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/

Huarache running sandal party at Hacker Dojo

Want to make your own barefoot running sandals and hang out with other cool, smart people? Then check out the Hacker Dojo huarache making party! More details at http://events.hackerdojo.com/event/333001-shoe-making-party

Tynan loves his barefoot sandals

This just in from Tynan: I stumbled upon a company called Xero Shoes. They send you a rectangle of 4mm thick Vibram sole material, some rope, and you get to build your own shoes, called huaraches, according to the directions on the site. So, one rainy afternoon about six months ago, I found myself huddled on the […]

Long distance running in huaraches

About once a week I get a call or an email from someone who asks, “Can you run in Xero Shoes for long runs?” I usually point out to them that the Tarahumara are known for running ultra-marathons in huaraches, so, Yes. But some people respond, “Sure, but I’m not a Tarahumara Indian.” True (but not […]

Al Kavadlo runs the Williamsburg Bridge in Xero Shoes

Fitness Guy, Al Kavadlo, emailed me today to say, “I gave the Xero Shoes another mention in my blog today.  I really love them!” Here’s Al running across the Williamsburg Bridge (between Manhattan and Brooklyn) in his Xero Shoes huaraches running sandals.

Barefoot Running Sandal Review by Al Kavadlo

Fitness Guy, Al Kavadlo gave his review of  Xero Shoes huarache running sandals on his popular blog. Says Al, “Xero Shoes are the closest thing that I have seen to actual barefoot running. They’re based on the famous “huaraches” that the Tarahumara Indians wear when they run. Putting them on made me feel like a Native American warrior!” […]

LivingBarefoot.info reviews Xero Shoes running sandals

I never get tired of the great reviews that Xero Shoes running sandals get! The latest comes from www.LivingBarefoot.info (note: this link takes you to the Archive.org version of the page since LivingBarefoot.info has stopped publishing). It’s an incredible comprehensive review, with great pictures of the process of making your own huarache running sandals from our […]

Barefoot Jason Reviews Xero Shoes Huaraches Running Sandals

Well-known barefoot ultrarunner, and founder of Barefoot Running University, Jason Robillard, just published a wonderful review of Xero Shoes (back when we were still called Invisible Shoes). You can view it here: http://barefootjason.blogspot.com/2010/04/huaraches.html We, of course, believe that with a bit more time in his huaraches, he’ll like them even more than he already does […]

Does knowing how to make huaraches running sandals give you super powers?

Having now made hundreds of pairs of huarache barefoot running sandals, and having spoken with many others who’ve done the same, I’m here to report a startling fact. Knowing how to make your own shoes — even making minimalist running shoes like Tarahumara-style huaraches — definitely gives you super powers. Oh, I don’t mean the […]