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Why Are Barefoot Shoes So Expensive?

There are a lot of costs that go into manufacturing and marketing a barefoot shoe that most customers are not aware of. Let’s dig into those costs and figure out what’s really going on.

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FeetSutra Khussa Review – Zero Drop Leather Loafers

The FeetSutra Khussa is a barefoot loafer, made to honor both your feet and your sense of style. I have long been waiting for a barefoot loafer like this to come along, made in a classic style with rich leather.

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Altra Lone Peak 5 Review – Minimalist Trail Running Shoes

Altra Running Shoes are a great first step into the barefoot shoe world: They have a foot-shaped toe box, zero drop sole, and durable outsole that protects you from the elements. The Lone Peak is Altra’s most versatile line that can be used for hiking, trail running, and every day activities.

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Whitin Review – Cheap Barefoot Sneakers

Whitin barefoot shoes are some of the cheapest available, but how do they stack up? Check out this review of Whitin’s $40 sneakers to find out if I consider them to be Anya approved as a natural footwear option.

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Be Lenka City Review – Casual Barefoot Sneakers

The Be Lenka City is your classic sneaker but with a foot shaped toe box and zero drop sole. It comes in tons of fun colors and is a much better alternative to mainstream sneaker brands. Read this review for the low-down on the Be Lenka City Barefoot Sneakers.

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Feelgrounds Patrol Review – Vegan Barefoot Winter Boots

This year Feelgrounds released their new Patrol boot, a waterproof, ice-proof, lined barefoot winter boot. Check out this review of the Feelgrounds Patrol to see how they stack up to my standards for natural footwear!

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Xero Xcursion Fusion Review – A Zero Drop, Waterproof Hiking Boot

Xero Shoes is launching an updated version of their Xcursion Waterproof hiking boot! I tested out the previous version last year, so am excited to see how the new Xcursion stacks up. Read on for my review of the waterproof, zero drop hiking boot the Xero Xcursion.

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Barefoot Running Shoes – A Complete list of Zero Drop Athletic Sneakers

Looking for barefoot running shoes? Check out this list of zero drop sneakers that meet my requirements for natural footwear. These are running shoes that give space for your toes to spread out, are completely flat for good alignment, and flexible so your feet can move naturally.

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Xero Shoes Phoenix Review – A Stylish Barefoot Ballet Flat!

The Xero Shoes Phoenix is a barefoot ballet flat that looks stylish and trendy, but doesn’t squish your toes! They are zero drop, have a wide toe box, AND are affordable. Check out this in-depth review of the Xero Phoenix flat for all the deets on sizing and ordering.

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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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