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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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The Best Kids Summer Shoes You Both Will Love!

In the summer we go barefoot as much as possible, but shoes are often required for protection! So I make sure to choose kids summer shoes that are still good for their feet and promote healthy development.

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How Do I Know If My Shoes Fit?

I review barefoot shoes for a living. So how do I determine if they fit well? Especially If you’re new to naturally shaped shoes, you might be unsure about this. Here are my 3 checkpoints.

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The 10 Best Barefoot Sandals for Hiking, Running, & Walking

Barefoot sandals are incredibly versatile – they can be used for walking, hiking, running, and even water activities. In this article we are covering the all time 10 best barefoot sandal brands that go with you everywhere.

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The 10 Best Stylish Barefoot Dress Shoes for Women

Women’s barefoot dress shoes (or the lack thereof) were the reason I started Anya’s Reviews. Sneakers and huaraches are great, but I really wanted something stylish that didn’t hurt my feet. After years of curating, here are my ten best women’s barefoot dress shoe picks!

The Best Barefoot Shoes & Brands for Your Foot Type

When you switch to healthy footwear you’re deciding your feet are important. But with so many variations in foot shape and size, it can be hard to find a shoe that actually fits. In this post we’re talking about basic foot types and barefoot shoe brands that work well for them

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The 10 Best Barefoot Hiking Boots & Shoes for Outdoorsy Folks

Serious hiking calls for serious shoes. But if you are committed to healthy feet you’re going to want minimalist hiking boots. In this post we cover 5 of the best barefoot hiking boot options, along with barefoot hiking boots for kids.

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5 Simple Foot Exercises for Transitioning to Barefoot Shoes

Are barefoot shoes the answer to all that ails you? The truth is, it’s your feet that will save you, not the shoes. Barefoot shoes will only benefit you if your feet can do what your old supportive shoes used to, and that requires MUSCLE.

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How To Help Your Bunions If You Don’t Want Surgery

Bunions can be a real nuisance. But there’s quite a lot that can be done about them! Whether it’s the pain, the dysfunction, or the look of the bunion that is bothering you, there are practical steps to improve the condition without the aid of surgery.

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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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What Are the Benefits of Barefoot Shoes?

Barefoot shoes have a reputation for being “weird.” But the way we’ve been dealing with foot pain isn’t working. Stiff supportive shoes and corrective surgeries are not giving people the relief they need. So maybe different is exactly what we need…

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Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

I first discovered barefoot shoes after a long history of foot issues. By changing my footwear and strengthening my body I was able to completely transform my life. Anya’s Reviews is my way of sharing with the world that healthy feet are happy feet!

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