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Are Barefoot Shoes Beneficial for Active Recovery?

In the past few years, “recovery” has become a buzzword, as the need to take care of our well-being is paramount, whether you’re an athlete, a parent, an executive, or simply someone who appreciates comfort. Any product or service that helps us cope with daily stressors is now considered a form of “recovery.” We often […]

New Research – Minimalist Shoes Improves Balance and Strength in Kids

I’ve said this before, and I’m going to say it again. It seems silly that in the natural movement and minimalist footwear world, we need to prove something as obvious as “use it or lose it.” Using your feet means letting them bend, flex, move and feel. “Losing” them means not letting them do those […]

BOSU Ball creator’s favourite Xero Shoe?

David Weck developed the BOSU ball which is all about helping people maximize their health and performance. What shoe do David, and his team at weckmethod.com wear? Check out the video, below, for the answer to that question plus his great (and FAST) advice on how to make the transition from a “normal” shoe to […]

Foot Care for Endurance Athletes

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet.” Khalil Gibran Of the 206 bones in your body, 52 are in your feet. Each and everyone contributes to getting you to where you are going and is a potential major hindrance if not cared for. As a long-distance, long-term athlete, I spend […]

Hiking for Health

Want to improve your health AND have fun? Take a hike! Hiking has significant health benefits. Here are just 5: Hiking on rugged trail surfaces is a natural way to engage your core muscles, Burn calories — Hiking on uneven terrain increases the amount of energy used by your body by 28 percent compared to […]

Wearing Xero Shoes can build foot strength

A study by a team led by Drs. Sarah Ridge and Marc Olsen showed that merely walking in minimalist shoes built foot muscle strength as much as doing a foot-strengthening exercise program. That study didn’t use Xero Shoes, but Dr Ridge says that wearing Xero Shoes should give the same benefit as the ones used […]

Harvard’s Guide to Healthy Feet – Are you doing what they say?

Colorado-based newspaper, the Denver Post included an insert, The Harvard Health Guide to Healthy Living. Lots of great info in there, but my favourite is the section, Keeping Your Feet Healthy. What does it recommend? Check out this video for a few highlights and my commentary. And if you want to read the transcript instead […]

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 find TRULY comfortable shoes

The secret to finding comfortable shoes… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ipQ4vn-u0   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 […]