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Xero Shoes on “How I Built This” Podcast

Xero Shoes founders Steven Sashen and Lena Phoenix were recently featured on the immensely popular NPR podcast and radio show How I Build This, hosted by Guy Raz.  How I Built This dives deep into the origin stories of iconic brands, sharing how visionary entrepreneurs weather the trials and failures on the road to success. Six years […]

T3: HFS one of the Best Workout Shoes

T3 lists their “Best Workout Shoes” and editor Matt Kollat names Xero Shoes’ HFS as the “Best Workout Shoes for Indoor Training.” He says, “The Xero Shoes HFS – ‘Highly Flexible Shoes’ – is a good example of the craftsmanship Xero applies to its shoes…Although Xero Shoes advertises the HFS as a minimalist road running […]

Marathon Handbook Reviews: Xero Shoes’ Born to Run Trail Shoe

Marathon Handbook Reviews: Xero Shoes’ Born to Run Trail Shoe Are we really born to run barefoot? Marathon Handbook‘s Paul Freary, aka “The Running Shoe Guru”, does a deep dive review of our new Born to Run Mesa Trail shoe. Watch the review to learn about: what makes a natural shoe the barefoot running experience […]

Xero Shoes’ Forza Trainer wins Women’s Health Sneaker Award

Xero Shoes’ Forza Trainer was named a Best in Weightlifting category winner in the 2023 Women’s Health Sneaker Awards! As editor Jacqueline Andriakos says, “Like all Xero barefoot-style shoes, you feel one with the ground thanks to the thin and flat sole. What’s more: “The Velcro strap right below the ankle helps me feel extra locked […]

Marathon Handbook: Secrets of Born to Run 2

An Exclusive Marathon Handbook Interview with Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton Watch this video to hear from Xero Shoes’ partners, Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton, as they talk about their latest adventures and chat about their new book, “Born to Run 2” and the new Born to Run Xero Shoes.

Men’s Health: Best Minimalist Shoes

Men’s Health names Prio Neo as the “most affordable minimalist shoe”. Read the Article Men’s Health writer Talene Appleton says, “Named after the term “proprioception” for better awareness of body movement, the new model of Xero’s well-loved Prio shoe uses the same 5mm rubber sole as the brand’s super minimal sandals. The Prio Neo features a […]

Advnture: Best Barefoot Running Shoes from Xero Shoes

The best barefoot running shoes and minimalist designs fo experiencing the addictive sensations of increased trail-feel READ MORE Advnture highlights the best barefoot running shoes and minimalist designs for experiencing the addictive sensations of increased trail-feel. Xero Shoes has two very different trail running shoes on the list: Mesa Trail: Best shoes for long miles […]

Footwear Plus: CEO Steven Sashen’s “Letter to Himself”

If you’ve ever heard a conversation with Xero Shoes’ CEO, Steven Sashen, you’re probably wondering how he got into the footwear business. In the December 2022 issue of Footwear Plus, Steven writes “a note to my younger self “at 21, giving tips for the road to come…

Outdoor Industry Compass Highlights Xero Shoes’ Growth

Xero Shoes, a U.S. brand of minimalist – or “barefoot” – footwear, has expanded its presence in Europe after its initial launch in 2021. Retailers in Germany, Czech, Spain, Switzerland, Finland and Israel sell Xero Shoes, providing athletic and casual footwear styles for natural movement. Read the full story here.