How to Get Primal with Your Fitness Plan

There is certain footwear that was designed to help your feet move naturally. Similarly, there are certain movement patterns that your body was designed to do. These are called the “primal movement patterns.” The primal movement patterns should form the basis for your fitness plan if you want to move better, achieve better sports performance, […]

Are You Stretching Properly?  

The body can be challenging to understand, especially without extensive study both academically and experientially. Most people don’t stretch properly, simply out of a misunderstanding of what needs to be stretched. For example, you may feel sensation in your low back and so you stretch it, when the reality might be that the low back actually needs the […]

Single Leg Exercises for Foot and Leg Strength

Any time you balance on one leg, you activate muscles in the foot that may otherwise remain underutilized. In fact, standing on one leg can be quite challenging if you’re not accustomed to it, especially when you’re barefoot. Don’t believe me? Give it a shot for yourself right now and see how long you can […]

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Ankles and Feet

I’ve always been a fan of shoes as a fashion statement, but when looking cool or sexy becomes the priority over feeling good than we have a problem. It is no secret nowadays that the health of our body directly effects how we feel emotionally and how we think. The last 10 years of my […]

Water? Rocks? Running? Bring it on.

We last left you hanging wondering which model of Xero Shoe we pack along for our different adventures. We often take multiple shoes when we travel, but the Xero Z-Trek sandal always makes the cut due to its versatility, low maintenance and extreme light weight. The Z-Trek is a fantastic sandal for river and water […]

5 Easy Tips to Staying Fit While Traveling

You’ve got a stellar vacation coming up. Each night you’re thinking about all the new food you’re about to chow down on, the new scenes you’re going to experience, and all the novelty coming your way! But if you’re like the common athlete/fitness fanatic the anxiety will sneak it’s way into that excitement sandwich. “How […]

F Sending: Celebrating the Fun of Slacklining with Liz Thomas

For those outside of the slacklining community, let’s start with a quick vocabulary lesson: Send: a verb known to have originated in climbing but has now spread to numerous outdoor sports such as skiing, surfing, highlining, slacklining, mountain biking, and more. In climbing to “send” means that you have climbed the climb in one go […]

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 […]