Comparing Barefoot Running Shoes – Nike Free vs. Xero Shoes

I bought my first pair of Nike Free about 6 years ago, soon after they came out. I LOVED them. The flexible sole really let me feel the ground in a whole new way and they quickly became the only shoe I wore. Once I had the chance, I went to NikeID and made a […]

Barefoot Running Shoes in the Bush

Ancient hunters once chased their prey until it dropped. David Fleming explains why our love of long-distance running is just us getting back to our roots in this ESPN.com article: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=6110087 Says Fleming: In fact, the current barefoot and minimalist-shoe running craze was inspired by research into the way our hominid forebears once moved while […]

Huaraches vs. Toning Shoes

Want to know if you should get some toning shoes or a pair of Xero Shoes minimalist shoes? Well, I have an opinion, but maybe these people say it better than I could. http://www.theonion.com/articles/do-toning-shoes-really-work,18445/

Barefoot Running Shoes

I know that “barefoot running shoes” sounds like an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp. I mean if you’re running barefoot, then, by definition, you aren’t, wearing shoes. Right? Okay, let me explain. Barefoot running is hot right now. Ever since Chris McDougall’s book, Born to Run, about the Tarahumara Indians who ran (and won) ultra-marathons either […]

Vibram Five Fingers vs. Xero Shoes huaraches

Barefoot running is becoming more popular every day. And, with the growing number of people throwing away their shoes comes… shoes! Barefoot shoes, that is. Chris McDougall’s book, Born To Run, featured the Vibram Five Fingers shoes (sort of like a glove for your feet) as well as the low-tech, traditional Mexican huaraches, which the […]