Adventures with Chris & Roxy

We don’t run regularly. In fact, we don’t hike, bike, train, compete or do much of anything with regularity. Except yoga, standup paddle boarding and a few circus arts. We’re mostly explorers who are guilty of mashing up multiple activities into a weekend as we explore the National Parks in and around Utah. When we […]

Barefoot Running at Age 70!

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Xero Hero, Bill Johnson. What makes Bill a Xero Hero (other than the dozen pairs of Xero Shoes that he owns)? Well… Bill began barefoot running about 7 years ago… at age 63! According to his doctors, he shouldn’t be able to run at all. But now at age […]

Xero Hero – Marissa Ruxin

We’re thrilled to welcome Marissa Ruxin as a Xero Hero. Here’s her story: I ran track and cross country in high school and had to take a whole season off because I got stress fractures in both shins due to my running and the shoes that I wore. People were telling me to get special […]

The Barefoot Running world has lost a true friend

There are a number of semi-celebrities in the barefoot running world (that is, famous in the niche, but not necessarily well known to the general public). But there’s one man whose influence and value to those of us who support and benefit from natural movement eclipses all the celebs combined. His name is Bill Katovsky […]

Time to WIN Chi Running again

Danny Dreyer from Chi Running has another giveaway! Enter below to win 1 a year to subscription to the ChiRunning School ($120 value), 1 pair Xero Shoes Amuri Cloud Sandals ($49.99 value), 1 case Nanu Performance Nutrition Bars ($32 value). The more you enter, the better your chances to win a Rafflecopter giveaway

Xero Shoes Sponsors the Warrior Hike

For the second year, Xero Shoes is a proud sponsor of Warrior Hike. What, you may ask, is Warrior Hike? Well, I can’t explain it better than what it says on their website: In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses […]

Khanh scaling the Stratosphere Hotel in his barefoot sandals by Xero Shoes

I dare you to run barefoot! Or bigfoot. Or both!

What inspires someone to take off their shoes and run barefoot? For Khanh Nguyen it was knee pain and the hope that barefoot running would help. Once he got started, in bare feet and in Xero Shoes, he was on fire. He’s run 1/2 marathons, mud races and, most recently, he ran UP the Stratosphere […]

Proof that Bigfoot wears barefoot shoes - Xero Shoes

Bigfoot wears barefoot shoes? Yup.

Have you seen bigfoot? If you were in Las Vegas on March 2nd at the Stratosphere hotel, you probably did. In fact, you may have seen this mysterious barefoot beast climb the Strat! While most people who claim to see bigfoot have grainy, fuzzy pictures or video, we have high-resolution proof of his existence. And, […]

Transition to Barefoot Running – Xero Shoes interviews Alex Hill

Why would you make the transition to running barefoot? And what’s it like to do that? How do you avoid doing “too much, too soon”? Are Vibram Fivefingers the same as barefoot? The best minimalist choice? We sat down (well, stood up, since I use a treadmill desk 😉 ) and talked with Alex Hill […]