How to Perfect Your Balance

Have you always thought that you just aren’t someone with good balance and that’s that? Think again. It is totally possible to improve your balance! So how do you do it?  Just like a weightlifter needs to lift progressively heavier weights to get stronger, if you want to improve your balance, you need to challenge your […]

5 Unique Ways You Can Move with Xero Shoes

Everyone knows you can run efficiently with Xero Shoes since they don’t change the shape of your foot, and therefore allow your foot to use its natural function. And of course, many people are doing yoga in them. I mean, they’re the next best thing to being barefoot, why wouldn’t you? That’s not what I’m […]

Foot Care for Endurance Athletes

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet.” Khalil Gibran Of the 206 bones in your body, 52 are in your feet. Each and every one contributes to getting you to where you are going and is a potential major hindrance if not cared for. As a long distance, long term […]

What to Bring on a Hike

Hiking is a great way to get some exercise, relieve stress, and take in some sights. Wearing the right clothing and packing the proper gear is crucial for making sure that you spend your time enjoying the hike rather than being uncomfortable or worrying about your gear. Below is a go-to guide for what to […]

Why it Makes Sense to Switch Your Shoes During Pregnancy

From a big picture standpoint, pregnancy is a time of growth and change.  The anatomy of a mother’s body is rapidly adapting to the projected growth of the fetus (things like a widening pelvis and ribcage, changes in spinal curvatures, stretching of abdominal tissues, and shifts in the center of gravity).   A lot of the […]

Sprinting in the Speed Force

As a Masters All-American sprinter (57.5 years old when I’m posting this), I’m often asked what a sprinting workout looks like. There are a number of them, but here’s one that I did for the first time today: Wicket Drills. “Wicket Drills” are supposed to improve maximum velocity running and “front-side mechanics.” Here’s my first […]

A new minimalist barefoot-inspired shoe – SPEED FORCE!

The Speed Force is our lightest, most minimalist, closest-to-barefoot shoe yet. We designed it as a “racing flat,” but it’s so comfortable that people are wearing it all-day, every day. They’re also taking it on trails, to the gym, on roads… you name it. Speed Force is named after my favorite comic character, The Flash […]

Dave Cavanagh + Xero Shoes Prio = American Ninja Warrior!

BIG CONGRATS to Dave Cavanagh Dave is a multiple-time “walk on” to American Ninja Warrior. He was, finally, invited to compete in the recent try-outs in Baltimore and… well… check out how he did. And check out the shoes he’s wearing! Yup, those are our best-selling running/fitness shoe, the Prio. Dave is heading to Las […]

Will Maximal Running Shoes HURT You?

When you run, you can hit the ground with anywhere from 3-6 times your body weight. That’s a lot of force! Clearly you need a LOT of cushioning to deal with that force, right? Well, this is the argument that underlies all non-minimalist shoes, but it’s really the premise behind so-called MAXIMALIST shoes, like this […]

Lift Natural, Lift Stronger

By Allison Goldestein Think about the last time you went to the gym. You likely planned your outfit in advance. (How much will I be sweating? How good do I want to look? What’s actually clean?) However, unless you are a competitive weightlifter, you probably did not think much about your footwear. You just wore […]