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 […]

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, […]

Barefoot Running Q&A – Transitioning, pain, and cold weather

Here’s another Barefoot Running Q&A video, where I take an email I’ve received and give an answer on video. In this video we look at the relationship between barefoot and minimalist shoes, foot and calf pain  during the transition to barefoot, how minimalist shoes fit in with the transition to bare feet, and how to […]

Lena’s Birthday Special Sale!

Happy Birthday to Lena Phoenix, Xero Shoes’ co-founder, COO and, my favorite part, my wife! We hope you join our birthday celebration with any of these 3 bits of WAY cool news! SAVE almost 40% on the Venture Camo and Ocean Camo!

Daniel Lieberman studies the Tarahumara running

Dr. Daniel Lieberman is one of the fathers of the barefoot running movement. His study showing how barefoot runners strike the ground with less force than shod runners, combined with Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run, catalyzed the growth of barefoot and minimalist running. Well, it’s as if Dr. Lieberman had a child with BTR, […]

Proof that Bigfoot wears barefoot shoes - Xero Shoes

Bigfoot wears barefoot shoes? Yup.

Have you seen bigfoot? If you were in Las Vegas on March 2nd at the Stratosphere hotel, you probably did. In fact, you may have seen this mysterious barefoot beast climb the Strat! While most people who claim to see bigfoot have grainy, fuzzy pictures or video, we have high-resolution proof of his existence. And, […]

Bare feet, strong feet

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and the Natural Running Center have put out a great ebook about the benefits of being barefoot and natural movement. According to the NRC site, the premise: Healthy Feet = Healthy Running. I’d add healthy walking, hiking, strolling, yoga, working out… and everything else you do on your feet. The free ebook […]