Are huaraches made of leather?

If you look at the earliest huaraches, and if you look at sandals made in other indigenous cultures in Australia and in Africa, you’ll find that they are made with leather. Sometimes they are all leather, with a leather base and leather upper. Some have a woven leather upper for a traditional Mexican huarache or […]

What are huaraches?

A huarache sandal, technically, is a Mexican sandal with a woven leather strap upper. That has changed a little bit because of the popularity of this book, Born to Run, about the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico who wear sandals for running. Their huaraches are a thong-style sandal made with a tire tread for the bottom […]

What’s the Naboso Trail sandal?

Naboso Technology was developed by Dr. Emily Splichal, a surgical podiatrist in New York. It’s made to stimulate the mechanoreceptors in the sole of your foot to give more information to your brain about how your foot is helping you balance and move. We sell Naboso proprioceptive insoles on our site. We then developed the […]

Can I wear these sandals at the beach?

When people think sandals, they often think “beach” or “summer.” We’ve had lots and lots of people who have worn Xero Shoes at the beach. Sometimes they’re using Xeros for walking around, when they don’t want to step on debris (natural or otherwise), or the sand is too hot for bare feet. And sometimes they’re […]

Are barefoot sandals comfortable?

<center><iframe src=”″ width=”420″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></center> When people see a barefoot sandal, they often wonder, “Is it comfortable?” To answer that, let me first talk about flip-flops, because when people think about barefoot-style sandals they’re often comparing it to their experience with flip-flops, and many people don’t like flip-flops because they don’t like things that […]

How do you run in running sandals?

The basic idea is that you use the same form as if you were running barefoot. Running in sandals just adds a bit of protection for your sole. So, the key ideas: Land with your foot close to your body, almost under your center of mass. Some people call this “shortening your stride.” Think about […]

How do you wear barefoot sandals?

You can wear barefoot sandals for almost any activity from taking a walk to a hike, to hanging out on the beach, to chilling with friends, to even running an ultra marathon across Madagascar (I say that last one because we know a couple who did!). Now, here are some tips about wearing barefoot sandals. […]

Where to find barfoot sandals for weddings?

Almost every day we get an email from someone saying, “I’m having a wedding and I want to be barefoot… but not barefoot,” or “I want to have barefoot sandals for myself as the bride, or for my bridesmaids, or for all of us,” or, “We’re having a wedding on the beach and shoes just […]

Are barefoot sandals good for babies?

Once people get into the fun and benefits of barefoot sandals for themselves, they often want to share that with other people, especially and including their children. So we get emails and phone calls every day from people saying, “I got a baby boy and I don’t want to put him in shoes,” or, “I […]