barefoot running?” It’s easy (and FUN) if you follow these few guidelines…

Perfect barefoot running form

I’m often asked to make a video showing correct barefoot running form. To say that I’m reluctant to do so is an understatement. And I want to take a moment to say why I’d LOVE to point you (and everyone) to a video that shows “correct” form, I can’t… and don’t really want to. Here’s […]

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 […]