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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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15 Barefoot Sneakers That Are Better Than Vans

Barefoot sneakers are a great way to bring the benefits of barefoot shoes into your daily life. In this list you’ll find 18 barefoot sneakers that look cool, but feel even better!

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 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.

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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 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…

Walking 101: How To Improve Your Gait For Lifelong Mobility

Are you unsure if the way you’re walking is good for your body? Good walking is sustainable, so learning to walk with proper gait and alignment means you can walk without pain for decades to come! Read this post for a break down on functional walking patterns and how to achieve them.

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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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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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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.

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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