Can you really run in huaraches?

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 reviews Xero Shoes huaraches running sandals

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 at: http://naturallyengineered.com/blog/invisible-shoe-huaraches-affordable-and-dependable/

High School Students Get Xeros!

Xero Shoes fan Dan Bright teaches at a performing arts high school in Florida. And after he came into class wearing his Xero Shoes, the students wanted some for themselves. So we sent materials for about 24 students, and they had a huarache-making party. Read about it here: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101125/ARTICLE/11251052?p=1&tc=pg (and if you know of a group that […]

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 […]

Vibram Five Finger shoes vs. Huaraches Running Sandals

Many people wear the Vibram Five Fingers shoe for minimalist running… how does it stack up against the huarache running sandal? Well, this video has some of my thoughts about the two. Enjoy. [flashvideo file=images/fivefingers.mp4 image=images/fivefingers.jpg /]

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.