As the barefoot running boom continues to explode, it’s important that we debunk the mythology that’s sprung up and face some facts. And perhaps the most obvious fact is this: If you run with anything between your skin and the ground, you are not barefoot runner. Let me say that again. If you wear Vibram […]
Jordan Flowers just posted his review of Xero Shoes (formerly Invisible Shoes) and often mentions “other huaraches”, without mentioning names… but it’s kind of obvious who the comparison is to if you’ve been looking at huaraches. I must say that I’m thrilled to see someone independently discovering what we’ve been saying for 2 years 😉 […]
Oh, the joys of being barefoot. We will all be able to look back and think of this time as “the enlightenment” when we finally ditched our constrictive foot coffins and let our toes emerge, shaking and crooked, to see the light and heal. The more you adjust to ditching the shoes, the more you […]
I don’t get starstruck, but I do get excited when I meet someone who’s work I’ve admired and appreciated for years. And Phil Maffetone is one of those people. I got my copy of Phil’s book In Fitness and In Health in 1997 and, way back then (even earlier, really), he advocated minimalism and barefoot […]
A major advance for barefoot sandals We are extremely proud to introduce you to the only outsole specifically designed for barefoot running, our FeelTrue™ outsoles! Here is our CEO, Steven Sashen, describing it himself, back when we were still called InvisibleShoe! Click Here to order our DIY FeelTrue Rubber Sandal Kit With the help […]
Amanda Novak has a new tying style, based on her Chaco sandals.
Congrats to Mary Costanza, who won a pair of Custom-made Xero Shoes and $25 worth of beads to decorate them and make them her very own! Mary was Identity Magazine’s National “I love my…” Mission Week prize winner on February 8th, 2011. National “I love my…” week is an outlet for women to express and […]
The only time I’ve worn anything other than my huaraches or my sprinting spikes in the last 16 months has been the 3 times I put on my old running shoes… so I could shovel snow. Those shoes have my $200 orthotics in them. And each time I’ve put them on, I have the same […]
When you’re used to hanging out with barefoot runners or, at least, with people who’ve read Born To Run, you forget how “normal people” think. One of the questions I’m most asked by non-barefoot people is: “Can you really run in those?” What amazes me about this question is not how people have forgotten that, […]
David Csonka says it best: And the actual running, well it feels like something between being barefoot and wearing Vibram Five Fingers Read his entire review from when we were called Invisible Shoes here.