Features

Invisible Shoe Becomes Xero

by Editor on July 30, 2012

Invisible Shoe is rebranding itself as Xero Shoes. Having sold  22,000 pairs of Invisible Shoes to people in over 72 countries, founder Steven Sashen is renaming his Boulder, CO based company and taking a new focus on retail. This two year old company has found success as the most minimal running shoe available – a proprietary [...]

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Barefoot Running with Dogs

by Editor on July 17, 2012

Barefoot running and dogs are intertwined for me. My dogs have been a major excuse for lots of time walking and running. That means a lot of my running is done in dog parks or dog friendly places. Naturally, I meet many dogs in bare or minimally clad feet. I look for the best spots—good [...]

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Introducing Barefoot Running, The Movie

by Editor on July 13, 2012

Barefoot Running had the opportunity to chat with Michael Sandler, co-founder  (with now-wife Jessica Lee) of RunBare, to learn about their new ground-breaking movie, Barefoot Running, The Movie. More than a how-to, this movie is proof in image of the beauty of nature and the power of connecting with the self through the process running [...]

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Less Shoe for Less Cost

by Editor on June 15, 2012

kigo footwear, which positions itself as “minimalist footwear for the barefoot lifestyle” is launching a limited-time historic clearance sale today. Offering everything on the site for 50%, wearers can get some of the most purely minimalist shoes on the market for as little as $25. kigo footwear features: zero drop 2mm outsole/2mm insole anatomically shaped [...]

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Grounded – A Poem

by Editor on May 31, 2012

~Ariele M. Huff 

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There are plenty of Minimalist Running articles that discuss the importance of running with little to no shoe. The main point typically can be summarized in three words: Less is more. In today’s article, we’re still going to focus on wearing less when you run. However, we won’t be talking about shoes. We’re going to focus [...]

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Running and Bone Health

by Editor on April 24, 2012

When it comes to boosting bone health and fighting off bone problems, weight-bearing exercises are the ideal prevention training approach. According to many studies, weight-bearing exercises—especially running—have proven effects on promoting good bone health and warding off many serious problems such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Nevertheless, many people still held the outdated belief that running [...]

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Barefoot at Home – A Conversation

by Editor on April 19, 2012

As a forever barefoot lifestyle aficionado, I’ve encountered a number of benefits…and obstacles. The most difficult, by far, is having a spouse who is NOT a barefoot person. Here is a sampling of the kinds of exchanges occurring in our home: “Oh, honey, please take off the work boots at the door. You know I [...]

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(Barefoot) Running with Friends

by Editor on April 12, 2012

I have a confession. About a year ago, when I first started “barefoot running,” I wasn’t really running. I would jog occasionally, but really, for the most part, I was walking and hiking. Everything I had read about conditioning my feet told me it would take some time before I would be able to run [...]

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My Barefoot Homey

by Editor on April 5, 2012

An interesting thing happened this week. I’ve been at the beach with my children and mom, enjoying some much-desired and rare downtime. Every morning as the sun came up, I was seduced by the siren song of the ocean, calling me to run on the sand. Mile after mile, I felt like I was flying, [...]

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Barefoot, Just for the Fun of It

by Editor on March 29, 2012

The Complete Idiot

Pretty much every week, three times a week, for the last year I have put on my headphones, selected a playlist, turned up the volume and gone out for a little run. Barefoot, of course. Before last year, I hadn’t been a runner. I hadn’t even been someone who was particularly active. (Not since those [...]

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The Five Fs of Long Distance Run Training

by Editor on March 26, 2012

If you had asked me six years ago, “Would you ever run an ultramarathon?” I would have told you that those people were insane.  Fast-forward to the present (and the removal of shoes) . . . After I raced the Skyline 50K barefoot in August 2011, someone asked me, “Why ultras and why barefoot?” My [...]

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Favorite Odd and Amusing Bare Foot-isms

by Editor on March 21, 2012

Ariele has been a passionate barefoot lifestyle advocate for many years. On a whim, she decided to reminisce on her favorite and most humorous barefoot memories. Enjoy!   Weirdest BF Injury:  I broke my toe when I stubbed it on my husband’s work boot. We were moving furniture, and I quite literally kicked his steel-toed [...]

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Are you a multi-sport athlete? Do you enjoy a game of basketball, volleyball, or soccer as much as a nice morning long-run? If so, you probably recognize the benefits of having a well-rounded workout schedule. In addition to running, you work on explosive movements, squats, jumps, wind-sprints, crunches, and countless other activities that prepare your [...]

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