Minimalist Sandals are mankind’s oldest footwear, with examples found that are thousands of years old.
They’re also the simplest — something to protect your soles, plus some way to hold that protection onto your foot.
That’s why people have enjoyed the comfort and freedom of sandals for activities including:
- Working out
Then there’s the unique value that minimalist sandals offer — let your feet do what’s NATURAL
Your feet are made to bend, flex, move, and FEEL the world (your brain needs feedback so you can balance and move effectively and efficiently).
NOTE: don’t confuse huaraches style sandals with flip flops. I’ll explain why in the FAQ section further down the page.
Here are our best-sellers for men, women, and kids that will help you Live Life Feet First:
When it comes to the comfort and benefits of running, walking, and, well, LIVING in sandals, we don’t fool around. That said, we’re never above making fun of ourselves, so here’s some barefoot humour for you.
Check out our YouTube channel for other informative and entertaining content.
A quick question for you...
Think about your feet for a moment.
Do they feel better at the end of the day than they did at the beginning?
If not, that’s because your shoes aren’t letting your feet do what’s NATURAL — bend, flex, move, and FEEL the world.
True comfort — and performance — come from letting your feet do what’s natural.
At Xero Shoes, we make products that let you do what’s natural, so you can Live Life Feet First!
Are these "authentic" huaraches?
“Huaraches” is a Spanish word for sandal, and most people think of the Mexican woven leather sandals when they think of huaraches.
The word became synonymous with “running sandals” after Christopher McDougall’s New York Times best-selling book, Born To Run, became popular in 2009-2010.
The Tarahumara tribe (also known as the Raramuri, or “Running People”) is known for running hundreds of miles in sandals made from scraps of tire, held on with a leather strap.
The Westerners who saw these simple-but-effective shoes asked what they were called, and were told “huaraches.”
So, not surprisingly, in some circles, a huarache is a running sandal, and in others it’s a woven leather sandal.
You can join our worldwide "MOVEMENT Movement"
The Xero Shoes mission is making natural movement the better, obviously, healthy choice… the way natural food is now.
That’s why we say we’re creating a MOVEMENT movement.
We’d love to have you join the movement.
All you have to do is sli on a pair of Xero Shoes so you can Live Life Feet First.
Have you forgotten the feeling of going outside on a warm summer day, kicking off your shoes and feeling the grass, or the sand, or the water between your toes.
Remember that fun. free feeling?
You can have that feeling NOW, regardless of your age.
If you don’t want to go barefoot, put on some shoes that let you Feel the Freedom and Feel the Fun of minimalist shoes, boots, and sandals.