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Barefoot Shoes and Style

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The Complete List of Waterproof Barefoot Shoes for Rain

I get asked EVERY DAY for waterproof shoe options that are still good for your feet. You see, traditional rain boots have a chunky heel that can really throw off your alignment. But a completely flat and flexible rain boot is hard to find! Read on for the full list of barefoot waterproof shoes.

A woman holding up one shoe in each hand: The VIvobarefoot TRacker on the left and the Keen Utility boot on the right. Above the tracker is the text "wear this" and above the keen boot is the text "not that."

Wear This, Not That: Minimalist Work Boots to Save Your Back

Traditional work boots are extremely stiff, heavy, and heeled. While this may protect you in the short term, it can cause real damage to your feet over time. Let’s examine some minimalist work boot alternatives that will be better for your feet than the traditional work boot…

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Gaucho Ninja Review – Handmade Barefoot Boots

I found the Gaucho Ninja shop last year when I was writing my Etsy Barefoot Shoe finds post. Lisandro (shop owner and shoemaker) had not heard of the barefoot movement. And yet there he was, intuitively making natural footwear from his knowledge as a martial artist.

Wear This, Not That: The Timberland Look Minus the Bunions

I used to think good shoes were ugly. Little did I know there was an entire market of healthy footwear that didn’t squish your toes, and still looked like normal shoes! In this series we’re going to find barefoot alternatives to popular styles.

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The Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoes for Kids

Picking out shoes for my kids is always an ordeal. My boys have to like them, they can’t be too expensive, and they have to meet my requirements for healthy footwear. But over the years we’ve found options that we both love.

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Affordable Barefoot and Minimalist Shoes

Have you been curious about the health benefits of barefoot shoes, but scared by the hefty price tags? Many barefoot shoes are expensive, it’s true. But you don’t need money to reap the benefits of going barefoot.

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What is a minimalist barefoot shoe? Flat, Flexible, and foot-shaped

The Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands for Beginners

If you are new to minimalist footwear, it can take some getting used to. Especially if you’ve been wearing supportive shoes your whole life, you may find that barefoot shoes are an extreme change. Who knew the ground was so hard?? …

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The All Time Best Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Brands

My family and I have been wearing barefoot shoes for years and have tested hundreds. Below is a review of the absolute best, tried-and-true barefoot shoe brands for every occasion and every member of the family.

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