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How to Adjust Xero Shoes Sandals for a Perfect Fit

To get a just-right fit for your sandals, follow the instructions below. And if you need more help, feel free to reach out to our Customer Happiness Team at [email protected] For all of our sandals, you want to aim for “snug but comfortable.” Z-Trek and Z-Trail EV sport sandals Aqua Cloud and Genesis huarache-style thong […]

Flat Feet, High Arches, and Running Barefoot

Not infrequently, when the topic of barefoot running comes up, or someone takes a look at my Xero Shoes, whomever I’m speaking with will say: I can’t do that. I need support. Oh? I’ll respond. Why do you need support? Then something happens that I love. I get one of two seemingly contradictory answers. Either: […]

How To Run Barefoot

“How do I start barefoot running?” “What’s the best book/course/coach for learning to run barefoot?” “Can you show me what barefoot running form looks like?” Xero Shoes Co-Founder and Co-CEO Steven Sashen gets these queries a lot and avoided responding for months… until now. Read below to get his thoughts.

Do not “transition slowly” to Barefoot Running

The more time you spend around barefoot running and minimalist running — the more articles you read in magazines and newspapers, the more interviews you hear with doctors or runners, the more stories you see on the news, the more websites you see about it, the more research you hear about it — the more […]

Tips to Transition to Minimalist Running from Ultrarunners

There is an overwhelming amount of information available in the world today on how to best make the switch from regular padded or “supportive” footwear to minimalist footwear. The below blog is from Mel and Jon, two ultra-marathon runners who train and race (and actually spend most of our days every day) in minimalist footwear. […]

How to Walk Barefoot

I expect (and kind of hope) that many people reading the title of this section will think, “Uh, I don’t need instruction about how to walk. I’ve been doing it all my life.” I also expect (and definitely hope) that others will read the title and think, “Finally, the answer to my most burning question! […]

How NOT to Start Barefoot Running

I was on a panel discussion about barefoot running a while back. At one point, someone in the audience asked, So how do I transition to barefoot running? NOTE — Even if you’re not a runner, this story is still relevant and important to you… okay, back to the story… Before I could respond, a […]

Advnture: Xero Shoes Mesa Trail Review

A barefoot beauty, that allows you to truly feel the trail you’re running on READ MORE Advnture reviewers Brian Metzler and Paul Barton talk through why they love Xero Shoes’ Mesa Trail for barefoot running. For a shoe with no midsole the Mesa Trail will suit a surprisingly broad set of runners. It is a […]

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 […]