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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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Barefoot Combat Boots – The 9 Best Zero Drop Lace-Up Boots

Doc Martens have a quintessential style, but they’re not great if you want strong functional feet the rest of your life. Check out my selection below of barefoot-approved combat boots that have all the grungy style and none of the foot deforming features

A close up top down view of the best dressy barefoot shoes for men by Carets.

Carets Review – The Best Dressy Barefoot Shoes for Men

Carets Barefoot Dress Shoes are zero drop, wide, and dressy enough for professional work environments and black tie events. If you want the benefits of barefoot shoes without compromising on style, you need to check these puppies out!

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Mobo Board Review – Not Your Average Balance Board

The Mobo board is a balancing device specifically engineered to retrain the foot. Unlike other balance boards, the Mobo board forces you to use the big toe to stabilize and is a powerful tool for rehab and prehab against common injuries. Read on for my experience testing out the Mobo board on my own weak ankles.

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Why I Don’t Worry About Cushion in Barefoot Shoes

There’s a prevailing belief that your barefoot shoes need to be super thin in order to be “barefoot approved.” But I push back on that. So let’s talk about cushion and the role it play in our shoes.

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Affordable Barefoot Kids Shoes for Every Budget

Looking for affordable kids barefoot shoes? For many, the health of their children is what draws them to barefoot shoes in the first place. Check out this list of cheap barefoot kids shoes, starting at under $25.

Zaqq Quintic Vegan Barefoot Winter Boot

The 8 Best VEGAN Barefoot Winter Boots

Looking for VEGAN barefoot winter boots? Check out this review of the 8 best vegan barefoot boot options that are warm and practical for the season, as well as lists of vegan barefoot rain boots and vegan barefoot boots for everyday.

Close up side view of waxed brown chelsea boots by DaVinci.

DaVinci’s New EXTRA WIDE Handcrafted Barefoot Boots

DaVinci Footwear is a brand of barefoot shoes with an old world feel. Made in the classic way to be re-solable and extremely long lasting, there are few barefoot shoe brands that approach this rustic aesthetic.

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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.

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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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