Xero Shoes compared to “Big Shoe”

On Friday, at their national conference, the American College of Sports Medicine hosted a panel discussion about the Science and Biomechanics of Footwear featuring representatives from Adidas, Brooks, Topo Athletic and then, me, Steven, from Xero Shoes. The room was PACKED — the highest turnout of any event at the conference. I don’t want to […]

Harvard’s Guide to Healthy Feet – Are you doing what they say?

Our local newspaper, the Denver Post included an insert, The Harvard Health Guide to Healthy Living. Lots of great info in there, but my favorite is the section, Keeping Your Feet Healthy. What does it recommend? Check out this video for a few highlights and my commentary. And if you want to read the transcript […]

Are your shoes killing you?

I’m a fan of debunking “common wisdom” and uncovering surprising truths. That’s what led me to take off my expensive running shoes in 2009 and see what happened if I let my feet move, bend, flex, and feel… naturally. For me, the rest is history. But for many, the idea that your feet can actually […]

No support for support?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Support makes you weak Think about it. You break your leg. You put your leg in a cast for 8 weeks. What does it look like when it comes out? Stronger? Nope. Weak and atrophied. Same thing with feet. If you “support” them and don’t let […]

Improve your foot and ankle strength and your balance

If you want to improve your foot and ankle (and leg and hip!) strength — and you do — then you need to see this video. In it, I share something I’ve never made public before, a very personal story about why strength and balance are so important to us at Xero Shoes. But I […]