Gear Review: ZemGear Terra Ninja Split Toes

by Editor on July 23, 2012

Ariele M. Huff   At 62, I run, play, and live barefoot and in minimal shoes.  Aside from running and walking, I play some outdoor sports like basketball, do yoga daily, and some martial arts. Those activities are done either barefoot, in Vibram Classic Frescas, or in minimal tennis shoes. I’ve never owned split toes but [...]

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Gear Review: Youth Vibram Five Fingers KSO

by Editor on May 29, 2012

Reviewer Profile My name is Sam; I’m 9 years old. When I started wearing these awesome shoes, it felt a bit uncomfortable. I usually wear a type of shoes called “Etnies”, but they are nothing compared to the Vibram Five Fingers KSOs. I can move my toes extremely well, and if you step on a [...]


Jordan Flowers is primarily a road runner who runs 30-40 miles per week, consisting of 4-7 per day during the week and a 12-18 mile long run on the weekends.  Jordan does most of his running in a pair of Vibram Bikilas and has recently started looking for something less padded. He races on average [...]

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In the summer of 2011, I experienced a somewhat awkward moment at my university. I had been enjoying running barefoot so much I decided to make it a lifestyle. Unfortunately, the university I work at is not, as I quickly found out, open to barefoot living, either on campus or in the classroom. I was [...]


Marathoner Review of Achiva Native Energy

by Editor on December 28, 2011

My name is Jordan Flowers and I was recently given the opportunity to try out a sample bag of Achiva Native Energy. As an avid distance runner, I was excited to add the drink into my diet and training regimen while preparing for an upcoming marathon. I’ve been consuming raw chia seed before daily runs [...]


Footwear Review: Sockwa G2

by Editor on October 31, 2011

As a barefoot/minimalist runner, I run over 85% of my miles barefoot.  I am very particular about any “shoes” that I wear for a run.  In extreme weather (hot or cold), I will run in huaraches.  For very rugged trails or gravel levees I might wear Vibram KSOs.  The Sockwa G2 offers something in-between. When [...]