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 [...]


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 [...]


Infographic: Free Your Feet

by Editor on June 13, 2012

Free Your Feet

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Grounded – A Poem

by Editor on May 31, 2012

~Ariele M. Huff 


Get Smart: Lose the Shoes

by Editor on May 30, 2012

As you probably know, the largest organ of our body is our skin. What you might not know is that our skin is actually made up of three different types of skin: Hairy Skin, Mucocutaneous Skin and Glabrous Skin. Hairy Skin is the kind of skin that covers most of our body (though maybe some [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]


Naked Foot 5K Race Series Expands for 2012

by Editor on January 30, 2012

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It’s not just about the barefoot movement, it’s about the movement movement.   Something special happened six years ago on a bluebird snowboarding day. Two exercise physiology professionals named Lauren and Scott met in the single riders line, rode up (and down…and up and down) the mountain together and started something that has become a [...]


Those who follow current research in the categories of biomechanics, athletics and/or barefoot science are probably aware of the two study abstracts released recently by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Part of the National Institutes of Health, the NCBI is “a national resource for molecular biology information” dedicated to developing “new information technologies [...]


Shoeless in Seattle

by Editor on December 14, 2011

As a Barefoot devotee, I face all the same daily decisions as my shod friends: what, when, where to eat, drink, exercise, and work—and how to dress for each. Loving the barefoot lifestyle begs the question: How close to shoeless can a girl’s day be? I decided to count it up including my reasons for [...]


The 2011 Barefoot Running Gift Guide

by Editor on December 13, 2011

We asked our intrepid BF runners and yogis to weigh in on some of the items on their wish list this holiday season. No articles-for-samples coverage here. These are actual, useful items that our writers love, give and want as active barefoot enthusiasts. We hope you enjoy it, and get some great ideas! (And if [...]