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Barefoot Shoes and Style

A guide to looking and feeling your best in minimalist footwear

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Corrects Toes Review – Are They Worth It?

Toe spacers are meant to realign your feet to their natural position. Most of us have been squishing our feet into tiny shoes our entire lives, and now they look more like shoes than feet. Spacers are a way of coaxing your feet back to their natural position with a full splay…

a top down view of a row of vegan barefoot shoes, with a person wearing the middle pair. Show are yellow Mukishoes, Feelgrounds Original, Red Ahinsa boots, Belenka eazy sneakers, and Oesh townie flats

The Complete List of Vegan Barefoot Shoes

Are you committed to wearing shoes that are minimalist AND vegan? It’s hard enough to find barefoot shoes for every occasion, but if you add in a non-animal requirement you have to dig a little deeper…

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Barefoot Sandals Review – A Comparison of 6 Brands

After months and years of testing, I am ready to share my thoughts on the best minimalist sandal brands! In this post I am covering 6 barefoot brands, from the most well-known to a few hidden gems.

a close up image of a person's feet with toes splayed upward, with one foot barefoot and the other in an earth runners elemental tribal print sandal

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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Earth Runners Grounding Sandals – A Review

I’ve tested and reviewed MANY different minimalist sandals over the years, but the ones I reach for over and over are my simple Earth Runners. All Earth Runners sandals are vegan and handmade with one strapping style, but different sole thicknesses and color options…

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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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