Minimalist and Barefoot Shoes – a scientific overview

When I talk about natural movement and the footwear that does, or doesn’t, support it, I’m often asked “Where’s your proof?” In fact, if you look at the comments on many of the videos I’ve made that show how padded, stiff, thick, motion-control, elevated heel shoes with pointy toe boxes don’t allow the foot to […]

“The Infinite Race” – A meta-review about the 30-by-30 Documentary

The new 30-by-30 documentary, “The Infinite Race” about the Tarahumara premieres on December 15th. Outside magazine reviewed the movie and here’s a review of the review… which is important to understand to, well, understand the movie. I’ll be reviewing the movie, too, but this “meta-analysis” might put things into context for you. I’m not completely […]

Make your own Tyvek Envelope Wallet – Free Plans Inside

The video below shows you how to make your own Tyvek® wallet envelope in just a few minutes. Or download these FREE PLANS for The ULTIMATE DIY Minimalist Tyvek Envelope Wallet  We can’t wait to see your creation. A minimalist wallet to match your minimalist Xero Shoes 😉

NEW research – Shoes can make you weak and injured

It’s time for another episode of “stupid research.” Not that the research itself is stupid. But that those of us who understand the value and benefits of natural movement, and how most “normal” shoes get in the way of letting your feet do what’s natural, are stunned that people need research to prove something obvious: […]

How to find TRULY comfortable shoes

The secret to finding comfortable shoes… It’s probably not what you think. And it’s definitely not what “Big Shoe” companies have been saying for the last 50 years. It’s not because you need more arch support or better cushioning or to control your pronation or supination. The secret is actually what humans have been doing […]

Spot Xero Shoes During Your Next Safari!

Introducing the Front Runner, the first shoe designed to improve the health and performance of rehabilitating cheetahs. The design idea came from New York City Zoologist, Dr. Lex Rodriguez, after noticing that when cheetahs were released back into the wild, the paws of these magnificent cats were not able to handle sticker burrs, hot gravel, […]

How to Perfect Your Balance

Have you always thought that you just aren’t someone with good balance and that’s that? Think again. It is totally possible to improve your balance! So how do you do it?  Just like a weightlifter needs to lift progressively heavier weights to get stronger, if you want to improve your balance, you need to challenge your […]

Parkour and Free Running in Xero Shoes? Yup…

We took some Xero Shoes out to a parkour gym to have some fun and put our shoes (and sandals!) through their paces. Let’s just say, it was super fun: Want to see more of this? What’s the coolest thing you do in your Xero Shoes? Leave a comment, below…