Do Running Shoes Make You Stupid?

This post is NOT what you think. But then again, it kinda is. 😉 Check out this video and let me know if you’re a SMART runner.  In short, there are two aspects to wearing running shoes from “Big Shoe” (note how that = “B.S.”) which could not only affect your brain, but whether […]

Raving about Xero Shoes in Wired.com

I have a small number of fantasies. One that I’ve had since 1993 is to be in Wired magazine. I’ve been a subscriber since issue #1 and, back in the 90s I was more actively involved in the tech world, which was Wired’s domain. But as technology became more ubiquitous, Wired expanded its reach into […]

Do Running Shoes CAUSE Injuries?

When I talk to many runners who still use “traditional” running shoes,and then tell them about Xero Shoes, they often say “Well, there’s a debate about barefoot/minimalist shoes.” First, the quotes are because what we call “traditional” running shoes have only been around for  less than 0.05% of the time humans have been wearing protective […]

Why We Wear Xero Shoes

We asked our team why they wear Xero Shoes and their transition from traditional shoes over to minimalist. Here’s what they had to say– “Until working at Xero Shoes, I didn’t know minimalist shoes even existed. I’ve always had trouble finding a comfortable and casual shoe. I was tired of feeling that way and didn’t […]

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 […]