About Me

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Hi! I’m Anya! I am a barefoot shoe wearer who loves personal style.

I first discovered “barefoot shoes” after a long bout of foot issues. They were a lifeline thrown to me when everything else I tried was a dead end. Thanks to the incredible work by people like Katy Bowman I could finally see a clear path toward freedom of movement.

But I lamented my amazing shoe wardrobe and felt like I would never be chic again. Healthy shoes are ugly, right? I’ve always been a shoe person (and always had foot problems), so it was a pretty mixed bag of emotions.

But it wasn’t long before I realized that with some extra research (and a whole new set of standards) I could curate shoes that made me feel amazing and didn’t require any compromises. It didn’t take much digging to realize that a lot of people were out looking for the same thing, so I decided to use my hours of research to create something that didn’t exist yet. This blog is the result of my efforts to share with the world the many ways a person can be true to herself, both in body and spirit.

To read more about how I began my journey click here. And for an in introduction to barefoot shoes, check out my Best Brands for Beginners post and Best Brands of All Time post.

Oh, and I do children’s and men’s reviews as well! If you are interested in a collaboration please email me at anya@anyasreviews.com

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  1. Hi Anya – I just wanted to say ‘Thank you!’ for all of the information that you have collated and shared through your website and social media feeds. I’ve been transitioning to barefoot over the last couple of years and your reviews are really helping to support that process – I no longer feel like my choices are limited to some pretty weird looking options!! I can see a point at which I will be able to wear barefoot shoes to any occasion that I might have to attend which can only make me a healthier and happier person. Thanks for all of the great work and I hope you can keep it going in 2021! Best wishes.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! I am glad my content has been helpful to you as you transition, that is my main goal! All the best to you and yours.

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Hi. I'm Anya.

Hi. I'm Anya.

I first discovered “barefoot shoes” after a long bout of foot issues. I realized that with some extra research (and a whole new set of standards), I could curate shoes that made me feel amazing and didn’t require any compromises. I started my blog Anya’s Reviews to share what I learned with others.

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