If someone tells me they’re having almost any problem or issue with natural running, the odds are well over 75% that the issue comes from “overstriding.” Overstriding is when you land with your foot further out in front of your body than is necessary or ideal. Watch little kids run and they almost never do […]
Can you run barefoot if your legs are different lengths? This is a question our co-founder Steven Sashen gets asked at least once a week. Watch this video with Steven and Joshua Gordon about barefoot running technique and leg length issues (and a LOT more). The content of this post does not constitute and is […]
The below is a first-hand story by Xero Shoes’ Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Steven Sashen: Getting a blister from barefoot running was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Let me back up and tell you the whole story so you can understand why. On my second barefoot run ever, I was so […]
“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.
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 […]
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. […]
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! […]
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 […]