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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.

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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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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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Shamma Barefoot Running Sandals- A Review

Shamma Sandals is a family operation based in Santa Cruz, CA, with every pair completely handmade there. Running is at the heart of what they do, but their sandals can be used for walking, hiking, and everyday…

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Be Lenka Prime Review – A Sneaker for Wide Feet

Belenka, one of my favorite minimalist shoe brands, has been launching new models like they’re running out of time. One of their most popular releases this year is the Prime, a new barefoot leather sneaker…

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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Feelgrounds Droptop Review – Cool Barefoot Shoes

Feelgrounds, one of my favorite up and coming minimalist brands, is on a mission to make barefoot shoes cool. In the year they’ve been open for business Feelgrounds has released 3 edgy styles that fill a gap in the barefoot shoe world…

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Vivobarefoot Addis Review -Sustainable, Wide, Classy

The Addis is a leather sneaker, casual enough for every day wear and dressy enough for business casual outfits. But the thing that drew me to them was the shape of the toe box. The Addis is made on a wider mold and has a more rounded toe box than Vivo’s other styles…

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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.

Being Me: A Journey to Barefoot

A lot of you are curious about my transition from collapsed feet and crooked spine to a strong, functioning body…

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Unshoes Giveaway

*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Unshoes is one of my favorite barefoot brands. They’re down-to-earth, friendly, and committed to making great shoes. Last year we hosted a Saffron

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Wildling Review – The Most Flexible Barefoot Shoes

Wildling Shoes is a brand that makes me think of forest animals and wild spaces. Maybe it’s the whimsical branding or the glove-like fit, but when I put them on I want to twirl in an open field with the Sound of Music playing in the background…

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Feelgrounds Highrise Review

**Feelgrounds updated their sole shape and all new models can be found here!** The Feelgrounds Highrise is one of the coolest barefoot shoes around. I

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Etsy Barefoot Shoe Finds

Etsy is my FAVORITE place to buy gifts for myself and others. So many fabulous handmade items and talented creators. A lot of minimalist shoe

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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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