Are Z-Trek CRAZY running shoes?

Are you crazy to wear Xero Shoes

Tackl.com says you may be crazy! We say “crazy like a fox… a paleo fox… a Tarahumara fox… a fox with strong feet.” Xero Shoes Z-Trek was featured as one of the “7 Craziest Running Shoes on the Market Right Now.” Our friends Ultra Mel & Jon hear all the time that they’re crazy when […]

Xero Shoes + Yoga = ?

Grace Menendez teaches yoga and is a personal trainer. And now she adds “Xero Hero” to her list of skills 😉 Says Grace: As soon as they arrived I strapped them to my feet and took these bad boys for a walk around New York City. It was LOVE after first wear! Most shoes require […]

Stand Up Paddle Board with Xero Shoes

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Sandals

Some people love the feeling of sand between their toes. Others. Not so much. Same thing with stand up paddle boarding. Some love to SUP bare footed. Others want a bit of protection, especially if they’re somewhere that they have to jump off onto a less-than-ideal surface (think coral, or rocks, or ewwy-gooey things 😉 […]

Xero Shoes Sponsors the Warrior Hike

For the second year, Xero Shoes is a proud sponsor of Warrior Hike. What, you may ask, is Warrior Hike? Well, I can’t explain it better than what it says on their website: In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses […]

Livestrong.com reviews the Amuri Z-Trek sport sandal

A few weeks back, we sent a pair of the Amuri Z-Trek sport sandal to Shelby Pratt, the Senior Customer Support Manager for Livestrong.com. What does she think of our lightweight sandals? Well… “These shoes did not seem like they were going to handle much when I first tried them on. A few cleverly placed […]

Maximalist Running Shoes / Minimalist Thinking Skills

File this under “Things that make me go AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!” This just in, another article about barefoot vs. minimalist vs. maximalist that really just demonstrates unclear thinking. The article: “Maximalist Shoes: The Latest Running Craze?” would be better if it started without the question mark. But, more importantly, it makes the same mistakes you’ll see over […]

Barefoot Lies and Footwear Fallacies

Okay, you know the drill by now… the media likes to say “the barefoot running movement is over!” They cite the sudden increase increase in sales of “maximalist shoes” as proof. But, is it true? Well, first, I’ll tell you that sales may be lower for “minimalist shoes,” but that’s because fewer companies are making […]

Our BIGGEST SALE EVER on barefoot sandals

SAVE UP TO 75% on Xero Shoes products! Why do I look crazy? Wait until you see the prices during our sale!  We’re having the biggest sale we’ve ever had — and probably the biggest sale we ever WILL have. Between now and December 7th, you can save HUGE on almost everything we sell (see […]

Xero Shoes September Giveway!

Win a complete Xero Shoes Gear package — including a pair of Amuri Cloud barefoot sandals, a Xero T-Shirt, a pair of ToeSox (for the cooler weather), and an Earth Ball massager. Total value of the giveaway is over $90 (actually, $82.89 plus shipping) Enter below (give it a few seconds for the giveaway app […]

Are Minimalist Shoes Better Than Barefoot?

Did you see the episode of Seinfeld where everyone couldn’t stop eating the “fat-free frozen yogurt,” only to discover — after they put on weight — that the frozen yogurt wasn’t actually fat-free, but was just advertised that way? Well, something similar is happening with “minimalist shoes.” Why minimalist running shoes? To answer that question, […]