Should I get DIY (do-it-yourself) running sandals or ready-to-wear?

You have two choices when you’re dealing with a barefoot sandal. One is to make your own (that’s do-it-yourself — DIY), and the other is to buy something ready-made.

I know that for every one person who wants to do it themselves there are probably 10 people who think, “Whoa, that is way too complicated.”

Well, let me assure you that it’s not that complicated. We’ve had children as young as five make their own sandals and it’s a whole lot of fun. It’s a great family project, really fun to do with the kids.

So don’t be intimidated. People have been doing this for thousands of years, and if they could do it you can too.

The other option of course is ready-to-wear. It couldn’t be simpler: You get them, you put them on your feet, you cinch them up and you’re ready to go.

With both our DIY kits and our Cloud and Genesis ready-to-wear sandals, you can bling them out.

Any craft or hobby store will have beads and charms you can use to decorate your sandals and express your personality. Charms from Pandora bracelets are great choices because they fit properly, and some can snap on and aff.

So those are your two fun choices, do-it-yourself or ready-to-wear. Pick your favorite, be willing to experiment, have fun.

That’s what we’re all about here at Xero Shoes, feeling the freedom, feeling the fun, and feeling the world.